Another amazing demonstration performed by 6 de Marzo and Association De Charros. The English meaning group of cowboys rooted in Mexican style training of horses and preservation Mexican Ranch heritage. They show us a celebration of ranch culture, roping skills used in cattle work and advanced horsemanship. Horses are even taught to “dance” which is comparable to Dressage maneuvers. These Charros are based in Middlesex, North Carolina and are headed up by Jesus Torres.
We were also treated to a parade of the Saddlebred breed ridden by Cashlyn Lovell from Cash Lovell Stables in Winston Salem, NC. This majestic horse is considered the “peacock” of the equine world with its natural gaits and carriage truly a joy to behold.
Our featured performer of the evening was Mary Miller Jordan and her herd of Mustangs. Mary Miller-Jordan (MMJ) lives with her family on Be Life Farm. Mary Miller Jordan and her first Mustang partner 'Lindsay's Faith' were featured on a reality TV show and won the National title “America’s Favorite Trail Horse”. Lindsay’s Faith has since been immortalized as a Breyer Model horse. Jordan has published two children’s books, Silver Mane & Be You Lenny, both featuring the wild Mustang - Lindsay's Faith. Jordan and her then '100 day from the wild' Mustang, Silver Lining, performed a completely “tackles” freestyle and won Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover Reserve Champion in 2012. In 2013 MMJ's wild horse gentling techniques were featured on the National Geographic Wild TV Show “Mustang Millionaire” as she gentled and trained a new wild horse - Flying Colors. Jordan’s Extreme Mustang Makeover challenges inspired her to produce a horse show of her own design. Thus a horse show called LOPE was born, it is a unique Liberty, Pattern & Obstacle Event - where the reward is in the relationship and all levels of horse - human teams are encouraged to join in the fun. Jordan and her Mustangs always produce a tender moment to savor the bond of human horse relationships, the trust, the love, the magic.