Sundance Kid V

Sundance Kid VDesperado V x Sweet Shalimar V, by Ali Jamaal
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


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.”

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.

The Arabian Horse Times year end totals for US and Canadian Nationals found Sundance Kid V at the top of many of their lists:

  • #2 Purebred Arabian Point Total
  • #3 Purebred Arabian Winners
  • #3 Purebred and Half Arabian Number Of Winners
  • #6 Half Arabian Winners

Sundance Kid V was also honored in Scottsdale this year as the 2014 & 2016 as the APAHA Performance Sire of the Year.  His son, Zefyr, was also honored as the 2014, 2015 & 2016 APAHA Western Pleasure Horse of the Year.

“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




Winners sired by Sundance Kid V




Sundance Kid V @ Varian Arabians from Palmetto Arabians, LLC on Vimeo.