A Riding Experience to Remember

Providing alternative physical therapy with practical and vocational education to individuals with special needs.

The Team



Chairman/ Founder

Yahya, a Bahraini national, has lived in the UAE for most of his life.  His love of horses and the proven benefits of horse interaction led him to set up Al Marmoom Equine Therapy . Yahya’s commitment to the development of adults and children with Special needs, now helps many individuals further their physical and emotional development throughout the UAE.


Athanasia Prentza


Athanasia is a qualified physiotherapist from Greece. She is also a member therapist of the American Hippo-therapy Association Inc. & qualified adaptive riding instructor by the Pennsylvania Council for Therapeutic Horsemanship (USA) and has been working in the field of Equine Assisted Therapies & Activities since 2007. She has attended numerous courses as part of her continuing professional development, regarding physical therapy science, therapeutic riding and the art of riding.



Assistant Manager

Yana is from the Ukraine and has more than 15 years’ experience in the equestrian field throughout the world.  She has expertise in teaching, horse training and stable management. Yana has been residing in the UAE since 2012 and has been running Marmoon Equine Therapy since its launch in 2015.



Legal and special projects

Pamela Haidat is a partner in a prominent law firm in the UAE and a registered solicitor in the UK.  Her family have been breeding horses in Ireland for 15 years.  Pam is an experienced and passionate rider and has been riding since the age of 4.  Pam and her four children regularly help at the stables and she has been actively involved in the set up of Al Marmoom




Both our grooms Bhom Singh and Surendra are highly experienced horsemen, born in Rajasthan, India they have worked at riding schools and private stables for more than 10 years. Bhom Singh and Surendra are passionate about horses and put the health and well being of our horses as top priority.

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Raju & Mithun


Raju and Mithun are from India and work in our Greenhouses. They both have extensive farming and greenhouse experience. They help the Special needs students and Volunteers make sure that our food and flowers are perfect for sale.