American born Louise Firouz (Laylin) passed away at the age of 74 in Iran
Louise Firouz is known as the reviver of the Caspian horse and the best breeder of Turkmen horses in Iran. She also operated adventure horse-treks in northern Iran. The journeys have been listed by The Times as among the top 10 rides in the world.
US-Iran, through an expat’s eyes, Christian Science Monitor
Horsewoman known for Caspian breed in Iran, Washington Post
Steppe back in time: Few people venture into northern Iran but each year an American in her 70s leads small groups of riders through the remote and dramatic mountains, The Guardian