PFHA Region – Southwestern
The Southwestern Paso Fino Horse Association (SWPFHA) was organized in 1985 for the purpose of promoting the Paso Fino horse in the Southwestern region of the United States. The region covers all of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and portions of Louisiana. SWPFHA is the official regional affiliate of the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA), and represents approximately 380 voting members of PFHA.
SWPFHA provides many avenues for its members and friends to enjoy their Paso Fino horses, including an annual Fandango Tejas show. In addition, the region hosts horsemanship clinics, Fun Shows, trail rides, breed demonstrations, and competitive trail and jumping clinics. Members also enjoy team penning, roping, barrel racing, pole-bending, endurance riding, and soccer on horseback.
Members ride their horses in various parades throughout the region, such as the holiday parade and stock show parade near Houston. The SWPFHA is proud of its all-Paso Fino youth drill team, FINISIMO, as this troupe has garnered many national championships over the past few years. In addition, SWPFHA has traditionally supported Paso Fino marketing efforts at venues like the Houston and San Antonio livestock shows.
Many SWPFHA members have achieved great success with their horses at regional shows, the PFHA Grand National Show, and at world Paso Fino events, including the bi-annual Youth Mundial competitions. There are several large breeding and training facilities located within the region, and many other smaller farms. Each year at the respected Spectrum and Grand National shows, SWPFHA members come away with impressive wins!
The current officers of SWPFHA are dedicated to the needs of our membership and the promotion of the Paso Fino horse, and we thank our PFHA board for its commitment and help in these efforts.
Terry, Joanne #30572 (President)
14692 CR 318
Navasota, TX 77868
Phone: (936) 499-6120
Tonetti, John #5748 (Delegate)
PO Box 302858
Austin, TX 78703
Phone: (254) 865-4044