Varian Arabians

2024 Lester Buckley Clinic

June 18-19, 2024

Lester and "Major Mac V" will reunite during this 3 day event.

Lester fulfilled Sheila Varian's wish by riding MMV, for the first time out on the Biddle Ranch, in a Hackamore. Creating the video " The First of Many"


Lester Buckley and Major Mac V  - 2016

Friday -  $275 Is set for private, 55 min lessons

Saturday and Sunday - $225 per rider: 
Each offer 2, small (5) group sessions (3 hrs)
9-12am and 1-4pm.

Auditing is available daily for $45 per day or $100 for all 3 days

Overnight horse boarding is available for $30=Pasture/$40 pipe corral/ $50 for inside stall

For registration and scheduling contact Julie Renfro jmcross@sonic .net. 707-483-1800
For lodging please contact Angela Alvarez @ 805-441-1229.


Featured lodging:

Casa de Alvarez
Guesthouse, Sleeps 4

Short term rental  ½ mile from the Varian Ranch.


View more information and other locations on our lodging page.

About Julie:

In my early teens, I was lucky to have parents that recognized that I needed a horse to coax me out of my shyness. It worked! I was involved in FAA shows and projects with my horse. Early on I competed in Hunter Jumpers, Halter, English and Western Pleasure. As time evolved I found that I wanted to bring out the best in my horses natural talents since I had a variety of breeds and color breed horses.

I’ve had the opportunity to spend countless hours riding with professionals and equestrians that have inspired my continued goals. I have thousands of hours participating in and at Horse Expo’s, seminars and demonstrations. I believe there should be a balance of ground skills as well as riding and a respect for leadership.

What I focus on is the rider riding the whole horse, creating a mental and physical connection. What is helpful is to have goals whether it is in the Western or English disciplines…find what fits you. I have had the good fortune of being mentored by a select few horseman.

I have owned and learned from many breeds of horses. An Arabian horse has been the most consistent breed I have had. I have had a Padron son, Khemosabi ++++// grandson and a son of Maclintock V, “Jamboree V”.  I‘ve found that the Arabian horse is the most versatile breed for what I want. (Cow work, Dressage, Reining and trail riding)

This is where I am attracted to Western Dressage. It takes so many equestrian specialties into account and offers a spirit of encouragement. After all, the competition is between me and my horse, not so much for the ribbon.

I completed and passed the education and requirements to be a  U.S.E.F, “r” Licensed Official in Western Dressage.

Julie Renfro-Cross

major mac v interior concho
  windy bey v interior conchos

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