This October, Abu Dhabi Mums members have a fantastic opportunity to bring their little ones to ride on ponies at the Royal Stables (just off 19th street). As before, pony rides in the paddock will be on Sundays and Tuesdays at 8am and 9am.
There are two ways to join:
1. As a Regular rider. You pay upfront for the whole term, and this guarantees your little one a slot each week at your chosen time.
2. As a Flexible rider. You book for the week you want to ride via an email in advance to the ADMums Sunday or Tuesday co-ordinator (emails below). The co-coordinators require your booking at least two days in advance to guarantee your spot and submit the riding list to the Stables.
When does it start?
The first term is Oct 23rd – Jan 15th (Sundays) and Oct 25th – Jan 17th (Tuesdays). This is in line with the Royal Stables’ terms for older children’s riding lessons, and so will continue throughout holidays.
How much does it cost?
1. Regular riders – The Royal Stables have given us a fantastic deal of 500AED for the term (13 weeks in total). This will give you 3 free weeks (150AED) off the price compared to paying the flexible fee on a week-by-week basis.
2. Flexible riders – 50AED each week. This must be booked in advance.
What’s new this term?
In order to comply with the Royal Stables’ new security procedures, ADMums members must provide their co-ordinator with their car licence plate in advance (on booking) to gain access to the Stables.
How do I sign up?
Due to a high level of interest, and such a fantastic deal being offered by the Stables, Regular rider slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration opens on Saturday 1st October at 9am.
AD Mums members must email the following information to their chosen day co-ordinator.
AD Mums Membership Number:
Car Licence Plate:
Time of Paddock Ride: 8am OR 9am
What if my children are now at school?
Don’t worry, they will still get a chance to ride. The Royal Stables will be offering AD Mums members garden rides every morning during October half term (October 23rd to 27th). Garden rides will be 75AED as before, and booking will be via the Holiday pony club co-ordinator. Bookings will open two weeks beforehand, and will be on a strict first-come-first-served basis. Details will be on the ADMums Facebook page nearer the time.
What if I forget to email but still want to ride?
Flexible riders will be charged an increased price of 60AED as a ‘walk-in’ rider. Not only will this be an increased fee, but you may have security issues at the gate! So make sure you email your booking to the co-ordinator well in advance!
What do I do now?
SAVE THE DATE – 1st October. Registration for Pony Club opens at 9am via email.