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Brazilian breeders from Haras Avena and Haras do AP arrived in Arizona to celebrate the arrival of frozen semen from 2 of their stallions. We met the semen and Brazilian vet Caroline Lisboa at the airport and the weekend activities began! Hosting several dinners and also a barn tour of 4 Mangalarga Marchador barns, we all had a great time.
We will be adding these 2 stallions – Violeiro do Riomar and Carnaval Sao Lourenco – the first importation from Bahia state to the website in February. Watch for their announcements. Truly, they will add to the MM genetics here in North America.
Our thanks to Carlos Avena, Juliane Avena, Paulo Novoa, Ana Paula Novoa, Laura Patterson Rosa and Caroline Lisboa, who never gave up in this multi-year, international effort. Thanks to all the SW Future Foal breeders and owners who always give their support!