Specialized in
Mangalarga Marchador

Luiz Garcia Palma text

“(…) When Colonel Honório V. de Andrade first saw Sapucai valley, in the Vicinity of Mato Grosso de Batatais, he decided to settle down in the mountainous region banks of Ribeirão S. João, a small river. He could not imagine that his 8 year- old son would remember his saga and inherit his passion for horses.

It was almost close to XIX century and the newly married couple in 1894, would bring in their saddleback lots of tradition.

Both he and his young wife were descendants of emigrants from Southern (Minas). (1) Who settled in the state of SP, and all the region of Ribeirão Preto, from Rio Grande to Rio Pardo.

My parents lived in this region, they prospered and brought in their roots, the culture and the tradition of the “mineiros”, besides the love for the marching horse, which would carry on its back the saddle of deer hunters, and the woman ‘s one side saddle”, on the long 10-day-walk, when they visited their distant relatives. We were raised in this environment: eating flour with milk, chicken with angu, a kind of corn starch, praying for our Lady , and thanking God every night, when our mom would put the gown on us in order to sleep.

This was the patriarch’s family. And on this clan, the horse was primordial: a leisure and work instrument. The first stallion was Despacho, which generated Alegre. Alegre generated Faceiro, then faceiro would generate Palhaço. Palhaço would generate Camões, a father of Alegre do Major, which would cover its aunts and nieces..

Thus it was a consanguinity generation and all the stallions were excellent marchers.

Francisco Diniz Junqueira who was a creator of a trotting march ,had some different opinions from his, regarding their riding.So he didn’t feel like controlling his animals in the recent founded Associação do Cavalo Mangalarga, remaining unregistered there.

His fame of being a Marchador breeder, was notorious. He had around 500 mares. Besides that, he would breed Caracu Caldeano, a national donkey, and some marching horses. When a cow was worth 50.000 reis, he would sell his foals for 1.00 reis.

In 1940 he donated his lands and the best mares to his sons. And 4 descendants of Camoes stallion kept on working: Alegre do Major, Faceiro II, Cravo and Baio.

Thus, this is the where the troop Esperança came from. It has been selecting marching for 100 years so far…

Those are the animals that we offer to our friends, all of them marchers.

One century of selection of a marching beat, in the hammer hit…

Um século de seleção de marcha batida na batida do martelo. Uai!

The one who has Esperança (hope), never loses his march!!(…)

Haras da Esperança


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