Varian Arabians at the 2017 Scottsdale Show

The Full Schedule

Varian Arabians is excited to have a big presence at this year's Scottsdale Show!
Here's a full rundown of all you need to know.



El Dorado Mac V - Major Mac's 1st Foal to Hit the Show Ring!
• Sunday, Feb 19th | Class 1067a (11am Session, 2nd class in)
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic 2 Year Old Colts
Handled by Keith Krichke. Owned by Shirley Houchin

C'est Le V - Representing Audacious ps!
• Thursday, Feb 16th | Class 1003 (8am Session, 4th class in)
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Fillies 3 Years & Under JTH with Kate Madeloni

• Thursday, Feb 23rd | Class 1140a (8am Session, 1st class in)
Scottsdale Arabian Classic 3 Year Old Mares with Keith Krichke
Owned by Phyllis Lindamood

(*Note: While there are Varian-bred horses throughout the show, these particular contenders reside at Varian Arabians while not in training.)

Click here to view live streaming of the show.

El Dorado Mac VCest Le V

major mac v senior stallion trophyUnveiling Party & Presentation of Major Mac V

Friday, February 24th Immediately Following the Morning Classes
Krichke Training Center Barn 

Be the first to see the anticipated unveiling of the Sheila Varian Memorial Perpetual Senior Stallion Trophy, featuring Major Mac V by artist Carol Fensholt Nierenberg, followed by a live presentation of Major Mac V in a rare opportunity to see him off the farm. Jaime Hernandez, performance trainer at Varian Arabians, will be in Scottsdale for the day to present him personally.... and there just may be a surprise from Jaime and Major Mac V. No RSVP required.

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Presentation of the Sheila Varian Memorial Perpetual Stallion Trophy

Sunday, February 26th 
Senior Stallion Championship (Class 1173, last class of the morning)


Kristy GillotKristy Gillot in Scottsdale Feb 17-19
Varian Arabians breeding manager Kristy Gillot will be representing Varian Arabians in Scottsdale Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19th. 
Questions? Email or call her at (805) 710-7330. 

Angela Alvarez
Angela Alvarez in Scottsdale Feb 22-26

Angela Alvarez, General Manager of Varian Arabians, will be in Scottsdale Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26. 

Questions? Email or call her cell at (805) 441-1229.

Varian Arabians Will be LIVE at Scottsdale

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Not able to attend Scottsdale? We still want you to join us!

We'll be broadcasting LIVE from the Varian Arabians Facebook page on two occasions:
The Unveiling Party on Friday, February 24th and the Sheila Varian Trophy Presentation on Sunday morning, February 26th. 

Both events are difficult to announce an exact time for broadcasting because they are dependant on how fast or slow the classes go that precede them. However, we'll be doing updates on Facebook both mornings to let you know how close we're getting. 

You'll see the actual unveiling of the trophy in all its glory, along with a rare presentation of Major Mac V on February 24th.  
And then you'll walk with us out to the center ring of Wendell Arena as we present the Sheila Varian Memorial Perpetual Stallion Trophy to the Scottsdale Senior Stallion Champion. It will be a weekend to remember!

There is no registration or login necessary to view the live feed. You'll only need to visit the Varian Arabians Facebook page to see the live broadcast. We hope you'll join us!  

See you in sunny Scottsdale!


2017 Scottsdale Show - Stallion Flyer

2017 Scottsdale Show  - Varian Stallion Flyer

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Book Your Breeding During Scottsdale & Save!
Audacious ps major mac v the seeker v

Varian Arabians is offering special pricing on breedings booked during the 2017 Scottsdale Show, which is held February 16-26.
The special show rates are as follows:

AUDACIOUS PS: $1,750 (regularly $2,000)

MAJOR MAC V: $1,600 (regularly $1,850)

THE SEEKER V: $1,000 (regularly $1,250)

These prices will never be offered lower than this. Don't miss out on this amazing deal on the proven lines of Varian Arabians!

FAQ List

Do I have to be in attendance at the show to receive the discounted pricing?
No, you do not have to attend the Scottsdale Show to access the special show rate. You only need to return the Letter of Intent to Breed OR a Breeding Contract with the $250 booking fee during the dates of the show (February 16-26) to receive the discounted pricing.

Where can I find the breeding contracts for each stallion?
You will find downloadable breeding contracts in the bottom tabs on each of the stallion's webpages, which can be found at the portal page here.

