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WELCOME TO THE PASO FINO HORSE ASSOCIATION (PFHA)

Whether you are a first-time visitor, a valued Member of the Association, or you just landed here by accident—WELCOME! Our Association is made up of thousands of great folks who love, cherish, and enjoy our wonderful breed—the Paso Fino. The Mission of PFHA is simple—to promote and protect the Paso Fino breed and provide services to our Members.

Please take a few minutes to check out our Association site. Our Events tab will tell you where all the exciting Paso Fino events are happening during the year—and throughout the world! Looking to find a farm with Paso Finos so you can drop by and see one up close? Click on our “Find a Farm” tab and the map will show you hundreds of Paso Fino farms standing by to introduce you to our breed.

Don’t forget to visit our Programs tab. There you will find a wide variety of programs available to Paso Fino folks—especially exciting are all the opportunities for Recreational Riders. Many of our PFHA members participate in regional shows throughout the year—culminating in our Grand National Championship Show in Perry, Georgia where the “best of the best” competes for coveted National Championship awards. Check out our Grand National Show under the Events tab to learn much more!

Ready to join in on the fun of riding a Paso Fino? A great way to start is by joining our Association—there are a load of benefits to membership. Visit the Join PFHA tab to learn all about it.

Thanks for visiting our website and feel free to contact us with your thoughts and questions. If you get the opportunity to ride a Paso Fino, you’ll understand why our slogan is “Enjoy the Ride”!

Best regards,

Sharon A. Londoño
President, PFHA

Trail Horse Test Program Enriched through USEF Membership Incentive Grant

The Paso Fino Horse Association’s Recreational Rider program rolled out its Trail Horse Test Program in 2017. The program provides a way to demonstrate the horse’s ability to perform trail riding skills based upon a series of tests that gauges the horse’s natural ability and training against a standard of performance. Awards for the program include patches, bridle tags, halters, and saddle pads with embroidery work that demarcates the horse’s level.

Thank you to the United States Equestrian Federation for the Membership Incentive Grant that supported the institution of this program.

PFHA Youth Seminars

The PFHA Youth Committee is ecstatic to have Master Farrier O’Neill Garcia at Team USA tryouts in South Carolina & Florida. He will be part of our ongoing PFHA YOUTH SEMINARS where our Youth can develop a better understanding of why overall Horse Care is imperative for their horse(s).

O’Neill Garcia resume includes:
– Garcia graduated from Oklahoma’s Horseshoeing School in 1991
– In 1997 Garcia was a teacher for two years in the same school
– Garcia is part of the AFA Association. In February of 2016, he became an Equine Podiatry receiving certification in Bilbao Spain in a BF Academy.

As these youth riders are the future trainers, owners, judges, etc. of our great breed, any future education is imperative for PFHA.

Thanks to the United States Equestrian Federation for the grant money provided we are able to further the PFHA Youth’s education on how important overall equine health is to their horse(s).

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Dreaming of recognition as an equestrian? Achieve your goals today! The US Equestrian Lettering Program is open to equestrian athletes from all breeds and disciplines who are currently in grades 5-12 and are members of US Equestrian! 🐴📚

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It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of a long time Paso Fino lover, Vincent LaVertu. Vince and wife and “soulmate”Arlene have been members of PFHA and Deep South PFHA since 1989, a year after the founding of Deep South. Vince was beloved and respected by his many Paso Fino friends for his wonderful personality, inventiveness and creative talent in training his smooth gaited horses. He won many ribbons over the years until retiring from the show ring. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Vince also dearly loved their miniature schnauzers, Dobermans, cats and other farm animals. He and Arlene acted as barn manager for many years for the Deep South Hattiesburg show in Mississippi. His family and friends will sorely miss him.
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