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Future Foal Expands to TX and FL

Future Foal “do Summerwind” expands in May.  Joining the Summerwind investors and breeders are Cathy Pierce of Corpus Christi, TX and Laura Patterson and Victor Rosa of Gainesville, FL.

Cathy Pierce riding Destiny do Summerwind.
Cathy Pierce riding Destiny do Summerwind.nd Laura Patterson and Victor Rosa of Gainesville, FL.

Cathy Pierce fell in love with Marchadors after riding them in Brazil at one of  her exchange student’s family farm.   Cathy adds 2 younger Marchador mares to the Summerwind reservation pool,  with Destiny do Summerwind (La Paz Jivago x Chanel de Miami) and Cassandra do MManor (Frevo da Camaq x Ibiza da Boa Fe).

Read more about Cathy here.

 

Laura Patterson Rosa and Victor Rosa are Brazilians who are here in 10847891_579911418775370_4464750481639087151_nthe US as Laura pursues her doctorate degree at the University of Florida.    She is a veterinarian who is researching Gait Genetics of the Mangalarga Marchador, but brings many other skills and years of experience to our group.   Victor is a lawyer and trained interpreter and we plan to use his skills daily with our ventures to ensure the quality and diversity of the Marchador breed here by learning, working with Brazil and importing.

Read more about Laura and Victor here.

Future Foal offers frozen semen from 7 Marchador stallions,  sometimes frozen embryos and reservations on Future Foals do Summerwind using our group of 14 Marchador mares.   Future Foal reservations are available for a 2017 foal.

Our group of resources, investors and breeders are located in Scottsdale AZ, Sedona AZ, Pagosa Springs CO, Gainesville, FL and Corpus Christi, TX.   Please contact us if you are interested in investing in creating and promoting the Mangalarga Marchador horse in North America.

Meet Cathy Pierce

Meet Cathy Pierce

IMG_0008“I have loved horses all my life, and have owned horses since I was 16 years old.  I was able to take my horse with me to college for 3 out of 4 years.

I have a wonderful husband, Randy, and two great sons.  My husband and I have been hosting foreign exchange students for 14 years.  I am also a coordinator for the exchange organization (ERDT/Share!).  We often choose students to host who love horses.  A few years ago, we hosted David from Brazil.  He and his family raise Mangalarga Marchador horses.  He always told us that when we came to Brazil, we would ride his horses in the mountains.  

We were fortunate to be able to visit Brazil in 2012 and indeed we rode David’s Mangalarga Marchador horses in the mountains!  It was a delightful experience.  We had never ridden gaited horses, and they were so smooth.  Even more impressive was their temperament.  I rode David’s stallion-who had an amazing Picada gait!  My husband rode a very nice mare.  As we dismounted, my husband said “Oh man, we have to get one of these!”

When we returned home, we started looking for a Marchador horse of our own.  We found that this is a relatively rare breed in North America.  We used the internet to search for our first Marchador horse. We were fortunate tofind Destiny do Summerwind.  She was a 5 year old buckskin mare.  Her previous owner had health concerns and needed to sell her.12957476_10209238791236277_3059269320730361620_o

It felt like we changed horses in the middle of the stream.  Previously we have owned Arabians, Appaloosas, and Quarter horses.  The Mangalarga Marchadors are so much fun to ride and to live with.  We have become dedicated to promoting this breed, and have bred Destiny, resulting in a pampa (pinto)buckskin gelding, Imperio do Summerwind.

We also were able to purchase a mare and foal from Florida, Cassandra do MManor (Cassie) and Eduardo do MManor (Eddie).    Riding the Mangalarga Marchador mares is great and we look forward to riding their foals in the future.  IMG_0060

As we have progressed with our journey of owning and breeding Mangalarga Marchadors, we have been pleased to know John and Lynn Kelley.  They both are passionate and devoted to the Mangalarga Marchador breed.

The opportunity to join them in promoting the MM’s in North America is our ideal/dream situation.  We hope to be able to import semen and embryos from Brazil and to showcase the MM’s in more areas of North America.”