About Al Jiyad Stables
Founded in 1989 by Mr. Ali Mohammed Al Marzooqi, Al Jiyad Stables are a family run and owned stable. With the whole family working together to achieve the best in equine management it is easy to see the passion of the horse instilled in the Emirati Culture. It wasn’t until 2003 that the stable was opened as a riding school where people come to enjoy the desert and learn the nature of the horse from their horsemen. The achievements of hard work and dedication have been reflected in Mr. Ali’s Children to name a few, his son “Hussain Ali Al Marzooqi” was titled junior world endurance champion in 2009, and his daughter “Aliya Ali Al Marzooqi” champion for bareback racing in 2005 and 2013 along with many other awards in the endurance racing field. Thus, training for both horses and riders in the endurance discipline is taught with immense care and passion. This would not have been possible without the support of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and H.H. Sh. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum and their continuous encouragement to Emiratis and horse lovers alike in the fields of horsemanship.
Located in the heart of Saih Al Salam nature reserve the presence of Gazelles, desert Foxes and Oryx’s is uncommon during a ride. Other than horse riding Al Jiyad stables offer desert hacks on camelback, for the perfect Arabian Desert experience. Our camels are native to the Arabian Peninsula and some are of our own breeding making them exceptionally acclimatized to the area.