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Welcome to Brazilian Barrel Racing. With the troubled US economy, prime barrel racing stock is finding new homes in the South American country of Brazil.


by Tanya Randall

Ever see a barrel racing broodmare walk through a sale ring in the United States and bring a quarter of a million dollars or more? Sound unreal? In the US perhaps, but it’s happened—in Brazil.
With the high quality of barrel horses purchased by Brazilian interests in the past year, the South American country is well on its way to becoming an international barrel racing powerhouse. Champion horses like Designer Red and Miss Fortunes Fool have found new homes in the southern hemisphere thanks to a weaker US dollar and a thriving Brazilian economy.
Late in 2008, the value of the dollar and import requirements strengthened to reduce Brazilian purchases, but not even current import embargos on US horses due to the recent outbreak of the venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM) has weakened the Brazilian invasion into the barrel racing industry.
“Barrel racing is huge over there,” said Dale Rankin. The Tuscola, Texas, businessman is owner of leading barrel horse stallion Dashin Is Easy as well as Colina Real, a barrel racing breeding operation in Brazil. “I think it’s bigger in Brazil than it is over here. In July at their Quarter Horse Nationals, they had 1,800 entries and it took a week to run all the barrels. The sport is bigger than roping and racing. Racing is big, but it doesn’t have the players like barrel racing does.”
According to NBHA Brazil President Marcelo Delchiaro, barrel racing got started in Brazil in the 1970s and today it’s the most widely spread Western performance event.
“We have a very good level of competitiveness and competitive animals,” said Delchiaro, adding more than 5,000 Brazilians barrel race and the country has about 80,000 barrel horses. “That’s only the Quarter horses. We also have Appaloosa, Paint, Creole and Arabians that engage in barrel racing.”
Not only are they purchasing quality horses, they’re investing in the industry here. Just this past December, top barrel horse trainer and aged event hand Latricia Duke, Merkel, Texas, placed Brazilian owned entries at the Champion of Champions in Memphis, Tenn., and Elite Trailers Juvenile Futurity in Oklahoma City. OdillionDiniz’s Three Carat Diamond placed third at the Champion of Champions and Thomas De Souza’s Runnin Ricochet Bar placed eighth in the Juvenile.

Connections
In one of the strangest twists of fate, Duke got in on the ground floor of the Brazilian barrel horse market. She rode horses for Portuguese-speaking Rankin.
“It’s funny how the whole thing mushroomed,” said Rankin, who has business interests in Mexico and South America through his company Cowboy Chem, Inc. “This all started because I speak Portuguese.”
While attending a Paint horse show in Waco, Texas, Rankin overheard a group a people speaking the language and went over to introduce himself. He met Paulo Sergio ZaparaolliDedemo, a chocolateir who owns ZD Ranch in Brazil, and his veterinarian Fernando Costa.
“They were looking for the best Paint racing stallion to breed to their Quarter horse mares,” Rankin explained. “They were raising barrel horses. They were touring all over the south and I directed them to Freddy Sumrow, who had Cherokee Indian (PT).”
Initially, they weren’t interested in purchasing the 22-year-old stallion due to his advanced age, but after watching Angela Ganter win the Junior and Amateur at the Paint World Show with Fear This (PT), a son of Cherokee Indian (PT) they decided they need the senior stallion in Brazil.
“In 2006, Fernando Costa asked Freddy Sumrow and me to come down and watch the Cherokee Indians that were running the Paint barrel racing futurity,” said Rankin. “They pretty much ran the table on them. They had four of the top six spots in the open.”
While they definitely had the horsepower and ability to ride, Rankin suggested that Fernando Costa bring some of the American riders down to show them the finer points of the sport. Costa told Rankin to send his daughters—Courtney and Caitlin—down for a year. His oldest daughter, Courtney did get to spend six months training and competing in Brazil, and Rankin had another better idea. He’d send them the Duke—Latricia Duke.
“I called Latricia and told her she’s got to come down and put on a clinic. She’d go over like penicillin did when it first came out—a cure-all for everything.”
Duke had a little previous experience with the Brazilians at the Old Fort Days Futurity. She had just run the fastest time of the event in the Consolation aboard Firewaterontherocks. The Brazilians were very interested in purchasing the Fire Water Flit-RonasRyon stallion, but his owners Rance and Robin Herring weren’t interested in selling.
“They had a vet with them—Fernando Costa—he spoke pretty good English. He actually went to school over here,” Duke explains. “He mentioned something about Dale Rankin. A year later, Costa called Dale and told him that they wanted the trainer named Latricia Duke who rides in the futurities to come to Brazil to give a clinic.”
Duke went to Brazil mainly to give her family what she thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. She ended up meeting lots of people, who would later ask her for helping purchasing stock.
“I’m still a horse trainer first,” Duke says. “I’m not in the horse brokerage business. The Brazilian market kind of found me.”
When Duke couldn’t find enough horses to fill the Brazilian orders, she put them in touch with Lance Graves, Hartshorne, Okla.

