PFHA Classic Show
had a great show again this year!!! Lots of wonderful competitors and
very good horses this year.
PFHA Classic Show Photos
of all I wanted to thank your region for allowing me to photograph
your event. The volunteers and exhibitors were all wonderful.
I have started
uploading the photos for the exhibitors to view. Visit my website: www.trademarkphoto.info and follow the links to the photo library. You will find the KY show
galleries by class.
KY Classic Show Photographer
to all members,
hope all of you are enjoying our summer weather. Please find attatched
info about our Regional
Kentucky Classic Show(pdf) in July.
Any and all help or suggestions are greatly appreciated. Also the Country
Care code for our club is kypfha. I sent out that email on Sunday night. PLease try to buy from country
supply as the prices are good and we get a kick back. Questions please
call me. Thanks again. Heres to great trail riding and showing this
July 11, 12 & 13, 2008
Kentucky Classic Show flyer(pdf)
NEED YOUR HELP FOR OUR REGIONAL SHOW!!!!!!!!!!
It is that time
of year again and our plans are underway for the annual show in July.
It will be held in Shelbyville at the Shelbyville County Fairgrounds
with the show being 3 days instead of 2. The new show chair is Ivan
and Millie Cunningham this year and they have already gotten things
rolling. Millie is doing a great job with all the paper work and contracts.
We have a show committee that consists of Ivan & Millie Cunningham,
Bob Windsor, Brenda Phoebus, Kay Chiappetta, Candy Nantz, Sharon Burdick,
Jackie Holland. Anyone is welcome to be on the committee. It takes a
lot of people and a lot of time. We would like to have 14 or 15 members
helping us out with the show, setup, auction, dinner, people to hand
out ribbons, tear down, cleanup, etc.
We have had a lot
of stall requests already, so any help or time that any of you can provide
will greatly be appreciated. It takes a lot of help and people to run
a show. Our show is getting bigger every year and last year we had a
record number of entries. Please contact Ivan and Millie Cunningham,
502-773-9548 or Jackie Holland 859-816-1095 for more info. Everyone’s
ideas and suggestions are welcome.
The show will have
our famous dinner and auction on Saturday evening. Food and drink!!!
Awards for our 2007 Futurity and High point Awards will be announced
at the dinner as well. We need items for
our auction!!!! Please help and donate, gift baskets, gift certificates,
horse items, etc. Do not limit yourself to horse items only. The money rose from our auction helps pay for everything from postage
be a parade of STALLIONS on Saturday night during the dinner. Please
call Millie for info on showcasing your stallion.
TAKE NOTE: There is an additional class that will be
added to our show this year due to popular request. ADULT EQUITATION.
Richard Lockhart noted that this class has gone over very well at the
shows. It is a non pointed class but in September it will become a pointed
Info added 7-3-08
1. We will be adding a “sale” class that will be held on the lunch break on Friday and Saturday. Entry
into the class is free but would need to purchase stall.
2. We will be having
a silent stallion service auction.
We would like to have some of our members donate a stud service to be
put into the silent auction. If you could do that, please send or bring
a copy of the horses registration and pictures if you have them to be
put into the book.
Care Awards Program
you haven’t heard about this here it is!!! What a great thing
for us as consumers to have!!!! When anyone purchases items on line
at www.CountrySupply.com website, then KYPFHA will be earning 5% of our purchases, (excluding
dewormer or shipping). They carry horse and dog products for very reasonable
prices. You have to use the club code “kypfha”.
Click here for the Country Care Flyer for KY PFHA to download and save for future reference when ordering.
Al’s Spring Trail Ride
annual trail ride with Al Freibert at the Historic Shaker Village on
May 10, 2008 was a great success with beautiful weather. There were
twelve riders who participated in a morning ride, stopped to have a
lunch then continue on thru the Shaker Village for another trail ride
in the afternoon. A good time had by all Al commented. Any one interested
in trail riding contact Al Freibert, Freibert@juno.com.
most of you have probably heard we didn’t make it into the Kentucky
Derby Pegasus Parade this year. It was due to human error on our part
and a new way of application but there is always next year and our application
will be submitted on July 1st, 2008 when they start accepting for 2009
entries. In Georgetown, Ky. October 2-5, they celebrate the Festival
of the Horse. They have a Grand Parade of Horses on October 4th at 6pm.
I will be submitting an application for KYPFHA. Anyone interested please
call me. This group will also be holding the opening ceremonies for
the 2010 Equestrian World Cup at the Kentucky Horse Park and they would
like for some of us to represent our breed in the opening ceremonies.
More details to come on that grand event. What a way to show case our
Breed!!!!!! For more info call Jackie Holland 859-816-1095.
