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sheila varian riding comment at scottsdaleInterview and Prologue by Jim Robbins, plus new photos of Sheila few have seen.

This interview with Sheila occurred in the early spring of 1994, a different time and place in the world of both horses and technology. Afire Bey V and Hucklebey Berry+/ were just “coming on” as a show horses and young sires. Jullyen El Jamaal, Audacious PS and Sundance Kid V hadn’t been foaled...

 

 

 

Mozambique V++++// - 2019 an exciting year!

 
Varian Arabians would like to congratulate Debbie and Dayton Canaday on the significant accomplishments Moz has acheived in 2019.

Mozambique V++++// is out of the Audacious ps daughter, Misti Morn V.

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Sport Horse Nationals:
2019 Sport Horse National Champion Western Dressage ATR, (score of 68.3%, out of 17 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion-Dressage Training Level Open, (score of 72.2%, out of 33 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion- Dressage Training Level AAOTR, (score of 68.7%, out of 21 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion- Dressage Training Level Jr Horse, (score of 68.3%, out of 13 horses)
2019 Sport Horse Top Ten Show Hack ATR, (5th out of 19 horses)
2019 Sport Horse Top Ten Western Dressage Open, (score of 67.6%, 5th out of 29 horses)
 
 
Canadian Nationals:
2019 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Trail AOTR
2019 Canadian National Reserve Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle Jr Horse
2019 Canadian Top Ten Dressage Training Level Open, (score of 64.6%, out of 18 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Dressage Training Level ATR, (score of 66.2%, out of 23 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Dressage Type, (6th out of 13 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Hunter Type ATH, (4th out of 14 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Hunter Type, (5th out of 11 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack (8th out of 15 horses)
 

Regional Championships:

Region 6 - 10 Championships, 6 Reserve Championships, 3 Top 4's

Region 4 - 1 Championships, 4 Reserve Championships, 2 Top 3's

Region 3 - 4 Championships, 2 Reserve Championships, 2 Top 4's

Pacific Slope - 9 Championships, 1 Reserve Championship

 


 
 
The Power of the V - Varian Horses & Sires Shine in Tulsa
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(p.s. Be ready to scroll... it's a long list!)

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"V" Power was on full display in Tulsa at the 2019 U.S. Nationals in just about every division imaginable. We are proud of all the horses with that recognizable "V" on their hips, as well as the owners, breeders, and exhibitors who lovingly offered them this platform to shine.

We have compiled a list of V horses to the best of our ability. (If we have overlooked any horses, please let us know.) Please join us in congratulating these V horses, Major Mac progeny, and progeny of the great resident sire, Monticello V!

Karmel El Jullyen V   Toskcan Prince V   Sahara Jewel V

 

Monaco Jullyen V

Baltimore Mac V   Toskcan Prince V   Sahara Jewel V

 

Agracie Girl V

Abilene Mac V   Picante Jullyen V   El Dorado Mac V

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Congratulations From Varian Arabians!

TOSKCAN PRINCE V (HA Toskcan Sun x Calendar Girl V, by Bravado Bey V) owned by Krystal McCulloch and James Cox
- U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian Country English Pl Horse with Shannon Beethe
- U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pl AAOTR 55 & Over with Krystal McCulloch


KARMEL EL JULLYEN V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V, by Desperado V) owned by Franklin Farm LLC
- U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Ch with Greg Harris


MONACO JULLYEN V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V, by Audacious ps) owned by Shamrock Farms LLC
- U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Open (3rd consecutive year) with Joe Reser
- U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pl AAOTR 36-54 with Leslie Doran Sommer
... 3rd year this boy has won this prestigious title… a feat that may be unprecedented.


SAHARA JEWEL V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Sanadika V, by Sanadik El Shaklan) owned by Kathie Hart or Bob Hart Jr.
- U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure AAAOTR 19-35


BALTIMORE MAC V (Major Mac V x PGN Bellazima, by Shah Azim) owned by Kim Laube
- U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian Cutting Junior Horse with Kaitlyn Laube
- U.S. Reserve Champion Arabian Cutting Futurity with Kaitlyn Laube
... First Major Mac Progeny to go National Champion!


JAGGER JULLYEN BV (Jullyen El Jamaal x Adelaida V, by Sundance Kid V) owned by Katie and Joe Russell
- U.S. Top Ten ABS Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Jackpot with Katie Russell
- U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian Hunter Pl AAOTR 55 & Over with Katie Russell


CONNECTED COMMOTION V (Hucks Connection V x Calendar Girl V, by Bravado Bey V) owned by Donna Lynch
- U.S. National Top Ten Champion Arabian Park with Dwane Hankins
- U.S. National Top Ten Champion Arabian Park AAOTR with Donna Lynch
- U.S. National Top Ten Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving with Dwane Hankins
- U.S. National Top Ten Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD with Donna Lynch
... FOUR Titles won at his very first U.S. National Show… Incredible!


