Astrud is a 13 year old grey mare with a wonderful marcha and personality that likes to please – just like a Marchador! She is the daughter of Tabatinga Monitor x Pupila de Itajoana, bred by my good friend Tresa Smith in Montana. Affectionately nicknamed Strudle, she will make a great riding horse, but we’d prefer to see her produce a few foals too. We will be breeding her in late fall to early spring if she is not sold. Astrud and/or a foal from Astrud is offered for sale to the perfect owner.
Call us now if you are that perfect person for Astrud or her foal. If you want to come meet her – the best pricing is in September and October!
Even though we have known her since she was a foal herself, she just arrived in Arizona so we are getting to ride her for the first time and taking it slowly. But everything we have seen, we like! We are in a partnership with her owner to offer her for sale. She has had one foal, Gabriel do Dreamcatcher, so she has been busy for the last year or so.
The videos are Elizabeth Sims, Silver Stables, and the first ride after she arrived in AZ.
Terry is the proud owner of Nandor do Summerwind, our 2019 Mangalarga Marchador stud colt.
Terry is a life-long friend of Karen Ann Livesay who owns Nandor’s dam, Isabelle do Great Lakes (aka Izzy). Terry’s venture into the horse world came later in life with a new goal to become a dressage rider. She owns and rides a big bay warmblood named Roulette sired by Rubinesque. She has been riding and training for many years achieving her dream.
With Karen’s interest in the Mangalarga Marchador, Terry learned about the breed and asked about Izzy’s first foal Jedi-Knight do Summerwind. It took a few years to connect all the dots, but Nandor, the Marchador seems like the perfect fit! Nandor is sired by Arun de Maripa using imported frozen semen. Also unique about him is his color, a beautiful chocolate roan.
Terry visited Nandor in Pagosa Springs in 2019 and they hit it off wonderfully. Nandor is soft and willing, and looking to the future, he will be a great partner for Terry to use in Working Equitation, which combines dressage with working skills. The Marchador breed is very well suited to that discipline! Nandor will also become a family horse to be shared with her daughter and her future grandchildren.
The plan is for Nandor to stay with Summerwind until after he is age 3, trained under saddle, inspected by the ABCCMM and also used for breeding before he is gelded. Then he will move to Terry, probably when she moves from California to Oregon after retiring.
But, she adds horses to her other passion – being an artist. Terry Spehar-Fahey is a Senior Lecturer of Art at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. Terry’s position at Cal Lutheran culminates a number of careers as a gallery artist, mom, cost accountant, graphic and technical artist, and high school teacher.
About Terry: Terry Spehar-Fahey received her BA in Painting, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts from UCLA and her Master of Business Administration from Loyola-Marymount University. She has held various teaching and corporate positions in the arts and in business. Since 1989, Ms. Spehar-Fahey has been represented by a number of galleries in California. Spehar-Fahey teaches drawing, watercolor, and Art and Psychology hoping to inspire her students with the joy of making art that reflects their unique self. Along with her colleague, Dr. Dru Pagliassotti, Terry has taught a travel course entitled Imagining Venice and a course on comic books. She is interested in the study of creativity, art and neuroscience and in the role that the arts can play in mental health. Her latest course work and art is derived from that interest as well as portrait painting, figure painting, webcomic illustration and a renewed interest in the light-filled landscapes of northern Italy.
Meet Obi do Summerwind! Our newest baby horse, he is a black colt, born March 22, 2020.
Obi is the son of Jedi-Knight do Summerwind x Gralha M.U.G. 2019 was Jedi-Knight’s first year breeding and both foals born to-date seem to have his laid-back and confident personality and his excellent gait.
We are looking forward to watching Obi – love the MM babies!
Photos of his first day, from just born to earlier today.