Events List 2008
Co. Gaited Horse show dates:
July 13 at 3pm. – rain date July 27 (payback classes)
Aug. 17 at 3pm- rain date Aug. 24
Sept. 14 at 3pm-rain date Sept. 21
Oct. 12 at 3pm-rain date Oct. 19
Kentucky Classic 2008, Shelbyville, Ky.
July 11, 12, & 13
Contact: Millie Cunningham 502-773-9548 show chair
Click here for Show
Co. Fair Horse Show
July 19 at 7pm
Contact: Richard Lockhart 859-512-5414
Nationals, Perry, Ga.
Festival of the Horse Parade
Oct. 4 at 6pm
Georgetown, Ky. www.festivalofthehorse.com
REMEMBER THAT IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURITY MONIES YOUR HORSE
MUST HAVE BEEN BORN OR BREED IN Kentucky.
Points are accumulated at our show only. There are rule changes in 2009
for our futurity. Watch for updates in newsletters on the website. Questions
please call kay Chiappetta 502-633-0541 or Candala Nantz 606-634-7521.
Chiappetta was delegate for our Ky. Region for April Board of Directors
Meeting and some of the news discussed was about who our National judges
will be in 2008. They are the following: Angel Usategui, Willman Rodriguez,
Alice Page, Don Schanche, and Rick Shaffer.
As many of you
have heard Paso Fino World Magazine is switching publishers due to financial
circumstances. Our magazine for the near future will continue to come
out every 2 months with the hopes of returning to a monthly issue. We
will keep you posted.
The next issue should be out in a week or so.
EIA (Coggins) -Positives Found in Indiana
Horse Owners Advised to Test Animals Regularly
Ag Connection - 05/29/2008. Horse owners and veterinarians
should watch their horses, mules, donkeys and other equine closely for
any unusual disease symptoms, in light of a cluster of recent positive
cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA).
According to Dr.
Tim Bartlett, a veterinarian and director of Equine for the Indiana
State Board of Animal Health, three horses on a south-central Indiana
farm have tested positive for the disease in the last few weeks.
State and federal
veterinarians have been working with the owner to identify the source
of infection and determine if any other animals are at risk. All three
positives have been euthanized; two herd mates have tested negative
and remain under quarantine until further testing is complete.
EIA, also known
as swamp fever, mountain fever or malarial fever, is an untreatable
and incurable viral disease that infects horses, ponies, donkeys, mules
and other equine. An estimated 30 50 percent of infected equine die
within two to four weeks of the onset of EIA.
Depending on an
individual horse's immune system and the severity of its reaction, EIA
symptoms can range from virtually none at all (except a positive blood
test) to weakness, weight loss and swelling to fever, rejection of feed
and sudden death. A blood test (often called Coggins' test), conducted
by a veterinarian, can detect the infection. However, equine owners
should remember that test results could produce a false negative up
to 42 days after exposure to the disease, before a detectable level
of antibodies develops.
What can horse
owners do to prevent EIA? Dr. Bartlett explains the disease is spread
via blood-to-blood transmission, not close proximity or casual contact.
"Blood transfusions, un-sterilized or contaminated needles and
medial instruments can transmit the virus," he says. "But
horse owners should be most concerned about biting insects--especially
horseflies--which can spread the disease.
shows that as few as three horseflies can carry enough virus from one
animal to another to cause an infection. That's why pest control is
critical to the control of this disease," adds Dr. Bartlett.
He also advises
equine owners to minimize the chances of EIA entering their herds through
newly purchased animals. "All equine should be tested for EIA before
being brought onto a farm," Dr. Bartlett says. "Then, the
animal should be isolated and observed for 45 days to 60 days, then
retested before it is introduced to the herd."
State law requires
all equine entering Indiana have a health certificate indicating a negative
EIA test within the previous 12 months. Suckling foals, accompanied
by an EIA-negative dam, are exempt from testing.
Once a horse (or
other equine) tests positive for the disease, the animal must be permanently
identified with "32A" freeze-branded on the left side of the
neck to comply with state law. Permanent identification is designed
to protect Indiana's healthy equine population, by eliminating confusion
about health status.
The owner then
has two options for handling the horse: 1. Permanently quarantine the
animal to the owner's premises, at least 200 yards from the nearest
equine; or 2. Euthanasia (at the owner's expense) after notifying the
State Veterinarian. All other animals in the herd must also be tested
more information about EIA may contact his/her local veterinarian. Information
about EIA is available online at: www.boah.in.gov.
