PFHA Region – Ocala Regional
Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association (SRPFHA) is located in Ocala, Florida the Horse Capital of the World! Marion County and the surrounding communities are home to more renowned Paso Fino Breeders, Top Trainers and Paso Fino Boarding and Training facilities than anywhere else in the Nation.
With the 2nd largest membership, our members are a well-diversified group. We enjoy our horses to the fullest; participating in obstacle challenges, trail rides on the extensive Florida Greenway, at the many surrounding Parks or riding our pasos on the beach. Most definitely our members excel in the show arena with many top competitive amateur owners winning the Blue in all Divisions both at home and traveling around the Southeast to other regions and onward to Nationals in Lexington, KY in the fall.
SRPFHA strives to lead the way which includes supporting youth programs with free clinics, loaner horses and donations to send our Youth Team to the World Cup Mundial in Colombia in the summer of 2014. We have a passion for sharing our love for this noble horse.
For the Paso Fino aficionado this area offers:
1) Access to elite trainers and training centers,
2) Many of the foremost stallions of our breed and some of the largest breeding operations in the United States. In fact, North Central and Central Florida has the largest population of Paso Fino horses, and more Paso Fino foals are produced here than anywhere else in the country,
3) Extensive Show Opportunities – Hosting 5 shows each year, SRPFHA members don’t need to travel far to earn points. The competition calendar begins with the Florida State Fair (Tampa) in February. We then move our events to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala. Mid-March the Ocala Classic sets the tone for the year with the participation of top Paso Fino horses and riders. Mid-April our Spring Schooling Classichighlights the new crop of colts and fillies in all modalities and provides the venue to prepare for Miami’s International Spectrum show in late May. Then in mid-July Extravaganza, Southern flagship show attracts participants from other regions, including out of state, all in pursue of the $10,000.00 in prize money. And lastly, in mid-August our Season Finale/Last Chance show sets our sight on the Grand National Show.
Culminating the calendar year with a Christmas Party, a trail ride and maybe a fun show! There is no better choice for regional membership! Join us by designating SRPFHA (no regional membership fees) as your regional choice when you renew your PFHA membership.
Ortiz, Alei (President)
3600 SE HWY 42
Summerfield, FL 34491
Phone: (352) 427-0242
Batista, Ashley (Delegate)
20925 NW 100th Ave Rd
Micanopy, FL 32667
Phone: (352) 363-5239