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MM Updates from Brazil and Europe!

Great reports and photos posted on the EAMM – European Association’s website!

Just click on the blue links to open the pdf files!  The stories and the photos are unbelievable!

Haras 8 Virtudes – the Versatility of the MM   In German, but the photos show Working Equitation, dressage, western, vaulting, and jumping with great Marchador stallions.

Castles of the Loire – Mangalarga Marchador ride The Marchador stallions look right at home in front of these castles.  A ride with Dieter, Astrid and Agro Maripa.

CHIO 2012 – Marchador/Brazil Opening Ceremony  An international competition week in Aachen Germany.  The EAMM Sela de Ouro was also held there this week.  During CHIO:  360,000 visitors during the week, 50,000 visitors in the jumping arena where the opening ceremony took place, 82 Million TV viewers from all over the world

A Visit to Brazil! 2011 Report  Great photos and stories!  Just like it was yesterday!

SW Update – From Europe – Working Equitation


Attached is the pdf file with PICTURES!!!  Thank you Astrid Oberniedermayr for sharing!   It is great news for us here!

Click on this to view!  working equitation

Both Patek and Urano are sons of OMA DE MARIPA, one of the Maripa stallions whose semen we have to offer here.

Their results are so promising for the Marchador breed!  Both Brasil and here in the U.S., there is growing interest to move into Working Equitation events.   Here in the U.S., I have been approached by several individuals inviting the breed into events.

In case, the link does not work for you, here is the text without the photos.  For those of you who do not know Astrid, she is the Chairman of the European MM Association, the EAMM.

From August 30 until August 31, 2012,  we participated with the vitrine Marchador stallions Ourofino ElFar, Patek de Maripá and Urano de Maripá in the three disciplines of the Working Equitation competition at the Lengelshof in Ratingen.

The disciplines for each horse are
1. Dressage
2. Trail (Prova)
3. Cattle Work (Team Penning)

In the dressage contest,  the horses had to be good on the rider‘s aids and react lightly and immediately. No open mouths, no hesitations and a correct position of the head all the time. They had to show a canter directly  coming from walk (no trot or marcha inbetween), stop out of marcha, do lateral work etc.  The harmony of the movements and between rider and horse was very important.

Most of the horses participating in these contests have been Lusitanos and PREs.  This was the first time that Mangalarga Marchadores have been shown in this riding scene in Europe. They all did very well and
Patek de Maripá even won the dressage contest!

In the trail the horses had to manage the following obstacles:
1. cantering a figure 8 around two barrels with a flying lead change
2. riding into an „L“ and ringing a bell and stepping backwards out of the „L“ (horse may not touch the bars on the ground)
3. open and close a gate, rider‘s hand has to remain on the gatet
4. slalom through poles with lead changes
5. crossing a bridge (canter bridge, walk on the bridge, canter to next obstacle. NO trot or marcha allowed
6. jumping (aprox. 2 feet)

In the third discipline – the cattle work or team penning – the judges point out one little bull from the herd (10 – 15 calves). Then the rider/horse team has to separate the bull out of the herd and lead him to a paddock on the other side of the arena.  After the rider/horse team passes the middle of the hall he has three helpers.  The bull has to be brought to the paddock within 90 seconds. After 90 sec. without success you will be disqualified. Our times were 21 sec. with Ourofino, 52 sec. with Patek and 63 sec. with Urano. It is also some kind of good luck if you get a  “wild” or cooperate bull.  Some of the small bulls were very fast and making hooks like a rabbit. But the stallions paid excellent attention!

As Ourofino, Patek and Urano did so well many of the participants asked us to be their helpers during their contest. They said “I want the Mangalargas in my team!” That was a big compliment!

Most of the participating horses were Lusitanos and PREs (Andalusians)

At the end with the average of all points out of the three disciplines the Mangalarga Marchadors had the following ranking:

  • 3rd Patek de Maripá (6 years)
  • 6th Ourofino ElFar (7 years)
  • 8th Urano de Maripá (5 years)

Many people were asking us about the breed ot Mangalarga Marchador. Even the judges wanted to know more about the Marchadors!   The horses did a great job. It was the first time that they saw some of the obstacles, it was the first time doing cattle work (at least in Germany) and they didn‘t hesitate or leave us alone one single second.  We were very proud of the stallions and what they did again for the promotion of the breed.
We will continue …..

Astrid and Dieter

SW Update – More Good Stuff – February 2012

Want to meet a Marchador and Summerwind?  Here are the events where you can!  Will we see you there?


  • March 17 ACTHA ride, McDowell Mountain Park, Fountain Hills, AZ
  • April 20-22 MM Clinic, Florida Horse Park, Ocala FL
  • June 30 to July 3 MM Sela de Ouro and CHIO horse show, Aachen, Germany

Contact us if you need more information on any of these events sent to you.



  • SW Future Foal horse photos and Katie and Megan’s visit in February.  Click on this link below:


We are dressing up in Irish Green for the ACTHA ride!  Be sure to watch for those pictures in March!

Green for the horses for the ACTHA ride



More videos of pure Mangalarga Marchadors from Agro Maripa were posted in February.   Experience the Maripa bloodline with your eyes!