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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.

20120 News

Kentucky PFHA welcomes its 2011 board members:

Joe Hartke, President
Sharon Burdick, Vice-President
Candy Gibson, Treasurer
Sue Schaefer, Secretary
Bob Windsor, Delegate
Jackie Holland, Member at Large
Al Freibert, Trail Ride Manager
Sue Schaefer, News Reporter

October 2010 Newsletter
Annual Membership Meeting, Nationals & WEG News

Updated October 2010 Newsletter (pdf) ready 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.


October 2010

Plan on attending the KY PFHA Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, December 4th, at 12 noon. Location will be at: Shelby County Agricultural Building, 1117 Frankfort Road (Hwy. 60), Shelbyville, KY.

All KyPFHA members and those interested in becoming members, are invited to attend. Membership in good standing is required to vote and you must be present, at this meeting, to vote. Annual membership dues are due October 1st, but may be paid at the December 4th meeting. Not a member yet? You’re invited to join up at the meeting! Lunch will be served. Membership application is on our website: www.kentuckypasofino.us.

NOMINATIONS FOR NEW OFFICERS: If you would like to nominate someone for a position on the KyPFHA Board, please contact Al Freibert, 502-379-1800 (cell), 502-348-8621 (home), or send an email to: freibert@juno.com.

Other New Stories in the October 2010 Newsletter

  • 2010 Grand Nationals: Jackie Holland Wins Big on Emisario QC
  • Richard Roy Wins Again!
  • Paso Fino Demos at World Equestrian Games
  • National PFHA BOD Meeting, Oct. 22-24, 2010, Cincinnati, OH
  • YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD TO RIDE A PASO: Octogenarian Takes 1st
    in A/O Performance Geldings

June 2010

Please click here for the 2010 Show Edition of our KY PFHA newsletter.

June/July 2010 Newsletter - Updated Show News

May 2010

KY PFHA presents a free Paso Fino Training Clinic on May 29 at 9 am at the Shelbyville Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, KY. Reserve your space. The clinic will be followed by a Paso Fino Auction at 1 pm. See the Clinic & Auction Flyer for more details.

2010 Kentucky PFHA Clinic and Paso Fino Auction - May 29, 2010

February/March 2010

Announcing 2010 Board Members:

President: Joe Hartke; 859-380-5904

Vice-President: Sharon Burdick; 502-859-4328

Secretary: Jackie Holland; 859-816-1095

Treasurer: Candy Gibson; 606-634-7521

Delegate: Bob Windsor; 502-647-4914

Member at Large: John Tabb; 270-369-7224

Once again congratulations to the Kentucky Region for having Ricky Mendoza chosen 2009 PFHA Trainer of the Year. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to help better our breed!!!!!!


The FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games will be held in Lexington, KY. At the Kentucky Horse Park. The opening date is September 25, 2010 and runs thru October 10, 2010.

Our Paso Finos will be on display from Sept. 30, 2010- Oct. 3, 2010. We will be putting on 6 events in the 4 days we are there at the horse park. PFHA is in the process of getting a choreographer/producer, deciding what horses, riders and people will be needed to assist in presenting our horses to an international event for the first time. Money has been raised thru auctions and benefits.

If interested in volunteering to help assist please call Jackie Holland 859-816-1095, we have started a list and will contact people when we know more. All will have to go thru a background check.


Trail boss Al Freibert is planning a spring trail ride in early May. I know we will all be ready for SPRING as well as another great trail with Al. Watch for the events on the website. www.kentuckypasofino.us.
Questions please call Al 502-348-8621 or Freibert@juno.com.

FREE CLINIC/Horse Auction Sponsored by KYPFHA

Where: Shelbyville Fairgrounds - Bradley Barn
When: May 29, 2010 Starts at 9:00am.

