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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.

March/April 2009 News

Updated March/April Newsletter to download and print. Newsletter sponsored by Midwest Source. For all your farm needs: stall mats, fly systems, safe fence, field and stall waters, stalls, even barns or arenas. Contact Dick Lockhart 859-356-3869.

Paso Fino Demonstration and Free Equine Clinic
When: May 30, 2009, Start time: 9am – 3pm
Where: Shelbyville Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, Ky.

Training clinic and demonstration sponsored by Kentucky Paso Fino Horse Association.

Free clinic!!! Bring your horse and get help from a Professional Trainer. Please call to reserve a spot. Coggins and Health Certificate required. Work out of your trailer or stalls available at $20.00 each.

There will be a vet, a farrier and an equine dentist on hand for questions and answers. Open to all people, breed disciplines and horse enthusiast. Please call Sharon Burdick for more information. H-502-859-4328 or cell 502-545-3149. Download demo-clinic flyer.

Candidates for National Show Judges

The following are candidates for judges for the Nationals in September this year. Please look over the list and email our delegate Bob Windsor at bobwindsor@wildblue.net with your nominations. Five out of the eleven can be chosen and they will be voted on in April at the National meeting.

Jose Laraquente
Carmen Cepro
Carmen Micheletti
Miguel Pastrana
Angila Ochoa
Derek Fernandez
Rogelio Moreno
Nicky Miranda
Guillermo Iglesias
Jorge Torres
Luis LaGuna Mimosa

KYPFHA Membership Dues

October 1, 2008 started our new year. Membership dues are due in as soon as possible. Thanks to all of you who renewed early last year. Visit our website at www.kentuckypasofino.us.

PFHA National membership Committee is encouraging Regional members to renew early as well. A one (1) year renewal or new membership can win you 1 of 20 $50.00 cash prizes and a three (3) year new or renewal can win you a $500.00 gift certificate to Orthoflex. The membership drive is in effect now until Dec. 31, 2008. Drawing will be held at the January membership convention in Orlando. www.pfha.org. RENEW OR JOIN TODAY!!!!!


The national association is offering a registration special for horses over 720 days. The normal fee for registering this horse and the purchase of a DNA kit is $550.00. During the special the price will be reduced to $250.00 including the DNA kit.

Mares postmarked between Oct. 1- Oct. 24, 2008

Stallions postmarked between Dec. 1- Dec.26, 2008

Geldings postmarked between March 2, - March 28, 2009

All current registration rules apply. Please go to the website at www.pfha.org for all the info. You can register on the web or via snail mail.

Futurity Update for 2009

Kentucky Paso Fino Futurity—Updated 1/12/09, Effective 1/109

The stallion must be standing in Kentucky when the breeding takes place. It can be owned by a Kentucky resident or any other person, whose name will be provided.

The mare MUST foal in Kentucky.

Mare owners will pay an annual fee of $25 per year to nominate their foal.

Stallions placed in nomination will pay a fee of $150 annually, up to a total of $1,050. Stallion owners selecting to make a one time payment of $1000 may do so.

Owners of foals will make an annual payment of $50 up to a total of $200. A schedule of the divisions of the awards is available.

All awards will be selected from the horses shown at the annual show sponsored by the Kentucky Paso Fino Horse Association, presently being held in July.

There will be Amateur Owner Classes for the four year olds in each division of pleasure, performance and Fino. The top three futurity contestants in each division will be paid.

There will be Professional classes for the three year olds in each division of pleasure, performance and Fino. The top three futurity contestants in each division will be paid.

There will be a single Bella Forma (conformation) class for yearlings.

There will be separate two year old Bella Forma (conformation) classes for 2 year old fillies and colts.

There will be a single class for 5 years and older geldings in Amateur Owner Pleasure.

All winners must be a current Kentucky PFHA member. The amount of award money to be divided among winners is announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, based on a three year cycle.

Awards will be divided on the following basis:

  • MARE
  • 1st place in both 3 and 4 year old divisions of Pleasure, Performance & Fino
  • 2nd place in both 3 and 4 year old divisions of Pleasure, Performance& Fino
  • 3rd place in both 3 and 4 year old divisions of Pleasure, Performance& Fino
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Amateur Owner Pleasure gelding class
  • 1st place in Bella forma in yearling and 2 year old classes
  • 2nd place in Bella forma in yearling and 2 year old classes.
  • 3rd place in Bella forma in yearling and 2 year old classes.

Each division of Pleasure, Performance and Fino will be allocated money depending on the number of total entries. Each Bella forma division will receive 5% of the total purse. The Pleasure gelding class will receive 5% of the total. The remaining riding classes will receive 85% of the total. The stallion owner and the mare owner will each receive 10% of the winnings of each of his/her offspring. In case there are no contestants in a division, the money will be redistributed among the other divisions.

Visit our KY PFHA Classified Ads for Paso Fino Horses for Sale by our members.

Announcing 2009 Board Members:

President: Joe Hartke; 859-380-5904 HaltNSalut@aol.com

Vice-President: Sharon Burdick; 502-859-4328 nwsharon@msn.com

Secretary: Jackie Holland; 859-816-1095 HaltNSalut@aol.com

Treasurer: Candala Nantz; 606-634-7521 anja012001@yahoo.com

Delegate: Bob Windsor; 502-647-4914 bobwindsor@wildblue.net

Member at Large: John Tabb; 270-369-7224 horseshoebendpasofinofarm@netzero.net

EVENTS for 2009

April 2-5: Equine Affair. Columbus, Ohio.

April 30: Ky. Derby Pegasus Parade. Louisville, Ky. @ 5pm

May 9: KYPFHA Spring Trail Ride.
Al Freibert 502-348-8621

July 10, 11, 12: KYPFHA Kentucky Classic 2009, Shelbyville, KY. Contact: Millie Cunningham 502-773-9548 show chair.

