Registry Update Project to Begin

USMMA Members and Mangalarga Marchdor Horse Owners will be contacted during September and October to help us  correct and update the USMMA Horse Registration Database.    We will be requesting and validating the horses’ information like color, sex, death, and ownership.   We will also be trying to collect in new photos. Some of the information we have…

Breyerfest 2016 – A Showcase for the Marchador

Breyerfest featured the Mangalarga Marchador as their Celebration Horse and 2016 Model.   There were three Marchadors there at the show that posed for pictures and showed in the arena once a day. The USMMA represented our breed and our breeders at a booth during this July Event.  Our booth was manned by Lynn Kelley,…

Marchador Article in the Summer AERC EXTRA

Click the link to read the article online.   https://aerc.org/static/temp/AERCExtra0616.pdf Here is the start! Breed focus: Mangalarga Marchador A horse with a different gear by Alessandra Deerinck I am always open something new, and even more if it is about horses. Throughout my life I competed in jumping, flat racing, dressage and trail, and in 2009…

Breyerfest update email to members

We are getting ready! But we can use your help! Goal: To participate fully in the 2016 Breyerfest Event July 22 – 24, 2016. There will be 2 booths there representing the Mangalarga Marchador. The USMMA had to purchase booth space in order to participate at a cost of $1,000. What we need – Will…

$25 off UF Genetics course offered to USMMA members

The art of horse breeding has shaped equine genetics since domestication, yet most horse professionals have little understanding of the fundamentals of genetics.  On this six-week online extension course we will examine the underlying mechanisms and inheritance of a number of traits in the horse. Concepts covered will include coat color, genetic disease, parentage testing and some…

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…