Category Archives: SW Future Foals

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



Your chance to own a Summerwind Marchador!

Offered for sale or reservation!  Lots of opportunities to own a Summerwind Marchador!

These future foals “do Summerwind” have superior pedigrees, wonderful disposition, beauty and gait.  We breed for uniqueness, seeking to increase the genetic diversity in the Marchador population.  That is why we are focused in finding individuals who commit to breeding and producing another Marchador generation.

We offer payment plans and creative ways to get you your first Marchador foal!

For Reservation – 100% ownership or partner with us 25% or 50%

Arun de Maripa in Brazil
Arun de Maripa

Expected March 2017  Azenha de Maripa x Arun de Maripa.   L “do Summerwind”. Weaned and ready to go October 2017.  Our first Arun foal.   Arun is producing fabulous offspring in Brazil and this is only the 2nd foal of his in the U.S.   Black or bay color.  Marcha batida.     Azenha produces fabulous foals – Beethoven, Hawke, Hemingway are shining examples.   This is a great chance for you to have a pure Maripa-bred Marchador!

12439217_459018270954902_5023357053976833523_nExpected November 2017 Isabelle do Great Lakes x Talisma Kafe.   “L2 do Summerwind”.   Weaned around May or June 2018.   A full sibling to everyone’s favorite Jedi-Knight do Summerwind  25% chance of blue roan, 25% chance for black, 25% chance fo blue roan tobiano, 25% chance for black tobiano!  100% chance for great gait and temperament!


For Sale – 

Imperio do SummerwindImperio do Summerwind – Destiny do Summerwind x Talisma Kafe.   Buckskin tobiano gelding that is truly unique and special.  Buy him today and finish the training that you want on him as a 3 year old, or have us finish him for you.   Today’s price as a 2.5  year old is listed at $12,500, but we will be increasing that soon.  Now is the time!   Payment plan offered, as always.

And, don’t forget we always have at least 7 stallions on ice – ready to ship frozen semen for breeding!  Expect to be impressed!




Brazilian Breeder Visit – Welcome Haras Avena!

A business and touring visit, Summerwind Marchadors and Future Foal breeders will present their Mangalarga Marchador horses during a traveling barn tour for Carlos Avena from Haras Avena, BR.

img_7420Summerwind and Future Foal plan to  import this stallion frozen semen in 2016/2017. For those breeders who want to love tobiano horses, we heard you!   More tobiano genetics are needed to cross with the few tobiano Marchadors here in the U.S.

We seek to  import frozen semen from superior and championship level Marchador stallion semen to build genetic diversity and improve future generations of Marchador horses here in North America.   All of our selected Marchador stallions are proven producers in Brazil.

The barn tours are open to the public!  Please come to meet a Marchador!

Here is the proposed schedule.  RSVP to 602-999-3915 to get more information, directions and updates if the schedule changes.

Saturday November 5, 2016

3:00 p.m.    Adrienne Scheck presenting MM mare Gaia do Summerwind.   Area is North Scottsdale, off Dynamite Blvd.

4:00 p.m.   Jeff and Michelle Bosley presenting MM mares and gelding:  Bacara do Summerwind, Elba Cruzalta, Hallelujah do Summerwind, Tigre do Summerwind.  Area is Rio Verde, off 136 St.

Sunday  November 6, 2016

10:00 a.m.    Lynn and John Kelley, Summerwind Marchadors and other Future Foal breeders presenting MM mares Bossa Nova de Miami, Brasilia do Summerwind, Isabelle do Great Lakes and geldings Artemis do Summerwind, Caboclo da Piedade, Koyote Libertas and Hawke do Summerwind.   Area is Rio Verde, at OutWest Stallion Station.

4:00 p.m   Elizabeth and D.J Sims, Silver Stables along with other Future Foal breeders presenting MM mares  Gralha M.U.G., Azenha de Maripa,  MM gelding Seamus da Boa Fe and MM stud colts Jedi-Knight do Summerwind and K** do Summerwind, newborn.  Area is North Phoenix off Carefree Highway.