ABILENE MAC V (Maclintock V x Ames Perfection, by Brass) owned by Susan Cavanagh
- 6th Place – U.S. National Arabian English Trail Horse with Lou Roper
- 1st Place – U.S. National Champion Open Trail Derby with Lou Roper


PICANTE JULLYEN V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Precious V, by Desperado V) owned by Rancho Sonada LLC
- U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian Reining Horse with Gary Ferguson


AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V, by Huckleberry Bey) owned by Rancho Sonada LLC
- U.S. National Champion Arabian English Trail AAOTR with Nan Walden
- 3rd Place – U.S. National Arabian Ranch Riding AATR 55 & Over Champion with Nan Walden
- 4th Place – U.S. National Arabian English Trail Horse with Trish Nelson
- 4th Place – U.S. National Arabian Western Trail Horse with Trish Nelson
- 5th Place – U.S. National Arabian Western Trail AAOTR with Nan Walden
... This decorated mare is no stranger to the winner’s circle!


EL DORADO MAC V (Major Mac V x Estrella Jillian V, by Jullyen El Jamaal) owned by Staci & Bill Callison
- U.S. National Top Ten (3rd) Arabian Horse World AWPA $100,000 Western Pl Futurity with Abe Cotton
... This special horse is Major Mac’s first progeny to the U.S. National western pleasure ring (after winning Canada this past August). He came in third in one of the toughest classes in the show. We are very proud of him, Staci & Bill, and Abe Cotton.


THE SEEKER V (Audacious ps x Satine IA, by QR Excel) owned by Staci & Bill Callison
- U.S. National Top Ten (3rd) Arabian Western Pl Jr Horse with Abe Cotton
... Third in a profoundly deep class of western pleasure junior horses


SABRE V(Audacious ps x MM Sabiine, by Sundance Kid V) owned by Holly Westmoreland
- U.S. National Top Ten AHPA Royal Arabians $75,000 Arabian Hunter Pl Futurity with Casandra Banks

 

Monticello V Offspring

We are so proud of Monticello V’s numerous winning progeny in Tulsa. Check out these incredible Monticello V Stats in Tulsa:

- Four out of the six Monticello progeny shown in Tulsa were Top Ten or better. They racked up an impressive 4 Top Ten’s 1 Reserve Championship and 3 National Championships.

- Monticello progeny made up 20% of the top ten finalists in the most lucrative class of the show, the Arabian Horse World AWPA $100,000 Western Pl Futurity. (And one of them, Hendrixx WB, won it.) Monticello V was also the only sire to claim more than one progeny in the Top Ten

- Good odds: Out of only NINE progeny by Monticello V in 2015, TWO of them were named Top Ten of the 2019 AWPA $100,000 Western Pl Futurity… and one of them won it.



HENDRIXX WB, by Monticello V owned by Richard and Andrea Martoglio
- U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Maturity with Andrea Martoglio
- U.S. National Champion AWPA Arabian Horse World $100,000 Futurity with Stanley White Jr, trained by Joe Reser

CELLO SHOTS SS, by Monticello V owned by Lesley Farms LLC
- U.S. National Champion HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR 36-54 with Carolyn Lesley
- U.S. National Top Ten ABS HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR Jackpot with Carolyn Lesley
MADDOX SS, by Monticello V owned by Represent Equine LLC
- U.S. National Top Ten AWPA Arabian Horse World $100,000 Futurity ridden by Jody Strand, trained by Joe Reser
- U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Maturity with Lesley Mazur


HONEYS ROCKIN CELLO, by Monticello V owned by Susan Al-Abbas and Marty Lake
- U.S. Reserve National Champion HA/AA Western Pl with Joe Reser
- U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR 55 & Over with Susan Al-Abbas
 
Hendrixx WB
HENDRIXX WB


Maddox SS    Honeys Rockin Cello     Cello Shots SS


Additional Shoutouts

CROWN JUELL XX owned by Lesley Farms LLC
- U.S. Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR 36-54 with Carolyn Lesley
- U.S. Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Jackpot with Carolyn Lesley


PA MAGELLAN, by Audacious PS, owned by Leslie Kvistad
- U.S. National Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure with Justin Cowden

The Afire Bey V trophy was presented on the final class of the show to the champion of the Arabian English Pleasure open, HEIRS NOBLE LOVE, who was – unsurprisingly, yet fittingly – a granddaughter of Afire Bey V. Amazingly, out of the top ten finalists, nine prominently included Afire Bey V in their pedigree… and three were directly sired by him!
 
Crown Juell XX     PA Magellan
 
 

Heirs Noble Love

 

 

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2019 Endurance Riding - Mexicali Mac V

Mexicali Mac V on Endurance Ride - 2019

Mexicali Mac V
(Maclintock V x Maya V)
2007 Bay Gelding
 
 
Dear Angela,

 

I am the owner of the wonderful Mexicali Mac V.  He is doing very well...healthy and sound.  I thought you might enjoy a pic of him. 

He has done a few endurance rides of 25 miles.  We ride for fun.  He is a treasure!  

Hope you and others at Varian Arabians are well.

Thank you for breeding and training fine Arabians.
 
Deb Schroeder
Stillwater, MN
 
 
 
 

 

2019 Sporth Horse Nationals - Mozambique V++++//

The final tally for Team Mozes at SHN....

