Susie Thompson and Greg Hager own and operate Maranatha Arabians. This married duo works hard to provide quality, good-minded horses for many to enjoy.
Susie's love of horses started over 50 years ago. The Arabian became her passion over 40 years ago. Susie had shown her Arabian mare Razea
in many Arabian shows.
Then came Razea's filly, Danzer
. Susie and Danzer
hit the Class A circuit showing English, Western, Side-Saddle, Costume and Halter.
From this little bay filly, Danzer
Class A Western Pleasure winner who was giving riding lessons at age 25! Everyone misses Maranatha, she was a highlight in the barn.
Maranatha Arabians is training, riding and showing 5th generation offspring from Razea's line that was started over 30 years ago!
Susie credits her love and much of her knowledge of horses to her dad, Walt Thompson. Walt also showed and bred Arabians.
For many years, Walt hauled Susie to riding lessons and shows and was always in the back ground. He was definitely the wind beneath her wings.
Susie and Greg moved to the Willamette valley in 2005 from Brookings Oregon so they could be more centrally located for showing and better able to
share their expertise with their customers. The ranch is located 12 miles east of Albany and Interstate 5.
Located at our facility is our Sweepstakes Nominated stallion, Driftwood Bey. Visit him on our Stallion Page
There are also always young horses for sale, some under saddle. Purebreds out of quality bloodlines such as Bask, Aristo Kossak, Gafizon, Bey Shah and Huckleberry Bey;
and 1/2 arab - 1/2 quarter. We have several horses for sale, and not everyone horse is on our Sale
. So if you are looking for a nice Arabian or Half-Arabian, then give us a call.
Susie's life-long love of horses encouraged her to pursue a career in judging. She has been judging and is a carded AHA Judge, Large R USEF Western Judge, OFEA Judge, POAc Judge, USEF judge (since 1990), Large R Arabian Judge, and Friesian Judge.
Greg prefers to remain in the background of their operation maintaining the facility, and riding and conditioning their horses.
Maranatha Arabians want to wish you many good rides. The door is always open if you'd like to visit, just give us a call.
Hope to see or hear from you soon.
Suzie and Greg
Tyler Bell on Aice Victor with Proud Grandpa Greg and Great Grandpa Walt.
Riding the dream at the US Nationals with Dad (Walt Thompson)
The Wind Beneath my Wings.
Walt enjoyed his stay at Nationals.
Sue waves goodbye to a great time at Nationals
Showing 4 Generations!
From 1970 to 2011, we been showing our quality Arabian line with excellent results!
Razea - 1st Generation
CA Gay Danzer - 2nd Generation
Maranatha - 3rd Generation
Aice Victor - 4th Generation