Prepare your riding holiday in Morocco

Horse riding holidays

Horse treks are usually recommended for intermediate and experienced riders. Beginners are welcome on our short trails but the longer riding holidays should be avoided due to the related physical fatigue. If you are a beginner and would like to experience a horse trail, we recommend that you start gently with a 2 day/1night trek. To take full advantage of your trek you must be reasonably fit and in good health. To avoid irritations such as chafing, blisters and bruising we recommend that you get in the saddle regularly in the weeks leading up to your trail and that you wear good quality riding jodhpurs.

Children are welcome but they must be accompanied and supervised at all times by a parent or guardian. They must be over 12 years of age and good riders and also must be capable of spending long hours in the saddle. We remind you that helmets are obligatory for under 18’s if you have a riding helmet, please bring it along.


No vaccinations are necessary for travel in Morocco but it is recommended to be up to date with your typhoid and tetanus vaccinations. Since we will be travelling to remote areas each participant should bring their own first aid kit containing a basic supply of medicines such as plasters and bandages, water purification tablets, anti-diarrheal tablets, pain killers, a wide spectrum antibiotic, sunscreen and lip salve to protect against sun/wind. To avoid sickness, it is recommended that you follow basic hygiene practices such as washing your hands thoroughly before eating, not drinking untreated water from rivers, wells or taps and if required to drink from these sources ensuring that you treat water properly before drinking. Or better still drink bottled water or local drinks such as mint tea (Atay in Moroccan).

Administrative burden

Valid passport required. No visa needed for most European citizen but please check with your embassy before booking.

Travel insurance

No insurance is included in your registration we recommend that you take out your own policy or check with an existing policy if you are covered for horse riding. If you are uninsured and would like to take out cover you could check out policies such as the Evasion Contract of Europe Assistance.

Recommended personal equipment

• 1 big and strong luggage.

• A warm sleeping bag, 4-5 T-shirts, a long-sleeved shirt to avoid sunburn, 1 or 2 warm layers for the evening, waterproof jacket, light cotton trousers, swimming costume, hat and sunglasses, scarf or shawl, casual shoes/sandals (to wear when you’re not in the saddle), toiletries, first aid kit, torch with spare batteries, 1 liter flask for drinking water (preferably thermos), toilet paper and lighter for its elimination. For your comfort, please ensure that your towel is not too thick so it will dry quickly.

• Jodhpurs or tracksuit bottoms elasticated under the feet. We do not recommend that participants wear jeans. Trainers/Sneakers to wear whilst you are in the saddle avoid bulky styles because of the stirrups!

• From November until mid-March, some rain is possible. It is thus recommender to bring waterproof clothing.

• Provide some pocket money in dirhams for your personal expenses (tips, souvenirs, craft in the argan oil cooperative).