Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association

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Note: Red Titles are PFHA and CCPFHA Events, Black are not.

OnIce - Icelandic Horse Farm Clinics
- Is hosting one day clinics/Educational get-togethers for OIHA, GHGO, WHOA and non-members. We offer our horses for the clinic (to encourage as many people as possible to come) we have everything from young and spunky to old and docile we are sure to have a horse with similar issues to your own that you can work through. The cost per person to participate with one of our horses will be: $60.00 per time or $200.00 for all four days. The cost per person to participate with one of their horses will be: $50.00 per time or $180.00 for all four days The cost per person to Audit will be (including refreshments and treats): $25.00 per time or $80.00 for all four days We appreciate all feedback and we hope to see everyone there! If you are interested in attending please fill out the registration form and send it to s.horas@xplornet.ca
January 25, 2014, 9am to 4pm- Basic Ground Work
February 22, 2014
March 22, 2014
April 26, 2014

March 22, 2014, noon to 5pm., Shelburne Trinity United Church, 200 Owen Sound Street, Shelburne, Ontario.
Contact Janet or Karen to register.
Dr. Wendy Pearson - bring your own lunch, coffee and tea, etc provided, $40. Find out how to meet the nutritional needs of your easy keeper. A must attend for ALL people with Paso’s, ponies, mini’s, gaited breeds and those with Cushing’s disease or Insulin Resistance. If your horse if prone to laminitis or white line disease, this seminar is for you too!… venue to be confirmed soon!
Our favourite Paso Fino vet, Christina Mohos has years of experience treating our horses, and will contribute as well.
Dr. Pearson received her PhD from the Dept of Biomedical Sciences at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, with a specialization in efficacy and safety of nutraceutical products in horses with arthritis. After graduating from her doctoral program in 2007, Dr. Pearson worked for a multinational research and development consulting firm specializing in natural veterinary drug development. She then accepted an NSERC-funded post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Guelph studying the effect of ‘designer plants’ on arthritis in horses. Over the past 14 years Wendy has accumulated more than 20 scientific peer-reviewed research papers, abstracts and book chapters on veterinary natural supplements. Wendy has extensive international speaking experience, and has delivered instructional seminars and/or research presentations on natural animal supplements in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, China, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Botswana, USA and Canada.

Friday - Sunday, March 28 -30, 2014
CCPFHA will have a booth and a stall at this event. With 'Camilla Willings' and her gorgeous Paso Fino stallion 'Mercy' representing our breed. Visit Camilla Willing's farm web site to find out more about their achievements. Our youth committee will be decorating our booth and stall for a competition which is being held. All the breed stalls there will be judged by Amber Marshall from the TV series 'Heartland'. Here is the link to the volunteer schedule, the hours may change.
47090 5 Sideroad, Mono, RR 1, Orangeville, ON
Mercenario deLa Libertad. The Paso Fino attending Can Am 2014 on behalf of the 'Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association' is is a 16 year-old stallion named Mercenario deLa Libertad (affectionately know an "Mercy"). He resides at Fina Vista Farm in Stirling, Ontario and is ridden by his owner, Camilla Willings. Together they have shared many adventures and been awarded 7 Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) Grand National placements, a PFHA Title of Proficiency and Legion of Merit, 2010 Canadian and North American Wind Rider Challenge Championships, 2011 Extreme Cowboy Race Champions and have enjoyed performing Musical Freestyles at many different venues here in Canada and the USA. Come and visit Mercy at the CCPFHA Booth in the breeds barn.

April 10–13, 2014
Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH
North America’s Premiere Equine Expositions & Equestrian Gatherings

Saturday May 3rd, 2014

Location: Stone Castle Farm, just east of Erin, Ontario (9760 Wellington Road 22, Erin, ON, N0B 1T0). Cost $100/per member.
Dr. Tai Deluna from Deluna Equine Veterinary is super excited to teach us a very extensive First Aid Course. Dr. Deluna has a wealth of knowledge, and is very good at explaining, teaching and demonstrating. This is not a standard course, but very detailed and in-depth one! Participants will go home with the knowledge of how to properly take your horses vital signs, detect, prevent and treat illness/injuries, colic, choke, how to stop bleeding on an artery, and even what you can do in emergencies to help save your horse's life.
The full day clinic will be 9am-12pm, with an hour lunch, and then 1pm-5pm. Alternating between class room sessions, and practical hands on horses. Between 12 to 15 participants only. Lunch will be available for purchase. Dr. Deluna has also offered to put together a comprehensive First Aid Kit for those who are interested. This will be offered for $150. It is not mandatory to take advantage of this but if you are interested please let us know at least 2 weeks prior to the Clinic so she can order the supplies. Please Contact Pam Dawson (pam.dawson@ymail.com) to register or for further details.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Meet at the Mono Cliffs Provincial Park parking lot at 10 am, ride leaves at 10:30 am. 3rd Line EHS, Mono, Ontario. Please bring change for the parking machine. $5. Mono Cliffs is 2000 acres of challenging trails, with rocks, cliffs, fields and lakes. Bring a bag lunch and we will stop on the trail.

Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1, 2014

LOCATION: OnIce Farm at 15876 Mount Wolfe Rd, Caledon, Ontario
MEMBERS: $80 for 1 day for horse and rider, $140 for two days.
NON-MEMBERS: $90 per day for non-members, $160 for both days - or become a member and get the member rate for an additional $20!
No limit on spectators ($25 per day or $40 for both days). Members will be offered first opportunity to register by may 5th and then it will be opened up to non Paso Fino horse owners.
CONTACT: Karen Sutherland

Our own Paso Fino and gaited horse trainer from Coldwater, Ontario
Horses have been a large part of my life for 20 plus years. As a young girl I ate, breathed and slept horses 24/7.
I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up from a very early age, there was never really any question that I would be surrounding myself with horses. I started riding at the age of 10 and was able to purchase my own horse at the age of 14. I was lucky enough to work along side professional trainers at the age 15 and soaked up everything I could like a sponge from then on.

