Marion Richmond will tell you proudly, “I could talk about horses forever.” This enthusiastic passion for horses has been with Marion since childhood. In those early days, Marion would ride her part-bred Arabian, Cherry, along the bush trails winding throughout the Hills District outside of Sydney, Australia; those countless hours in the saddle spent dreaming of a white, purebred Arabian mare and breeding foals from her. That daydream manifested with the purchase of Marion’s first foundation mare, Fuewasa, and in 1960, when she foaled Shoshanna (by Sala), Simeon Stud was established.
For more than a decade, Marion bred and continued to broaden her knowledge, ultimately determining that she wanted perfection—to breed the perfect Arabian. She made the decision to sell all of her horses except Simion Shirli (Dresden x Simeon Sharon, tail-female to Fuewasa), and set out to start over.