News Round up 2018
A round up of news from 2016/17/18
2016 We apologise that as we are so behind with news, we've decided to roll several years into one..... Showing horses hasn't been a priority in recent times, for but SG Spirit of Essteem who had such a successful career as a junior, twice British National Champion in hand and at 5 years Reserve in Novice ridden, Susan George decided to put him on the endurance circuit and at 13 years old, in one season, ridden faultlessly by Nikki Malcolm, Spirit of Essteem excelled all expectation becoming a Grade One Endurance stallion in that year. Georgian Arabians owe a huge thank you to Mr Philip Skingle for his sponsorsship and belief that Spirit would win on the day!!!. It was an amazing achievement for Georgian Arabians, as not only Spirit but his son, SG Elegant, bred by Susan was revered as one of the best rising stars in 2016. To watch these two GA homebreds after miles of trecking, coming home side by side at Two Rivers was an incredible sight that proud owner Susan was there to see. It was a father and son success story, that touched the hearts of many riders and fellow competitors. Hats off to Nicola Malcolm and Nathan Sweeney and the fantastic Riding High Team. At the stud that year, the GA team got on with training youngsters and by the end of the year, all 16 ridden horses had been sold on to new homes.
2017 Was a busy year at the stud and no time for competition in the UK, but a few SG horses spent a season in Europe with Mathieu Milloux. SG Vienna Image and SG Amber Djewel flew the home flag in France, and Susan along with sponsors and friends went for the first time to the impressive Vichy C Show where a fabulous time was shared by all. Fans and supporters of Susan George will know, that although her love for her Arabian horses is of immense importance, so is her former film career that has recently seen a renaissance. And consequently, there were many changes afoot at Georgian Arabians stud farm in 2017. That September, Susan George accepted an (out of her comfort zone offer) to fly to India as one of the stars of the hit BBC television show, The Real Marigold Hotel, and so began another chapter of an extremely unique and diversified career.
2018 and after the hardest, coldest wettest winter for years now the long summer of sun and the extreme weather changes brought about hard times for farmers, the equestrian sport world and many many many others.
June however was a gorgeous month at Georgian Arabians with a friend staying at the farm on summer break from University, who just happened to be the most talented Natural horseman. While he worked the horses in training Susan found more time than usual to play!!!! There were smiles, enlightening suppers and for Susan a helper on the farm for all things that needed doing. Things were looking up!!!
Organisation had begun for two Lasting Life fundraisers and a lovely reunion with a friendship made in India last year. August saw a visit from a special friend and fellow breeder of Arabian horses and the GA team spent several days preparing for a day of presention.