Building an Industry
The Brazilians are building an industry from the ground up and they’re doing it with superior bloodstock. The ABQM, the Brazilians Quarter Horse Association, has imposed strict criteria on what horses can be imported into the country.
Lance Graves says he’s had people ask him to broker their horse to Brazilian clients, only to have them disappointed when he tells them what their standards are. And, those strict standards are changing daily.
Here’s just a snippet of Brazilian standards, which have probably changed by the time this article was printed. Horses must have earnings in aged events or AQHA Superiors, World Show Top 10s, or Incentive Fund earnings. Those earnings must be verified by the Barrel Futurities of America, AQHA or Equi-Stat, the statistical division of Cowboy Publishing Group.
“At first it was $10,000,” says Duke. “Then it was $15,000. Now it’s $20,000. It’s going up all the time.”
Racehorses used to have to have at least $10,000 and earnings and run a speed index of 90. Now they want horses to have run better than 90 at least twice.
Horses under 36 months of age have to be by sires that have offspring earnings of more than $100,000 and out of dams with at least a $100,000 earner on the track or in the arena.
Geldings aren’t welcome and neither are rodeo horses because their earnings can’t be verified by outside sources.
“They’ve done such an amazing job with what they’ve let into the country,” says Duke. “Some of our best horses have left the country.”

Breaking the Language Barrier
While Duke has access to a pseudo-translator, Graves isn’t so fortunate. But as he found out, quality speaks for itself.
“I remember we had some Brazilian clients come to the farm and the one gentleman couldn’t even say my name,” he laughs. “We’re walking through the barns looking at horses, and he pulls out a notepad and says clear as day, ‘Pie Sky Promises.’”
Though Stacy Charett Hill’s prized 19-year-old mare isn’t leaving the country anytime soon, the Brazilians know their horses. They would dearly love to have Pie Sky Promises, a daughter of Pie In The Sky out of the barrel racing blue hen Joyous Bug, by Bugs Alive In 75, the leading broodmare sire of all time. Pie Sky Promises has earnings of$31,219 and is still competing. Her offspring, which includes the likes of No Question No Lies, Promise Me A Title, Promises To Dash and Specially Alot, have earnings of $321,387. Her Bully Bullion daughter Pies Bunny Bullion now resides in Brazil.
Along with Duke and Graves, several other top barrel racers and breeding farms have sent horses to Brazil including Victory Farms, Southern Rose Ranch, Bo Hill and Jud Little to name a few.

Cavalo de Tambor
Barrel racing in Brazil is just a little different than the United States. All races are held on Women’s Professional Rodeo Association standard patterns. They follow AQHA rules for competition, including their regulations on bits and bridles. The majority of competitors are men, although Brazilian rodeos are only open to women.
The biggest difference, besides riding style, is the weight requirement in the open class. A lot of time the saddle pad has extra weight added to it, and it’s up to the rider to make sure they’re at the proper weight before they run.
“In the open classes the minimum weight is 75 kilos,” noted Rankin. “After they run, they take the saddle off and step on the scale. If they’re under weight, they forfeit.
“That happened to my daughter when she was down there. My daughter got caught at 72 or 73 kilos. She used a lighter saddle because someone was riding the saddle she usually rode.”
The other major difference is the lack of geldings.
“Everyone wants to be a breeder,” said Rankin. “They want to make a barrel horse. They don’t want to buy a finished gelding.”
Rankin said very few owners ride their horses. Duke said it’s almost like horse racing over here where one owner will have an entire stable of horses.
“They treat their horses like their famous people,” said Duke. “I know when I sell horses over there they’re going to the best possible place. The barns are incredible. The horses are groomed every. They even have people who go out and cut them fresh grass every day.”
Businesswise, Rankin said, the Brazilian culture of credit has greatly helped their horse industry.
“Everything is bought and sold on credit,” he explained. “I believe it contributes to the high prices. Like when you go to a sale, the price you see on the board is the monthly payment on the horse. They’ll set the payments at seven, 12 or 15 months. It depends on the sales company. All the transactions are done through the bank. All payments are set up automatically through a bank account. If you miss a payment, you have a big black mark on your credit for all your business.”

