ACTRESS AND HORSE BREEDER SUSAN GEORGE TOURS THE DESERT STABLES AND OCEANFRONT HOME OF THE U.A.E’S SHEIKH AMMAR
They come from two completely different worlds: she’s an internationally renowned actress who has starred in 30 films, most notably opposite Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs; he’s the Crown Prince of Ajman, the smallest of the United Arab Emirates, which sits on the edge of the Persian Gulf and is set to be a hot new holiday destination.
Nevertheless, Susan George and His Highness Sheikh Ammar have been friends for years, brought together by their mutual passion for the purebred Arabian horse. “I remember meeting Susan six years ago, at the All Nations Cup horse show in Aachen,” says Sheikh Ammar. “I had seen a few of Susan’s movies and, of course, meeting her was a pleasure. When we first met, she commented on some of my horses in the show ring.” ‘They were absolutely gorgeous,” adds Susan. “I enjoy being in his company and value him highly as a person and as a friend. When it comes to horse breeding, we’ve much to talk about”