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Information about the Paso Fino

The characteristics of the Paso Fino (meaning "fine step") horse are distinctive. They are a loyal, spirited, and graceful horse. The Paso Fino, known for it's exceptionally smooth and comfortable ride, has a natural four-beat lateral gait. The gait allows the horse to absorb the roughness of the terrain through it's joints and back.

The Paso Fino is a beautiful and powerful horse. Long, full forelocks and manes accentuate the arched sinuous muscular neck and shoulders. The neck should be gracefully arched, and set on an angle to allow for high carriage. The head should be refined and in good proportion to the body. Eyes are large and well spaced, expressive and alert, and should not show excessive white around the edges. Ears are short, set close, and curved inward at the tips. Jaws are defined, but not extreme. Luxurious tails flow from their strong hind quarters to the ground. Paso Fino are naturally surefooted and quick with extremely durable hooves. This horse ranges in size from 13.2 up to 15.2 hands.They are born in a variety of colors including chestnut, bay, black, roan, grey, palomino and roan.

The Paso Fino has three primary speeds of it's natural four-beat gait. Classic Fino is used for show purposes only. The forward speed is no faster than a slow walk. The Paso Corto , though moderate in speed allows the rider to cover a good distance leisurely. Paso Largo , the fastest of the Paso Fino gaits, is performed with a longer stride, and extension. The forward speed is different for each horse since it should attain its top speed synchronized with its own natural tempo and stride.

The PFHA - Top Ten Sires List

The Paso Fino Horse Association selects the "Top Ten Sires" at the end of each show year. The recipients of this award are selected by totaling the show points of all registered stallions offspring, for that specific show year, including the National Show. The PFHA then awards the Sires with the ranking of first thru tenth place, in order of points accumulated by their offspring. The highest point accumulation will be awarded first, and then in descending order through tenth place.

With all the registered stallions in this fine organization, to be honored with this prestigious award is an indication that these recipients are truly the best at passing on to their offspring the winning genetic traits of this fine breed. 

Congratulations to the new members of this prestigious honor: Santana's Comanchero, Contratista, & Spring time Radiante, and their proud owners.

2001

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. El Classico de Plebeyo
3. Profeta de Besilu
4. Amadeus de Resorte Cuarto
5. Dos Ventidos (222)
6. Nevado
7. Simbolo de Besilu
8. Springtime Radiante
9. Contratista
10. Santana's Comanchero

2000

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. El Classico de Plebeyo
3. Profeta de Besilu

4. Nevado
5. Dos Ventidos (222)
6. Amadeus de Resorte Cuarto
7. Plebeyo

8. Simbolo de Besilu
9. Petrolero del Juncal
10. Gaviota del Cardo

1999

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. El Classico de Plebeyo
3. Profeta de Besilu

4. Nevado
5. Plebeyo
6. Amadeus de Resorte Cuarto

7. Quatro Pistonas del Paso
8. Gaviota del Cardo
9. Bochica Tres
10. Picasso de Don Francisco

1998

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. Plebeyo
3. Nevado
4. El Classico de Plebeyo
5. Profeta de Besilu
6. Carmin
7. Impetuoso del Ocho
8. Bochica Tres
9. Amadeus de Resorte Cuarto
10. Quatro Pistonas del Paso

1997

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. Plebeyo
3. Nevado
4. Monarca de Besilu
5. El Classico de Plebeyo
6. El Pastor
7. Bochica Tres
8. Impetuoso del Ocho
9. Petrolero del Juncal
10. Piloto de Resorte Cuarto

1996

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. Plebeyo
3. Piloto de Resorte Cuarto
4. Bochica Tres
5. Flamenco del Moro
6. Nevado
7. Monarca de Besilu
8. Dibujo International
9. El Classico de Plebeyo 
10. Majestuoso

1995

1. Sire of the Year - Capuchino

2. Plebeyo
3. Monarca de Besilu
4. Bochica Tres
5. Piloto de Resorte Cuarto
6. Ensueno de Colombia
7. Majestuoso
8. El Pastor
9. Contra-Sucesor
10. Monsignor Mako

1994

1. Sire of the Year - Plebeyo

2. Monarca de Besilu
3. Capuchino
4. Bochica Tres
5. Majestuoso
6. Ensueno de Colombia
7. Carmin
8. Contra-Sucesor
9. Alicante
10. El Pastor

1993

1. Sire of the Year - Plebeyo

2. Capuchino
3. Bochica Tres
4. El Pastor
5. Ensueno de Colombia
6. Majestuoso
7. Alcon
8. Monarca de Besilu
9. Nevado
9. Piloto de Resorte
10. Castellano

1992

1. Sire of the Year - Plebeyo

2. Capuchino
3. Ensueno de Colombia
4. El Pastor
5. Bochica Tres
6. Alcon
7. Nevado
8. Majestuoso
9. Festival International
10. Contra-Sucesor

1991

1. Sire of the Year - Alcon

2. Ensueno de Colombia
3. