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Azenha de Maripa 2001-2024

When I first saw Azenha, she took my breath away. Her movement and spirit were instantly apparent. Azenha was imported from Fazenda Santarem, a magical place in Brazil. We went there for another mare – a daughter of Festa A.J. Although Dr. Olavo Monteiro had bought her at auction, Azenha was bred by Marcelo Baptista, Agro Maripa. Years later, Marcelo tracked her down wanting her back and he found her with us in the U.S.

Azenha was not offered to us at first as an option to buy – until that first mare did not respond to the treatment required to ship. LUCKY ME! I loved her. She was only three years old and barely started under saddle, with the hot brand mark still showing on her shoulder.

We imported 9 Mangalarga Marchadors that year, with many of the mares pregnant. Azenha was not one of the pregnant ones, but we bred her to imported stallion La Paz Jivago to produce her first foal. Beethoven do Summerwind, a beautiful buckskin.

Azenha always surprised us at how well she would take care of her riders – throughout her life. One time we took my whole family out on a trail ride. It could have been a train wreck. John rode Azenha in front and this forward, go mare, walked calmly and carefully picking her way and making sure her flock was with her. On the dirt road home, when we knew we had made it, John cantered her up to the arena and got off – only to find the saddle slip as it was not cinched tight.

She had so much presence and potential, we sent her off to become an ambassador of the Mangalarga Marchador breed in endurance, as a demo horse and more. Before she left to compete, Azenha was our choice for our first experiment in creating frozen embryos and we made four embryos as a precaution.

Only one of the embryos was successful, creating Hemingway do Summerwind, so Azenha returned home to become a breeding mare in our barn. We wanted more babies from her! And we made sure we kept some these babies in the Summerwind program – some with frozen semen.

Her foals:

Hawke, Hemingway, Leia, North Star and Qiara do Summerwind

Her grandchildren:

Kharisma, Kadencia and Qupid do Summerwind

Que-Pasa de Harvest Meadows

Her great grandson: Roronoa do Summerwind

I see her beauty and spirit in her offspring. Her legacy will live on through them.

In her last years, she was cared for by Silver Stables producing her last 2 foals with their stallion Jedi-Knight do Summerwind and used as a lesson horse in their youth program. Thank you Elizabeth for your loving care.

Meet Laura Patterson Rosa and Victor Rosa

Meet Laura Patterson Rosa, PhD

“A horse woman through my whole life, the first time I sat on a saddle I was only two years old – my family tells that I cried for hours after they took me off the horse that day, because I wanted to ride more. As a kid, I would ride horses occasionally, usually when we went to the farm, and my horses were already Marchadors back then: Melado and Anel, both very sweet and picada gaited. In my teen years I found out about show jumping. The opportunity to ride constantly and improve my skills drove me to be a professional show jumper in Brazil.  Other Marchadors came along, because after training my sport horses, I would ride them on the beach nearby to relax: Bacana and Arizona were my loyal geldings.

Losing one of them due to colic made me decide to go to vet school. My absolute love for these animals meant that I wanted to know what to do in order to improve their life quality and expectation. During vet school I consulted and selected nine Campolina horses (another Brazilian gaited breed) for the first exportation to Mexico. I  graduated vet school and got involved with equine genetics, being invited to do a Ph.D. at University of Florida, supervised by Dr. Samantha Brooks, reference in equine genetics. Currently I live in Alpine TX, establishing an equine studies program at Sul Ross State University.   It’s a great place for my horse loving daughter too.

The partnership. Koyote kisses Laura.
The partnership. Koyote kisses Laura.

As a Brazilian and horse rider myself, I have a great respect for the Mangalarga Marchadors, the national horse of Brazil. I strongly believe that Lynn and John Kelley’s Future Foal and Summerwind Marchadors program provide the best of Mangalarga Marchador horses, selecting from the best bloodlines while keeping the Brazilian registration and selection in order to achieve the same standards applied in Brazil. My husband and I are proud supporters of this enterprise and now part of the Summerwind family.”

Meet Victor Rosa

Victor translating for us in Brazil with Hytalo Bretas, a top trainer there.

“I am a Brazilian lawyer and interpreter. I was born in the state of Minas Gerais, birthplace of the Mangalarga Marchador breed. Growing up, I rode Marchadors frequently with my family and friends, in cavalgadas, and attended horse shows at Gameleira, where the Mangalarga Marchador National Show takes place every year.

After moving to Salvador – Bahia, I lost contact with horses almost completely, so I focused on playing sports, one of my passions. There, I played football for 6 years in Brazilian football leagues as a wide receiver.

In Salvador, I graduated from Law School and worked for a well-established law firm. I also had the chance to work as an interpreter with American groups doing humanitarian work in poor areas of the city, and later with directors of multinational companies and groups visiting schools and universities.

