You can help in new gait genetics research!

The Brooks Equine Genetics Lab at the University of Florida has a new study that continues to research the genes, or combination of genes that might influence gait.   Previous studies have focused on other breeds, this study focuses on Brazilian gaited breeds, with the main focus on the Mangalarga Marchador. Here is some background from their…

Gaia do Summerwind

Gaia made history at 11:00 p.m.October 27, 2012, becoming the first MM foal born in the US using imported frozen semen from Brasil. A labor of love, our dream was realized when Agro Maripá collected and exported the first frozen MM semen from 3 of his stallions in Brasil. Our continued thanks to Agro Maripa!…

The Importers – Article 5, Regal Legacy and Premier Intl

The IMPORTERS is a series of articles about the history of the Marchador breed coming to the U.S. and the breeders who brought them in.  This is the fifth installment of the series — Regal Legacy and Premier International LLC.  The bloodlines highlighted in this article are many. If you click on this link below (it will…

The Importers – Article 4 Cascade Marchadors and Flying Oaks Ranch

The IMPORTERS is a series of articles about the history of the Marchador breed coming to the U.S. and the breeders who brought them in.  This is the fourth installment of the series – Cascade Marchadors and Flying Oaks Ranch.  The bloodlines highlighted in this article are Abaiba and Herdade. If you click on this link…

Birth announcement!

A beautiful new Mangalarga Marchador foal born! Imported mare Bella (Elba Cruzalta) has some special bloodlines and this is her first! The new colt is nicknamed Tigre because of the stripes until the owners choose his real name. Sire is La Paz Jivago. Congratulations to Keith and Alice Mosing, TX.    

In memory – Chanel de Miami and Tapixaba do Vale Vermelho

The USMMA lost 2 great mares this year: Summerwind’s Chanel de Miami 1996-2011 and 4 Seasons’ Tapixaba do Vale Vermelho 1998-2011.. They left us before their time and the only saving consolation is the foals they left behind them. Chanel had 5 foals: Artemis and Enya will stay with Summerwind. The others are Destiny do…

The IMPORTERS series – Article 3 – Summerwind Marchadors

The IMPORTERS is a series of articles about the history of the Marchador breed coming to the U.S. and the breeders who brought them in.  This is the third installment of the series – Summerwind Marchadors.  The bloodlines highlighted in this article are Favacho and J.B. If you click on this link below (it will…