For a copy of Isabelle’s pedigree, please click on the link below:
Isabelle do Great Lakes PDF file
One measure of greatness is Brasil’s ELITE book – a registry of National Champion Marchadors who also produced National Champions. Parents and grandparents that are ELITE champions matter the most. Further back in the pedigree, it becomes less of an indicator.
The ELITE book is not the only measure of quality however. Some Marchador breeders prefer not to show their horses, but to prove them in other ways — like cavalgadas, sports, cattle and ranch work etc. Also, until 2005, there were no classes at the shows for Marcha Picada horses. We also do not know the year that the ELITE books were created. Tabatinga Cossaco is a good example of this. He is a pillar of the MM breed, but he is not listed in the ELITE book, perhaps because it was not yet created.
Elite Book Horses in Isabelle’s immediate background:
- Dominio da Joatinga (grandsire)
- Moleque Tabatinga* (ELITE BOOK 8, fewer than 70 horses)
- Tabatinga Tabatinga
- Violeta Tabatinga
- Sama Danubio
- Samaqui Tabatinga
- Sitela da Santa Terezinha
- Cadilac do Porto Azul
- Cadilac do Porto Azul (appears a second time)