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SW Update – St. Patrick’s Day – ACTHA Ride

I love riding with my friends and with John!  John signed up for the ride, but his main horse, Artemis do Summerwind was lame just days before the ride was scheduled.  (Later, we found out it was an abcess)

So, it was up to us, the three amigas!  Both Kristy and Adrienne had done this before, so I felt confident that the rookies, me and my MM horse. Caboclo, could do well with their helpful hints.  It was on St. Patrick’s Day, so Kristy brought decorations, Adrienne brought paint and I wore green.  There was a prize for the most green and NONE of us even came close!  I wish I had a photo of the winner!

Can you tell we had a great time?  These ACTHA rides are held everywhere around the country.  You can earn points and even prizes for you and your horse if you do well.  Each obstacle on the trail is judged and the time is not important.

Most of the obstacles can be practiced beforehand, but that isn’t always the same as doing them on the trail!   Some horses react to the plastic cones that mark the obstacles or sometimes the materials the obstacles are made of.    The horses go through each obstacle individually, so patience is a virtue and some horses don’t like to wait.  Nor do they like to be left behind, which is what it feels like for the horse going last.

It’s a pretty good way to meet people in your area too, if you are looking for people to ride with!  So, if you haven’t tried it yet, go visit their website.  http://www.actha.us


SW Update – Marchadors on the Move!

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

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 marchadors@gmail.com.

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?