AZ – Bossa Nova de Miami (retired)

U.S. Foundation Mare, now retired from breeding

Color: Black Bay
Markings: Crescent moon, LR sock
Breed: Mangalarga Marchador
Born: April 1998
Height:  15.1 Hands
Gait: Marcha de Centro
Registered: ABCCMM & approved for Breeding & USMMA

Click here for Bossa Nova’s pedigree

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Bossa Nova de Miami, foundation mare
Bossa Nova de Miami, foundation mare

Our very first Marchador!

Bossa Nova de Miami is our biggest mare, both in terms of height and also her Charles Barkley body.  She is a beautiful mare with a confident and outgoing personality. Great conformation and an enjoyable easy-going gait are also traits that she passes on to her foals! Her marcha is smooth, whether fast or slow, and classic form.

Bossa Nova is the horse we put beginning, inexperienced riders on because of her easy going nature. But, she can also be dramatic, flashy and a look-at-me horse for the camera or when protecting her babies in the pasture.

Bossa Nova at liberty
Bossa Nova at liberty

She is one of the original Guerra-bred foundation mares bred from stock imported from one of the top farms in Brazil, Fazenda Calciolandia.  Calciolandia continues to excel in breeding and winning in the show ring in Brazil, with an emphasis on breeding for the lateral picada gait.  Bossa Nova’s pedigree is a mix of Herdade and Caxumbu bloodlines (historic lineages.)

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Click here for Bossa Nova’s offspring:

Bossa Nova’s Achievements

  • 2002 Rose Bowl Parade, Pasadena, CA
  • 1st  Mangalarga Marchador mare inspected and branded by the ABCCMM in the U.S.
  •  1st Mangalarga Marchador foal using Frozen Semen in the U.S.