USMMA Annual Meeting 2019

Dear USMMA Members, You are invited to attend our USMMA Annual Meeting on Sunday April 7th 2019.  The Annual meeting is a chance to hear the USMMA President to review the events and activities from 2018 and outline events planned for 2019. Please, feel free to send an email to our Secretary, Tia Nelson ( [email protected] )…

Arizona Horse Fair March 29-31 Canceled

The organizers of the Arizona Horse Fair (formerly the MANE EVENT) announced today that the event will not take place. The USMMA was scheduled to have a booth at this event in Scottsdale AZ as it has in the past 2 years. We are sorry that the show is not going on. We will be…

Marchador Quarterly – Winter edition

Enjoy this winter edition of the USMMA Journal!   For future issues: Please submit your MM photos! Please submit stories about your MMs! Please send us questions for our resident vet, Dr. Tia Nelson or any of your USMMA board members! We hope to publish quarterly:   January, April, July and October. One of the things…

2019 Membership Drive Underway!

It’s time for our membership renewal drive!   Please consider joining or renewing your membership in the USMMA again in 2019!   You are a member of a small, elite, passionate group that own, breed or just love Marchador horses.  Our mission is to promote and protect the Mangalarga Marchador breed here in North America.    The…

New VP Cathy Pierce

Alessandra Deerinck who served on the Board as Secretary and then Vice President has resigned from her position. Our thanks to Alessandra who gave willingly her time and talents in so many areas for many years. During the last Board of Directors meeting, one Board member at large, Cathy Pierce, volunteered her service and was…

Fall Marchador Quarterly – available on ISSUU!

Dear Members: Enjoy your Fall edition of the USMMA Journal.    This issue features updates from the USMMA Office, Memorials to Marchadors and the ABCCMM Inspection recently conducted in October. https://issuu.com/usmma/docs/journal_7_2018_draft In addition, we added 2 other magazine articles 1. Horse Illustrated August 2018 issue – feature on the Mangalarga Marchador (some facts were incorrectly…

Horse Illustrated features the Mangalarga Marchador

The Mangalarga Marchador was the breed profile in the August edition of Horse Illustrated. There are some errors in their reporting but we are happy to have the publicity! The errors are in the breed standard and in the dates the first Marchadors were imported into the US. We are writing a letter to the…

USMMA Videos out on Youtube

Dear USMMA Members:   In January, Randy Conilogue, our USMMA Registrar, volunteered for an important project.   To create a video show that would run on a large screen TV during the Mane Event the first weekend in April 2018.   He created 14 videos.    It was a great success!  Many USMMA members contributed…

ABCCMM (Brazilian Registry) Inspection Planning

Dear USMMA Members: Tia Nelson, Haras Vista da Serra,   has requested an ABCCMM (Brazilian MM association) inspection in MONTANA during the last week of June.    We are sending out this notification to facilitate coordination with our members who may also need an ABCCMM inspection to double register their Marchador horses with that association.…

Tia Nelson Elected USMMA Secretary

The USMMA special election for Secretary was concluded this week.   Thank you for participating and voting!      We had 2 members who volunteered and the voting was very close.   I am happy to announce that Dr. Tia Nelson, DVM was elected as Secretary and will start immediately!   Congratulations Tia!   Our…