Trio Ranch

In Islam, teaching children to ride a horse is prescribed, as well as learning to swim and shooting a bow and arrow. There are several ranches around Jeddah where riding lessons are offered. Trio Ranch not only has stables, but a clubhouse, and golf and tennis too. Although it is geared toward youngsters, women can also ride here, abaya-free and feeling the wind in their hair. However most Saudi women do not participate, since ranchhands are men. If you’re in Jeddah and interested in taking advantage of what Trio Ranch has to offer, their number is 02-628-1525.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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40 Responses to Trio Ranch

  1. Ayesha says:

    could u pls tell me from which age groups are allowed to come…also the fee structure???
    would be glad….!!!

  2. asif says:

    Can you please give me directions to reach Trio Ranch? I called the ranch but can not understand the directions given by attendent. All me attempts to reach trio ranch failed. Do you have a map?
    Asif Zaheer

    • Judy Houry says:

      U am at a different riding school – Al Aseel Equestrian Center – and attach a map to our stables. We should be happy to see you there. My number is on the map. Judy Houry

  3. Anna says:

    Salam Aleykoum

    Im a woman 26years old, im coming in jeddah in few weeks for 1year
    Can you please let me know how much is the fee for ride 3time per week?


  4. Noor says:

    The last part was a dare, sorry for acting stupiid 😛

  5. Noor says:

    Hello. I have been wanting to start horseback riding, can someone email me the details please. My mother is a very good rider so it’s not like im starting from scratch. And also, what exactly is the name of this place? Al Aseel or Trio Ranch? Thanks

  6. ahlam noaman says:

    Would you mind helping me with the information of fees that trio ranch demands??

  7. Tahir says:

    is this only for women, or are also men invited?

  8. judy houry says:

    I can send a map of Al Aseel. We also have a footbal pich, and cafeteria. But we are more into riding than social stuff. Plus, of course, my Open Skies project – riding for the handicapped.

  9. Christopher says:

    Where is the Al Aseel Equestrian Center located in Jeddah? There is going to be a Jeddah Equestrian Festival held there from the 4rth to the 8th of January 2011 and the location was not clear.

  10. Judy Houry says:

    Hello Everyne. Yes, there is a very srng therapeutic riding center in Jeddah, at Al Aseel Equestrian Center. I am the qualified instructor. We have nearly 40 riders a week. We shall be restarting as soon as the weather is better. I have 7 specially trained horses. We have about 50 volunteers but always welcome new ones. You need no expertise – we show you everything and it’s great fun. Please feel free to call me on 0503 607 616. Our riders only pay if they can afford to and about 60% ride free.

    • Chiara says:

      Judy–how wonderful and admirable. I taught swimming to the physically challenged through Rotary International in Canada, and discovered (though didn’t participate in) Riding for the Disabled in Hong Kong. So worthwhile to give all children the value of these sports! Kudos!

    • Festus Kirenga says:

      Hi mama
      Sorry about this: please get in touch with Mrs. Mbori +254 722 695768 or +254 732 822120

      Kind regards,

      • Judy Houry says:

        How on earth did you find this Festus?!! Yes I have been in touch with Monica and a couple of he girls. I am so devastated – I didn’t even know there was a problem. Thank you so much for contacting me.
        Salaama sana Mama Judy

  11. Jacob says:

    I guess in a monarchical type dictatorship such things as learning to ride, etc., can be proscribed. I don’t understand why learning to shoot a bow and arrow would be important, though.

    Another interesting look at Saudi life, Susie!

    • Well, I guess you have to consider how long ago the Koran was written, and take into account that day and age. This Islamic teaching is somewhat outdated in today’s world.

      • Doa says:

        Hi susie…
        Its too late but i thought i should reply
        First of all we muslims dont belive that the koran is a written book…but its a holy book from God…same as u consider the holy bible and the holy book of jewish taorah
        Second in islam we r advised to teach our kids how to swim, horse riding and bow and arrow…this is not literally it meant to teach them to know self-defense ….
        And swimming and horse ridding because it was the sports known back then…
        By the way this is not mentioned in koran its from the taught of our messenger Mohamed ….as u know its hundred of years ago so he cant say teach ur kids karate or any other self defense sport….he meant to raise muslims kids on playing sports and not only one but many whatever is available and suitable…
        he said what people back then can understand …and its our jobs now as muslim to understand the core of his statements according to our time now…
        Any way i hope i didn’t bother u by my talk
        And thanks for ur effort in the page

      • Thanks for the clarifications, Doa.

  12. jesica says:

    oh my god the horses are lovly
    but i dont get why the women in saudi arabia dont like hanging out with men :s

    • Women and men are totally separated in this society – there is no dating, mingling, etc. Women are completely covered in black tents, including their hair, when out in public. This is the way they are raised.

  13. Dina says:

    So interesting what you write here. I never knew that (am I repeating myself?)
    I’d love to ride beautiful horses like these.
    Do you have any therapeutic riding centers there?

    • Sorry for the delay in answering, but I honestly don’t know if there are any therapeutic riding centers. Somehow I don’t think so…

    • L.A.B says:

      Hi Dina, I’m replying to your question about therapeutic riding centers. Where I live in Jeddah there is a therapeutic riding center where I volunteered at called open skies. It’s for children with a wide range of disabilities. It was at a ranch called al aseel equestrian center and is run by a lady called Judy Houry. I don’t have her number with me but I can find out for you if your still interested. I hope this isn’t too late.

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  15. Geogypsy says:

    All beautiful animals. Did you ride this time?

  16. thehalfbreed says:

    I used to take lessons there!! 🙂

  17. Jacob says:

    Well, I can understand that need to learn to ride a horse a hundred years ago…but…

    What about camels? Are they required to learn to ride a camel?

    Fascinating stuff about a culture that I have a hard time comprehending…

  18. Bill B. says:

    Learn something here everyday. Thank you.

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