We had a big crowd welcoming Jedi-Knight into the world on Sunday night! At least 10 people hanging over the stall!
Maiden mare Isabelle do Great Lakes was superb! What a good mother she is! Nicknamed Izzy, she is owned by Karen Ann Livesay, Future Foal @ Sedona. And the surprise package is a pinto colt! He is reserved by Elizabeth and D.J. Sims also in AZ, who will become Marchador breeders! The whole atmosphere was charged with excitement and awe.
Jedi’s sire is Brazilian Marchador stallion Talisma Kafe, a black and white pinto, using imported frozen semen.
Here are some photos of Jedi’s first night. Watch for new posts! He is a cutie!
Izzy on Sunday before the birth and the first photos of Jedi-Knight do Summerwind.
Isabelle do Great Lakes, a daughter of Brisa Libertas (like Koyote and Brasilia).
Gaia do Summerwind on a trail walk with Sandy and Leticia riding their horses.
Marchador ears (Caboclo?) in the setting sun.
Off the ranch for a trip back East. John at his alma mater, Boston College.
Cachaca now has a page on our website and we’ve added a new location – Brazil!
Still warm enough to wash horses after the ride!
Arun de Maripa, frozen semen available.
Leticia training Guinness in the pen. We have graduated to the big arena!
Traditional Brazilian food again here in AZ with friends!
Carioca de Maripa, frozen semen available
Oma de Maripa has foals here in the US and we have more frozen semen to create again.
Hawke do Summerwind during a training session. I love this guy!
Fole de Maripa, frozen semen available
John helps Leticia get the stirrups right. Leticia and I ride the same length – great to switch horses and saddles.
Hawke do Summerwind, a beauty! Not yet 2, our stud colt.
Azenha de Maripa, Marchador mare, in the AZ setting sun.
Leticia on Bossa Nova de Miami out on the trail.
Izzy! Such a beautiful mare! Izzy moved into the breeding barn under lights this month.
John enjoying the smooth picada gait from Artemis do Summerwind
The Marchador ears of Koyote Libertas
Some photos from around our ranch and sometimes a bonus “do Summerwind” horses.
See also the posts on the
USMMA Clinic and PBR, Las Vegas for even more photos!
Joia and Beethoven at Laurie’s, SK. “Beethoven has not groomed another horse since I put Mint down 1 year ago”
Guinness, a yearling filly arrived in July. Owned by the Leatherwoods.
John on Artemis. Hair by Leticia.
Leticia Ribeiro came and rode with us!
Lynn on Gralha M.U.G. Great mare!
Great visit by Kristy, Audrey and Adrienne
Leticia on Gus
Lynn on Caboclo. He was also Leticia’s favorite.
Guinness meeting Gus.
Arun is coming!!! Arun is coming!!
Azenha de Maripa, a beautiful Marchador!
Audrey at the San Juan river
Seamus and Gus hanging out.
Izzy got a person on her back for the first time!
Adrienne on Bossa Nova de Miami
Lots of friends came to meet and try riding Marchadors!
And the rains came in July too. We appreciate the horses’ efforts at grooming
Ready to ride!
Carmen and Bossa Nova reunited too!
Hawke do Summerwind headed home from the back fields.
Bill on Koyote Libertas! They clicked.
Almost a selfie! Lynn and Gralha!