Save the dates! AZ MM EVENT!

WHEN:   JANUARY 24 – 26, 2020

 WHO: We have just started planning this event!.   I am chairing the committee and asking members to join that committee now.    We will work on the details and get a memo out to you before Thanksgiving with more.  
DETAILS:  We will be having trail rides into the desert and ABCCMM Sport Competitions.    Here are the initial thoughts of what will be happening!

We have reserved an covered arena and 3 one-bedroom guest casitas for the event.  An additional apartment is also available at this time, but will rent soon.    There are horse facilities there for a limited number of horses but lots of facilities close by if we need more.   There are no trailer hook-ups at that facility, but there are some nearby.    We also have several members in the Scottsdale area and hopefully some of them also will offer accommodations.   There are a LOT of hotels and other options in this area as well.

Arizona has about 20 Mangalarga Marchadors here and that number swells with winter visitors from Canada.  It may also be that there will be MM horses you can use here available if you’d like to learn and ride, but can’t bring a horse.  That will be determined.

Show entry fees, audit fees and casita rental fees will be charged.    While the USMMA underwrites each event we hold,  the fees will help fund the awards we give, the food and refreshments for our participants.   Only USMMA members are allowed to ride because of insurance, but we will invite friends, family and neighbors to come to watch!   It will be a fun event!  
Dr. George Vi

lar, our ABCCMM inspector, is in Brazil this month training to be a judge for the competition.  Lynn Kelley has the Sport Classes Rules and Regulations (working equitation / functional test, barrels, pole bending etc) being translated in Brazil.   We will get those out as soon as possible to all members.

  • Thursday January 23 – available for arrival and check in
  • Friday January 24 – am trail ride for those who come early.
  • January 24 – noon lunch, check in and pm training sessions on the competition
  • Saturday January 25 – am and pm, MM classes yet to be selected, pm pool party
  • Sunday January 26 – OPTIONAL DAY You can leave or stay for a trail ride and/or MM barn tours in the morning.  Checkout is 11 am.   pm  ABCCMM inspection.


Scottsdale is close to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and is also serviced by Mesa Airport and Scottsdale Airport.    It is a major hub so airline tickets should be reasonable.   Scottsdale is jumping during the winter months.  For information about what else is going on, you can visit

We hope you will be able to make this event!    We will fill in the details in just a few weeks.   We would like to have more events in 2020 as well so if you have an idea for your area, please contact me.

Sincerely, Jeff Bosley,

USMMA President and Scottsdale Committee chair