Can I receive counsel on which stallion will work best with my mare?
When the best match is made, everyone wins. Varian Arabians has prided itself on offering unbiased breeding counsel based on the strengths of each stallion working with the pedigree of your mare. See Angela's contact info below in the next paragraph. Or call the farm at (805) 489-5802 if you'd like counsel prior to Scottsdale.

May I mix and match with multiple breedings?
Yes, you may purchase breedings from any combination of the stallions offered.

Can I speak to a representative at the show?
Yes! Varian Arabians General Manager, Angela Alvarez, will be available for phone or in-person meetings Wednesday, February 22 through Sunday, February 26th. Feel free to email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call (805) 441-1229.
Do you have other general questions? Don't hesitate to contact us or call the farm at (805) 489-5802.
We look forward to dreaming big with you in 2017!


Varian Arabians at the 2016 Equus Film Festival

Angela and Evie at 2016 equus film festivalOn November 20, 2016, Varian Arabians manager Angela Alvarez and Evie Tubbs Sweeney, producer of"V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian",  attended the Equus Film Festival to represent this documentary of Sheila's life.

Sometimes life throws you for a curve, and it ends up working out better than you could have imagined.

"The First of Many" was named the Official Short Documentary Selection of the festival.

Each year is a stunning reminder of just how deep Varian lines can be found in our modern-day champions. 


A Comparison of The 2016 U.S. National Championships in Western Pleasure / English Pleasure / Sr. Mares Halter / Sr. Stallion Halter

Arabian Western Pleasure Open Championships – 100% Carry Varian Lines

-        CH: Diesel Smoke (by Sundance Kid V, who is a Desperado V son)

-          RC: Zefyr+// (by Sundance Kid V)

-          TT: Monaco Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V, by Audacious ps) – VARIAN BRED

-          TT: PA Kid Khan (by Sundance Kid V)

-          TT: Khaberet PGA (out of a Fame VF granddaughter)

-          TT: Kheannett (out of a Fame VF granddaughter)

-          TT: Holdin Aces (Dam is by Maclintock V out of Hucks Halo V)

-          TT: Saratoga BF (Fame VF on top & bottom)

-          TT: PA Magellan (Audacious ps x May Dancer V)

-          TT: RD Habanero (Bey Shah on both sides)

Arabian English Pleasure Open Championships - 100% Carry Varian Lines

-        CH: Heirs Noble Love (Afire Bey V on top / Huckleberry Bey on bottom)

-          RC: ROL Divine Style (Huckleberry Bey V on top)

-          TT: SD Graceland (Huckleberry Bey V on both sides)

-          TT: Man About Vegaz VA (Huckleberry Bey V 3xs)

-          TT: GSF Revolution (by Afire Bey V out of an Afire Bey V daughter)

-          TT: Boltz Afire CA (Afire Bey V on top / Barbary on bottom)

-          TT: CSP Gossip Girl An (AA Apollo Bey granddaughter)

-          TT: Wonderfully Wicket (An Afire Bey V granddaughter)

Arabian Senior Breeding Mares– 89% Carry Varian Lines

-        CH: MD Hibbat Allah (Bey Shah on top & bottom)

-          RC: Impressa MI (A Marwan Al Shaqab granddaughter – Marwan is out of Little Liza Fame, by Fame VF+)

-          TT: RD Marciena (A Marwan Al Shaqab granddaughter & also a Bey Shah granddaughter)

-          TT: GC Le Morais (A Marwan Al Shaqab daughter)

-          TT: Belaphina ER (Bey Shah 5xs & also a Jullen El Jamaal granddaughter)

-          TT: Sheza Marcedes+ (A Marwan Al Shaqab granddaughter / Bey Shah 3xs / Huckleberry Bey V on bottom)

-          TT: Marshantay (A Marwan Al Shaqab daughter)

-          TT: Mystic Love WRR (Bey Shah 4x)

-          TT: American BeautyDE – NO VARIAN LINES

Arabian Senior Breeding Stallions– 100% Carry Varian Lines

-        CH: Marajj (Marwan Al Shaqab x Bey Shah granddaughter)

-          RC: Equator PASP (A Marwan Al Shaqab grandson)

-          TT: Soltire TO (A Fame VF+ great grandson)

-          TT: Spitfyre VF (A Bey Shah great grandson)

-          TT: Tempezst (Audacious ps x Huckleberry Bey V granddaughter)

-          TT: Magik of Marwan (by Marwan Al Shaqab)

-          TT: Mi Regalo Di Angelo (A Versace grandson)

-          TT: Santino V (Audacious ps x Satine IA, who is a Kaiyoum granddaughter)

-          TT: Miracle of Marwan (by Marwan Al Shaqab)

-          TT: Razcal Bey (Bravado Bey V x CA Rufflesnlace, who is by Fame VF+ out of Ambiance V… Razcal Bey is a muti national champion in western pleasure as well.)

