Al Samariyah Equestrian Centre – Where, Tomorrow, I Start Riding Lessons!!

I’ve have always dreamed of one day owning my own horse! Living in Qatar, where horses are such a part of their culture, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to start learning more about them.

My internet search of riding schools in Qatar introduced me to Al Samariyah Equestrian Centre.

Today I drove south to find the stables, located on the property of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum off of Dukhan Highway.

Locating the stables was a bit tricky. GPS was helpful, but not enough because of construction along the way.  Frustrated after so many wrong exits, I decided to try an exit near a landmark before the stables – the Amiri Guard Camp, in hopes I would find a sign to the stables and point me in the right direction. An Amiri Guard was parked outside the camp entrance.  I pulled up behind him and parked my car. With my Canadian politeness but nervous as the Amiri Guard are soldiers, I walked up to the driver’s side window of the guard’s SUV and said hello! He rolled down his window and with a smile he was very happy to show me where the stable! He would lead the way to the proper exit! I hopped back into my car feeling excited with the bit of privilege because I had an Amiri Guard escort/guide!

With his help, I was easily able to locate Sheikh Faisal’s property and the stables!

The stable was unlike any I’d find in Halifax because, well a Sheikh owns it and the stalls were filled with hot-blooded Arabian or Thoroughbred horses!

I immediately bonded with a woman named Tara who is from the UK, has been riding since she was four years old, works in finance but spends her spare time at the stables – riding three times a week.  She showed me around a bit, introduced me to some of the horses and is lending me a pair of riding boots and chaps for my first lesson tomorrow morning!!

Watch the young Thoroughbred and Arabian horses run!

A young Thoroughbred and Arabian play together:

Somebody pinch me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

S, xo


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jane says:

    So wonderful.thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Patricia Arnoldin says:

    This is amazing! I’ll have to show the kids later.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kashif Wyne says:

    Hi, Can you please guide how to get the riding training for my 11 years old daughter and 6 years old son? Will appreciate if you may guide and share the contact.
    Kashif Wyne


    1. Hello,
      Al Samariyah Equestrian Centre is located on the same property as the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

      I hope this helps!! 🙂

      Stephanie 🙂


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