The Future
The Brazilians are hoping to have horses with earnings on two continents, which is a large reason they’re paying for training and entering horses in the United States. One day, they’ll be shipping their home-raised prospects to the United States.
“I was talking to Fernando (Costa) the other day and he really believes that Brazil will be the international supplier of barrel horses. They’ve already developed strong relations with Italy and Germany. Plus feed and labor down there is so much cheaper than it is here.”
Delchiaro acknowledged that the United States is still ahead of Brazil, but two-way and international trade is coming.
“We have as good of animals which generates strong trade,” said Delchiaro. “This year (2008), we have made the first sales of animals that practice barrel race to Italy, where the four animals are doing very well.”
Rankin has started his own Brazil horse farm just down the road from ZD Ranch. With Costa as his partner and manager in residence, Rankin already has the great mares Miss Fortunes Fool, Merris Jump Ta Fame and Perks Lady Jet, a full sister to the late Perks Master, in residence. They await the arrival of his stallion Dashin Is Easy, who will hopeful ship in July.
“I’m hoping that he’ll be able to go back and forth,” said Rankin. “The breeding season there is August through January-February, opposite of ours.”
Realizing that the next generation of barrel horses will likely carry the Corona Cartel lineage, Rankin also has Phoebes Cartel, a son of Corona Cartel out of the same female family as 2007 All American Futurity winner Heartswideopen, that will head south. Pheobes Cartel will be syndicated, while Dashin Is Easy will be promoted to the barrel racers.
The horses have to be in Brazil because of the difficulty in shipping frozen semen.
“Brazil is fiercely protective of their market,” he said. “It’s virtually impossible to ship frozen semen over there. They try to block that to protect their local market.
Rankin said his dream has always been to make money in the horse business, and Brazil might just be the place to do it.



Courtney Rankin returned to Brazil to compete in the 2008 National Championships, held in the city of Bauru. She was riding Jay Sons Doc, a reining mare that was switched to barrels by Courtney. They finished fifth at the Championships. Courtney also won the rodeo in Iturama aboard the mare.


Tanya Randall is an avid barrel racer and regular contributor to BHN. She lives in California with her husband Matt and young son Colton. E-mail comments on this article to bhneditorial@cowboypublishing.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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special feature - SejaBemVindo, in other words “Welcome” Seja Bem Vindo em outras palavras “Welcome”







Welcome to Brazilian Barrel Racing. With the troubled US economy, prime barrel racing stock is finding new homes in the South American country of Brazil.

Seja bem vindo as provas de tambor do Brasil. Com a crise financeira USA, os cavalos Top de tambor nos USA estão encontrando uma nova morada na América do Sul o Brasil



by Tanya Randall Por Tanya Randall

Ever see a barrel racing broodmare walk through a sale ring in the United States and bring a quarter of a million dollars or more? Sound unreal? In the US perhaps, but it’s happened—in Brazil. Vcs já viram uma égua de tambor entrar em um leilão nos USA e ser vendida por meio milhão de dollars ou mais? Parece irreal? Nos USA talvez, mas isso tem acontecido -- no Brasil.

With the high quality of barrel horses purchased by Brazilian interests in the past year, the South American country is well on its way to becoming an international barrel racing powerhouse. Champion horses like Designer Red and Miss Fortunes Fool have found new homes in the southern hemisphere thanks to a weaker US dollar and a thriving Brazilian economy. Com a alta qualidade genética dos cavalos de tambor comprados pelos brasileiros nos últimos anos, o Brasil esta no caminho certo para se tornar um grande produtor internacional de cavalos para a modalidade. Cavalos campeões mundiais como Designer Red e Miss Fortunes Fool encontraram novas casas no hemisfério sul, graças a desvalorização do dollar e a estabilidade da economia brasileira.

Late in 2008, the value of the dollar and import requirements strengthened to reduce Brazilian purchases, but not even current import embargos on US horses due to the recent outbreak of the venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM) has weakened the Brazilian invasion into the barrel racing industry. No final de 2008, nem a valorização do dollar e a novas regras para importação, com mais exigências em relação a performance dos animais exportados, nem o surto de metrite infecciosa equina diminuíram as compras dos brasileiros no mercado de tambor americano.

“Barrel racing is huge over there,” said Dale Rankin. The Tuscola, Texas, businessman is owner of leading barrel horse stallion Dashin Is Easy as well as Colina Real, a barrel racing breeding operation in Brazil. “I think it’s bigger in Brazil than it is over here. In July at their Quarter Horse Nationals, they had 1,800 entries and it took a week to run all the barrels. The sport is bigger than roping and racing. Racing is big, but it doesn’t have the players like barrel racing does.” “A modalidade de tambor é muito difundida no Brasil”, conta Dale Rankin. Residente em Tuscola-TX, empresário, proprietário do garanhão Dashin is Easy e também do Rancho Colina Real, um centro de criação e serviços para eqüinos QM de tambor no Brasil. “Eu acho que tambor no Brasil é maior do que nos USA. Em julho no Campeonato Nacional de QM, eles tiveram 1800 inscrições e levou uma semana para correr todas as categorias. A modalidade tem mais participantes do que o laço ou a corrida. Corrida é uma modalidade importante, mas não tem a quantidade de participantes do tambor”.

