Cyprus paid an extraordinary price when the financial crisis shook the world so it is exciting to see the island bounce back so robustly – and that George’s Ranch has been chosen to illustrate the five-star quality of life this island has to offer in a region we proudly call home.
With plans for a glittering marina at Potima Bay having finally been given the go ahead, developers have been quick to realise the potential of this stunning area, and as a result we were recently asked to participate in a promotional video for a luxury complex along the coast of the Sea Caves.
Of course, none of us here at George’s Ranch were quite sure what to expect when a film crew turned up last month – and I have to say our horses behaved impeccably (thankfully) during take after take. But this week we got to see the end result and we couldn’t be happier.
In a promotional video lasting a little under 13 minutes for Cap St. George – an exclusive complex of sea-facing villas that give panoramic views of Yeronisos, also known as ‘Holy Island’ – George’s Ranch plays a starring role in a segment showcasing the best that Paphos has to offer.
Alongside other sporting activities such as golf and tennis, not to mention some fantastic aerial shots of the Sea Caves coastline – a vision we more commonly refer to as ‘our hacking route’ as we’ve spent the best part of two decades revealing its secrets to more tourists than we can ever hope to remember – George’s Ranch was given star billing, which was a pleasant surprise.
Although we’ve long known how special the Ranch is, it was really interesting to view the yard with fresh eyes and I was especially thrilled with the aerial shots of our two sand arenas. In fact, the shot panning over the dressage arena to the jumping arena was so spectacular it made the years spent perfecting these spaces doubly worthwhile. A lot of love has gone into making this yard one of the best on the island, if not the best, so it was heart-warming to see the result of that care captured on film. It was also lovely to see so much ‘air time’ given to our fantastic horses and riders.
To view the full video of the fabulous Cap St. George complex, follow this link:
Of course, if you prefer your viewing live, we can help with that too! This coming Sunday (4th September) our new riders will get the chance to showcase their talents in a Dressage to Music competition. Although, this is largely an informal event before the national show season begins, it is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in learning to ride or wanting to improve their riding skills to come and see what we do – and how much fun we have doing it! For more information, contact Michelle.