A Magical Evening in The Gardens of Isfahan

On 17 Sep, Talaria Farms celebrated the Egyptian Arabian Horse during a very special evening at the farm. Guests from all over the globe gathered at the farm on a hot & humid early fall evening. The indoor arena was transformed into a Persian garden complete with a center court reflecting pool, in which a bejeweled fountain and gold fish were featured, and around which a select group of Talaria’s incredibly beautiful horses were presented. Guests first made their way through the five exotic tents serving Persian foods and libations, and selling lovely jewelry from the Middle East.

Persian tribal dancers entertained intermittently throughout the evening featuring authentic harvest gathering dances. A wide range of exotic Oriental rugs from Persia and beyond, further enriched the arena, and the entire scene was warmly lit by one of the southeast’s top lighting designers. Soul-stirring music filled the entire facility and enhanced this incredibly festive and provocative evening. There were quite a few less than dry eyes during mares with foals presentation.

Presenters of our horses included Jose, Anjelica, and Jazmin Palomera from our Talaria staff, in addition to Mike Wilson and Peri Tilghman from Florida, Johanna Ullstrom who flew in from Belgium for literally 40 hours and, of course, Sheila Varian who came from California to lead Kissemee Julyen V, the dam of Botswana’s latest heart throb – TF Afrikhan Kiss. Allison reminded us all that there are only a few people – in any industry – who can make a single initial such a recognizable moniker. We thank the “V” for coming in from Arroyo Grande to share in this special celebration.

The presentations around the pool concluded with the big boys individually – first 2010 US Nationals Top Ten (4th) Jr Stallion TF Royal Shahbaz followed by the king himself, Botswana – and lastly, the two of them glaring at each other from across the pool, both looking absolutely magnificent.
The evening’s final segment moved to the rug draped presentation ring in which a few of Talaria’s exciting movers showed off their spirit and proved that beauty in motion can dazzle. Who says Egyptians can’t move?