Where You Can Board With Peace of Mind

Boarding - 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. Below you’ll find a list of options to fit your needs.

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Broodmare Boarding

“Blessed are the broodmares.” That’s the motto at Varian Arabians. And they receive the consummate level of care you might expect from that statement. Green pastures, fresh air, high quality food, expert watch and care, and lots of communal time with other mares.

Varian Arabians also offers full breeding services as well – even for mares being bred to non-Varian stallions.

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Boarding for Young Horses & Riding Horses

It is possible there are few facilities in the world that are better environment for a young horse to grow up in. Young colts can grow up and learn to be a horse on Varian Arabian’s famous “Colt Hill,” where several of the most recognized stallion names in the Arabian horse industry called home as a yearling and two-year-old. But perhaps the best part? They develop a solid mental foundation with gentle handling and ground training from Mike Perez "the Varian Way" so that they will start their riding careers ready to learn, train, and trust.

Horses of any age are, of course, welcome at Varian Arabians, and all breeds are welcome. (Stallions are also welcome, though in limited availability. Please email Angela for availability, services, and pricing.) And while it is not a public riding facility, horses in training with Jaime are available to be ridden in the show arena by appointment.

Click here for Pasture, Paddock and Stall Boarding Rates

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Boarding for Stallions at Stud

Varian Arabians ranks among the top stallion stations in the world for care and handling, professionalism, and proficiency in collection and shipped semen around the world. Limited availability. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and rates.

Boarding Testimonials

“Varian Arabians is a world class ranch.  The facility is beautiful and well maintained.  The staff is excellent, because each member of the team is well-trained and experienced.  Most importantly, the team takes pride in being the best they can be.  That includes everyone from the stall cleaners to Angela Alvarez who personally oversees every aspect of the operation. I’ve been boarding horses at Varian Arabians since 2009. I board two broodmares and three young horses at the farm. The peace of mind in knowing that I have absolutely nothing to worry about when it comes to my horses’ quality of life and safety is beyond priceless.”

Sherry Conrads
Truckee, CA

"It has been an honor for me to have Varian Arabians care for my horses in many capacities for years. This includes breeding, foaling, pasture board, and training from halter lessons of a weanling to starting young horses under saddle. The experience on all levels has been gratifying! Furthermore, I have a flourishing private practice that keeps me extremely busy and knowing that my horses are under the guidance and care of Angela Alvarez of Varian Arabians puts my mind at ease. I feel fortunate for the opportunity of having my horses raised the Varian way.

Matt Gee

Sylmar, CA


"My coming 3-year-old colt was born and is growing up at Varian's. I could not be happier with the excellent care he is receiving. The staff is OUTSTANDING – highly dedicated and very attentive to every horse on the farm. I am thrilled to see that my colt is growing up and will be started in the 'Varian Way' – being treated with kindness and a deep understanding of the breed that is making him a respectful and happy horse who enjoys both life and work. Sheila's principles live on through her exceptional hand-picked staff."

Dr. Mary Jane Hanson
Scranton, PA


"I have had my horses at Varian Arabians for several years, and above all else, they treat my horses like they are part of the family. My horses have excelled under Jaime Hernandez's training and also with Mike Perez. And all of the staff see that my horses needs are always put first just as they do with the Varian herd.

Dianne Peltak
San Ramon, CA


"Varian Arabians has an outstanding reputation for excellence in everything. I purchased Sequoia Jullyen V, who was born and raised at Varian Arabians. In 2013, I bred her to Audacious ps. Her first filly, Sweet Shenandoah, was born on my birthday 3/22/2014. The breeding process was seamless due to the perfection and quality of her care at Varian's. I would not consider boarding my horses anywhere else. I consider the Varian Ranch a sanctuary. Their care, training, grooming and medical attention have been outstanding. No question as to the value I have received. The management under Sheila and Angela, professional employees, and new friends I have met have made this an experience of a lifetime. They take better care of my horses than I do of myself!"

Debby Stevenot
Avila Beach, CA

Boarding - at Varian Arabians