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Endurance Horse Riding Training in Morocco

This introductory endurance training will allow you to discover this outdoor equestrian discipline. The objective is to give you an overview of the techniques and knowledge necessary for its practice. Come and share your passion for horses and Morocco in an untouched landscape set between sea and mountain!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 80 kg / 176 pounds
  • Horse Height Range: 150 to 160 centimeters
  • Tack Type: English saddle but there are a few western saddles on demand
  • Horse Breed: Arabian or Arabian barb, mare and gelding

Highlights

  • 6 riding days: in the arena as well as outdoor
  • Advice on the position and balance for long distances
  • Explore the inland areas or enjoy a small gallop on the beach
  • Traverse the mountains to put into practice the lessons on more varied terrain
  • Participate in caring for and grooming the horses and introduction to the Vet-Gate
  • Endurance loop reconnaissance and 40-km endurance race simulation
  • 7 nights accommodation with hearty daily meals + delicious Moroccan tea
  • Enjoy a free afternoon with the opportunity to go to the beach

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

The ranch Les 2 Gazelles is composed of an equestrian part, with 20 boxes and saddlery, and a guest house part with 8 rooms of 25 m2. The guest house is perfect for a total immersion in the equestrian world. It has common areas, a very large dining room for group dinners, a lounge for tea, reading or relaxing, a garden and several outdoor terraces. A garden with trees (carob trees, hibiscus, olive trees, etc.) facing west allows you to enjoy the sunsets over the sea and to relax in the shade or the sun.

The ranch has 8 spacious rooms of 25 m2 with all the comforts of home, decorated with care, and is typical of the region. They are composed of two single beds or a large double bed with pillows, sheets, duvets, and a small plaid (it is possible to add an extra bed). Each room has a wardrobe, bedside tables, a coffee table and a large storage unit. Each bedroom also has its own shower room (5 m2), shower, washbasin, WC, and storage. There is of course hot water.

Program

Day 1: Arrival in Agadir

Upon arrival at Agadir airport, you will be greeted and transferred by taxi to the ranch. Upon arrival at the ranch, you will discover an oasis of greenery where you will spend the week. You can enjoy the gardens and terraces with views of the sea and mountains. You will have the opportunity to meet the team and the horses while enjoying delicious Moroccan tea.

Day 2: Discovering the Horses and the Region

After a hearty breakfast, horse preparation begins around 9:30 a.m. You will go on an outdoor horseback ride, allowing you to discover the horses and the surroundings. Lunch will be served at the ranch, where you can enjoy typical Moroccan cuisine in the shade of the gardens.

In the afternoon, you will have another horseback ride, either exploring the inland areas or enjoying a small gallop on the beach. After each riding session (approximately 2 hours), you will participate in the care and grooming of the horses. In the evening, you can relax on the terraces or go admire the sunset from the dune overlooking the nearby beach.

Day 3: Horseback Riding Techniques and Positions for Endurance Riding

The morning begins with a lesson in the arena to provide you with advice on the position and balance necessary to cover long distances with your horse. After the lesson, you will go on an outdoor ride with your horse for a well-deserved relaxation.

Lunch will be served at the ranch. In the afternoon, you will ride again, this time exploring the mountains to put into practice the lessons from the morning on more varied terrain.

Day 4: Knowledge and Veterinary Monitoring of the Horse during an Endurance Race

Introduction to the Vet-Gate. Explanation and observation of the checkpoint points. You will learn to observe the desired qualities of an endurance horse and evaluate your horse's fatigue level. Upon returning from the morning ride, you will participate in taking your horse's vital signs, including listening to its heart rate with a stethoscope. You will also learn how to present your horse for the veterinary check-up.

In the afternoon, you will put into practice the endurance riding positions and techniques for longer durations at various gaits.

