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2023 SW Marchador Calendar!

You can order your calendar now.  Mailing in time for the New Year!

Four Summerwind and Future Foal Breeder Calendars to Choose from!

1.  Inspirational Marchadors and  Quotes    Our non-profesional photos from 2022 with friends and family included!  Oversized calendar with photos of beautiful Marchador horses, and the people who love them.

2. Summerwind and Future Foal Stallions – Oversized calendar of the Summerwind stallions we offer,  and sometimes, also the ones where we are expecting to import frozen semen.

3.  Summerwind and Future Foal mares –  Oversized calendar of the mares in our breeding program.

4.  Summerwind and Future Foal Foals – Oversized calendar of all of our foals when they were babies.   We name our foals with the letters of the alphabet so in there are letters A – Q.   If you have a Q baby, this one is coming to you! 

If you want multiple calendars, please contact me to get correct shipping –  I can ship two or three calendars for the same amount.

We hope you will love them!

$25 plus shipping and handling 



Some of the Marchador photos from the calendars!

Stallion Calendar

Mare Calendar

Foal Calendar

Querida do Summerwind!

Our last Q baby for the year! We are lucky to announce another filly, suspecting black tobiano, with white on all for legs and her tail!!! That tail!! So striking against the black coat.

Querida is Atrevido do Porto Palmeira (tobiano black bay), x Isabelle do Great Lakes (blue roan). A big healthy girl, she was born at Beshert Ranch in Scottsdale AZ and belongs to Karen and Randy of Sedona AZ. She will travel to Sedona in a few months.

If you are in Arizona, go visit! Nothing cuter than a baby foal. (except maybe for baby goats)

Born October 18, she will be double registered in the ABCCMM and the USMMA and a future breeding mare for Summerwind.

RAE is born

September 28, 2022 at 7:40 a.m.

Atrevido do Porto Palmeira x Brasilia do Summerwind, reserved and owned by Elizabeth Sims, Silverwind Marchadors in Phoenix Arizona. Congratulations to all!

Come visit her in Pagosa Springs until springtime; then you can meet her there in Phoenix. She is worth the trip, a beautiful filly with 3 stockings and one sock – all with spots, so we believe she carries a tobiano gene, but we will do the full genetic report soon.

Welcome to our world little one.

This is her 6 day gallery. Meet Rae do Summerwind!

Bossa Nova De Miami

Bossa Nova de Miami – a Memorial

Bossa Nova de Miami started my whole journey with Mangalarga Marchadors.     She is gone now to greener pastures, buried on a friend’s property next to her sister’s orphan foal overlooking the Blanco River in Pagosa Springs.   But what a life we lived together.

We were partners for 21 years, and I will forever wish it could have been longer.   We had many firsts together in the early years.   She was my first Marchador; my first mare; and my first gaited horse.   She was the first Marchador (we think) in endurance,  short-lived as she thought it too much work.   Bossa Nova was the first Marchador inspected and branded by the ABCCMM (Brazilian registry) in the U.S.  Dr. Jose Eduardo Teves and Dr. Getulio Viera traveling to us at our Scottsdale Ranch.   I remember building a fire for the branding iron and then running to the refrigerator for lemons for the branded area,  as they wanted to follow “tradition” to mark the occasion.   It took many years and hours at the ABCCMM registry office to get the paperwork in order for this to happen, but we felt it was worth it.  She was definitely worth it.

We rode together in the 2002 Rose Bowl Parade, probably against all wisdom as it was the first parade we had ever done.   She was not yet 4  years old.   She did really well, reacting only once to a place where the pavement changed to brick.  

Bossa Nova was smooth to ride and smart, so often she won for a rider that just stayed on as Bossa Nova did the pattern or the obstacle.   She gave everyone confidence that rode her and I trusted her to keep my family safe – as they all rode her when they came to visit.

She was uncanny at remembering directions (something I am not good at).   She always knew where the trailer was parked.   One time when John and I were riding fast down a wash, she took a left that I didn’t even know was there.   John thought I disappeared!   And what do you know, it was a new trail, and a shorter way home.

Bossa Nova was the matriarch of the Summerwind herd.  She was the protector of me and of the other horses.   One time in Colorado, 2 workers jumped the fence to take a short-cut through her pasture.   But they failed to notice that her sister Chanel de Miami was in there as well with a new foal, Caesar do Summerwind.   Never in my life did I see Bossa Nova rear up, but she did at those men and then chased them over the fence!  

In her later years, she was no longer as capable, but everyone deferred to her still.  Brasilia do Summerwind, younger and stronger and just as dominant, could have challenged her leadership, but it never happened.  There was honor and deference within the group.   Her wisdom and experience earned her that.

To say we will miss her is an understatement.    It is difficult to look at photos and remember being young together, riding wild and free and loving every minute.  

Bossa Nova de Miami and all the “de Miami” horses were bred by the Guerra family of Miami FL who had the first Marchadors imported to the US in the 1990s.   

May ABCCMM Inspection

Dr George Vilar and a group of owners, breeders and spectators all came to the May 1 inspection held in Phoenix Arizona.

Inspected and approved for ABCCMM definitive registration

  • Nandor do Summerwind
  • Nobre do Summerwind
  • Bento do Saint Horse
  • Giselle do Dream Catcher

Inspected and approved for ABCCMM provisional registration

  • Qiara do Summerwind
  • Qupid do Summerwind
  • Qyra do Summerwind