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.
Unveiling 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.
***WE WILL BE BROADCASTING LIVE ON FACEBOOK FROM THIS EVENT***
Presentation of the Sheila Varian Memorial Perpetual Stallion Trophy
Sunday, February 26th
Senior Stallion Championship (Class 1173, last class of the morning)
***WE WILL BE BROADCASTING LIVE ON FACEBOOK FROM CENTER RING***
Varian Arabians breeding manager Kristy Gillot will be representing Varian Arabians in Scottsdale Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19th.
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.
Varian Arabians Will be LIVE at Scottsdale
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
Book Your Breeding During Scottsdale & Save!
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!
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?
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
On 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.
**New Boarding Opportunities at Varian Arabians**
It’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.