According to NBHA Brazil President Marcelo Delchiaro, barrel racing got started in Brazil in the 1970s and today it’s the most widely spread Western performance event.

“We have a very good level of competitiveness and competitive animals,” said Delchiaro, adding more than 5,000 Brazilians barrel race and the country has about 80,000 barrel horses. “That’s only the Quarter horses. We also have Appaloosa, Paint, Creole and Arabians that engage in barrel racing.” De acordo com o presidente da NBHA Brasil, Marcelo Delchiaro, a modalidade teve início nos anos 70 e atualmente é a modalidade mais difundida do esporte equestre brasileiro. “Nós temos excelentes competidores e ótimos animais” disse Delchiaro, afirmando que o Brasil tem por volta de 5.000 competidores e aproximadamente 80.000 cavalos de tambor. “Isso somente de QM. Nós ainda temos cavalos: Appaloosa, Paint, Crioulos e Árabes que participam de provas”.

Not only are they purchasing quality horses, they’re investing in the industry here. Just this past December, top barrel horse trainer and aged event hand Latricia Duke, Merkel, Texas, placed Brazilian owned entries at the Champion of Champions in Memphis, Tenn., and Elite Trailers Juvenile Futurity in Oklahoma City. OdillionDiniz’s Three Carat Diamond placed third at the Champion of Champions and Thomas De Souza’s Runnin Ricochet Bar placed eighth in the Juvenile. Eles não só estão comprando o que há de melhor, mas também estão investindo nos competidores daqui. Em dezembro , a famosa e experiente competidora e treiandora Latricia Duke, Merkel, Texas, classificou animais de proprietários brasileiros na prova Campeão dos Campeões em Menphis, Tenn., e no Futurity Elite Trailers Juvenile na cidade de Oklahoma. A égua Three Carat Diamond de propriedade de Odilon Diniz se classificou em 3º. L na prova Campeão dos Campeões e o potro castrado Runnin Ricochet Bar se classificou em 8º. L na prova do Futurity Elite Trailers Juvenile.

Connections Conecções

In one of the strangest twists of fate, Duke got in on the ground floor of the Brazilian barrel horse market. She rode horses for Portuguese-speaking Rankin. De modo meio estranho é que Latricia foi introduzida ao mercado brasileiro de tambor. Ela treina cavalos para o Dale que fala um pouco de português.

“It’s funny how the whole thing mushroomed,” said Rankin, who has business interests in Mexico and South America through his company Cowboy Chem, Inc. “This all started because I speak Portuguese.” “É engraçado como tudo aconteceu” disse Dale, que tem negócios no México e América do Sul através de sua companhia CCI. “Tudo isso aconteceu porque falo português”.

While attending a Paint horse show in Waco, Texas, Rankin overheard a group a people speaking the language and went over to introduce himself. He met Paulo Sergio ZaparaolliDedemo, a chocolateir who owns ZD Ranch in Brazil, and his veterinarian Fernando Costa. Em um show de Paints em Waco, TX, Rankin encontrou um grupo de pessoas falando português e foi até eles para se apresentar. Ele encontrou Paulo Dedemo, empresário do ramo de chocolates, proprietário do Haras ZD no Brasil e seu veterinário Fernando Costa.

“They were looking for the best Paint racing stallion to breed to their Quarter horse mares,” Rankin explained. “They were raising barrel horses. They were touring all over the south and I directed them to Freddy Sumrow, who had Cherokee Indian (PT).”

Initially, they weren’t interested in purchasing the 22-year-old stallion due to his advanced age, but after watching Angela Ganter win the Junior and Amateur at the Paint World Show with Fear This (PT), a son of Cherokee Indian (PT) they decided they need the senior stallion in Brazil. “Eles estavam a procura do melhor garanhão Paint de corrida para cruzar com as éguas QM deles,” explicou Dale. “Eles criam cavalos de tambor. E eles estavam viajando todo o sul dos USA e eu apresentei eles ao Freddy Sumrow, que era proprietário do Cherokee Indian(PT)”. No início eles não estavam interessados em comprar um garanhão de 22 anos, devido a sua idade, mas depois que viram a Ângela Ganter ganhar a categoria Aberto Jr e Amador no mundial do Paint com o Fear This(PT), um filho de Cherokee Indian(PT) eles decidiram comprar o garanhão apesar de sua avançada idade e levá-lo ao Brasil.

