Sharon was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Her lifelong love of horses flourished at Lakeshore College in Wisconsin where she earned a degree in Equine Science. Her equine education has been supplemented with related courses at the University of Colorado.
Her involvement with the Paso Fino breed began in 1984 with employment at Lakehart Farm, a breeding and training facility located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Her training and managing career then moved to the Huntsville and Houston, Texas areas before moving to Covington, Louisiana where she and her husband Manny built Rancho Poker Paso Finos. To enhance her knowledge of the Paso Fino breed, Sharon traveled to Colombia, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. There she visited several ranches and acquainted herself with their quality Paso Fino stock and their techniques of judging, training and showing.
Sharon has earned her PFHA judge's card and began her judging career in 1989 becoming a Senior Certified judge in 1993. She has judged the PFHA Grand National Championship Show in 1994, the inaugural judge for the Fabulous Fino Futurity at the 2003, 2004 & 2005 Grand National Championship Show and internationally she has judged in Puerto Rico, CONFEPASO's Youth Mundial in Santo Domingo, the 1999 & 2005 World Cup Mundial competition held in the United States, the 2003 World Cup Mundial in Medellin, Colombia, the 2009 World Cup Mundial in Perria, Colombia, 2013 World Cup Mundial in Miami, Florida, 2015 World Cup Mundial in Dominican Republic and the European Gaited Championships held in Nurmburg, Germany in both 2004, 2006 & 2010; as well as the Great Britain Championship in 2012 & 2014. She has shared her knowledge by giving clinics not only in the US in addition in Canada, England & Germany. She is a recorded "R" licensed official with the US Equestrian Federation.
Working with the PFHA - Sharon has served on numerous National committees, on the Board of Directors, as the Vice President, the Secretary and on the Executive Committee. These positions started in 1989 and haven't stopped yet... she looks forward to continuing as your President.
Sharon Londono #2924
19215 Largo Lane
Covington, LA 70435
Phone: (985) 630-18306261
Two of my fondest childhood memories are related to horses. The first is of racing horses around the trails of Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee with my sister to see how many times we could go around the trail in an hour. The second is of spending time with my aunt and her horses. Horses have always been a part of my life from a very early age. It was not until my husband decided to purchase a horse for me approximately 13 years ago that I rode a Paso Fino horse. Since that time, I have had the wonderful opportunity of enjoying our Paso Fino horses on many trails in Ohio, Virginia, and South Carolina while being successful in the show ring.
I am a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Dayton School of Law. My husband and I have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, all of whom ride horses. I am currently the managing partner in the law firm of Crossman & Maciorowski, LLC. As an attorney, I have represented and currently represent both nonprofit corporations and for profit corporations, along with individuals on a variety of issues.
This past summer, I completed my training in mediation in South Carolina and am in the process of becoming certified as a mediator in Ohio and South Carolina. I am the past Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Commission, a mentor for new attorneys for the Ohio Supreme Court, and I currently serve as a member of the Board of Directors for several nonprofit corporations. As a member of the Paso Fino Horse Association, I have served as Chair of the Ethics Committee and am currently the Chair of the Hearing Committee for the PFHA. I also am a member of the Paso Fino Committee for the USEF.
In 2000, I purchased my first Paso Fino horse, from there I became active in the Mason Dixon PFHA (MDPFHA), serving as its president for many years and more recently as its delegate. I am a firm believer that promotion of the breed starts at the local level with the farms and regions. For over 10 years, our farm in cooperation with MDPFHA has actively participated in the Maryland Horse Expo educating the public about the Paso Fino horse and its versatility. For the past several years, we have been asked that our Paso Fino horses perform in the opening ceremonies at the Expo, giving the breed even more exposure
On the professional side, I started in the accounting field working full-time in the accounting office at a local shoe factory and attending the local college obtaining my degree in accounting. In less than three years, I was appointed assistant to the Controller. I then went to work for an attorney who had multiple businesses, one of which was a small accounting firm which I purchased and have owned and operated for the last 20 years. Besides providing personal and business tax preparation services, my business has evolved into more business management and controller type services for small businesses.
I have served on the PFHA board as the Mason Dixon Delegate for the last 5 years being active on many PFHA committees and chairing the Futurity and Breeders Sweepstakes and Planning Committees. Last year, I was appointed to the Finance and Personnel Committee. As a Delegate for all of these years, I strive towards identifying the issues, finding the commonality and be part of the solution. As treasurer, I want to be part of the solution that will move this association forward and to ensure its longevity.
I bought my first horse a Paso Fino yearling colt in 1976. I started out as a member of APF then joined PFOBA, now PFHA. My PFHA member number is 137 and I have been an active member since then. I have been a trainer since 1975, starting out training problem horses at a Rental Stable. I worked for 17 years for Gary & Stephanie Goscha of La Villa Ventura Inc. before starting Blichmann Training in 2002.
In 1991 I became a PFHA Steward and in 2005 an USEF Steward and am now Senior Certified in both. At this time I do more stewarding than showing as the majority of my current clients are trail riders.
Since my beginning with PFOBA now PFHA I have served at the regional level as Secretary of Mid America, Treasurer Ozark Empire and High Plains, and presently the President of High Plains. On a national level I have worked on many committees over the years as well as delegate for Ozark Empire and High Plains. Presently I am on the Judges and Stewards Committee, Education Committee, Rules Committee, National Show Committee and the Chair of the Recreational Rider Committee.
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Greg Miller is a partner in the law firm of Miller & Ferguson. He received a BA from Morehouse College in Accounting, a JD from DePaul University and a L.L.M. in Taxation from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law. With 31 years of experience, Greg's practice focuses on representing nonprofit organizations in the acquisition, financing, and development of affordable housing.
Greg and his family's interest in Paso Finos innocently started 8 years ago with one gelding and has rapidly grown into their passion. They now have Ciudad de Viento Paso Finos, a 20 acre boarding and training facility located in the Chicagoland area. He and his oldest daughter Gianna are regular fixtures at the regional and national Paso Fino shows.