IMG_0369With Laura, I started attending horse shows and auctions again, visited farms, and met some of the best breeders in Brazil. I have traveled to Brazil with Summerwind breeders and investors, where we had a great time visiting farms and learning more about the breed.

My goals as part of Summerwind Marchadors are to promote the Mangalarga Marchador in North America, and contribute to the improvement of the breeding, selection and training of Marchadors by facilitating the exchange of information between North American and Brazilian breeders and trainers.”

Introducing Cachaca – a new idea for SW

During the May visit to Brazil, we agreed to purchase 50% of a young Marchador mare in Brazil.  We invested in Cachaca de Tres Coracoes, a new farm and breeder for us, on this visit.    It’s a new idea for us and we decided to try it and hope that it may appeal to others as well.

We thought there are at least a few strong benefits to the idea:

  • Brazil’s horse market is stronger  than the U.S.  There is potential to make money selling her embryos there in Brazil.
  • We can also, if we choose,  freeze ship embryos from her to the U.S.

Obviously, we don’t know how it will work yet, but we are optimistic and excited about following this line of thinking!

If you would like to partner with us on Cachaca or another Marchador in Brazil, please give us a call!     We can work with you, or just put you in touch with the coordinator of the Brazilian Saddle Horse Project in Brazil!

To see more of Cachaca – photos and her genetics, please visit her website page:

Brasilian Saddle Horse

Artemis do Summerwind during ABCCMM inspection

There is a promotional campaign running during the FIFA and WORLD CUP in Brasil for their horses.  Designed to introduce their horses to the international community, the promotion is called the BRASILIAN SADDLE HORSE!

Horse Illustrated will be featuring the Marchador next year based on this initiative.

The Marchador is one of the breeds that is being featured as The Brasilian Saddle Horse, but there are others, including one that shares the same root, the Mangalarga (Paulista).

To read more about the 2 breeds and their split, here is a Summerwind Newsletter from the past!  SEPTEMBER 2011

Also included in this issue:

  • Mangalarga vs Mangalarga Marchador
  • The Catalogue
  • News from Friends
  • News from SW



Fazenda Campo Lindo

Historic Fazendas of Brazil–translated from Portuguese

Campo Lindo Farm (Fazenda)

Founded in 1870, Campo Lindo Farm lies in the south of Minas Gerais. With a noble and mighty facade, the house has wide doors and windows and a colonial roof having detailed inspired by European Architecture. Its inside is made up of more than 20 rooms holding ornaments, furniture, photographs and documents of the time, a large collection kept by the Junqueira Andrade for the preservation of the memory of several generations who lived there. The property was always outstanding as an authentic farm of Minas Gerais, with Netherlander cattle raised for milk and horses as well.

It was one of the most important horse farms in the history of the Mangalarga and Mangalarga Marchador breeds. It is also the seat of the JB lineage- a symbol of quality and beauty, which, even today is considered one of the main stud farms of magnificent animals.

Campo Lind In 200 years of activity, the breeding establishment always selected impeccable examples of the breed which improved Marchador breed.  Due to its passion for development of these animals, the economy the farm always around revolved around horse breeding. Beline JB, the stallion born in 1901, was the most outstanding reproducer in the south of Minas. Having an exceptionally fine march, the stallion transmitted to its progeny the best characteristics of the Mangalarga Marchador. Several others stand out: Sincero JB, Quartel JB, Haity JB, Tostao JB, Apolo JB, Omelete JB and Atrevido JB.


The establishment was started by Jose Braulio Junqueira de Amdrade, who took care to refine the breeding with the objective of producing horses with a strong structure which could yield great comfort during leisure and robustness to work in the fields and ranch. Totally devoted to the activity, the breeder made the JB line famous and was able to consolidate a herd of great refinement and racial expression without forgetting the functional qualities. Succeeding Jose Braulio at the farm was his first born son, Urbano Junqueira de Andrade. He gave continuance to the work of selecting and perfecting breedings with the responsibility of keeping the JB line in the elite of the national circuit of Mamgalarga breeders.  From generation to generation the family has kept betting on the saddle temperament and the smooth gaits of their horses.  They produce animals with nobleness of Marcha and impeccable conformation.

Today, this responsibility befalls Luis Antonio Vilela Junqueira, who is at the head of the administration of the Campo Lindo farm. He also devotes his life to the preservation and quality branded on the JB line by his ancestors.

editors notes:  The first sons of the Baron frequently chose their initials to brand their horses. Hence, JB was Jose Braulio.   The JB line is still noted today for a fine Marcha.   Often, the color is bay, and recentle, the popular pinto, and they are strong in structure. Frozen semen donor Talisma Kafe is pure JB blood.