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Zouina Cheval

Village de Diabat | Situe a 3 km de la medina, Essaouira 44 000, Morocco
+212 669-807101
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Ranked #4 of 55 activities in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Zouina Cheval is a professional stable organizing authentic horse treks with nights in camp as well as horse and camel riding on the beach. Our trips... more » Owner description: Zouina Cheval is a professional stable organizing authentic horse treks with nights in camp as well as horse and camel riding on the beach. Our trips allow participants to gain insight into the Moroccan way of life through contact with Moroccans and experience the unspoilt beauty and nature of the country. Rides from 1h to all day long on the beach. Treks from 2 to 6 days on demand. We will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the stables. « less
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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have only been on a horse about 10 times, every time in different country with all sorts of different animals, of which some have been truly spectacular. The arabic stallions here exceeded all those experiences. My horse was very eager to spend it's energy but was also very responsive to all my commands. And I stress: I have very... More

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Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I'm a 46 year old guy - I ride to keep people company...mostly I'm the guy who puts up fence and lugs hay with our horses in Massachusetts. My daughter is a 15 year old with lots of riding experience who has also started a few horses and was Vermont pony jumper champion in 2012. We traveled for 3 days... More

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Riding a horse on a quiet beach is an absolutely unforgettable experience and the highlight of our anniversary trip in Morocco! Thank you, Hassan!!

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Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My husband and I booked a full day riding at Zouina Cheval when we were visiting Essasouria for a week. We are both fairly experienced riders but my husband has never galloped before. We were picked up from our hotel and looked after well as soon as we arrived and were particularly impressed with the safety checks and the equipment.... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

In the beginning of November, my friend and I went horsebackriding for one full day at Zouina. We've had such a lovely day with the horses and with our guide Brahim, who was a really great coach! We had Latif an Hidalgo as our horses and we were surprised at how well-behaved and gentle they were! Really easy to ride... More

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Liege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Aside the team spirit is sooo nice, horses and landscapes are amazing too. Delicious typical moroccan food is prepared by Abdu which is also a talented musician. Tents are nice, the showers are hot, and WC are cleaned everyday; Give your mind a break, relax and ENJOY a trip with Zouina Cheval !!!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Whoever is tempted to try horseback or "camel" riding - I suggest you give it a try with Zouina Cheval in Diabet. The ranch is in the village next to Essaouira but the staff comes to pick you up in your hotel if you wish (this service is in the price included)! You can chose btw a one hour trip,... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The horses are non-castrated stallions, so they have a bit of a temperament. Though they are very beautiful and listen quite well to the instructors. I felt like the instructor could've given me some more horseback riding advice, since I was a beginner and I ended up with a very painful back though I tried to imitate the position of... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I spent six lovely days trekking and camping out with Sophie, Najib and their beautiful Arabs from Zouina Cheval. Najib is a natural horseman totally at ease with both his horses and the natural environment. He is extremely good with his staff. Sophie is an incredibly efficient logistical organiser of clients, staff and equipment as well as being very able... More

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I was a novice and did a few hours on horseback with Zouina Cheval during my essaouira stay. The operation is run by a couple...Sophie and Najib. I was picked up from my riad, driven by Najib to Diabat Ranch, where the stables are located. Sophie greeted me, kitted me out and advised me to wear a helmet and shin... More

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