Horse-riding weekend in Morocco

The Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort has an equestrian centre, offering the whole family horse and pony riding in Morocco, near Casablanca.

Horse-riding weekend in Morocco

A kingdom rich in culture and traditions, including equestrian sport, Morocco will not cease to surprise you. Horse riding plays a significant role in the Moroccan way of life, as testified by ‘Fantasia’, a practice inspired by hunting and war that is often found today at local festivals.

Discover this spectacular country in a new way, through a short stay or horse-riding weekend, by riding at your will!

Horse-riding getaway in Morocco

In Morocco, horse riding, most notably with the typical North African ‘Barb’ breed, guarantees a sense of escape and complete break from civilisation. It should come as no surprise that the old Cherifian Empire is a favourite destination for riders, enthusiastic about horseback trekking, sporting holidays and unforgettable sensations.

The mild Moroccan climate is ideal for horse riding all year round, in the Sahara in winter but also by the ocean in summer, notably in the Casablanca region where the breeze softens the temperature. Riders also appreciate spring and autumn, which are particularly pleasant mid-seasons for horse riding in Berber country, to rediscover endurance amongst the hills covered with argan trees, in a natural environment of endless landscapes, which loses itself in the distant Atlas scenery.

The equestrian tradition is deeply rooted in the Doukkala Abda (El Jadida) region, where the Mazagan Beach Resort is located. The region is a pioneer at a national level for the preservation and promotion of horsemanship, an ancestral heritage that is inseparable from the history of Morocco, and a real treasure that has been closely guarded over the centuries.

The Mazagan Beach Resort Equestrian Centre

The Mazagan Beach Resort Horse Riding Academy, dedicated to horse riding

The Mazagan Beach Resort Horse Riding Academy, referred to as ‘Le Cavalier’, is an equestrian centre that offers a range of activities for both beginners and advanced riders. It is oriented to those who wish to discover or have new experiences with horse or pony riding. The horses from our stable are of the Barb breed, which have been associated with the Berber people since the Roman Empire. With magnificent grace and elegance, the Barb, with its wilful, dynamic and very gentle temperament, is sure-footed, can run quickly, and adapts easily to training exercises. It makes the ideal companion for helping you to gain confidence in horse riding and for practising a variety of equestrian activities at any age. 

A passion for horse riding through a range of activities

All year round a range of equestrian sports and recreational activities are offered to you, accessible from the age of 4 and led by qualified instructors. Children, teenagers and adults can make use of the equestrian centre. Just imagine riding in front of the ocean on more than 7 kilometres of beach, or in a hinterland that reveals fascinating and constantly changing landscapes…

Rest assured, at the ‘Cavalier’ we adapt our rides and speed depending on your level, whether that be beginner or advanced. You therefore have the choice to go for an instructor-led ride, to ride facing the sea, enjoy private lessons, or group lessons for children (aged 4 and up), teenagers and adults. Children also have access to a pony club and can take part in dressage and horse care.

Book your horse-riding weekend at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort

Let yourself be tempted by a horse-riding weekend on the Moroccan coast, facing its beautiful, golden sandy beaches. Book your hotel room now for two nights at our luxurious resort located close to Casablanca, for an unforgettable experience, taken at the pace of your level and choices of horse riding lessons, leisurely rides or marvellous gallops!

Our special offers and package deals at ‘Le Cavalier’ give you a host of benefits exclusively reserved for those who purchase ‘Single’ or ‘Family’ packages. Find out more and book your dates, to experience a ‘horse-obsessed’ weekend!

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