Luna is here! Her dam is Isabelle do Great Lakes, a beautiful blue roan Marchador mare. Also known as Izzy, she is owned by Karen Livesay and Randy Conilogue, breeding with us as Future Foal @ Sedona.
Her sire is Talisma Kafe, a black and white tobiano stallion, using imported frozen semen. The semen is from Haras Elfar, a prominent Marchador breeding farm in Brazil. Luna is the full sibling to Jedi-Knight do Summerwind, now 2 years old.
Everything we hoped for, and more! She has been reserved by Christine and Craig McNeil.
Congratulations to Christine and Craig! We are so impressed with your baby!
Christine writes ” I have a life-long love of horses and have ridden over the years as often and as much as possible. I have known for a very long time the incredible benefits of being around horses and the bond that can be had between horse and human. I also have a special interest in equine assisted therapy both for physical and psychological challenges. Now that my husband, Craig, and I are nearing retirement, I am able to realize my dream of owning horses. I focused my search on gaited horses and came across the Marchador breed and SummerWind Marchadors. We are purchasing our 2 horses through Future Foal and are very excited for the day we can bring them home to northern Wisconsin where we will be retiring.”
We can’t wait for you to come and see your new baby! She is stunning! And friendly! Below are some photos of Luna and her almost daily visitors since being born.
“A successful season has come to a close for this Saskatchewan Cowboy Dressage rider. The cold and snow has crept in and the horses will have a winter layoff now.
The season was fun and I feel I accomplished some good goals. Both of my Marchadors ended up competing after my mare Joia had to be laid off to an illness.
Joia has beautiful rhythm and this season received a bronze award and pin for her accomplishments. Beethoven went from the trail to the rail to the show arena in a blink of an eye as he stood in for Joia. Beethoven received some good marks in his dressage tests and was awarded a champion ribbon. Judges for the season were Kim Moats Canada and Lynn Ringrose Moe California for the finals.
Marchadors have lovely rhythmic movement and I encourage MM owners to give this sport a try.
Thank you to Jody Lynn Busch Horsemanship for her guidance.”
Jody Busch Horsemanship Drill team video! We were awarded first place.
Photos of Laurie with her 2 Marchador horses – Joia and Beethoven!
We have plans to go to the National Show in July and to visit some Marchador horse breeding farms while we are there. We go to learn more about the breed, the training, the genetics and the philosophies from the breeders and trainers there. But, our goal is always to find and import new genetics to the U.S. for our continued improvement and diversity here. Most often, this is by importing frozen semen.
So, even before we go, we can start the photo album of some of the Marchador horses and farms that we expect to see.