The Riding Club | BySuhail & Fawad Architects | Islamabad Club ,Pakistan
|Architecture Frim||Suhail & Fawad Architects|
|Photo Credits||Ahmed Shajee Aijazi|
Islamabad Club is an exclusive club whose membership comprises government officials, diplomats and the elite of Islamabad. Spread over an area of 346 acres, the club is located in the vicinity of Rawal Lake. The diplomatic enclave and government offices are nearby.
The main club building houses the Reception, Lobby, Main Lounge, Coffee Shop, Main Dining Hall, two Private Dining Rooms, Multi purpose Hall and a multi purpose Auditorium on the ground floor. The basement houses the Bridge Room, Billiard Room, Library, Banquet Room, Family Dining Hall and a Spacious Lawn. There are thirty eight fully furnished guest rooms on the first and second floors. The guest rooms have a full view of the beautiful surroundings.
Club has a full range of sport facilities including Tennis courts, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, state of the art gymnasium, squash courts, badminton courts, a riding club, and a twenty seven hole golf course.
The Islamabad Club revamped it’s horse riding facilities with professional management and new horses, suitable for riders at various levels.
There three riding rings of different sizes which aim to provide a safe and enjoyable riding experience and guests.For experienced riders there is a scenic riding trail which passes through our polo ground area and ends up at Kashmir Highway.
The Saddle Dinning Room
The Saddle Room in the recently built Riding Club House is an amazing addition to the fine dining experience of Islamabad. The building as its name tells, provides the club house facilities for the rider members of Islamabad Club in particular and other Islamabad Club members at large on the ground floor of the building, while the Saddle Room is located on the first floor where the ambiance of the rustic interior of the building is enhanced to the level that it meets the demands of an exclusive dining facility which the Saddle Room is.
The forty persons dining area spills out into a casual verandah with a seating capacity of 20 persons overlooking the riding area, paddocks and the beautiful greens beyond on one end, while the lounge is so placed that it also has the breath taking view of Murree hills.
The formal (dining), semi-formal (Lounge) and the casual (verandah) areas of the Saddle Room are so divided that they offer the members a choice to pick where they want to be seated and enjoy their food.