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Jacqueline Holland
ph. 859-816-1095

Andy Smith
ph. 859-494-5748

Marlene Hall
ph. 270-723-1561

Sue Snodgrass

Moira Judas-Smith
ph. 931-580-1163

Member at Large

Trail Ride Manager
Al Freibert
ph. 502-348-8621


Breeder's Fund/Futurity
Candy Gibson
ph. 606-634-7521

KyPFHA Board

Welcome to the Kentucky Paso Fino Horse Association

Kentucky PFHA members and their Paso Finos enjoy a ride together!

Please check out our website where news, calendar of events, memberships, advertising, and events will be posted. Promotional prices are available to advertise your horse, tack, or other items at rates that are extremely reasonable. Please send article suggestions, activities, trail rides, and events that you would like to have posted to the site.

July 2008 News

Kentucky PFHA Classic Show
We had a great show again this year!!! Lots of wonderful competitors and very good horses this year.

KY PFHA Classic Show Photos
First 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.

Stefanie Schermerhorn
KY Classic Show Photographer

June 2008 News

Hello to all members,

I 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 year.

Jackie Holland
KYPFHA Secretary

Kentucky Classic 2008
July 11, 12 & 13, 2008

2008 Kentucky Classic Show flyer


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 to insurance.

There will be a parade of STALLIONS on Saturday night during the dinner. Please call Millie for info on showcasing your stallion.

PLEASE 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 class.

NEWS: 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.

Country Care Awards Program
If 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
The 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.
Thanks, AL

Parade Update
As 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.

Updated Events List 2008

Nelson 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

KYPFHA Kentucky Classic 2008, Shelbyville, Ky.
July 11, 12, & 13
Contact: Millie Cunningham 502-773-9548 show chair
Click here for Show Flyer (pdf)

Kenton Co. Fair Horse Show
July 19 at 7pm
Contact: Richard Lockhart 859-512-5414

PFHA Grand Nationals, Perry, Ga.
Sept. 14-20

29th Annual Festival of the Horse Parade
Oct. 4 at 6pm
Georgetown, Ky. www.festivalofthehorse.com

Futurity Notes
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.

National News
Kay 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.

3 EIA (Coggins) -Positives Found in Indiana
Horse Owners Advised to Test Animals Regularly

Indiana 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.

"Research 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 for EIA.

Anyone wanting more information about EIA may contact his/her local veterinarian. Information about EIA is available online at: www.boah.in.gov.

2008 Board Members

President: Joe Hartke, ph. 859-380-5904, HaltNSalut@aol.com
Vice-Pres: Sharon Burdick, ph. 502-859-4328, nwsharon@msn.com
Secretary: Jackie Holland, ph. 859-816-1095, HaltNSalut@aol.com
Treas: Candala Nantz, ph. 606-634-7521, anja012001@yahoo.com
Delegate: Bob Windsor, ph. 330-665-5769, bobwindsor@wildblue.net
Member at Large: John Tabb, ph. 270-369-7224, horseshoebendpasofinofarm@netzero.net

KYPFHA Membership Dues
October 1, 2008 starts our new year. Membership dues are due in as soon as possible. See membership application.

Website News!
Don’t 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.

KYPFHA Region website advertising. Check it out!!!
$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 and pricing.

Quick View of 2008 Kentucky PFHA Events

April 10-13: Equine Affair
Columbus, Ohio put on by Great Lakes Region. Contact Ed Mong Pres. Great Lakes Region

May 1: Ky Derby Pegasus Parade
5pm, Louisville, Ky. Contact Sharon Burdick 502-859-4328

May 10: Ky. PFHA Spring Trail Ride in Historic Shaker Village
Contact Trail Boss Al Freibert 502-348-8621 or 502-379-1800 or
Email Freibert@juno.com. Info for Shaker Village: 859-734-5411

Nelson Co. Gaited Horse Show
Dates are as follows:
May 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

July 11, 12 & 13: KY PFHA Classic 2008 Show
Shelbyville, Ky. Contact Show Chair: Millie Cunningham, 502-773-9548

July 19: Kenton Co. Fair Horse Show
7pm. Contact: Richard Lockhart, 859-512-5414

Kentucky 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 KBIF program
- 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 event!

Stacey Jones

Spring Trail Ride with Al

KYPFHA members 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.

Equine Affaire

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.

Everyone 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 nwsharon@msn.com. 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.

Annual Membership Dues

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. Thank you.

Kentucky Classic 2008

JULY 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!!!!

Please contact 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 show.

Annual Meeting Notes

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 minutes.

The treasurer’s 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 in 2011.

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.

The President’s Corner

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.

Wouldn’t 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 pleasure horse?

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?

A Suggestion Box?

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.

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