Welcome!

To the U.S. Mangalarga Marchador Association (USMMA) website!

But, what is a Marchador?

Soft, kind eye of the Marchador

Are you looking for that child-safe mount?  Or how about a husband horse?  Not ready to give up riding your performance sport, but ready to give up your problem horse?  We invite you to come meet the Mangalarga Marchador!

The Marchador (MARSCH A DOOR) horse is all those things because of its willing nature, smooth gaits and athletic versatility.  Bred for centuries to be sound and square, with good bones, you can be part of beginning the new traditions here.   Oh, and the added benefit?  They have that Iberian beauty and soft, kind  eye.  You know you have a good horse the minute you lay eyes on one!.

The USMMA is affiliated with and recognized by the Associacao Brasileira dos Criadores do Cavalo Mangalarga Marchador (ABCCMM), the Brazilian organization founded to preserve, regulate and register the unique bloodlines of this magnificent breed.   We provide membership, support and a registry for Marchador owners and breeders in North America and maintain a link back to the home country, Brazil.

Marchador Herd in MT

Marchador Herd in MT

In Brazil, Mangalarga Marchadors must pass rigid standards for conformation, gait, performance and endurance. The Mangalarga Marchador is their National Horse, a national treasure.  Two hundred years of breeding, based on an Iberian heritage, to create the ultimate Brazilian Saddle Horse.

The USMMA Registry is DNA-based for all North American Marchador horses.  In many instances, the North American Marchador horses maintain dual registry with the ABCCMM in Brazil.  The ABCCMM registry is also DNA based, but adds an inspection process to qualify breeding animals for registration.

To obtain more information, please enjoy browsing our website and contact us.

“This is, without a doubt, one of the most outstanding horse breeds in the world.”

Bonnie L. Hendricks, International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds, University of Oklahoma Press

ABCCMM Inspection Ride on Artemis do Summerwind

ABCCMM Inspection Ride on Artemis do Summerwind