***SUMMARY: In the two most opposite pleasure performance divisions (English Pleasure Open Finals and Western Pleasure Open Finals) as well as the highest levels of halter divisions (Senior Mares Finals and Senior Stallions Finals) at the 2016 U.S. Nationals, all but one horse carried Varian lines… proving yet again Sheila’s unending philosophy that Varian horses should be both beautiful and functional at the highest levels across all divisions.

-          36 out of the 37 horses carried Varian blood

-          94% in halter carried Varian blood

-          100% in performance carried Varian blood

AUDACIOUS Stat: Audacious had strong representation at the 2016 U.S. Nationals in both halter and performance. Sheer Audacity V Top Ten’ed in Arabian Western Pleasure Open and two sons, Tempezst and Santino V (Varian-bred) Top Ten’ed in Arabian Senior Breeding Stallions.

JULLYEN EL JAMAAL Stat: The Jullyen get dominated the western pleasure arenas, second only to Sundance Kid V (by Desperado V), with Monaco Jullyen V (Varian-bred) bringing home a top ten in Arabian Western Pleasure Open; Lancelot Jullyen V (Varian-bred) Top Ten in the $100,000 AWPA Western Pleasure Futurity and PA Tantara Always (a Jullyen El Jamaal grandson crossed with Varian lines) taking home the lucrative Championship title in the $100,000 AWPA Western Pleasure Futurity.


An Overview of the Inaugural $100,000 AWPA Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity SF/F

-          CH: PA Tantara Always (by Always a Jullyen V ((Jullyen El Jamaal x Amazing Grace V)) out of a Versace granddaughter)

-          RC: Vera Wang (Sundance Kid V x Versace granddaughter)

-          TT: Springsteen CS (Sundance Kid V x Bey Shah granddaughter)

-          TT: DA Maxin (Versace grandson)

-          TT: Varvatos A (by Sundance Kid V & also is Versace grandson)

-          TT: Don Vinito (Bey Shah 2xs)

-          TT: Nnoir A (A Sundance Kid V granddaughter & also a Huckleberry Bey V granddaughter)

-          TT: Lanceelot Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Desperado V daughter) – VARIAN BRED

-          TT: Paradizio (A Huckleberry Bey V grandson, and also Bey Shah 2x)

-          TT: Mystruy (Bey Shah 2xs)

***Summary: 100% of the horses in the 2016 $100,000 AWPA Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity Championships – the richest jackpot class ever to be offered in the Arabian wester pleasure divisions – carried Varian lines, demonstrating the power of Varian bred horses who overwhelmingly dominate the western divisions, particularly with Sundance Kid V. Sundance Kid V, a Desperado V son, is fast becoming to western divisions what Afire Bey V was to the English divisions. The Jullyen-bred horses crossed with Varian lines are also a dominant force.

$100,000 AWPA WESTERN PLESURE FUTURITY Stat: Two of the top ten horses in the $100,000 AWPA Western Pleasure Futurity were Jullyen-bred horses crossed with Varian lines.

A Note From Angela: 

Varian Arabians extends its profound congratulations to all the winners in Tulsa who carried Varian lines. We are proud of what Sheila created, and we are enthusiastic about carrying it into the future and continuing to cheer on our owners and breeders with V horses. They speak for themselves. This year's U.S. Nationals is for you.

Angela Alvarez

**New Boarding Opportunities at Varian Arabians**

BoardingIt’s becoming increasingly difficult to find boarding options that are consistently dependable for the physical and mental well-beings of horses. At Varian Arabians, horse owners can rest easy knowing that their horses are not only receiving the highest level of care available, but are also happy and peaceful in the bucolic barns and pastures of Varian Arabians.

Affordable boarding options are currently available for Broodmares, Young Horses, and Stallions at Stud.

Varian Arabians ranks among the top boarding and care facilities in the world, with services, expertise and level of care that is second to none. Board your horses with complete peace of mind.

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