Clinic Results from Jeff Bosley

I had a great time meeting everyone and learning a lot at the clinic!  For those of you who attended, please take a photo of your horse with his or her ribbon if he/she earned one.  AND please, write down 1 or 2 things you learned during the clinic!  It would really be great to read!

Lori Silcher, 4 Seasons Marchadores, MT, last year’s winner on her stallion, Baluarte Piry (Bali) was there at our Awards Banquet, so she was able to present personally the Lucas Guerra Award to the 2014 winner:  Flying Oaks, Rusty Parks and Flying Oaks Zodiac.

This year we also had a special surprise adding cash awards for the Show Champion ($100), Champion Mare ($50), Champion Gelding ($50), and Champion Stallion ($50).  The cash awards this year were sponsored by Future Foal - Summerwind.  Next year, I plan to add to this concept for more or bigger prizes!

The grand finale for the clinic classroom was Rusty Parks, a trainer, cracking bull whips atop a 3 year old Marchador mare, Flying Oaks Athena, who has just been started under saddle. about a month ago.  Now that speaks to the temperament of the Mangalarga Marchador!

Here are the results of the fun competition and informative evaluations. (Some horses did not compete in all events)

Horse/Handler or Rider 

Functional Test 

  1. Flying Oaks Zodiac  - Rusty Parks
  2. Alegria de los Cielos - Alessandra Deerinck
  3. Flying Oaks Athena - Jeff Bosley
  4. Flying Oaks Netuno - Rick Schatz

Mares Marcha

  1. Flying Oaks Athena- Rusty Parks
  2. Fiesta do Campo Real - Kendall Melline
  3. Alegria de los Cielos - Alessandra Deerinck

Mares Conformation

  1. Alegria de los Cielos - Alessandra Deerinck
  2. Consentida do Cascade - Jake Martinez
  3. Flying Oaks Athena - Rusty Parks

Mares Champion - Alegria de los Cielos

Mares Reserve Champion - Flying Oaks Athena

Geldings Marcha

  1. Flying Oaks Zodiac - Rusty Parks
  2. Flying Oaks Netuno - Kate Barcelos
  3. Tesoro de los Cielos - Alessandra Deerinck
  4. Tory (Hilario do Lucero) - Sandy Dory

Geldings Conformation

  1. Tesoro de los Cielos - Alessandra Deerinck
  2. Flying Oaks Netuno - Rick Schatz
  3. Flying Oaks Zodiac - Rusty Parks
  4. Tory (Hilario do Lucero) - Sandy Dory

Geldings Champion - Flying Oaks Zodiac

Geldings Reserve Champion - Flying Oaks Netuno

Stallions Marcha and Conformation

  1. Nashville (Igor do Lucero) - Rusty Parks
  2. Rio de los Cielos - Kendall Melline & Jake Martinez

Stallions Champion - Nashville (Igor do Lucero)

Stallions Reserve Champion - Rio de los Cielos

Overall SHOW CHAMPION-- Flying Oaks Zodiac

We have also posted the 2014 Clinic Schedule and a slideshow of the Clinic on the website!  www.namarchador.org  More pictures will be uploaded this week!  

I hope you are as excited as I am about the 2015 USMMA Clinic which will move back to the East Coast!   I will announce the dates early on, so you can plan on meeting me and my horses there!

Jeff Bosley,  Clinic Coordinator