Horses


Of ancient Iberian bloodlines, the Marchador horse developed in Brazil during the 1800s after Napoleon invaded Portugal.  The King and many of his top studs (Napoleon was after horses for his army) fled to safety.  One of the studs is named in the history books as the Royal Alter stallion Sublime.  He and other Iberian stallions were crossed with Spanish Barbs, Spanish Jennet, which is now extinct, and other local mares to produce the modern Marchador horse.

Historically, each farm produced a heritage and a bloodline that identified their horses. The horse’s name always includes the breeding farm as part of the name. Some of older farm names and bloodlines are listed below. Mangalarga was one of the first farms during which the horses gained popularity, hence the adoption of Mangalarga Marchador. The breeding farms kept impeccable written records so the history of many present-day Marchadors can be traced back 20 generations or more. The breed continues to be developed and improved today with many more new farms and breeders in Brazil. Many new farms incorporate combinations of several bloodlines to produce their future champions.

These are some of the bloodlines represented at Summerwind. There are many more bloodlines each with a unique contribution to the breed. For more bloodlines, please visit our FUTURE FOAL website.
Abaiba Bloodline

Abaiba is synonymous with wonderful head and neck. Usually elegant and eye catching, they possess Arabian-like beauty. A line that has been predominately grey. Established in 1890.

Other farms such as A.J. Sama, Rima, Providencia, Santana and Maripa are based on the Abaiba bloodlines. Many of these bloodlines are famous in their own right.

Pictured is Lotus da Paciencia, a top stallion of Abaiba heritage, Brazil.  

Azenha de Maripa is the daughter or Laio de Maripa, an ELITE stallion who is almost pure Abaiba blood.  

Herdade Bloodline

Herdade (1905) was a very prolific line with a number of their stallions in demand. So in the days before AI and embryos, Herdade is often in the background of other lines that are emerging. With beautiful heads, they are also consistenly show a smooth gait.

Newer Farms such as as H.B, H.O, are based on Herdade bloodlines.

Pictured is Tiguara Hipus, son of Herdade Cadillac, the former herd sire at MM Horse Farms.  Hipus is the sire of 2 SW foundation mares: Bossa Nova de Miami and Chanel de Miami.

Favacho Bloodline

One of the oldest bloodlines (1805), Favacho horses are still winning championships today. The top Favacho stallions are worth millions in Brasil!  Bred originally as a sport horse for deer hunting, Favacho is a compact, well-proportioned horse with a beautiful march and a fabulous canter.  Favacho is always an excellent choice as a riding horse or in a breeding program.

Pictured is La Paz Jivago, a combination of Favacho and Tabatinga lines, standing at stud at Summerwind. Jivago has sired foals on 2 continents and 3 countries: Brazil, the US and Canada.

Tabatinga Bloodline

The most Andalusian-like line of the Marchadors, Tabatinga horses always mean power in the back end They show an abundance of energy and enthusiasm in their work.

Newer Farms such as Rancho Apache and Joatinga are based on Tabatinga bloodlines.

Pictured is Irapuru da Joatinga, herd sire of Haras Joatinga, Brazil.  Irapuru is the sire of Amethyst do Summerwind, imported in-utero.  That mare is now with Great Lakes Marchadors in Michigan.