Day 5: Endurance Loop Reconnaissance for the Day

You will embark on a full-day ride to familiarize yourself with the course for the following day's endurance race at a relaxed pace. It will be a beautiful day that allows you to discover the mountains overlooking the coast and enjoy the magnificent landscapes of the region, with a picnic in the shade of the argan trees.

Day 6: 40-km Endurance Race Simulation

The departure time is scheduled based on the tide schedule to allow for gaits on the beach. After the start control, you will embark on a 40-km race with sustained gaits whenever the terrain allows. Midway through the race, you will arrive at the Vet-Gate, a moment of recovery for both riders and horses.

Before continuing, you will present your horse for a check-up of all vital signs to ensure it can continue the effort. Upon returning to the ranch, which serves as the finish line of the race, you will once again present your horse for a final check- up after the exertion. Following the intense effort, special attention will be given to the care of the horses.

Day 7: Recovery

The day after the race, you will take your horses for a walk on the beach to aid in their physical recovery. The saltwater and waves have a therapeutic effect on their limbs.

For the second part of the day, you have two options:

  • 1. Go for one last horseback ride
  • 2. Enjoy a free afternoon with the opportunity to go to the beach, relax with a massage, or visit Mirleft to pick up some souvenirs

Day 8: Return Flight from Agadir

Transfer to Agadir airport and return flight with your mind filled with beautiful memories.

Riding information

  • No hard suitcase but small light bags
  • No children under the age of 15, unless confirmed but to be confirmed with us in advance.
  • The program and layout can be adapted according to the level of the riders, the weather conditions, and the constant improvements made to these courses.
  • It is important for the trainees to immerse themselves in the ranch life to truly appreciate the daily equestrian routine and participate in the various tasks that passionate riders undertake. However, this is at the discretion of each individual.

Location

The ranch is located only 300 meters from the coast with rides to the beach and along the magnificent wild coasts of Morocco.

Food

A small fishing port is located one kilometer from the ranch and offers fresh fish of very good quality. The cook also offers tagines, grills, couscous, and other local specialties, as well as various desserts with mint tea. Guests can enjoy hearty breakfasts, lunch and dinner together in a friendly atmosphere.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are also a variety of additional activities for you to enjoy:

At the ranch

  • Cooking workshop to teach you how to prepare a typical Moroccan menu (40 EUR per person – 30 EUR per person for three or more people)
  • Yoga class on the terrace to relax and rejuvenate after a day of horseback riding (25 EUR per person)
  • Treatments and massages in their beauty salon for your relaxation and well-being (starting from 16 EUR)
  • Unforgettable beachside dinner experience (25 EUR per person or 7 EUR as a supplement to a dinner already included in a package)

Outdoor activities:

  • The beach is just a short walk away, easily accessible
  • You have the option to access a nearby hotel's swimming pool at a discounted rate (5 EUR)
  • For breathtaking views, you can try paragliding at a spot located near the ranch (50 EUR)
  • The Atlantic waves allow for year-round surfing (20 EUR per person for 1.5 hours with equipment + 30 EUR for taxi)
  • Those who also enjoy motorized horses can choose quad-biking excursions (starting from 40 EUR + 20 EUR for taxi)
  • The nearby cities of Mirleft and Tiznit are worth visiting, providing an opportunity to explore and bring back souvenirs

Please note that these prices are subject to change and may vary depending on conditions and availability.

What's included

  • Horse rental
  • 6 days of riding
  • Guidance from an experienced guide
  • Full board meals
  • 7 nights accommodation at the ranch

What's not included

  • Round-trip transfers to the ranch
  • Extras and additional activities offered
  • Beverages other than water
  • Single room: 140 EUR per week

How to get there

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Arrival by shuttle

Airport transfer can be arranged at 550 MAD for one way so 1100 MAD for roundtrip (to be paid directly to the driver).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
8 days / 7 nights
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round except July and August, please select an arrival date below.

 

 
Saturday October 19, 2024
(8 days / 7 nights)

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