Varian Arabians hosts two annual events, our Hands On Clinic in April and The Varian Way Weekend in August. We love having our friends and clients come out for a visit and to get to experience Varian Arabians at our best.
HANDS ON CLINIC - April 22 - 23, 2017
Varian Arabians Hands-On Clinic offers a variety of learning opportunities for horse enthusiasts interested in furthering their horsemanship skills The Varian Way. The 2017 Hands-On Clinic features acclaimed horseman Lester Buckley, of the award-winning documentary "The First of Many," Arabian industry leaders Brett & Marjie Becker, and Varian Arabian trainers Jaime Hernandez and Mike Perez.
THE VARIAN WAY WEEKEND - August 5 - 6, 2017
The Varian Way Weekend offers an entertaining and informative 2 days in the summer, with guest lectures and demonstrations showcasing the "Varian Way". Stallion and Sales presentations, plus the traditional Mare walk.
JULIE RENFRO-CROSS CLINIC – June 17-18, 2017
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.