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.
Bronze de Rio Grande
ABCCMM National Show!
Violeiro do Riomar
Fole de Maripa, frozen semen available
Cachaca de Tres Coracoes – she will be at the National Show!
Oma de Maripa has foals here in the US and we have more frozen semen to create again.
Carnaval Sao Lourenco
Arun de Maripa.
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Praia do Forte – Fort Beach. These are protective cages for sea turtle nests on the beach. The nests are monitored until the baby turtles hatch and get to the sea.
Seu Chico Tandy
We got to present one of the awards for marcha picada stallion Seu Chico Tandy won the class and we got to ride him!
Reserve champion mare at the CBM in Bahia – marcha picada
Great saddles for sale at the fair.
View from our hotel lobby window! Marchador Fest and a few auctions were held here at the hotel.
Stations of the Cross. Tile depictions inside the church.
Colonial building – all Portuguese tiles – that is being restored in Salvador
View from the restaurant. Yacht club Salvador, Bahia
Fresh bread at the supermarket.
John taking a photo of the mare conformation class. Third mare in was also one we liked – daughter of Favacho Estanho.
Highest priced mare at the auction. They only sold a share for several hundred thousand dollars.
Lynn riding Luxo. We also rode a stallion Violeiro do Riomar.
Luxo de Mairi, a marcha picada stallion, son of Emblema EAO, pure Favacho blood.
Amado Ipe, champion marcha picada stallion
Mare conformation class at the show. This mare won the class, a daughter of Favacho Diamante.
Marchador auction – great stage to showcase the horses.
Laura riding Amado Ipe.