KICS Riding School

Our aim is to introduce, nurture and create lasting bonds between riders and equines through quality instruction.

The KICS Stables & Riding School is situated in Soba village, just south of Khartoum city; a 15-minute drive from the main school. The riding school has a large sand arena, two lunge rings, grass arenas, a cross-country field and loose paddocks along with beautiful gardens bordering the Nile. KICS Riding School is approved Overseas Centre of the UK Pony Club where student members can work towards internationally recognized tests and achievement badges.

KICS Stables & Riding School has a range of quiet and well-educated ponies and horses ranging from 12.2hh - 15.2hh. Sundays are dedicated to lessons for young beginners where the lessons are 30 minutes long. Each horse and pony is led by a competent groom. When confidence and ability is established to ride without a leader, the groom will undo the lead-rein but stay close by. When the student has learnt to stop, start, steer and trot unaided they progress to the next level of lessons, given throughout the week.

Additionally, Pony Walks can be booked for KICS Reception and Little KICS students to have a taste & feel of the equine world.

Within KICS Equine program the stables and riding school offer lessons tailored to meet specific needs including lunging, grid work, show-jumping techniques, dressage movements, gymkhana games, stable management and horse care.

Learning to ride and care for large animals empower students of all ages, boosting confidence whilst gaining a sense of responsibility, kindness and compassion. At KICK Stables & Riding School, students learn to not only ride, but also correct Horsemanship - the practical skills of taking care of horses - how to tack up, grooming, basic feeding, stable management and safety rules, establishing excellent opportunities for personal growth and life skills.

For spectators and parents, KICS Stables sports an air-conditioned lecture room with tables and chairs, cool drinks cabinet, tea and coffee making facilities and a shaded terrace overlooking the main teaching paddock.

Required Dress Code: Jodhpurs or long trousers, standard riding boots/jodhpur boots or similar. The riding school provides helmets of a suitable standard.

Nina Lauri, BHSAI - With over 30 years of teaching, competition and stable management experience, Nina has internationally produced competition horses and riders. Nina’s philosophy is that good horsemanship places the horse's needs first, whilst riding is an art where the objective is for the horse and rider to always be in balance with each other - mentally and physically - creating a harmonious equipage where the welfare of both the horse and the rider is the prime objective.

Phone: +249 183 215000