PFHA Region – Ozark Empire

Region Bylaws:

The Ozark Empire Paso Fino Horse Association was founded in 1971. The region consists of members from Arkansas, Canada, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Members range from large breeding farms to individual horse owners who all share the common goal of personally enjoying and promoting the Paso Fino horse to the American public.

Ozark Empire members are very active with their Paso Fino horses. Our members compete successfully at the national level winning Grand National, National, and National Reserve Championships. The Region sponsors and co-sponsors the all Paso “Midwest Classic” in May and the all breed Illinois State Fair “Society Horse Show” in August at the Fair Grounds in Springfield, IL. Out members support the “Fair St. Louis” 4th of July and “Spanish Festival” parades, and the “Muni Opera” season opening festivities. Many of our members use their Paso’s for trail riding on a regular basis with some participating in the Big Piney, Eminence, and Wilderness Trail Rides. Ozark Empire sponsors a fall trail ride and membership meeting for out members. Whether on the trail or in the show ring, Ozark Empire members enjoy their Paso Fino horses!

The Ozark Empire Region is the Mid-America home of some of the best Paso Finos in the world. Besides winning at the Grand National Championship Show, many of the excellent stallions and mares in our region have been honored in the Paso Fino Horse Association’s Top Ten Sires and Top Ten Dams lists. We have quality horses available at reasonable prices for breeding, pleasure, and show. Quality professional training is available in the region for both horses and riders.

We invite you to visit with our Ozark Empire members and our website at and learn more about the Ozark Empire Region, our members and their horses.

Contact Information

Meyer, Rick (President & Delegate)
Royal Oak Ranch
635 E Hwy 40
Troy, IL   62294
Phone: (618) 667-9909

Haines, Lewis J. (Alternate Delegate)
Paso Finos de Zorro Rojo
8176 Lebanon Rd
Troy, IL   62294
Phone: (618) 830-3807