Welcome To the U.S. Mangalarga Marchador Association (USMMA) website!
Are you looking for that child-safe pleasure horse? Or how about a husband horse? Not ready to give up riding your performance sport, but ready to have more comfort in your mount? Come meet the Mangalarga Marchador! The Marchador (MARCH A DOOR) horse is all those things because of its willing nature, smooth gaits and athletic versatility. Bred for centuries to be sound and square, with good bones, you can be part of beginning the new traditions here. Oh, and the added benefit? They have that Iberian beauty and soft, kind eye. You know you have a good horse the minute you lay eyes on one!
The USMMA was founded in 2005 as the official association and registry for the Marchador breed in North America. The USMMA is affiliated with and recognized by the Associacao Brasileira dos Criadores do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador (ABCCMM), the Brazilian organization founded to preserve, regulate and register the unique bloodlines of this magnificent breed.
In Brazil, Mangalarga Marchadors must pass rigid standards for conformation, gait, performance and endurance. Often, the North American Marchador horses maintain this dual registry with the ABCCMM in Brazil and the 2 associations work together to share information to help in registrations. The Mangalarga Marchador is Brazil's National Horse, a national treasure. Now here in North America! To obtain more information, please enjoy browsing our website and contact us.
"This is, without a doubt, one of the most outstanding horse breeds in the world."
Bonnie L. Hendricks, International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds, University of Oklahoma Press