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PBR, Las Vegas, baby!

The Brazilian Saddle Horse, the Mangalarga Marchador, was featured and shown during the PBR Finals week in Las Vegas!   Many of the top ten professional bull riders are Brazilian and the sport is so big there, there is a PBR, Brazil!   Thanks to APEX, Brasil who also support the PBR, the Marchador event came to life in Vegas, baby!    Special thanks to APEX/ABCCMM Coordinator Ricardo Xavier who always has a full plate at events around the world and with his own wedding coming up in November!  Congratulations Ricardo!

The Marchador is Brazil’s National Horse and so it was shown with much pride at the PBR FAN ZONE during the day and in the half-time show at the Thomas and Mack arena at night.   The USMMA and the ABCCMM supported the APEX Brasil in manning booths in both locations too!

Many,  many fans were interested in the breed and signed up to learn more.   We gave away several hundred packets of DVDs, brochures, business cards and magazines about the Marchador breed!   Not only was their literature, but some of the fans were lucky enough to test drive a Marchador at the PBR Fan Zone.

The horses were the stars of the show and they came long distances to participate!

From Ocala FL, Bellandi Racing Stables owner Claudia Bellandi came and shipped her imported Marchadors to Las Vegas!    Imperador das Aguas JM, a grey stallion and Irana das Aguas JM, a grey mare.  From MT, 2 Marchador breeders shipped 4 horses to Las Vegas.   Lori Silcher, 4 Seasons Marchadors came with 3 horses — her blue roan stallion, Baluarte Piry, imported from Brazil,  4 Seasons Ana Raio, a buckskin mare, and 4 Seasons Lealdade, a chestnut mare.   Dr. Tresa Smith came and shipped her grey gelding Lo-Borges de Lazy T.

Owners, breeders and support came from the U.S. Canada and Brazil with both USMMA President Rick Schatz of Flying Oaks Ranch and ABCCMM President Magdi Shaat of Haras El Far there.

And of course, Future Foal was there in almost full force – with me, Lynn Kelley, NC breeder Jeff Bosley and AZ breeder Karen Livesay.  I was lucky enough to do some of the commentary during the Fan Zone presentations.  That was almost as much fun as riding!

Long days, tired feet, but a great event.   We hope to be out there again!

If you are looking for a personal horse or an investment opportunity, now is the time to learn more about this magnificent breed that is just getting started here in North America.

Here is a video of the event from MMTV in Brazil who covered the event.   Forward to minute 38!


Marchadors Join Up with PBR Nashville and PBR Las Vegas!

SW Future Foal offers imported frozen semen from these Brazilian Marchador stallions – Oma de Maripa and Arun de Maripa from Agro Maripa, a Brazilian Saddle Horse Project partner.

Sponsored by the ABCCMM and APEX’s Brazilian Saddle Horse Project, and supported by the USMMA (North American Marchador Association), the Brazilians invite you to meet their National Horse too!

Would you like to meet a Marchador?

The Brazilians are showcasing the Mangalarga Marchador,  the National Horse of Brazil, at 2 events with the PBR (Professional Bull Riding) September 5-6 in Nashville TN and October 22-26 in Las Vegas NV.    Two great entertainment cities, this may be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

Meet Brazilian representatives, Brazilian breeders and your local Marchador breeders at both events!   For more information on the PBR events, please visit their website or contact us!

Summerwind and SW Future Foal (the people, not our Marchador horses) from all locations will be there in Las Vegas!   FIND US AT THE PRIEFERT ARENA  and the THOMAS MACK ARENA!

Artemis do Summerwind at SW Future Foal

The Marchador  has been bred for over 200 years in Brazil to be the ultimate saddle horse.   The ABCCMM (Brazilian association)  inspection process and breed standard determine the exact conformation, angles, height and gait that make the Marchador a pleasant and comfortable horse to ride that is also elegant, beautiful and with an excellent temperament.  There are 23 measurements taken during the course of inspection and the horse is ridden by a certified technician that is also a veterinarian.    The Marchador has been kept and treasured in Brazil all this time, where the breed numbers over 400,000 horses.

The Marchador has been here in North America since the early 1990s, but the population is  small, less than 300.  Most of the Marchadors here are derived from the 70 or so that were originally imported from Brazil.  

That may be about to change as the Marchador makes its entry onto the world stage!