Amadeus do Summerwind and Kristy Everson are learning mounted shooting together. Kristy loves it and they look great together. Watch for them to show up in competitions soon! Their first is March 30.
Tigre do Summerwind and Elba Cruzalta (Bella) sell to Jeff and Michelle Bosley, NC!
Chama Lustre do Lucero is moving to Maine from AZ! Chama will be the first Marchador in Maine and in all of New England. A giant step forward for the MM breed. Howard Bonis is busily completing his barn and plans to ride Chama in the 4th of July parade. Howard released his reservation on a SW Future Foal to take advantage of an opportunity for an adult, marcha picada horse. Smooth sailing, Howard!
Diego do Summerwind is offered for sale by Pat Rollingson, Alberta, Canada. Pat has sold her ranch and is moving into a city in 3 weeks. Diego has been with Pat since birth. He is the first Marchador born in Canada, the son of La Paz Jivago and Vedete de Itajoana, both imported by Summerwind. For anyone in the U.S., importation paperwork is easy enough. Offers welcome! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying Oaks Ranch, Oklahoma has added Marchadors and a fulltime trainer to their operation in February. For selection, selection and selection, they have the most Marchadors in the country. Added Paxaio do Vale Vermelho, imported MM grey mare and her daughter, Marchwind Aitana. Aitana will be offered for sale. Flying Oaks Windsmoke and Flying Oaks Stardust who had been staying in AZ, returned home. In addition, they added their first 2012 MM foal, Flying Oaks Thor in February!
Rox Rogers places 2nd and 3rd in her first Cowboy Dressage event in MT on Mangalarga Marchadors! Have you ever heard of Cowboy Dressage? It’s really growing in popularity here in the West! Great training for you and your horse!
Have you seen the photos of Connie Claire starting her young horse Leo? (DaVinci do Summerwind) Way to go Connie! She has been following the step-by-step program of Clinton Anderson and achieving great results! They look like they are both enjoying learning! Great job, Connie!
The Brasil in Focus photography competition is coming to Minas Gerais. Their wonderful works offer you a sneak peak into Brasil! Beauty, art, perspective all wrapped up in one day of shooting! The photographers are from around the world, and they are in Brasil scouting out where and what they will shoot. Minas Gerais state is the birthplace of the Mangalarga Marchador, so there will be horses, for sure.
This video is Agro Maripa, where one of our mares is from and also the imported frozen stallion semen from Oma, Tiziu and Ximoio. We were there in July 2011! Would you like to go back with us?
The SW Award Program recognizes your efforts to promote the awesome Marchador breed using a SW Marchador (bred, sold or imported). Getting our Marchadors in the spotlight – out into national or local all-breed events is not only fun, it helps others to see the quality, versatility and performance of the breed. Any horse purchased from Summerwind, their foals or the product of a breeding from or to a Summerwind horse is eligible.
We couldn’t be happier that this year’s big winner was Laurie Klassen and Beethoven do Summerwind. Read their story and you will agree!
Congratulations, Laurie and Beethoven! (cheers and tears of joy!)
The 2011 SW Award Winners are:
Over 10 points:
Laurie Klassen, owner, Beethoven do Summerwind $500
Laurie Klassen, rider, Beethoven do Summerwind, $100
Over 5 points: No winners
1-4 points – Land’s End Gift Certificate
Kristy Everson and Amadeus do Summerwind
Rox Rogers and La Paz Jivago
Marli Wood and Caesar do Summerwind
Laurie’s Winning Entry
IberianBreed Demo. June 11
Dressage/jumpingcamp. June 27- July 1
Inner citykids and horses day. (EAL ) July 13
CompetitiveTrail Challenge. June 25 and July 23
Gaited clinic Aug 12-14
HeritageDays Parade. Aug 20
All BreedGaited Show Sept 2-4
In addition, we participated in many trail rides, horse camping, ground and water training. (I believe he will need the services of a psychologist to totally rise above his waterphobia 🙂 ) We also logged many miles endurance training. (Beethoven has a strong opinion about endurance…boring! ) Lastly, I started him on cattle before winter came.