• Brazil

    EAMM members are visiting Brazil every year. Thus they enjoythe exceptional pleasure to get familiar with the country, living circumstances of people, culture and last not least the Mangalarga Marchador in its home country. EAMM will give assistancetoo in finding and choosing your dream horse locally.

    "Who really knows how to enjoy Brazil,has seen enough beauty for half a lifetime "

    Brazil is not just coffee, samba and soccer, but belongs to the ten leading industrial nations, too. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, after Russia, Canada, China and the United States; it is the largest country of South America with a populationof more than 200 million. Its area of about 8.512 million km ² comprises 47 % of the South American continent.

    Brazil is about 24 times bigger than the Federal Republic of Germany, and shares borders with ten neighboring countries: in the North withFrench Guiana and the countries of Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia; in the South with Uruguay and Argentina, in the West with Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru. Ecuador and Chile are the only states of the South American continent without a common border with Brazil. The border line to its direct neighbors extends over a length of15.700 km, the coastline along the Atlantic Ocean extends over a length of 7.367 km.

    It`s long been known, that Brazil is the world's No.1 supplier of sugar cane and a pioneer in bio-ethanol development and supply. Huge sugar cane plantations provide the highly desired raw material. Brazil is also in the steel business a top ranking player and its economy with large, well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing and service sectors is considered as the most powerful in South America; it is gaining increasing importance in theglobal marketplace. Of course, the beaches of Brazil became world famous for a long time in the tourism business and Copacabana and Ipanema have been sung about by famous artists.

    The real face however is presented by the Brazilian people with their African, Indian and European roots. They open mind and soul to everybody during carnival, incollective dance orgies, religious and mystic rituals and sensual feasts.

    All this and much more you may surprisingly discover and get to know in this country e.g. the Mangalarga Marchador! Who in Europeknows, that the breed of the third largest horse race in the world does exist in Brazil? The ABCCMM- the Brazilian association of breeders of the Mangalarga Marchador horse takes care of 387.000 registered breeding horses! The Marchador is considered the “Mercedes” among the saddle horses and the Brazilians even consider it - not unreasonable - the best in the world. This horse bred has Iberian ancestors owning a very comfortable gait - the Marcha. This gait allows the rider a very comfortable and vibration-free ride for many hours; they own great stamina due to the fact that this gait lets the horse move economically and fast.

    Well, imagine you combine endless sugar cane fields, dream beaches, rain forests and dunes with the meeting of these very friendly, very fun-loving people and these horses of course – that`s the most beautiful and perfect riding holiday! Crossing the rain forest, entering the dunes, flying along the seaside under a full moon, stepping into the turquoise water, enjoying fresh fish and grilled lobster at the beaches all over, or riding cross-country at large stud farms  – that`s a very special experience! If you're already staying in Brazil, don`t miss to visit themany historical places, or fly to the Iguaçu waterfalls, or visit Rio de Janeiro with the Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado, or, or , or ... .. Brazilians possibilities are endless and riding will always be an unforgettable and unique experience.

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    Brazil is divided into five areas due to political and administrative reasons.

    The North: The North of Brazil is woodland. It comprises 42 % of the territory and includes the states of Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Acre and Tocantins as well as the territories of Amapá and Roraima.This is Brazil's sparsely populated area, home to the majority of Indians in the country. The most important cities in the region are Manaus, located at the Rio Negro and Belém, located at the Rio Amazonas.

    The Northeast: The Northeast is Brazil's poorest region where plenty of colonial heritages are still to be found.This area still preserves most clearly the African influence. Its area comprises 18 % of the territoryand consists of the states of Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão. Climatically these states are further divided into the coastal area "Zona da Mata" and the "Sertão”- the dry inner area.

    The Midwest: in earlier times this area was called Mato Grosso – dense forest. It covers about 22% of the Brazilian territory and includes the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and the Federal District of Brasília.

    The South East: the Southeastregion is the most developed urban region of Brazil. It includes the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo and covers 10 % of the territory; it represents however43% of the population and 63 % of the total industrial production in the country .

    The South: the South of Brazil is strongly influenced by European immigration. Here are located the wealthy states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

    Due to its huge extension,the Federal Republic of Brazil is divided into 26 federal states and 3 time zones and even 4, if you add the archipelago of Fernando de Noronha. Two large river systems determine the country's supply of fresh water: the Amazon and the Rio Paraná.

    The capital Brasília is located onthe “Planalto Central” (the central plateau),approx. 1.200 m above sea level and in the middle of an evergreen area, dominatedby open tree savannas (Campos Cerrados). It was built from scratchby 50.000 workers in a record time of four years.

    It became appointed “Capital”in 1960 and honored by the UNESCO in 1987conferring the title “world cultural heritage" due to its unique architectural achievements and being the first and only new built capital in the world during the last century.