We couldn’t be happier that this year’s big winner was Rox Rogers and La Paz Jivago from Haras Cayuse, MT. Congratulations, Rox and Jivago! (wild cheering and clapping!)
Rox and Jivago earned 9 points and thus won the top prize awarded in 2012 of $300.
Five Western Dressage events = 5 points
Three top three finishes for an additional 3 points
One parade event for 1 point
Western Dressage blends traditional Western riding and attire with Classical Dressage and good horsemanship. The goal is to have a strong balanced horse that responds happily to the rider’s cues with lightness in both the horse and the rider. Any breed may compete in Western Dressage. If you have never heard of Western Dressage and want to know more, Rox wrote about it in more detail for the USMMA Fall Journal and she’d be happy to talk to you about how well her Marchador geldings are doing in this discipline!
Rox is an accomplished horsewoman who always keeps learning! She owns three Mangalarga Marchador horses. SW imported La Paz Jivago as a stallion in 2004. He is a very beautiful, very athletic metallic dunskin. After freezing semen for our breeding program, he was gelded and is happily living life with Rox in MT.
Other SW Marchadors earning points and winning fame and fortune included:
Amadeus do Summerwind & Kristy Everson in Mounted Shooting and Barrel Racing. Amadeus without Kristy in a parade and team roping events.
Gus – Siglioso do Rav & Kristy Everson in Mounted Shooting and Barrel Racing. Siglioso without Kristy in a parade.
Bacara do Summerwind & Jeff Bosley in the 2012 Sela de Ouro.
Cruiser – Caesar do Summerwind in Training Level Dressage
LEO – DaVinci do Summerwind & Connie Claire in the 2012 Sela de Ouro and Mounted Archery
The SW Award Program recognizes your efforts to promote the awesome Marchador breed using a SW Marchador (bred, sold or imported). Getting our Marchadors in the spotlight – out into national or local all-breed events is not only fun, it helps others to see the quality, versatility and performance of the Marchador breed. Any horse purchased from Summerwind, their foals or the product of a breeding from or to a Summerwind horse is eligible. For a recap of the SW Awards program for 2012, click here.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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?