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Nobre do Summerwind is born!

Third N Summerwind foal and he is a charm! Born Friday, June 14, 2019! Named Nobre do Summerwind which means noble, he looks like he will grow into his name. He is the son of La Paz Jivago x Cassandra do MManor, born to SW breeder Cathy Pierce in Corpus Christi, TX.

Congratulations to Cathy, and to new owners Elizabeth Sims of Silver Stables and Randy Gassett, both from AZ.

Imported sire La Paz Jivago, has sired foals in Brazil, the US and Canada. He is the son of ELITE 8 stallion Ideal Tabatinga x ELITE 7 mare Favacho Bulgaria (daughter of Tabatinga Senegal x Favacho Sina). Dam Cassandra do MManor is the daughter of 2 imported Marchadors known for producing beautiful foals with great temperament and gait – Frevo da Camaq x Ibiza da Boa Fe.

Already we love this little one. Color may display as grulla, as he is homozygous black with homozygous nd/1 – primitive markings. Summerwind does complete DNA panels on all their foals.

Other N babies so far – Nola do Summerwind (Fole de Maripa x Gaia do Summerwind ; Nandor do Summerwind (Arun de Maripa x Isabelle do Great Lakes.

Meet Cathy Pierce

Meet Cathy Pierce

IMG_0008“I have loved horses all my life, and have owned horses since I was 16 years old.  I was able to take my horse with me to college for 3 out of 4 years.

I have a wonderful husband, Randy, and two great sons.  My husband and I have been hosting foreign exchange students for 14 years.  I am also a coordinator for the exchange organization (ERDT/Share!).  We often choose students to host who love horses.  A few years ago, we hosted David from Brazil.  He and his family raise Mangalarga Marchador horses.  He always told us that when we came to Brazil, we would ride his horses in the mountains.  

We were fortunate to be able to visit Brazil in 2012 and indeed we rode David’s Mangalarga Marchador horses in the mountains!  It was a delightful experience.  We had never ridden gaited horses, and they were so smooth.  Even more impressive was their temperament.  I rode David’s stallion-who had an amazing Picada gait!  My husband rode a very nice mare.  As we dismounted, my husband said “Oh man, we have to get one of these!”

When we returned home, we started looking for a Marchador horse of our own.  We found that this is a relatively rare breed in North America.  We used the internet to search for our first Marchador horse. We were fortunate tofind Destiny do Summerwind.  She was a 5 year old buckskin mare.  Her previous owner had health concerns and needed to sell her.12957476_10209238791236277_3059269320730361620_o

It felt like we changed horses in the middle of the stream.  Previously we have owned Arabians, Appaloosas, and Quarter horses.  The Mangalarga Marchadors are so much fun to ride and to live with.  We have become dedicated to promoting this breed, and have bred Destiny, resulting in a pampa (pinto)buckskin gelding, Imperio do Summerwind.

We also were able to purchase a mare and foal from Florida, Cassandra do MManor (Cassie) and Eduardo do MManor (Eddie).    Riding the Mangalarga Marchador mares is great and we look forward to riding their foals in the future.  IMG_0060

As we have progressed with our journey of owning and breeding Mangalarga Marchadors, we have been pleased to know John and Lynn Kelley.  They both are passionate and devoted to the Mangalarga Marchador breed.

The opportunity to join them in promoting the MM’s in North America is our ideal/dream situation.  We hope to be able to import semen and embryos from Brazil and to showcase the MM’s in more areas of North America.”