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2019 Marchador Calendar – Available now!

Four Summerwind and Future Foal Breeder Calendars to Choose from!

1.  Inspirational Marchadors and  Quotes    Our non-profesional photos from 2018 with friends and family included!  Oversized calendar with photos of beautiful Marchador horses, and the people who love them.

2. Summerwind and Future Foal Stallions – Oversized calendar of the Summerwind stallions we offer,  and also the ones where we are expecting to import frozen semen.

3.  Summerwind and Future Foal mares –  Oversized calendar of the mares in our breeding program.

4.  Summerwind and Future Foal Foals – Oversized calendar of all of our foals when they were babies.   We name our foals with the letters of the alphabet so in there are letters A – L!

Take a peek!   Check out more calendar photos in the album below.

Hang in the tack room or your office!    They do make great presents.    You can start ordering today.   Delivery usually takes about 1 week.

If you want multiple calendars, please contact me to get correct shipping –  I can ship two or three calendars for the same amount.

SPECIAL OFFER THIS YEAR – Take a calendar page for your Marchador!  Send me a photo and I will customize the calendar for you!

We hope you enjoy!

$25 plus shipping and handling 

Choose which version!

Some of the Marchador photos from the calendars!

Quote calendar

Stallion Calendar

Mare Calendar

Foal Calendar

Photo Shoot Photos! April 2017

A very nice day with Tamara Gooch and Jess Lee, two fine people and world-renowned photographers.   To see more of their work visit their websites: and

Marchador horses in the shoot:  Azenha de Maripa,  Brasilia do Summerwind, Caboclo da Piedade, Gaia do Summerwind, Hawke do Summerwind, Jedi-Knight do Summerwind, Leia do Summerwind, Seamus da Boa Fe


Welcome to the World – Leia do Summerwind!

Born April 1st, 2017, the much awaited and anticipated foal of Arun de Maripa x Azenha de Maripa, arrived.   And it’s a GIRL!  LEIA!   We are overjoyed!

A beautiful and correct filly, she is a pure Maripa, a bloodline is a mix of Abaiba, Bela Cruz and Herdade.   In the sire,  Arun de Maripa is also added Favacho and Tabatinga blood from his ELITE sire Favacho Diamante.  It is a wonderful blend!

Named Leia do Summerwind by the Future Foal breeders, Elizabeth and DJ Sims of Silver Stables Marchadors in Phoenix AZ.    They also own Jedi-Knight do Summerwind and now Leia, along with Gralha M.U.G.,  provide them the foundation for their breeding program and she stays part of the FUTURE FOAL network.

Arun de Maripa (imported frozen semen)  has sired one other filly in CA named Gemini do Dreamcatcher.

Azenha de Maripa has produced 4 offspring – in Canada, Beethoven do Summerwind (x La Paz Jivago), in AZ, Hawke do Summewind ( x Ximoio de Maripa),  in UT, Hemingway do Summerwind  (x La Paz Jivago) and now in AZ,  Leia do Summerwind (x Arun de Maripa.

Pictures of Leia from Day 1 to 2 weeks!  Enjoy!




L** foal do Summerwind is coming in November!

Interested in Owning or Investing in a Marchador?  L** foal do Summerwind is available for full or partial reservation now!  Often, our foals are sold before they are born.  If you are thinking about this  Future Foal, let us know!

For Full Ownership, reserve for $9,000 – payment plans available.    For investment or partial ownership, contact us for options that might work for you.

Thinking ahead!  To be born in AZ in November 2017, (Marchadors use real birthdays, not January 1!), this foal will be ready to go around May 2018.

A full sibling to Jedi-Knight do Summerwind, pictured here, this foal has a 25% chance of black or black tobiano (like his sire) or blue roan tobiano or blue roan (like his dam).   We expect this foal to mature at 15 hands and have a smooth gait.


Isabelle – IZZY!  is a 14.2H  blue roan mare, the daughter of 2 imported Marchador horses.   She is so beautiful with an exquisite head and look about her.   So much fun to ride! –  A Marcha batida gait that is both fast and smooth.   Lots of confidence that she passed on to her first foal Jedi-Knight.   We are expecting the same results in this baby.  To read more about Izzy and to see more photos, follow this link:   AZ – Isabelle do Great Lakes.

