At the Alia Alassaf Academy we offer horseback riding classes for all levels, from beginners to advanced level riders, both children (starting from age 3) and adults, given by our highly qualified international trainers and supervised under Dutch management.

Please, don't hesitate to contact us for booking assistance, any requirements and/ or questions. 


For the beginner rider we recommend a lunge lesson first, where the instructor stands in the middle of a circle with a long line in the hand and the other end attached to your horse.

You will learn to walk, trot and canter while your instructor is in control. You will learn the basic principles of riding, including how to lead your horse, mounting, holding the reins correctly, starting and stopping, walking, steering and how to safely dismount.

​Our aim is to learn the traditional techniques while developing confidence and empathy.



For riders with experience, looking to advance, we offer intermediate lessons where you can improve your technique, learn how to canter and the basics of jumping.

The Alia Alassaf Academy also offers advanced lessons for more experienced riders. These includes lateral movements, advanced schooling and a fundamental understanding of correct horsemanship as well as show jumping.  

​We encourage riders to join group lessons, thereby learning through watching and helping each other as much as from the instructors


Private lessons have one rider per instructor for intensive training. It allows the rider to receive individual attention and specifically tailored training, to meet their goals.

Private lessons are ideal for advanced riders who have particular skills they want to improve on by working closely 1:1 with an instructor

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Private horse back showjumping classes


Improve your balance, core strength and coordination while having fun! Vaulting is an exciting sport which everyone can enjoy. It combines dancing, gymnastics and riding into a sport which is fun to do, no matter what your level of experience. Training for vaulting will always improve your riding, because it requires balance, strength, suppleness and stamina as well as an ability to predict the horse’s movements and move in harmony with it at all paces. Vaulting is an excellent way for all riders to boost their confidence, and is especially good for developing an independent seat. It can also be a good way for non-riders to get used to horses and horse-riding.

fun children horse riding and vaulting classes
Horse balance riding classes
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Housewife classes

Equestrian sports are an exciting and fulfilling way to get exercise and have a great time outside! Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time!

Every Wednesday morning all ladies are welcome to participate in this program. The classes are taught by female instructors. This activity includes a cup of tea and sweets. Group riding lessons prices will apply.


Beginners /  Intermediate / Advanced

Lesson type                                                                       Duration                          Price

Group riding lessons - package 10 classes                   45 minutes                       200 JOD

Private riding lessons - package 10 classes                  30 minutes                       250 JOD

Semi private riding lessons - package 10 classes        30 minutes                       200 JOD

Toddler riding classes - package 20 classes                 15 minutes                       200 JOD


Cancellations made later than 24 hours prior the lesson will be charged in full whatever the circumstances may be. View our Rules and regulations here.


Note: booking is essential for all horse riding activities.

Weather conditions: In the event of rain or cold weather, lessons will continue as scheduled unless informed otherwise by the office. Cancellation policy will still apply.

A note for parents

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is watching a child's world expand to activities that don't include us. It becomes increasingly hard when parental advice and direction is not required.

  • Please stay outside of the arena unless you have planned with the instructor to be inside the arena. There is seating provided outside of the arena, and during cold weather, you may go into the covered sitting area or the restaurant where it is heated and observe the lesson through the windowed doors.

  • Please do not “instruct” your child during the lesson. Don't issue reminders to keep heels down or check diagonals. That is why you pay the instructor.

  • Please DO NOT panic if an accident occurs. This only will frighten the horse AND your child even more than they already are. Cool, calm, rational heads are needed to sooth frazzled nerves. FALLS WILL HAPPEN. There is no way to teach riding without a fall occurring at some point during the rider’s career. We will do our best to prevent mishaps, but as with any sport, accidents will happen, and with another “mind” involved, the horse’s, anything can happen at any time with even the best of horses. If you can not accept the fact that your child will, at some point, fall from a horse, then you must find another sport for your child besides riding.

  • It is important after falling from a horse to remount immediately, if there is no injury. The instructor will evaluate the situation and request your presence in the ring if it's necessary. Otherwise, he or she will encourage the child to remount the horse, even if it's just to walk around a bit to begin rebuilding confidence.

  • Dress your children properly for riding. They must have long pants, long enough so that they don’t creep up the child’s legs while riding. And long socks over the pants to help keep the pants in place. Proper shoes and riding helmets are a must. Dress your child properly for the weather. Layered clothing that can be removed one layer at a time during the ride is helpful. In cold weather, dress the child as if he/she were going to be outside in the cold.

  • Learn the routines yourself and be a part of the horsey process.

  • Ask questions. If you don’t understand what the instructor is trying to do, ask for an explanation. There are absolutely no foolish questions and all questions will be answered to the best of the ability of the instructors and helpers.

  • Please supervise your other children. Please do not allow them free roaming of the barn. You must always stay with and keep your children with you. Keep your children’s hands and legs out of the arena. Do not let them climb on the fence. Do not let them feed the horses without permission or without the proper assistance. Do not let them run up and down along the arena. Their play may be mistaken as a “predator” by a horse, causing the horse to become frightened.

  • Finally, learning to ride, like learning any sport, requires time, patience and practice. Your child won't be ready to jump the second time in the saddle. Everyone learns on a different curve. Some children require more practice and time than others. One of the most wonderful things about riding is that it is a partnership between human and horse, and what matters is that synergy, not whether your child canters before someone else's. The best way you to encourage a successful partnership is to provide a supportive and safe learning environment. Trust your child's instructor to do the rest.