"V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian"

#theVFilm Official Hashtag of the Varian Film

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

Executive Producer


"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




 2016 Calendar - Based on the Acclaimed Film

Give 12 months of inspiration this holiday season! Based on the acclaimed film "V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian," this calendar offers a full year of stunning photos, inspirational quotes from Sheila, horse birthdays, Varian Arabians history, and more! Only 500 calendars are available. Get yours before they are sold out. Note: This item is being made available on Presale, and will be fulfilled by December 15th for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

$18 (plus shipping/handling)




 Varian Film Collector's Gift Set (DVD & Calendar)

The ultimate gift set for the Sheila Varian fan, this combo package includes "V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian" DVD and one 2016 Limited Edition Calendar with beautiful historical photos, outtakes and quotes from the movie every month. Plus, you'll save on the products and shipping with this option. Please Note: The 2016 Calendar is on Presale, and will be fulfilled by December 15 with guaranteed delivery by Christmas. By purchasing this Collector's Gift Set which ships both items together, your calendar and DVD will ship out on or before December 15th.

$42 (plus shipping/handling)  

Retail $53!



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

Platinum Performance

Gordon & Wendy Cartwright

Will Hearst

Shirley Houchin

Jack Lapointe & Diamond Hill Arabians

Maroon Fire Arabians & Shea Stables

Dave May

Ronai White

Nan & Dick Walden

Frank & Sara Chisholm

Murray & Shirley Popplewell

Lisa Capaldini

Pepper Allgood

Aljassimya Farm

Sherry Conrads

Greg & Jean Jacobs

Larry Jerome

Allison Mehta

Carol and Stu Nierenberg

Kathie Hart & Audrey Hart

Larry Schoff

Manny Viera

Lori Conway

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