"V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian"
History has always been very important to me, particularly as it pertains to the Arabian horse.
This year marks the 60th anniversary for Varian Arabians. And what a story it is. In a twist-and-turn adventure, the film walks viewers through the epic story of Sheila Varian, known to be one of the world's elite horse breeders and trainers, and includes never-before-seen footage of her early years and her horses. It is the ultimate underdog story.
You'll walk alongside a young Sheila as she learns from famous mentors and carries life-long friendships. You'll ride with her as she breaks world-records to a stunned audience of more 15,000 people. You'll feel the exhilaration of watching her first three Arabian mares step off the trailer after their overseas trip from Poland in 1961. You'll share her hurts, struggles and ultimate triumphs from walking a road less traveled. You'll be swept away by the beauty of her stallions that changed the Arabian breed forever, and her unique relationships with them. But most of all, you'll be inspired by what can happen when you dig deep to follow your calling, and end up changing the world.
Evie Tubbs Sweeney
"V- The Legacy of Sheila Varian" DVD
Dive into this inspirational story of one of the world's most revered horse women and breeders. You'll follow her epic journey through adventures, trials, lessons and joys. But most of all, you'll be inspired by what can happen when someone digs deep to follow their calling... and ends up changing the world.
Running time: 128 minutes
$35 plus shipping and handling
Official Signed Film Poster - Extremely Limited Quantities
A handful of Official Film Posters signed by Sheila Varian remain, and are available while supplies last. The film poster looks beautiful framed, and will be a collector's item for years to come. We are exhausting remaining posters. Don't pass it by. Once they're gone, they're gone.
$15 plus shipping and handling
World-Premiere Information on Saturday, August 2nd- SOLD OUT
"V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian" will be premiered in Forbes Hall at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande, Cal. on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:30pm.
The event is now sold out.
You may view its LIVE broadcast at iEquine.com.
Special Thanks to the film's Sponsors
Gordon & Wendy Cartwright
Jack Lapointe & Diamond Hill Arabians
Maroon Fire Arabians & Shea Stables
Nan & Dick Walden
Frank & Sara Chisholm
Murray & Shirley Popplewell
Greg & Jean Jacobs
Carol and Stu Nierenberg
Kathie Hart & Audrey Hart
Mike & Mary Sypolt
Special Thanks to the film's Creative Team
A film by EvieInc
Directed by Millington Productions Inc.
Written by Bob Sweeney
Fundraising & Support by Sherry Conrads
Archival Footage by Jungle Films, Scott Trees, Dick Towle and Varian Arabians Historical Archive