July 18: Kenton Co. Fair Horse Show.
Contact Joe Hartke 859-380-5904

Aug. 1: Northern Ky. Horse Network Horse Show all breed with Paso Fino Classes. Alexander Co. Fairgrounds.
Contact: Richard Lockhart 859-512-5414

Bardstown Show Dates:

May 17 - 3:00 pm. Rain date: May 31 - 3:00 pm.
June 14 - 3:00 pm. Rain date: June 28 - 3:00 pm.
July 26 - 3:00 pm. Fair Show; Pay Back. Rain or shine.
Aug. 9 - 3:00 pm. Rain date: Aug. 23 - 3:00 pm.
Sept. 20 - 3:00 pm. Rain date: Sept. 27 - 3:00 pm.
Oct. 11 - 3:00 pm. Rain date: Oct. 18 - 3:00 pm.

For more info contact Donna Perkins 502-348-0860.

Please check the website for more updated events throughout the year.

Kentucky Classic 2009 Show News

Our show was a great success again in 2008 and work has already begun for the show this year. This year the dates are July 10, 11 and 12, 2009, at the Shelbyville county Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, Ky. We are having another show committee meeting on April 4th at noon at Kay Chiappetta Farm. Anyone who wants to help out at the show or clinic is welcome to attend. The more people we have the better. Again we are always open for ideas and suggestions and volunteers for our show every year. Your opinion matters.

National PFHA News

From the delegate’s desk: Highlights/Lowlights

1. Long Discussion regarding Membership, Transfers, Breedings etc. which will not be discussed at this time. The Economy is bad and the horse portion (business or hobby) is no exception. We will stay away from this subject in this newsletter update. We are still a viable association and region. We must concentrate on building our cash reserves to ensure ongoing success. If anyone has questions in this area I will be glad to answer them in person or on the phone. 502-647-4914

2. Reviewed all the committee reports (Amateur Owner to Youth and everything in between). They can be viewed on the National Web Site. The busiest committee (in my opinion) is the Amateur Owner one. It is chaired by Kathy Yarborough from Tennessee and they have great number of creative ideas about the amateur in the show ring. Feel free to contact her or any other committee member about your ideas or suggestions. There is a new approved show guide that is available through the office, your KPFHA or Kathy's committee.

3. Reviewed and approved the 2009 Budget. The association has done the appropriate thing by "hunkering down" for the storm we are currently in. Cutbacks in the office, reduction of expenses (like the Marketing budget allocation) and review of a number of marginal programs are the headlines.

4. Discussed future sites for the Nationals starting in 2012 and beyond. There is a few exciting choices to be investigated and then compared to Perry. More on this subject after the April meeting.

5. Gwyn Wright from Georgia is returning as the National Show Chairperson for 2009. We will offer support wherever we can as this is a "thankless" job and one that needs all the help it can get. Anyway, this is good news.

6. The Paso Fino Horse World is now being created and produced in house. S. Dunkin is the editor and welcomes your articles, thoughts and Ads. We need to work together as a large membership group to make this a success.

7. The National Web Site is being revised as you read this. The promise is to make it more functional and more users friendly. The office will benefit from the reduced work facilitated by the new functionality. Changes should be evident soon.

8. Christy Meyer is the new Youth chair. If you got some interest in steering tomorrow's amateurs (today's youth riders) give her a call. The youth movement is on in our breed so let's keep it going.

9. Recreational Riders. Al Friebert and a whole bunch of other folks were involved in this committee in 2008. Call Al and ask him about it. Almost 80% of the PFHA are trail riders. Pasos for Pleasure is the PFHA Trail riding program. Support it if you want. Have fun with it if you want. Get involved at your desired level. That's the National "motto".

10. Personnel updates: A. Dick Lockhart has completed his term on the Executive committee and now is the Chair of the Hearing committee. Thanks Dick for the "memories" and good luck with your new assignment. B. Bob Windsor is now an elected member of the Rules committee chaired by Lynn Burke of TN region.

11. Election results are in the newest Horse World, but here they are again: President: Ed Smith from Texas, VP: Edie Gandy from Florida, Treasurer: Peggy Tanner from Oklahoma, and Secretary: Sue Niebling from Missouri. Committee chairs are set and here we go for another 2 years.

12. Next meeting in April in Atlanta, fall meeting TBD In Oct. and Jan. 2010 Membership convention is in.......Las Vegas

In summary, here's the message from the Board. FIND THOSE MEMBERS AND KEEP THEM AFTER YOU FIND THEM. We need to show all current and prospective Paso Fino owners that there is a value to bonding with others and we want to have fun with our special horses together.

See Ya ... Bob

Benefit for Eli Hutchins

Saturday March 28, 2009 at 1:00pm at the First Christian Church in Bardstown, Ky. (on 245 and adjacent to 3rd street). This is a benefit put on by Rhonda’s sister-in-law, Brooke Hutchins, for Eli’s medical expenses.

This will be a carnival type event and will be fun, especially for the kids. There will be a silent auction, with some very good donations so far. If you have an item you would like to donate, or something for a theme basket, that would be great, or if you can come by and show support by being there that would be appreciated too. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.

Eli, Rhonda and Eric Hutchins

Al’s Spring Trail Ride

The annual trail ride with Al Friebert will be at the Historic Shaker Village on Saturday May 9, 2009. Weather permitting bring a sack lunch, there will be a ride in a.m. a lunch break then ride again if you like. Here’s to a dry, warm trail ride for all of us after the cold, hard winter we have had. Any questions please contact Al. 502-348-8621 or Freibert@juno.com.

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.

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