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Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
Located in the Al Mushrif area, just 10 minutes from the city center, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is a tranquil oasis in one of the Gulf’s most up-to-date and beautiful cities. The Club covers a vast area and provides members with a relaxed and restful atmosphere away from the hustle of modern day life. As the name implies, the Club was originally established as an equestrian center, but over the years, due to the encouragement and support of the late President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the club has enjoyed steady and sustained development. What was once an undeveloped sandy area is now arguably one of the finest recreational parks in the entire Gulf Regions. The complex consists of an international standard racecourse with racing conditions that are comparable to anywhere in the world. A number of important races take place annually, including the National Day Cup, H.H. the President’s Cup and The Emirates Championship. These prestigious races have been established for over 10 years and are recognized internationally. The facility also includes a circular, 2,000-meter training track on the inside of the racecourse and more than 250 air-conditioned stalls used exclusively for stabling the racehorses.
The Club also boasts a spectacular show-jumping arena, in which an obstacle similar to the famous Hickstead Bank has been constructed, along with a natural water jump that adds to the variety of the various show-jumping events that take place throughout the season. Many important show jumping competitions take place at the Club, and the annual Abu Dhabi International Show has become well established, with riders from around the world coming back year after year to support what has been described by many as the most enjoyable event of the show-jumping season.
In line with the wishes of Their Highnesses The Sheikhs to encourage and promote equestrianism among the youth of the country and to restore the ancient craft of horsemanship to the people, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club has one of the most efficient and successful riding schools in the area, with instruction of all levels vailable to pupils of all ages who are wishing to learn and absorb the principles and practices required to master the art of horsemanship.
The Riding School began over a decade ago with only 10 Arabian horses and two ponies. Today, the school boasts more than 90 horses and ponies trained to all abilities. The School is managed by a staff of qualified instructors who teach lessons that are designed for everyone, from the novice to the advanced equestrian, and can be taken either privately or in groups. Each rider follows a program whereby he or she works toward attaining a certificate of achievement in certain competencies, according to the level the rider is working towards. In addition to lessons in horsemanship.
The Riding School also offers specialized instruction for those students who aspire to compete in show jumping and endurance riding. And to supplement regular lessons, students participate in competitions and desert trail rides. The staff of the Riding School are proud to be able to contribute to the growth of equestrianism in the UAE by helping so many riders attain the level of riding they aspire to, whether it for enjoyment or competition. A recent addition to the Riding School is a therapeutic riding program for disabled adults and children, which develops motor skills and builds confidence by enabling them to participate in a fun yet challenging activity.
For anyone who has ever aspired to compete in an equestrian discipline, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club & Riding School is the place to begin fulfilling that dream. The Club show jumping team is proof that anyone can aspire to national and international competition, as many of the team & riders began as students of the Riding School.
Lessons take place between late October and Mid-June
Riding School Email: Riding.School@adec.ae
For anyone who has ever dreamed of one day owning a horse of his or her own, the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club can assist in making that dream come true. In addition to the many horses owned by the club for the riding school, showjumping team, endurance competition and racing, there are also many that are owned privately.
Individual owners choose to stable their horses at the ADEC not only because of the club convenient location in Abu Dhabi, but more importantly because of the quality and range of care and services provided. At the ADEC, privately owned horses live in spacious stalls, and the owner is provided with a qualified groom, 24-our supervision and security. All horses are fed with only the highest-quality feed according to the owner & specifications. Additionally, the private horse owner can take advantage of the many services and facilities
Available, including the many riding arenas, trails, riding instruction, training, competitions and on-site farrier and veterinary services. The Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club is a great place for horses to live, and every owner is confident that his or her horse is cared for to the highest standard.
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Timings:
Daily 8am-noon, 4.30pm-7pm
For Inquiry and other information please contact:
Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club
Address: Al Sada 19 St, Al Mushrif P.O.Box: 590, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone No. +971 2 4455500
Fax No. +971 2 4465111