Family Memberships just got a little better!

At the September Board meeting, the board voted to clarify the definition of family memberships.   The new wording includes immediate family members and children younger than 18 to be included.    It was previously unclear, so we thank Aline Greene for asking. Here is the new wording: Lifetime membership shall include all immediate family members…

Call for nominations – USMMA Board of Directors – Extended to November 19

Dear USMMA Members: We are electing Officers and Board Members for the next 4 years according to the USMMA bylaws.  In order to serve, you must own a Mangalarga Marchador and be a current USMMA member as of 9/1/2017.   The current Board is eligible to run again in this election. Up for 4 year…

Marchador Journal Summer Edition!

From Tresa Smith, editor USMMA Journal: Enjoy your SUMMER edition of the USMMA Journal.  We hope to publish quarterly, January, April, July and October.   SubmissionDeadlines:       FALL: September 30:    Focus on Children and Jumping  and WINTER: December 31 – Suggestions for topics?    For future issues, please feel free to share with us…

Equitana Open Air 2017 Canceled

Our association had scheduled a meeting with all interested members and participants on July 20th at 5pm PST to plan about our presence at Equitana Open Air Festival (October 20th through 22nd 2017 in Temecula CA) Unfortunately, days before this meeting, we received an email Bob Keegan, Equitana USA, canceling the event. Event Chair Alessandra…

Equitana Open Air Meeting July 20

Sent via email to all USMMA members: A Letter from USMMA Secretary and Event Chair Alessandra Deerinck:   Our association has scheduled a meeting on July 20th at 5pm PST to plan about our presence at Equitana Open Air Festival (October 20th through 22nd 2017 in Temecula CA)    Everyone who wishes to be part of this…

Equitana Open Air October 20-22!

Dear United States Mangalarga Marchador Association members, Save the Dates – October 20-22nd The association has finalized our presence between Oct 20 and 22nd at Equitana Open Air Festival in Temecula, California. EQUITANA is a world-class equestrian trade show that is coming to the United States this year. We will be at booth 416, and…

Meet the new Board Members

About Lisa Estrada, CA – I am a project manager in information technology but a love for horses has existed since  my childhood. This was followed by the opportunity of working on a horse farm and being on a horse drill team for several years part time, during my teens and twenties. Later on in life,…

A Tribute to Howard Bonis (1944-2017)

  By Lynn Kelley   Howard Bonis, the first Marchador owner in Maine recently passed away late January, 2017   When Howard could no longer take care of his beloved horse, a great home was found with Cyndy Falvey, only a few minutes away on the Maine coastline.   Cyndy is a long-time horse owner…