“In 2006, Fernando Costa asked Freddy Sumrow and me to come down and watch the Cherokee Indians that were running the Paint barrel racing futurity,” said Rankin. “They pretty much ran the table on them. They had four of the top six spots in the open.” “Em 2006, Fernando Costa convidou o Freddy Sumrow e eu para irmos assitir o Potro do Futuro dos filhos do Cherokee Indian” disse Dale. “ Os filhos do Cherokee Indian simplesmente arrazaram. Eles venceram o PF e classificaram 04 potros nos top 6 da categoria aberta”

While they definitely had the horsepower and ability to ride, Rankin suggested that Fernando Costa bring some of the American riders down to show them the finer points of the sport. Costa told Rankin to send his daughters—Courtney and Caitlin—down for a year. His oldest daughter, Courtney did get to spend six months training and competing in Brazil, and Rankin had another better idea. He’d send them the Duke—Latricia Duke. Já que agora eles tinham cavalos com muita velocidade e habilidade para o esporte, o Dale sugeriu ao Fernando Costa que convidasse um competidor Americano para trocar experiência com os brasileiros. Fernando disse ao Dale para mandar as suas filhas --- Courtney e Caitlin ----- para passar um ano no Brasil. Sua filha mais velha, Courtney passou 06 meses treinando e competindo no Brasil, foi então que Dale teve outra idéia melhor. Ele acertaria com a Latricia para vir dar uma clínica de tambor no Brasil.

“I called Latricia and told her she’s got to come down and put on a clinic. She’d go over like penicillin did when it first came out—a cure-all for everything.” “Eu liguei para Latricia e disse a ela que ela tinha que ir ao Brasil para dar uma clínica de tambor. Ela seria como a penicilina qdo foi lançada ---- uma cura para todos os maus.”

Duke had a little previous experience with the Brazilians at the Old Fort Days Futurity. She had just run the fastest time of the event in the Consolation aboard Firewaterontherocks. The Brazilians were very interested in purchasing the Fire Water Flit-RonasRyon stallion, but his owners Rance and Robin Herring weren’t interested in selling. Latricia já havia encontrado os brasileiros no PF de Old Fort Days. Naquela competição ela fez o melhor tempo da classificatória e na final derrubou o tambor, correndo a prova de consolação e fazendo o melhor tempo do evento abordo de Firewaterontherocks. Os brasileiros ficaram bastante interessados em comprar o filho de FWF em uma égua Ronnas Ryon, mas os proprietários do garanhão Rance e Robbin Herring não abriram preço.

“They had a vet with them—Fernando Costa—he spoke pretty good English. He actually went to school over here,” Duke explains. “He mentioned something about Dale Rankin. A year later, Costa called Dale and told him that they wanted the trainer named Latricia Duke who rides in the futurities to come to Brazil to give a clinic.”

Duke went to Brazil mainly to give her family what she thought would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. She ended up meeting lots of people, who would later ask her for helping purchasing stock. “ Eles tinham um veterinário com eles – Fernando Costa – que fala Ingles fluente. Ele inclusive estudou nos USA”, esplicou Latricia. “Ele comentou algo sobre Dale Rankin. Um ano mais tarde, Fernando ligou para o Dale e disse que eles queriam que uma treiandora chamada Latricia Duke que corria os PFs fosse ao Brasil para dar uma clínica”. Latricia foi ao Brasil somente com a expectativa de proporcionar uma viagem especial a sua família. Ela acabou conhecendo um gde número de pessoas que mais tarde estavam solicitando seus serviços na aquisição de animais de tambor.

“I’m still a horse trainer first,” Duke says. “I’m not in the horse brokerage business. The Brazilian market kind of found me.” “Eu continuo treinadora de cavalos”, diz Latricia. “Eu não me tornei corretora de cavalos. O mercado brasileiro de tambor é que me encontrou”.

When Duke couldn’t find enough horses to fill the Brazilian orders, she put them in touch with Lance Graves, Hartshorne, Okla. Qdo Latricia não estava conseguindo encontrar os cavalos para a demanda brasileira, ela os colocou em contato com lance Graves, de Hartshorne, Ok.

Building an Industry Desenvolvendo um Mercado.

The Brazilians are building an industry from the ground up and they’re doing it with superior bloodstock. The ABQM, the Brazilians Quarter Horse Association, has imposed strict criteria on what horses can be imported into the country. Os brasileiros estão desenvolvendo uma seleção de cavalos de tambor da maneira correta, com o que há de melhor na modalidade. A ABQM, Associação Brasileira de QM, tem exigentes regras para a importação de cavalos QM para o Brasil

Lance Graves says he’s had people ask him to broker their horse to Brazilian clients, only to have them disappointed when he tells them what their standards are. And, those strict standards are changing daily. Lance Graves disse que todos os dias criadores me ligam para eu vender cavalos para os brasileiros, mas eles ficam bastante desapontados qdo eu explico a eles os padrões e exigências necessárias para importação. E essas exigências tem se alterado com freqüência.

