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…

Marchador Journal Spring Edition

Enjoy your Spring edition of the USMMA Journal.  We hope to publish quarterly, January, April, July and October. One of the things we hope to do with this publication is to feature the diversification of how the Marchador is used with real life examples.  This Spring we are featuring Endurance Riding.  Because of that focus,…

Show Subsidy Award Goes to Connie Claire!

Congratulations to Connie Claire, the first applicant and recipient of the USMMA Show Subsidy Award in 2017.   Connie and her husband Doren will travel to Texas (from Florida) to compete in an international mounted archery event with their Marchador gelding DaVinci do Summerwind, better known as LEO!     For more information about the…

Marchador Journal – Winter Edition

From the Editor: Tresa Smith Enjoy your Winter edition of the USMMA Journal.  It is here via pdf file and also on-line, along with a video of Marchadors in the snow! We hope to publish quarterly, January, April, July and October. Consider this journal yours. It is your COMMUNICATION vehicle. Share your stories and photos;…

3 Marchadors enter 2017 Northwood Farms Challenge

The Northwood Farms Challenge was created to encourage and motivate horse owners and riders to get out with their horses in inclement weather – the first 12 weeks of winter, to be precise!    Starting with about 50 friends and acquaintances, it has grown into an international event with over 1000 participants. The challenge is…

USMMA Registry Survey Project – 2016

Look up your horse (on a laptop or desktop computer!  http://www.namarchador.org/registry/view-pedigree/ Goal: To correct and update the USMMA Horse Registration Database in 2016, including new photos. To encourage people not registering their Marchadors to join the USMMA and registry. If successful, to recommend that this project be repeated every 5 years. As a side benefit,…

Marchador Wins 30 mile Endurance Ride

Aria de los Cielos and owner/rider Alessandra Deerinck won the Death Valley Encounter on December 29, 2016. Several Marchador horses and owners ride endurance and some have achieved great results, but this is the first WIN!   First place!   And they rode barefoot, even more impressive!   Congratulations to Alessandra and Aria! If you’d…