Darryl Larson has been enchanted with the Arabian horse since she was tall enough to reach Walter Farley’s “Black Stallion” books on the shelves of her elementary school library. Her attraction to this ancient and beautiful breed continued when she discovered her first copy of Arabian Horse World magazine in 1969.
Already training and showing hunter jumpers - fate intervened, however, as she captured the blue ribbon the first time in the show ring with an Arabian, and she immediately knew she wanted to continue in the world of Arabian horses. Her next endeavor confirmed her keen eye and abilities as a breeder when the Saddlebred mare she acquired to breed to Arabians produced an unprecedented six foals who were all U.S. National Champions at least once.
Darryl’s commitment to the Arabian breed has continued unabated. She held her judges card in the Arabian Division for many years and served as President of the Florida Arabian Horse Association, and Region 12 Vice-Chairman and Show Committee Chairman. Arabian horse owners throughout the Southeast also remember her selfless dedication as Show Manager for the Region 12 Show, the Region 12 Youth Jamboree, and Florida Thanksgiving Show.
Another passion since childhood – images of the world around her as viewed through the lens – led to a fortuitous merger of her interests. Darryl began using both a camera and shooting video in the late 1980s and in 1988 was fortunate to work with several outstanding production companies in Miami which greatly influenced her career.
Today Darryl is known throughout the Arabian horse world for her creative imagery in both video and still work and her work ranges from promotional to historical and educational. Her innate approach demonstrates a distinctive ability to capture the hearts and minds of her viewers. With today's projects reaching beyond the horse world there remains a central theme - Darryl loves to tell a story while capturing images in wonderful light. Darryl remains committed to her clients’ dreams. Satellite centers allow her to produce on the road, and her focus on excellence guarantees that she will meet the most discriminating requirements.
“I am continually grateful for the wonderful opportunities that have come my way,” states Darryl, “and feel very privileged to work with so many influential people and projects.” Darryl’s outstanding work was validated when she received a New York Times “Vision” Award for her exceptional video on a landmark Arabian horse art project entitled “The Vernet Bronzes.”