My First Scottsdale

Story and photos by Rachel Varner The air was crisp, the breeze chilling to the bone, but the sun was out. The smell of popcorn mixed with the aromas of hay and shavings filled my lungs. Mountainscapes lined the periphery of the vast showgrounds, almost as if to...

Lenita Perroy, Who Left Us in January

Lenita Perroy,  Luiz Rocco photo. Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory), Jean Pierre Bissiliat photo. Mares in the pastures at Haras Meia Lua. by Denise Hearst Inside the hushed rooms of Lenita’s discreet and lovely stucco house, filled with artifacts of a rich...

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...