President: Joe Hartke, ph. 859-380-5904, HaltNSalut@aol.com
Vice-Pres: Sharon Burdick,
ph. 502-859-4328, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jackie Holland,
ph. 859-816-1095, HaltNSalut@aol.com
Treas: Candala Nantz,
ph. 606-634-7521, email@example.com
Delegate: Bob Windsor,
ph. 330-665-5769, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large: John
Tabb, ph. 270-369-7224, email@example.com
1, 2008 starts our new year. Membership dues are due in as soon as possible.
See membership application.
you want your website and/or email address in the farm listing or membership
listing to be just a click away? Promote your farm on the internet.
Region website advertising. Check
$10.00 for each farm directory link.
$10.00 for each farm directory website URL link.
Text only ad $25.00 for members for the year.
Please go to webpage for more details
View of 2008 Kentucky PFHA Events
10-13: Equine Affair
Columbus, Ohio put on by Great Lakes Region. Contact
Ed Mong Pres. Great Lakes Region
1: Ky Derby Pegasus Parade
5pm, Louisville, Ky. Contact Sharon Burdick 502-859-4328
10: Ky. PFHA Spring Trail Ride in Historic
Contact Trail Boss Al Freibert 502-348-8621 or 502-379-1800 or
Email Freibert@juno.com. Info
for Shaker Village: 859-734-5411
Co. Gaited Horse Show
Dates are as follows:
4 at 3pm – raindate May 18
June 8 at 3pm –
raindate June 22
July 13 at 3pm –
rain date July 27 ( Payback classes)
Aug. 17 at 3pm –
rain date Aug. 24
Sept. 14 at 3pm –
rain date Sept. 21
Oct. 12 at 3pm –
rain date Oct. 19
11, 12 & 13: KY PFHA Classic 2008 Show
Shelbyville, Ky. Contact Show Chair: Millie Cunningham, 502-773-9548
19: Kenton Co. Fair Horse Show
7pm. Contact: Richard Lockhart, 859-512-5414
Breeders Incentive Fund Conference
On March 21st and 22nd, 2008, the Barren River Area Development District hosted by State Senator Richie
Sanders is having a Kentucky Breeders
Incentive Fund Conference. The conference will be held
in Franklin, Kentucky at the Kentucky Downs Race Track (right on the
KY/TN Line on I-65). This conference has several goals that we are hoping
to achieve. The first is to educate both future and current Kentucky
Residents about the KBIF program and the different breeds that are currently
enrolled in the program. The second is to entice prospective breeding
facilities to relocate to the state of Kentucky to take advantage of
the KBIF Program which in turn will increase the funds allocated to
the program for future years.
What we would like to have each of you do is to nominate a representative
from each of the breed associations to attend this meeting and present/provide
literature on the following:
Note: Kay Chiapetta will represent KY PFHA at this conference
- Membership in your Kentucky Breed Association/Club
- Guidelines to participate in the KBIF for your breed
- Nomination fees and deadlines for your breed to participate in the
- List of qualified stallions for your breed in 2008
- List of currently enrolled horses for your breed that are in the program
as of the meeting date.
We are going to have break out sessions where members of your breed
associations can ask your representative questions that they may have
about the program. We really encourage each club to participate as this
will be a large conference that will help promote the program. Please
get back to me as soon as possible with your nominee.
I have also attached a flyer that we have been handing out at some of
the shows and sales recently and would also like to ask your help in
distributing this information at any events that you may be having between
now and March 21st and 22nd. If possible I would also like to have each
of you email me your membership list so that we can send them a formal
invitation to the convention. We are hoping to have these out over the
next few weeks.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation and participation in this exciting
Trail Ride with Al
and guests of any breed are welcome and invited to participate in a
trail ride May 10, 2008 at the Historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.
For more info contact the trail boss, Al Freibert, by phone 502-348-8621
or 502-379-1800 or email Freibert@juno.com.
For more information on Shaker Village, please call 859-734-5411.
The Equine Affaire
is April 10-13, 2008 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit
the many vendors, seminars, demos, trade shows and exhibits on various
breeds. For more info contact www.equineaffaire.com.
Loves A Parade!!!!!!!
Once again we have
been invited to participate in the 2008 Pegasus Parade, Thursday May
1, 2008 at 5pm in Louisville, Ky. During Derby Week. This is an all
day event leading up to the parade at 5pm. The derby parade is one of
the top ten in the nation and gives our Paso Finos local and national
attention. If you are interested in participating, please contact Vice
President Sharon Burdick, parade coordinator at 502-859-4328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to have 10 to 12 riders with great horses to represent
and showcase our breed. A gentle reminder that you and your horse need
to be: crowd noise, bands, balloon floats, floats, screaming people
and kids broke, etc. You get the idea. Deadline March 17.
