Welcome to the Recreational Rider Programs for the Southwestern Paso Fino Horse Association

Southwestern Paso Fino Association is pleased to include the Recreational Rider programs from the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA) in our offerings. We also have a variety of events in our region which can be seen on our Events page. We hope you will join these programs. If you have questions, please contact Joanne Terry, jmterry468@gmail.com , SWPFHA Recreational Rider Program coordinator.

Recreational Activities

The following is a high level overview of the PFHA Recreational Rider Programs. For detailed information, please refer to the Recreation Rider Handbook.

Paso Fino Horse Association
Recreational Rider Programs

Below is a brief description of the recreational rider programs offered by PFHA that are the REWARDS of riding the smoothest gaited horse.   All participants must be current PFHA members and the horses must be registered PFHA Paso Fino horses.

 The complete rules governing the Pasos for Pleasure and Ticket to Ride Programs as well as the AERC and the NATRC Breed Awards are printed on the respective forms for each program.   Rules governing the three pointed programs, Competitive Trail, Endurance Trail, and Pleasure Long Distance Trail are found in the PFHA Rule Book.  The PFHA Rule Book is on the PFHA website or may be ordered from the PFHA office for a minimal fee.

  •  Pasos for Pleasure Program – Fee $25 One Time Life-time Fee

Earn rewards for keeping records of the hours you ride your Paso Finos. The rewards are based on cumulative hours ridden – all you have to do is submit a log.

  •  Ticket to Ride Program – No Fee

Prizes awarded to yearly drawing of "tickets" submitted by PFHA members participating in the Ticket to Ride program. Fill out a ticket and submit it for a drawing – a complete ticket is 5 events. Each completed ticket is eligible for a drawing held at Nationals – you don’t have to be present to win!

  •  AERC Breed Award Program – Fees determined by AERC

Yearly award presented to a participating PFHA member with the highest mileage as verified by the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC). Qualifying AERC rides include competitions in Limited Distance and/or Distance Divisions.

  •  NATRC Breed Award Program - Fees determined by NATRC

Yearly award presented to a participating PFHA member with the most competitive trail points in rides sanctioned by the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC). PFHA members do not need to apply to participate.   The top five horses will automatically be submitted by NATRC to PFHA at the end of the NATRC year.

  •  Competitive Trail Program

Yearly presentation of title with award presented to a participant’s horse with the most sanctioned points.

  •  Endurance Trail Program

Yearly presentation of title with award presented to a participant’s horse with the most sanctioned points.

  • Pleasure Long Distance Trail Program

Yearly presentation of title with award presented to a participant’s horse with the most sanctioned points. Must be an organized ride of 10 or more miles with a trail manager or boss, and either be sanctioned or pre-approved by PFHA no less than 10 business days prior to the date of the ride.

More Fun Programs to Come! We Welcome Your Input!

 

SWPFHA Recreation Rider High Point Program Application.pdf (PDF — 127 KB) 

Southwest Recreational Rider Program Comparison Chart.pdf (PDF — 10 KB)

Southwest Recreational Rider Log.pdf (PDF — 144 KB)