A compilation of frequently asked questions about breeding with frozen semen.
At Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Memorial Day Weekend 2017.
The USMMA booth and then the 2 presentations – first one was to the GIRL FROM IPANEMA, a presentation of the Marchadors ala the Rio Olympics with the girls handing out roses to the audience. The second presentation was a demonstration of the 2 marcha gaits under saddle.
Marchador horses there: Gabriela do Premier, owned by Grady Willard, Gaia do Summerwind, owned by Adrienne C. Scheck, Jedi-Knight do Summerwind, owned by Silver Stables, Seamus da Boa Fe, owned by Summerwind Marchadors.
Demo and barn volunteers : Adrienne, D.J., Grady, Elizabeth, Karen, Morgan, Scout and more. D.J. was program manager.
Booth volunteers: Adrienne, Elizabeth, Jack, Jeff, Karen, Lynn, Phyllis, Randy, Sandy.
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
Our newest “Future Foal do Summerwind” breeders are Elizabeth and D.J. Sims of Phoenix AZ. They own and operate Silver Stables which focuses on training and lessons for children. Their program teaches students how to be all-around horsemen in a fun, friendly, safe and affordable environment. And now they are Marchador breeders as well!
Elizabeth and D.J. met the Marchador breed during an equine class assignment at Scottsdale Community College. It took very little time after that visit for them to jump into the action as they reserved Isabelle do Great Lakes Future Foal about a month later. That foal became the now-famous tobiano stud colt Jedi-Knight do Summerwind, born October 2015.
D.J. co-owns Gralha M.U.G., exquisite imported Marchador mare (shown above in the photos). In 2015, we bred Gralha with Hawke do Summerwind and they will own the resulting October 2016 foal. So they are growing fast!
Elizabeth and D.J. plan to keep Jedi-Knight do Summerwind a stallion and so, he will be standing at stud starting in 2019. Right now he is the only tobiano Marchador stallion in the U.S.! And the grandson of Palhaco de Itatuvera, one of the most influential stallions in the Marchador breed today in Brazil.
At Silver Stables is also another Marchador gelding being used in their lesson program – our wonderful and sweet Seamus da Boa Fe. We miss him every day, but think this is a good life for him with all of the kids and attention. I truly believe that he loves being painted at summer camp!
Sliver Stables is open as another place to “MEET A MARCHADOR” here in AZ. Please visit Silver Stables on-line or on FB for more information about their facility and offerings!
In early November, Summerwind requested an ABCCMM inspection and Dr. Kate Barcelos came to the U.S. for a super quick trip. ABCCMM inspectors are licensed veterinarians that receive extensive training from the ABCCMM, the Brazilian Marchador Association.
We were able to arrange with other breeders so that more Marchadors also got to be seen in AZ, TX and FL.
Our inspection day was beautiful and almost 20 Marchador owners and lovers were there to see it for the first time! Asking questions and learning about what the ABCCMM is seeking in the standard of the breed, they were able to understand more about the Marchador gait, conformation and temperament requirements. Great for them, that both a foal inspection and definitive inspections were shown and the branding as well.
Foals are inspected for markings, DNA, and genetic defects (disqualification). Adult Marchadors are inspected and ridden for gait, conformation and temperament. A minimum score is required to pass for stallions, mares and geldings with the stallion score being the highest.
Inspected in AZ were:
- Fidalgo do Summerwind – gelding, definitive
- Jedi-Knight do Summerwind – foal, provisional
- Flying Oaks Abaiba Real for Flying Oaks Ranch, OK – stallion, definitive
Inspected in TX were:
- Destiny do Summerwind – mare, definitive
- Imperio do Summerwind – foal, provisional
- Cassandra do MManor – mare, both provisional and definitive
- Eduardo do MManor – foal, on file awaiting sire’s ABCCMM registration.
Summerwind is committed to the quality and diversity of the Marchador breed here and we think the Brazilian inspection process is a great tradition to uphold.
For more information on the ABCCMM inspection process, you can click on this link to read more about it.