Project Description

Sofia Passariello – Secretary

Sofía started riding Paso Finos at seven years old in Miami, FL. Her passion and love for the Paso Fino grew throughout the years. At 15, she got her first Paso Fino gelding Cervecero de Hi-Lu. She showed and won many shows in the pleasure division. Her late father bought her four outstanding mares from Venezuela. She enjoyed competing in all three division with them. At a very young age, she got involved in the BOD at the Florida Region, becoming vice-president at 18. Sofía also, had the privilege to be around amazing horses that are part of our history. After her father passed away when she was 21, they acquired a Farm in Summerfield, FL and the outstanding performance stallion Temblor de Vitral la Rosa. She made her show career an outstanding one with Temblor, winning Nationals, Regionals and World Cup classes and Championships for over four years. At her farm she had the honor to care for some of the top horses from our breed: Maraquita la Rosa, Maraquero de Vitral la Rosa, Trovador del Danubio, 222, just to name a few. Sofía, at age 27 started her dream of becoming a Paso Fino Judge. She started her process at one of the tops schools in Puerto Rico (La Federación Técnica de Jueces de Puerto Rico) and a few months after started her process in PFHA, Sofía Graduated from la Federación in 2013 and the year after in PFHA. She has enjoyed every bit of it and loves judging. Sofia, has judged in Puerto Rico, Curacao and in the United States. In 2017, she became Senior Certified and USEF “R” Judge. Without a doubt her love and dedication to our breed is shown in all the stages of her life. When Sofia is not at the farm or with horses, she is at her job managing a small animal clinic. She also has a background as a veterinary technician and doing anesthesia on horses, where she learned even more on the care of horses. Sofia always says, “Horses are a great part of my life, it has taught me so much. I could never imagine owning a different breed than the Paso Finos.” She was born in Caracas, Venezuela.

Sofia Passariello #24507
16921 SE 19TH CT
Summerfield, FL 34491
Phone: (305) 807-9515