Bella’s Pedigree

For a copy of Elba Cruzalta’s (Bella’s) pedigree,  please click on the link below:

Elba Cruzalta  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 do not know what year the ELITE books were created.  Providencia Itu  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.

Bella is the product of 2 ELITE horses.  

Elite Book Horses in Bella’s immediate background:


  1. Jabaru da Santa Terezinha – parent
  2. Irapuru Bela Cruz – grandparent  SPECIAL ELITE BOOK – less than 70 MMs in this book
  3. Abaiba Marengo


  1. Neve da Kitanda – parent
  2. Arube Bela Cruz  – grandparent
  3. Abaiba Remo  SPECIAL ELITE BOOK -less than 70 MMs in this book

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