Here’s just a snippet of Brazilian standards, which have probably changed by the time this article was printed. Horses must have earnings in aged events or AQHA Superiors, World Show Top 10s, or Incentive Fund earnings. Those earnings must be verified by the Barrel Futurities of America, AQHA or Equi-Stat, the statistical division of Cowboy Publishing Group. Para os leitores terem conhecimento segue algumas das exigências da ABQM, que provavelmente podem ter sidos alteradas até a edição desse artigo. Os cavalos devem ter ganhos/e vitórias em supershows ou na AQHA, RMT superior, 10 L no Mundial, ganhos em fundos de incentivo. Esses ganhos tem que ser apontados pela BFA, AQHA ou Equi-Stat, a divisão de estastisticas da Cowboy Publishing Group.

“At first it was $10,000,” says Duke. “Then it was $15,000. Now it’s $20,000. It’s going up all the time.” “Antigamente era 10 mil dollars”, diz Latricia. “Dai subiu para 15 mil e agora é 20 mil em ganhos de dinheiro e continua subindo”

Racehorses used to have to have at least $10,000 and earnings and run a speed index of 90. Now they want horses to have run better than 90 at least twice. Cavalos de corrida tinham que ter ganhos de no mínimo 10 mil dollars, e SI de 90. Agora eles devem ter SI maior que 90 e por no mínimo duas vezes.

Horses under 36 months of age have to be by sires that have offspring earnings of more than $100,000 and out of dams with at least a $100,000 earner on the track or in the arena. Cavalos mais jovens do que 36 meses tem que ter pais produtores de mais de 100 mil dollars em corrida ou trabalho.

Geldings aren’t welcome and neither are rodeo horses because their earnings can’t be verified by outside sources. Não há muito interesse pelos cavalos castrados nem por cavalos de rodeio, pois os ganhos em rodeios não podem ser comprovados.

“They’ve done such an amazing job with what they’ve let into the country,” says Duke. “Some of our best horses have left the country.” “Eles tem feiro um trabalho muito sério, em relação ao que pode ser importado” diz Latricia. “Alguns dos nossos melhores animais foram para o Brasil”.



Breaking the Language Barrier Quebrando a barreira da Língua

While Duke has access to a pseudo-translator, Graves isn’t so fortunate. But as he found out, quality speaks for itself. Enquanto Latricia tem um pseudo-tradutor, o Lance não tem tanta sorte. Mas como ele mesmo diz a qualidade fala por ela mesma.

“I remember we had some Brazilian clients come to the farm and the one gentleman couldn’t even say my name,” he laughs. “We’re walking through the barns looking at horses, and he pulls out a notepad and says clear as day, ‘Pie Sky Promises.” “ Eu lembro que recebi alguns brasileiros em meu rancho e eles mal conseguiam falar meu nome”. Mas, assim que fomos andando no corredor das baias olhando os cavalos, um deles tirou o notepad e disse claro como a luz do dia, “Pie Sky Promises”.

Though Stacy Charett Hill’s prized 19-year-old mare isn’t leaving the country anytime soon, the Brazilians know their horses. They would dearly love to have Pie Sky Promises, a daughter of Pie In The Sky out of the barrel racing blue hen Joyous Bug, by Bugs Alive In 75, the leading broodmare sire of all time. Pie Sky Promises has earnings of$31,219 and is still competing. Her offspring, which includes the likes of No Question No Lies, Promise Me A Title, Promises To Dash and Specially Alot, have earnings of $321,387. Her Bully Bullion daughter Pies Bunny Bullion now resides in Brazil. Embora Stacy Charet hill colocou preço na égua de 19 anos, a égua não esta indo para o Brasil tão cedo, os brasileiros sabem os cavalos que querem comprar. Com certeza eles adorariam ter Pie Sky Promises, uma filha de Pie In the Sky na égua rosilha Joyous Bug, por Bugs alive In 75, garanhão lider materno de todos os tempos. Pie Sky Promises ganhou 31,219 e ainda competi. Sua produção, que inclue cavalos como No Question No Lies, Promise Me A Title, Promises To Dash e Specially A lot, tem ganhos de 321,387.00 dollares. A potra dela com Bully Bullion, Pies Bunny Bullion agora esta no Brasil.

Along with Duke and Graves, several other top barrel racers and breeding farms have sent horses to Brazil including Victory Farms, Southern Rose Ranch, Bo Hill and Jud Little to name a few. Além de Latricia e Lance Graves, vários outros competidores top e criadores tem vendido cavalos para o Brasil, incluindo Vcitory Farms, Southern Rose Ranch, Bo Hill e Jud Little para citar alguns.

Cavalo de Tambor

Barrel racing in Brazil is just a little different than the United States. All races are held on Women’s Professional Rodeo Association standard patterns. They follow AQHA rules for competition, including their regulations on bits and bridles. The majority of competitors are men, although Brazilian rodeos are only open to women. A modadlidade 03 tambores no Brasil tem algumas diferenças ao USA. A maioria das provas são com pista official, no mesmo padrão da WPRA. Eles seguem as regras da AQHA para competição, incluindo as regulamentações sobre freios e equipamentos. A maioria dos competidores são homens, embora o rodeio brasileiro somente permite a participação feminina.

