French Arabian Horses. A Cheetah. Peacocks. Oryxes. Royal Villas. A True Arabian Desert Oasis. Welcome……This is a Hack Ride at Al Samariyah Equestrian Centre!!!

Today was amazing.  French Arabians. Peacocks. A Cheetah. Oryxes.  Royal Villas.

An oasis in the desert…..

Today I rode one of the horses from the “Middle Stable”.  These horses are a bit of a step up from the main stable.  My horse, Patcher, a French Arabian race horse was a dream to ride!  I rode with staff member Josh, from England.  Josh is a retired jockey, because of injury, who is here in Qatar, the farm, to train race horses.

First, here are a few sights this morning when I arrived:

One of the Shetland Ponies…..love the bench used to close them in!

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An Arabian getting hosed down:

 

Goofing around…..

My horse, Patcher:

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We’re off…… to ride around Sheik Faisal’s farm…..

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Peacocks:

Love moment!  See the peacocks in the background…..

Pretty moment:

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Arriving at the Museum……The Lion’s Cage….without a lion.  Story is the lion escaped and was shot…..  😦

Approaching Sheikh Faisal’s Museum:

Next stop to see the cheetah!

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Can you spot the cheetah?

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Video:  The cheetah is curious and comes to see us:

 

 

Video – Cheetah and Horses – Only in Qatar….

 

Ride by a (meaning there is more than one here) Royal Villa……

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The Sheikh’s hangout place for he and all his male friends…..

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Next stop…..the oryxes…..what was cool was that they, like the cheetah…were curious about us and came for a closer look!

Video:

 

Oryxes:

Today was so amazing, I am still high on the adventure!!  I return next week to ride again with Josh……

 

S, xo….

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Tish Millette says:

    What beautiful horses. I would love to spend a day riding. Fabulous.

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