2019 Sport Horse National Champion Western Dressage ATR, (score of 68.3%, out of 17 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion-Dressage Training Level Open, (score of 72.2%, out of 33 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion- Dressage Training Level AAOTR, (score of 68.7%, out of 21 horses)
2019 Sport Horse National Reserve Champion- Dressage Training Level Jr Horse, (score of 68.3%, out of 13 horses)
2019 Sport Horse Top Ten Show Hack ATR, (5th out of 19 horses)
2019 Sport Horse Top Ten Western Dressage Open, (score of 67.6%, 5th out of 29 horses)
 
"Mozes versatility, from English Trail, Western Dressage, Show Hack, classic Dressage, Under Saddle, Hunter Pleasure, and Western Pleasure, he does it all. Main ring and Sport Horse classes. I have made every effort to expose him to many disciplines to see what he is best at, and what "HE" enjoys the most, " states owner Debbie Canaday.  "I think if your horse enjoys what he is doing, it will show, and he will carry himself with his ears on. The judges will notice a happy horse, one who enjoys his job."

"I will say this about Mozes for these 2 National shows, he never took a bad step. Never embarrassed me. I asked, and he gave me the best of his abilities for his training and age. I am proud of him and my heart swells when I think of our accomplishments."

 
 
 
2019 Sporth Horse Nationals - Mozambique V++++//
2019 Canadian Nationals - Mozambique V++++// named Reserve National Champion! 

Final Tally:
2019 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Trail AOTR
2019 Canadian National Reserve Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle Jr Horse
2019 Canadian Top Ten Dressage Training Level Open, (score of 64.6%, out of 18 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Dressage Training Level ATR, (score of 66.2%, out of 23 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Dressage Type, (6th out of 13 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Hunter Type ATH, (4th out of 14 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Sport Horse Geldings in Hand Hunter Type, (5th out of 11 horses)
2019 Canadian Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack (8th out of 15 horses)
 

Mozambique V++++// at the 2019 Canadian Nationals

(Botswana x Misti Morn V)

Grey Gelding Foaled 04/02/14

Owned by Debbie and Dayton Canaday

 
 
This is his first time at the Canadian Nationals & in his/our very first ever national English Trail class, we placed Reserve National Champion and he has the Rozes to prove it.

He was relaxed (more than me) and acted like he was supposed to be there, with the exception of the "Pink Flowers".  Something about pink, who knows?

Thought you would like to see the quick photo op thanks to Dayton.
 
We had two go rounds, a semi final round and once qualified moving on to the Final round today.Yesterday he acted his age, but today, he knew exactly what to do, and the judges rewarded him.
 
Thank you for all your support, Team Mozes is extremely grateful!
 
 
 

 

2019 Arabian Horse Life Magazine, Issue 4 - Varian Arabians Update

2019 AHL Magazine Article Cover - Varian Arabians Update
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Audacious ps - The grand gentleman of Varian Arabians

April 9, 1994 – February 14, 2019

Sheila was not discretionary in the loving relationships she established with particular horses.

They need not have been bred by her for her to love them.
They need not have been showered with accolades for her to love them.
They need not have been a certain ‘look’ she cherished for her to love them.

They only needed to speak to her soul, and then she pledged her care and devotion to them for the rest of their days. No holds barred. No condition attached.

Besides a rare few in her life, the likes of Bay-Abi, Ronteza, and Huckleberry Bey, one horse stole her heart in a profound way, as he did nearly every other living being – horse or animal – who ever met him.

Audacious ps and Sheila seemed to enter into this wordless, beautiful dance together every time they were in the same ring… Sheila standing in the middle, smiling from ear to ear as the ethereal and soulful white stallion played around her, and with her.

Audacious was easy to love. Beyond his unforgettable beauty – including those famous tipped-in ears, liquid eyes, and quintessential flagged tail – Audacious oozed with a gentle, otherworldly joy, anointing those around him with a special reminder that the world is just as it should be, that beauty can be seen everywhere around us, and that joy is ours for the taking.

It is no wonder Sheila loved him so.

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Did you know that when we started his Facebook page in 2014, he amassed a worldwide following of thousands of people in only a matter of months? The world saw this special soul and fell in love with him just as Sheila did. Sheila is nobody’s fool… she found Audacious at the ripe age of fifteen years of age and gave him the world stage he deserved. He thrived at Varian Arabians for the remainder of his days, just as Sheila had promised.

Audacious was lovingly laid to rest on Valentine’s Day.. of all days. The irony. On first glance, it seems to add another layer of pain to a colossal heap of heartbreak. 

And yet, what did Audacious always communicate to us? Yes, the world is as it should be. Yes, there is beauty all around us. And, yes, joy is ours for the taking. Maybe – just maybe – it was his way of reminding us of these truths on the one day of the year that is dedicated to all that he stood for… Love. And from that place, it suddenly feels… just as it should be. 

There will never be another Audacious ps, just as there will never be another Sheila Varian.

But their legacies and their truths will live on in our hearts. And even though he didn’t display the royal “V” on his hip, Audacious will forever be intertwined with the most poignant values represented in the Power of the V. 

 Rest in peace, dear Audacious. We are better because of you.

 

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