The biggest difference, besides riding style, is the weight requirement in the open class. A lot of time the saddle pad has extra weight added to it, and it’s up to the rider to make sure they’re at the proper weight before they run. A grande deiferença além do estilo brasileiro de tocar cavalo é a exigencia de peso mínimo para categoria aberta. Em várias situações a manta tem que lever peso extra, e a responsabilidade de ter o peso minimo cabe ao competidor.

“In the open classes the minimum weight is 75 kilos,” noted Rankin. “After they run, they take the saddle off and step on the scale. If they’re under weight, they forfeit.

“That happened to my daughter when she was down there. My daughter got caught at 72 or 73 kilos. She used a lighter saddle because someone was riding the saddle she usually rode.” “Na classe aberta o peso mínimo é de 75 kg”, menciona Dale. “Depois de correr, o competidor tirar os equipamentos do cavalo e passa pela balança. Se não dá o peso minimo, o competidor é desclassificado” “Isso aconteceu com minha filha qdo esteve por lá, foi cortada por que deu 72, 73 kg.

The other major difference is the lack of geldings. Outra grande diferença é a pequena quantidade de animais castrados.

“Everyone wants to be a breeder,” said Rankin. “They want to make a barrel horse. They don’t want to buy a finished gelding.” “Todo mundo quer ser criador” disse Dale. “Eles querem criar e treinar seus cavalos ao invés de comprar um bom cavalo castrado somente para competição”.

Rankin said very few owners ride their horses. Duke said it’s almost like horse racing over here where one owner will have an entire stable of horses. Dale comenta que poucos os proprietários que montam seus cavalos. Latricia diz que parece com os criatórios de cavalos de corrida daqui, onde um proprietário tem uma baia cheia de cavalos de tambor.

“They treat their horses like their famous people,” said Duke. “I know when I sell horses over there they’re going to the best possible place. The barns are incredible. The horses are groomed every. They even have people who go out and cut them fresh grass every day.” “Os cavalos são muito bem tratados no Brasil” diz Latricia. “Eu tenho certeza de que qdo vendo algum cavalo para o Brasil, que eles irão para um lugar muito bonito e limpo. As baias são incriveis. Os cavalos são escovados todos os dias. Eles tem tratadores que cortam grama fresca todos os dias para os cavalos em baia.

Businesswise, Rankin said, the Brazilian culture of credit has greatly helped their horse industry. Com visão empresarial, Dale, acrescenta que a cultura financeira dos brasileiros de venda a prazo tem gerado bons negócios para a industria do cavalo.

“Everything is bought and sold on credit,” he explained. “I believe it contributes to the high prices. Like when you go to a sale, the price you see on the board is the monthly payment on the horse. They’ll set the payments at seven, 12 or 15 months. It depends on the sales company. All the transactions are done through the bank. All payments are set up automatically through a bank account. If you miss a payment, you have a big black mark on your credit for all your business.” “Tudo é vendido e comprado a prazo” ele explica. “Eu acredito que isso contribui para os altos preços praticados no mercado brasileiro. Por exemplo, qdo vc vai ao leilão o vlr que vc vê no painel é o valor da parcela mensal. Eles vendem em 07, 12 ou até 15 pgtos mensais. Depende do evento e da empresa leiloeira. Toda a transação é feita via sistema financeiro. Os pgtos são feitos através de boletos bancários. Se vc deixa de pagar, vc tem seu crédito cortado pelas firmas leiloeiras e pelo sistema financeiro”.

The Future O Futuro

The Brazilians are hoping to have horses with earnings on two continents, which is a large reason they’re paying for training and entering horses in the United States. One day, they’ll be shipping their home-raised prospects to the United States. Os brasileiros acreditam que futuramente os cavalos de tambor vão competir nos dois países, essa é a razão pela qual eles tem investido em treinamento e competições nos USA. Um dia, eles estarão enviando os animais criados no Brasil para competir nos USA.

“I was talking to Fernando (Costa) the other day and he really believes that Brazil will be the international supplier of barrel horses. They’ve already developed strong relations with Italy and Germany. Plus feed and labor down there is so much cheaper than it is here.” “Em conversa com o Fernando Costa outro dia, e ele realmente acredita que o Brasil sera futuramente um fornecedor mundial de cavalos de tambor.” Eles já possuem um relacionamento comercial com a Itália e Alemanha. Além de que no Brasil os custos de criação são menores que os daqui.”.

Delchiaro acknowledged that the United States is still ahead of Brazil, but two-way and international trade is coming. Marcelo Delchiaro afirma que os USA ainda esta a frente do Brasil, mas um comércio internacional de mão dupla será o futuro.

