Leading breeder of the AWPA

Join the list of National Champions who begin their ride with Palmetto Arabians!

our mindset

Thoughtful breeding
is a responsiblity

The average life span for a horse is approximately 30 years. With that in mind, the breeding choices we make have the goal to put on the ground a healthy, functional horse, who is equipped to be ridden … at home or in the show ring.

2021 AWPA Mid Summer Nationals AAOTR Maturity

Award winning breeding
for 20 years

Hall of Fame

2012 Breeder of the Year
2014 Breeder of the Year
2016 Breeder of the Year

Sundance Kid V

2018 Overall Sire of The Year
2017 Overall Sire of The Year
2012 Leading Living Futurity Program Sire
2013 Spotlight Futurity Sire of Distinction
2016 Performance Sire of The Year
2014 AHT Readers’ Choice Performance Sire of the Year


All Time Overall Leading Breeders
($ Earned)

All Time Leading Purebred Breeders
($ Earned & Points)

All Time Overall Leading Sires
($ Earned)
#1 Sundance Kid V
#2 PA Kid Khan
#7 Possesion PGA & Always A Jullyen V

All Time Overall Leading Sires (Points)
#1 Sundance Kid V
#5 PA Kid Khan
#7 SF Sir Real

Futurity Programs

2012, 2013 & 2014 Leading Breeder of Overall Futurity Program Champions

2012 Leading Breeder of Halter Futurity Program Champions

2014 & 2013 Spotlight Futurity Breeder of Distinction

2014 Spotlight Futurity Breeder of Distinction Hall of Fame

Hunter Pleasure

2012 Leading Breeder
of Hunter/Hack Champions

2015 Leading Breeder
of Hunter/Hack Champions

Always A Jullyen V
2015 Leading National Hunter/Hack Sire

Sundance Kid V

Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V, by Ali Jamaal

The legacy of Sundance Kid V and his breeder, the great Sheila Varian is held dear to Palmetto Arabians. Their influence on our lives and our program is reflective in the horses we breed even today. Their contribution to the breed is unrivaled and we are thankful for how they touched our world.

“When I first went out to Sheila Varian’s, I would ask about the pedigrees of the horses she was showing me. I noticed very quickly that almost every foal I picked out was by Sundance. Lily Dancer V and May Dancer V were two of those horses that I took home that day. I didn’t think Sheila would ever sell him but when she was open to my suggestion, Sara and I were ecstatic. ” ~Frank Chisholm

Frank & Sara

It is with great pleasure we welcome you to our farm. We are now celebrating over 2 decades of breeding Arabian horses and the friends we have made along the way. We love to talk horses, and the new adventures they bring to all our lives.

What Our Clients Have To Say

“PA Kid Khan to me exemplifies what a Junior Western Horse should be. The class specs state that junior western horses are to be judged on substance, quality, performance and manners. Often confused with bulk, substance merely refers to the ability to perform the task at hand. This horse has the refined muscling and angulation to do his job effortlessly. He exudes quality and performed exemplary. He is the true definition of a junior western horse. Guided by his multi talented trainer and horseman, Rob Bick, we are sure to see greatness from this team.” ~ Bill Melendez
Bill Melendez
Next spring just got a little busier and a whole lot more exciting! We will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of this baby out of our sweet PA Real Marielle by the one and only Possession PGA. Western talent, trainability, disposition and beauty abound in this amazing cross!

Huge thank you to Sarah O’Brien at Palmetto Arabians for her spectacular breeding work and to Rob Bick and Caralyn Schroter for your guidance in choosing the perfect match for our girl.
Dowling Farms
Our lovely She Be Noble is in foal to the stunning PA Kid Khan! Thank you to Palmetto Arabians for always being amazing to work with, this the 3rd stallion we have bred to with them. So excited!
Allyssa Baird
Thank you to Palmetto Arabians for producing performance horses with sweet minds, that are capable of just being a horse, being a pet. Locano is the gentle soul I’ve been waiitng for all of my adult life.
Jessica Thomson Jackson
Rocking the performance halter …

East Coast Champion mare PA Marsielle Dancer and PA Laredo … those Palmetto Arabian are always stars!!!
Holly B Lyter
Amy Taylor-Greengard and I have been friends for the past 20 years due to our love and passion for the Arabian horse. But for the first time in all these years, we both own horses sired by PA Kid Khan. We’re both grateful to Palmetto Arabians. We absolutely love them!
Sandy Feuling
I have the chance to visit the Palmetto stallions on Friday at the Scottsdale show. They are amazing!

So excited for our Always A Jullyen foal out of our Emanor daughter and very excited to breed to him again this year!
Paula Hitzler
MSU University
After having great success with our 2020 PA Phoenix Kid foal, we decided to breed back to him for a 2021 foal. The eleven month wait is so, so long. As always, it was a phenomenal experience working with Palmetto Arabians and Sarah O’Brien during this year’s breeding season. They truly go above and beyond for their clients and are of of a kind Much love to you all!
Jessica Karraker

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