USMMA Vice President 2022

Job Description of Vice President: The Vice President will succeed the President in the event the President is unable to complete their full term of office for any reason. They will preside over meetings in the absence of the President. The Vice President will preside over a given area of responsibility which the Board of Directors will propose. The Vice

President will also be the coordinator of and liaison with the Regional Directors as required.

CATHY PIERCE

I would like to volunteer to run for Vice President of our North American MMA.  I will send you my resume for consideration.

I have loved horses all my life.  I have owned horses since I was 16 years old.  I have owned many breeds of horses.  For the longest time, I have owned Arabians.  I currently own 2 Arabians-ages 33 and 22.  They are mother and daughter, and I have owned them for their entire lives.

My husband and I have been hosting foreign exchange students for 20 years.  Several years ago, we hosted a young man from Brazil.  He invited us to come to Brazil to visit, and ride his Mangalarga Marchadors.  We were able to do this, and we fell in love with these horses.  When we returned to the US, we started searching for Mangalarga Marchadors to purchase.  We have owned Mangalarga Marchadors for approx. 9 years.  Our herd of Marchadors has grown to 4 mares/fillies.  We have joined Summerwind Marchadors, and breed using frozen semen (mainly imported from Brazil, but also stallions in the USA).  We strive to breed quality horses with good conformation, great minds, and beauty.  This has been my dream opportunity-to breed wonderful horses and sell them to others who are passionate about the Mangalarga Marchador.

I have served as Vice President of our association for the past few years, and I would be happy to serve again.  I think we need to market our horses to new owners, and showcase our horses at a variety of competitions, activities, etc.  As Vice President, I want to work with the Regional Directors to plan activities in all districts where people can see our horses, and watch their gait, temperament, etc.  This should facilitate them purchasing horses, and joining our organization.

I have really enjoyed developing friendships with other MM owners in the US and Canada.  I am excited about the future of our horses, and I would be happy to help our organization as the Vice President.

Sincerely,

Cathy Pierce

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DANIEL PULLIAM

OBJECTIVES

To unite the Mangalarga Marchador breeders in the USA by providing greater access to stallions and provide reproduction support to mare owners.

Organize breed shows and events to generate publicity that will grow the awareness and interest in the Marchador breed.

Please accept my application for your committee’s consideration. My name is Daniel Pulliam and I would like to run for the USMMA Board Position of Vice President. I am a member of AQHA and NBHA and was breeding top Quarter Horses for barrel racing until I was introduced to the Brazilian Mangalarga Marchador breed in 2021. I’m familiar with board duties and activities as my Aunt Linda Stenerson was the past director of the National Barrel Horse Association and a Senior World Barrel Racing Champion. As Vice President, I will accept the responsibilities proposed by the Board of Directors and liaison with the Regional Directors as required.

EXPERIENCE: My qualification for the USMMA position of Vice President includes top organizational skills with experience in equine management. I have been running a very successful horse boarding and training facility for the last six years in Bonsall CA. In my position, I oversee the advertising & marketing for horse sales and direct all of the boarding facility operations for over 100 horses. I manage the employees, trainers, finances, accounting, horse boarding customer relations and property rental for events. In January 2022, I purchased the boarding business from owners that had it for over twenty years.

In partnership with Rancho Linda Marchadores, I redirected my Quarter Horse breeding program into a Mangalarga Marchador breeding program. Currently I manage all breeding activity, which includes Jean Allred’s Monarch Marchadors mares and the breeding stallions for High Country Marchadors and Rancho De Los Cielos. 2021 – 2022, I have prepared Rancho Linda Marchadores and High Country Marchadors horses for ABCCMM inspection and horse shows.

BREEDING INITIATIVE: I have created a website called the Mangalarga Marchador Breeders Registry with the goal of uniting Mangalarga Marchador breeders in the USA so that mares can be matched with available breeding stallions. Since not every mare is in close proximity to a breeding stallion, the objective is to cross- promote and diversify bloodlines for all of our breeding pools. The idea came from realizing that the vast geographical distance between the breeders in the USA can keep Marchador mares from being able to breed beyond their own stallions. I am able to coordinate cooled and frozen semen shipments and work with a local equine reproduction center that specializes in difficult breeding. This year I am offering 4 mares as recipients for embryo transfers.

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NEW SHOWS: In 2021, Linda Holst and I presented 6 Marchadors in the Del Mar Labor Day Classic gaited horse show to introduce the breed to the SCHC (Southern California Horsemans Council). We were met with an amazing amount of support and interest in the breed, and were invited back in December by the show organizer. SCHC created 15 specialty classes just for Marchadors that were sponsored by Rancho Linda Marchadores. Two horses from Florida shipped in for the December Jingle Bell Classic Horse Show and we had a total of 16 Marchadors at the show to represent the breed. Numerous owners came in support of this event from North Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Arizona and California. Working with USMMA’s show subsidy program, it encouraged more horses to participate. The breed also enjoyed press attention in Horseman’s News and CA Riding Magazine that featured Marchador owners and their horses. Since the Jingle Bell Classic we have been invited to attend the Santa Barbara CA National Gaited Horse show in July 2022. I will be attending and promoting the breed. Other breeders will be showing horses and attending this show as well. I have also entered Marchadors in 2 upcoming parades including the 2023 Rose Parade.

I am so excited about growing this breed! So far, I have introduced these horses to numerous people and have trained and sold several Marchadors this year to new owners. I currently own one mare and I’m a co-owner of another mare. I feel I can be a valued asset to the USMMA to further promote the amazing Marchador breed.

REFERENCES:

JAKE MARTINEZ – RANCHO DE LOS CIELOS
THERESA LONGO – RANCHO DE LOS CIELOS
RONALD KNAACK – HIGH COUNTRY MARCHADORS
JEAN ALLRED – MONARCH MARCHADORS, LLC
JASON LAMBROSE – HARVEST MEADOWS MARCHADORS ALINE GREENE – SAINT HORSE MARCHADORES

LINDA HOLST– RANCHO LINDA MARCHADORES CLAUDIA BELLANDI – CC BELLANDI MARCHADORS ALESSANDRA DEERINCK – HHSENSING

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Daniel Pulliam
PO Box 163, Bonsall, CA 92003 [email protected]stallions.com 575.613.5148