Farewell to Nasr Marei

by Denise Hearst Photos by Gabriele Boiselle Egypt, 1988. In the secret garden of Albadeia Stud, under the Royal Poinciana tree, there were hours-long conversations with Sayed Marei and his sons, Nasr and Hassan. It was my first visit to Cairo, and after that I could...

Conformation Clinic at Om El Arab

Sixty people gathered together at Om El Arabians in Santa Ynez, California, on July 22-23, for a weekend of education, food, and horses, horses, horses! “My mother, Sigi, was committed to education and I want to continue that commitment on a very real level,” said...

Sweet Pea

by Lisa Thompson In the past few years, when we have headed out for what I call a “Dave Thompson Adventure Ride,” it usually goes like this: We start out saying that it’ll just be a short ride, something really easy for the young horse I’m riding. Then somehow we find...

Happy Summer!

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”  – James Dent It’s hard to say whether summer river crossings are more fun for humans or their horses! Here are, left to right: Tatiana...

Sold! To the Lady in Front!

by Denise Hearst There were a lot of thrilling moments at Scottsdale this year, but perhaps none as momentous as when the feminine grey yearling filly sold for $1.55 million to Pat Dempsey of Lady Lake, Florida, at the Marquise Invitational Auction. Pat was bidding...