Sundance Kid V

Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V

Black Stallion

CA, LFS & SCID Clear
Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire
AWPA Stallion Futurity
2014,2016,2017,2018 APAHA Performance and Overall Sire of the Year


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. We are proud to have such a legend be the true foundation of all we breed at Palmetto, and enjoy seeing he and his foals top the charts today.

Sundance Kid V is known for producing beautiful athletes.  He contributes to his get his size, standing at 15.3 hands himself.   Bone density and substance uncommon to the traditional standard of the Arabian breed as well as powerful muscling, are also found in his babies.  The beautiful shape of his foals’ neck is now the necessary for the winning rides in the Western Pleasure discipline.  His babies are talented movers as a result of the combination of these desirable conformation attributes but the most pertinent part is a trainable, kind, and intelligent mind.

Sundance was honored by the coveted APAHA Trophey in 2014 & 2016 Performance Sire of the Year, and continues to top the charts, show after show as a leading sire.

It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to the horse that started it all on March 6, 2017. His battle with laminitis became too much for this kind soul. Bittersweet on the anniversary of Sheila’s passing, but it feels like she has called Sundance Kid V home. 

“Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow, but remember me in every tomorrow.”

“When I first went out to Sheila Varian’s, she was showing me around and 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 back East and they earned a Regional Championship and a National Championship, both in Western pleasure. I didn’t think Sheila would ever sell him but when she was open to my suggestion, Sara and I were ecstatic. He is athletic, balanced and gorgeous. Our inventory is growing and consists of Hunter and Western performance prospects that are striking enough to be shown in the Halter arena as well.” ~Frank Chisholm

Full Pedigree

Bay El Bey
Huckleberry Bey
Desperado V
Holly Bask
Ruminaja Ali
Ali Jamaal
Heritage Memory
Sweet Shalimar V
Huckleberry Bey
Spinning Song

More photos of Sundance Kid V

Foals by Sundance Kid V