Talisma Kafe is the sire using imported frozen semen from Brazil.   Talisma has had 4 foals here in North America and all of them have been spectacular!    We are expecting the same here; it’s in his genes.   Talisma is the son of JB stallion Palhaco de Ituvavera, who produced so many Brazilian champions – Elo Kafe de Nova, Tiguaro Kafe are 2 of the top ones.   His name in the pedigree is gold.

Talisma is a stunning black and white tobiano stallion.  Sweet and gentle, he has a marcha picada or center gait.   His offspring is winning in the show ring in mostly marcha picada classes.    For more information and photos on Talisma, follow this link:  Talisma Kafe

MM DNA Testing!

Summerwind Marchadors has the DNA  results for most of our Marchadors!   Fascinating!

b698fa_092bb8575c9a8b9d873506d8ca8da0a0Our DNA – genetic analysis was done  by Heather Holl, of Etalon Diagnostics Lab, CA who was looking for more samples for her study to develop a new genetic test to prove parentage.   Along with contributing to her research project, we got a full report on each horse.  It is exciting!

From a breeding standpoint, we can report now on many of our Marchadors characteristics!

Of particular interest to us is the “gait” gene DMRT3.   This is one of the genes identified that is involved with horses that gait laterally. However, it does not perfectly describe horses that possess a diagonal gait.   Indeed some of best horses do not display this gene.  Additionally, this DMRT3 gene has been found in trotting horse breeds.   So, current thinking is that perhaps this gene describes a horse that would rather stay in gait instead of transitioning up into canter, which is why now, it is sometimes described as “loss of canter”.

195b6c9d6dc180f25150928a54e59a6cBecause DMRT3 is not “THE gait gene” as so many describe it, Summerwind Marchadors is also supporting the Equine Genetics Research lab at UF, Gainesville.   This project is headed by Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa,  testing for gait gene secrets in OUR Marchador breed.  For more information or to contribute to their research,  follow this link:

We will start adding this information to our horse’s pages on the website, but here is the summary report on John’s gelding Artemis do Summerwind, as an example of the information we have now on every horse.

Genetic Profile Test Results Horse: Artemis Do Summerwind Owner: John Kelley

Disease: NONE

Color:  Aa, ee, G/n, nd1/nd2, W20/n

Traits:  GG (curiousity), TT (Endurance Type), DMRT3/DMRT3

Disease: Artemis Do Summerwind has not tested positive for any recessive disease alleles on this panel.

A new discovery test for West Nile indicates he may be more susceptible to West Nile.  A new discovery test for a Subfertility gene indicates 2 alleles are present.  In male horses, 4 alleles present may mean they have lower rates of foal production.

Coat Color: Artemis Do Summerwind has two Red alleles and no Black, indicating his base coat color appears Red. One copy of the Dominant Agouti allele was detected; invisible on a Red base (it pushes/restricts Black out to points; legs, ear tips, etc. appearing Bay). One Grey allele was detected which may result in greying of the entire coat (possibly appearing White at maturity). One Dominant White 20 allele was also detected which may result in White markings.

His DNA also tested on a discovery platform to indicate he is heterozygous for non-Dun pimitive markings and there may pass it 50% to his offspring.

As a result of the allele count in each of the following, he has a minimum 100% chance of passing Red and 50% Dominant Agouti and 50% Grey and/or Dominant White 20 to any offspring.

His DNA also tested on a discovery platform to indicate he is heterozygous for non-Dun pimitive markings and there may pass it 50% to his offspring.

Traits:  Artemis testing has indicated the presence of 2 DMRT3 alleles and he may therefore, pass it 100% to his offspring.  2 Curiosity genes (100%) were detected.  He is likely more curious than vigilant.   2 Endurance alleles (100%) were detected; he is likely more distance than Sprint.

Artemis do Summerwind and John
Artemis do Summerwind and John