It was about 10 years ago when I first met the gaited trainer Larry Whitesell and started specializing in the gaited breeds. Larry lead me in the direction of Natural Horsemanship combined with Classical Dressage training and applied it to gaited horses. He taught me to never stop learning and his enthusiasm for education was contagious. I encourage my students in the same way. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to have worked with various horses of different breeds, in different disciplines and with lots of good clinicians and coaches, but the horses themselves have been my best teachers, I am truly a student of the horse and hope to be for the rest of my life.

With all my years in the saddle, having had many different horses as my partners, I have compiled a system of training that works whether you are going down the trail or in the show ring. I'm grateful to be able to use my intuitive skills to understand the horses and my experience and knowledge to help both the horses and riders. I see the benefits in training the horse and rider, physically, and emotionally, that's the beauty of true harmony. I always encourage a calm and welcoming learning environment free of negativity and judgement.

Whether you need to build confidence or you are new to riding or you are a more advanced rider who is looking for refinement, I can help and show you the way. Everyone embarks on their own journey in horsemanship that's what is so special. It's your own journey! My question to you is "When can I start helping you and your horse succeed together on your journey?"

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Toronto Horse Day

Location: Horse Palace - Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Organizer: Ontario Equestrian Federation
Email: horse@horse.on.ca

Saturday, June 7, 2014
The Caledon Fair Gaited Horse Show

Caledon Fairgrounds (Hwy 10 and Hwy 24 also known as Charleston road)!! This is the first year that the Caledon Fair is showing interest in our beautiful breeds and we surely would like this year’s show to be a success so the Fair Board hosts our gaited show in future years. Please put the date on your calendar, tell others you think may be interested and come out to join us on Saturday June 7th, 2014. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. Yours truly, Tracy Bush, Equine Manager, Coffey Creek Farm (905) 880-7126 info@coffeycreekfarm.com Contact Tracy for forms.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Meet at the Finnerty Sideroad, Caledon, parking lot of the Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area at 10 am, ride leaves at 10:30 am. There are 300 hectares of trails, sand, hills and forests. Bring a bag lunch and we will stop on the trail.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Meet at Kathryn Giffen's farm (Camilla's old farm), and you must have a trail permit for Damascus Lake, please contact Kathryn to if you are planning to attend or to purchase a trail permit, $10 for the day or $40 for the season. The trail permits can be purchased on the day of the ride. 8853 Wellington Rd. 16,
RR #4 Kenilworth, Ontario.

Saturday & Sunday, July 12 - 13, 2014

Overnight camping, details to follow.

Saturday & Sunday, July 5th & 6th 2014
Battle of the Breeds
Royal Canadian Riding Academy
We have been asked if we would like to participate in this competition (new for 2014). We would need two sets of 2 horse/rider teams to participate. So far we only have one set. WE NEED MORE H/R TEAMS TO VOLUNTEER TO MAKE IT WORK! Can you do it? If so please call Denise Chandler at 705-424-6712 or e-mail petisepasofinos@aol.com

Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 26th & 27th, 2014 - Tentative date, clincian to be booked.

August 7th to 10th, 2014, Gaited Classes Saturday, August 9.
Sutton Fair

gaited horse classes

Saturday & Sunday, August 16 - 17, 2014
Copeland Forest Trail Ride

You can ride for 1 or 2 days. There will be accomodation for horses at Highview Farm at approx $35 per night. Anyone wishing to stay over Sat. night is welcome to stay at our house on the lake. We will meet at 10 AM on Sat. at the forest to ride out at 10:30. Please bring a lunch to eat on the trail. We will ride for approximately 3 hrs with a break for lunch. BBQ and pot luck dinner and fun time Sat PM, with swimming, boating, hot tub. Breakfast provided Sun. and meet at 10AM and ride out at 10:30 again. Bring lunch to eat on the trail. Directions to Copeland forest: Hwy 400 north of Barrie to exit right at exit #121 at hwy 93. Take first left onto Ingram Rd. for aprox. 6 km. to just past Oro Medonte Line 4. Turn right into parking lot at forest. Please contact Diane Vollick to let me know if you are coming for 1 or 2 days and I must know in plenty of time if you need stabling for horses. Phone 705 538 0073. Cell 705 733 6448. E-mail

Friday, September 12, 2014
Dufferin County Trail Ride

2000 acres of rolling sandy forest trails. Meet at 10 am, ride leaves at 10:30 am.. Bring a bag lunch and we will stop on the trail.

2014 Date Not Set Yet
Erin Fall Fair
This fair always has lots of gaited classes, is a challenge and lots of fun. Come along and join in!

Sunday, September 28th to Saturday, October 4th, 2014
2014 Paso Fino Horse Association GRAND NATIONALS

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky
More info >>

Saturday, October 18th, 2014
CCPFHA Annual General Meeting
12:30pm to 5pm, Trinity/Primrose United Church, 200 Owen Sound Street, Shelburne, ON.

Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 16, 2014
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto

Location: Exhibition Place, Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON, Canada

December 6th, 2014
CCPFHA Christmas Dinner and Party
6673 Wellington County Road 16, Belwood ON
Welcome at 4:30pm Dinner Served At 6pm