Thank you for those
members that have sent in the 2008 membership dues. To all others they
need to be mailed in ASAP. Remember you must be a region member to participate
in any futurity or high point awards. Again if you have an email address
be sure to include that on the application, a newsletter will be sent
via email rather than snail mail to help save on paper and postage.
11, 12 & 13 ~ Friday, Saturday & Sunday
It is that time
again and plans are under way as we speak for the annual show in July.
It will be held at the Shelbyville County Fairgrounds with the show
being 3 days instead of 2. Some changes have already taken place.
Our new show chair
is Millie and Ivan Cunningham. Millie is also our show secretary again
this year. She has done a great job with the new show secretary software
putting in entries and getting class lists to our ring stewards and
judges who make things run even smoother. Thanks Millie!!!! Millie and
Ivan will help out with all aspects of the show this year along with
a show committee. Committee members so far are… Millie and Ivan
Cunningham, Bob Windsor, Brenda Phoebus, Kay Chiappetta, Jackie Holland
and Candy Nantz… Anyone is welcome to be on the show committee.
It takes a lot of people and time.
We would like to
have 14 to 15 people to help us out with the show, setup, auction, dinner,
runners, tear down, clean up etc. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
It takes a lot of help to run a show. Our show is getting bigger every
year and last year we had a record number of entries and some of the
competitors have put in requests for stalls already!!!!
Ivan and Millie Cunnigham, 502-773-9548 for more info. Everyone’s
ideas and suggestions are welcome. The show will have our famous dinner
and auction. Anyone wanting to submit items or stud fees for our silent
auction or our live auction. Come join us this year for another great
The annual meeting
was held at the Shelbyville Extension Office on November 17, 2007. The
meeting started at 1:00pm with 27 members present. The Secretary’s
report was given by Rhonda Hutchins filling us in on the last meeting
report was given by Candala Nantz. We have $16,743.07 in the account
as of 11-17-07. Candy also reported that our show was very successful
in 2007!!! She also made a suggestion to put some of our money into
a C.D. for 6 months at a time. Bob Windsor was the first to motion approval
and Brenda Phoebus second the motion. Candy also spoke about the Futurity
for the Ky. Region, the rules and regulations, high point awards and
award monies given out by KEEP for 2006. More info on this will be posted
on the website in the near future at www.kypasofino.us.
Delegate Bob Windsor
went over a handout on the National meeting held in October in Florida.
He let us know about what is going on at a National level. The national
board discussed overhauling the National website in 2008, as well as
the Paso Fino Horse World Magazine has new publishers and they are going
to only do 9 issues a year. Nationals were very successful in 2007 and
made money. Bob also discussed with us about the region donating $200.00
for the Geldings for Gold awards program. Kay Chiappetta made the 1st
motion to approve and Jackie Holland second the motion and the members
voted in favor. He also discussed possible new locations for PFHA Nationals
PFHA can be a vendor
at 2010 World Cup here in the state of Kentucky and showcase our breed,
hold retail space for advertisement, etc.
We would like to
have your feedback on the subject of: Inspection
of our Stallions standing at stud in Kentucky.
We need to showcase the quality of our breed. This could be done on
a regional level or a national level, but we would like to see our stallions
and mares inspected. A rating system would need to be established on
breeding, conformation and/ or performance.
Remember that our
entire goal is to keep the breed what it is, to keep the quality, purity
and spirit of the breed. Over time without any guidelines the breed
could stray from the greatness we have.
it be nice to locate a stallion for the type of breeding you want? A
stallion that produces great show quality with a lot of brio or a pure
What if you only
wanted a great trail horse or endurance horse? It would be nice to find
what you are looking for. You would be able to look up a stallion or
mare and see how many National champions they have produced, color thrown,
etc. This would enable us to create a list of our stallions and mares
standing in Kentucky.
We would love to
hear your thoughts on this, pro and con.
Please note that
this is not something that can be done in a short period of time. We
need to continue to market our breed. Please send to Joe Hartke at PO
Box 9 Demossville, KY. 41033 or HaltNSalut@aol.com.
In the next newsletter
issue, see this article: How are we
judging our Horses in the show ring? Is there Criteria?
There will be a
suggestion box put out at the show for everyone to use. We are open
to any and all suggestions on how to expand our membership, promote
our breed, and market our horses, to getting our kids involved. You
can sign your name or remain anonymous.
We also need articles
for our newsletter, the webpage and our national magazine the Paso Fino
Horse World. They are always looking for info or events going on around
our regions. Please feel free to submit stories and photos. Please email
Jackie Holland at HaltNSalut@aol.com.