Below we have photos from around the farm and brief descriptions to give you a peek at our beautiful slice of paradise here on the Central Coast of California. Hopefully these glimpses will encourage you to hop on a plane or get in your car and come visit us.
Varian Arabians is open to visitors on weekdays by appointment. Anyone who is interested in either breeding to our stallions, in purchasing a horse, or just loves horses is welcome to visit. Give us a call to make an appointment. If you need additional information, we have a list of local hotels, motels, B&B's, campgrounds and other info that would help you make travel plans: Lodging information
Each year we offer two special events: Hands-On Clinic, held in April, and our annual Summer Jubilee held each year on the first weekend in August.
We hope that you enjoy these brief glimpses of our farm, and that one day you'll be able to visit Varian Arabians in person.
WELCOME!Entering the farm, you'll be greeted by this sign, which hangs at the side of the driveway entrance to Varian Arabians.
THE VARIAN ARABIANS HISTORY WALL
The history wall was initially started by Angela Alvarez to display some of the Varian Arabians history during our open houses. Each year, she would hang pictures, stories and other miscellaneous items on the walls inside the Show Barn for people to enjoy while they visited the farm. Then she would have to take them down, pack them away, bring them out again the next year as well as add new items from things that happened during that year.
But last year, she got the great idea to put up these pictures and stories permanently. So, with the help of our "Mr. Do-It-All" handyman Bob Nafziger, Angela created this beautiful homage to the history of the farm.
Encased behind plexiglass, along both sides of the Show Barn walls, now lives a pictorial and written history of Varian Arabians. By strolling down the barn walls, you can relive Sheila's win at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in 1961 on her Arabian mare Ronteza. You can see old tack that belonged to Huckleberry Bey++. One section has events put in chronological order. You'll laugh and cry reading the stories here on the walls.
There is still some room left, which Angela is filling up as more history is made.
A grateful thank you goes out to Angela for compiling and presenting this historical information in a beautiful and thoughtful manner.