This is our second annual free clinic sponsored by the Kentucky Paso Fino Association. This clinic is open to all people and breed disciplines and horse enthusiast. Anyone with Paso Fino Horses with training issues or problems pleases call. There are a limited number of spaces available. Last years clinic was a success with over 35 people and 7 different horses that our trainers got to work with. There will also be a farrier, vet, dentist and local vendors on hand & Paso Fino 2009 Trainer of the Year Ricky Mendoza. Come one, come all and let everyone know!!!! Make a day of it, bring your family and pack a picnic lunch!!! More info to come on website or call VP Sharon Burdick at 502-859-4328 or Kay Chiappetta at 502-741-8211.

Kentucky Classic 2010 Show

It is that time again for planning and gearing up for our annual show in Shelbyville, Ky. The dates this year are July 16, 17 and 18. We are having 2 judges for both shows this year, a change made due to requests over the past few years from our exhibitors. We have a new show Secretary, Sharon Scott; she is very experienced in Paso Fino Horse shows and already on the job. Show manager this year is Catherine Chiappetta and we are glad to have her back after taking time off from the horses to further her career. Congrats on passing your CNA Boards but we are very glad to have you back!!!! Catherine has already started on getting things done for the show, as we all know for this type of event things have to get done early; from picking the judges down to who will donate flowers for the sounding board. Thank you Catherine.


We need your help as volunteers at our show. Please call Catherine Chiappetta 502-727-5871 or Bob Windsor 502-647-4914. Anytime or anything that you can donate as a region member would greatly be appreciated. I.e. gate keepers, ribbon givers, dinner and auction setup, etc. The show would not be as great as it is without you as exhibitors and volunteers.

It’s a Makeover

Our website is going through a complete makeover and update. We are revamping everything from membership to adding a futurity rules section because of frequently asked questions. We hope this will help. We are always looking for new material and especially photos for our photo gallery. Send in photos on a disc or as an attachment in your email to Jackie Holland at haltnsalut@aol.com. Photos can be from local events or shows. Feel free to send in stories of human or horse interest. We all want to hear what is going on where you live. Check out our ad page and prices for advertising your farm or business or horses for sale at www.kentuckypasofinos.us.

KY Derby Pegasus Parade

Once again we have been accepted into the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade. What a great parade to be in to show case our horses to the world. The Derby Parade is the third largest parade in the U.S. with approximately 275,000 spectators at the parade itself in addition to local T.V. and ESPN coverage.

We are looking for horses and riders that will represent the breed. This is a large parade and it is highly recommended that you have a lot of riding and showing experience as well as your horse. Horses have to be used to loud noises, horns, marching bands, air balloon floats, etc. I think you get the idea. The parade is very exciting and spectacular to be involved in but not for the faint hearted rider. The parade is very safe and there are handlers appointed to each unit.

Please call Jackie Holland (859-816-1095) if you are interested in participating. The date of the parade is Thursday April 29, 2010 at 5 pm. In Louisville, KY.


April 8-11: Equine Affair, Columbus, Ohio

April 29: KY. Derby Pegasus Parade, Louisville, KY. @ 5pm

May 8: KYPFHA Trail Ride with Al Friebert 502-348-8621

May 29: KYPFHA Free Clinic/Horse Auction, Call Sharon Burdick 502-859-4328

July 16, 17, 18: Kentucky Classic 2010 Show, Shelbyville, Ky. Contact: Show Chair Catherine Chiappetta 502-727-5871

July 17: Kenton Co. Fair Horse Show, 6pm Call Richard Lockhart 859-512-5414

July 24: LaRue Co. Horse Show Youth @ 4pm, Open Show @ 7pm Contact: Show Manager Ann Morrison 270-234-3313

July 25: Nelson Co. Fair Gaited Horse Show @ 2pm Contact: Donna Perkins, Day-502-348-0860 Eve-502-510-4973

July 31: NKHN All Breed Horse Show with Paso Fino classes, Alexander Co. Fairgrounds. Contact: Richard Lockhart 859-512-5414

KYPFHA Membership Dues

October 1, 2010 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 $125.00.

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.

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

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 online 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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