“We have as good of animals which generates strong trade,” said Delchiaro. “This year (2008), we have made the first sales of animals that practice barrel race to Italy, where the four animals are doing very well.” “Nós temos bons animais o que gera bons negócios”, disse Marcelo. Em 2008, nós fizemos as primeiras vendas para a Itália, os 04 cavalos vendidos estão competindo e ganhando naquele país.”

Rankin has started his own Brazil horse farm just down the road from ZD Ranch. With Costa as his partner and manager in residence, Rankin already has the great mares Miss Fortunes Fool, Merris Jump Ta Fame and Perks Lady Jet, a full sister to the late Perks Master, in residence. They await the arrival of his stallion Dashin Is Easy, who will hopeful ship in July. Dale começou sua própria criação no Brasil, na mesma cidade do Haras ZD. Tendo Fernando Costa como sócio e veterinário gerente, eles já têm em seu criatório a campeã mundial de tambor Miss Fortunes Fool, Merris Jump Ta Fame e Perks Lady Jet, uma irmã própria do Perks Master. Eles aguardam a chegada para junho de 2009 do garanhão Dashin Is Easy.

“I’m hoping that he’ll be able to go back and forth,” said Rankin. “The breeding season there is August through January-February, opposite of ours.” “Espero que ele possa ir e vir “ disse Dale. “A estação de monta deles é o oposto da nossa de agosto a janeiro/fevereiro.”

Realizing that the next generation of barrel horses will likely carry the Corona Cartel lineage, Rankin also has Phoebes Cartel, a son of Corona Cartel out of the same female family as 2007 All American Futurity winner Heartswideopen, that will head south. Pheobes Cartel will be syndicated, while Dashin Is Easy will be promoted to the barrel racers. Os sócios acreditando que a future geração de cavalos de tambor vão ter os genes do Corona Cartel, também compraram Phoebes Cartel, um filho de Corona Cartel em mãe da mesma família da Campeã do All American Fuutrity 2007 – Heartswideopen, esse garanhão esta indo ao Brasil para ser sindicalizado enquanto que o Dashin Is Easy estará vendendo coberturas para estação de monta 2009/2010.

The horses have to be in Brazil because of the difficulty in shipping frozen semen.

“Brazil is fiercely protective of their market,” he said. “It’s virtually impossible to ship frozen semen over there. They try to block that to protect their local market.

Rankin said his dream has always been to make money in the horse business, and Brazil might just be the place to do it. Os garanhões tem que ir para o Brasil devido as dificuldades de envio de semen congelado. O Brasil tem várias restrições para importação de sêmen congelado visando proteger o mercado interno. Dale disse que seu sonho sempre foi o de ter uma criação de cavalos que pudesse gerar lucros e o Brasil pode ser um lugar apropriado para isso.



Courtney Rankin returned to Brazil to compete in the 2008 National Championships, held in the city of Bauru. She was riding Jay Sons Doc, a reining mare that was switched to barrels by Courtney. They finished fifth at the Championships. Courtney also won the rodeo in Iturama aboard the mare. Courtney Rankin retornou ao Brasil em 2008 e competiu no Campeonato Nacional, sediado na cidade de Bauru. Ela montou a égua Jay Son Doc, uma égua de rédeas que foi introduzida para o tambor pela Courtney.

O conjunto terminou em 5º. L no Campeonato Nacional 2008. Courtney também ficou em 2º. L no rodeio de Iturama/07 na mesma égua.



Tanya Randall is an avid barrel racer and regular contributor to BHN. She lives in California with her husband Matt and young son Colton. E-mail comments on this article to bhneditorial@cowboypublishing.com





06/02/2009
Bruno José Ribeiro

Muito Interessante!



Obrigado Thomas por nos repassar informações como esta. Os gringos estão começando a perceber o que temos por aqui.

E realmente não é pouco.

Creio que no futuro seremos cada vez mais respeitados por eles nas modalidades tambor e baliza.

Até logo

Bruno
06/02/2009
ricardo padua

Otima materia parabens pela ideia de colocar no blog, quanto ao pedido de traducao acredito que o thomas nao traduziu pq tb nao tem grande conhecimento sobre a lingua, mas na boa isso nao eh problema.

um abraco a todos
06/02/2009
Thomas Souza

Oi Jean



Peco desculpas aqueles que nao falam a lingua, mas infelizmente o artigo e muito longo para ser traduzido. Quem sabe alguma revista do ramo nao faz essa gentileza para os amantes da modalidade!





Abs



Thomas
05/02/2009
Jean Augusto

Ola Thomas seria interessante vc traduzir o texto pq nao é todo mundo que fala ingles!!!

05/02/2009
Rafael Simões

Muito bom.

Eu gostaria, que um dia eles viessem com a trópa mais bruta deles pra cá,... só pra ver no que dava !!!

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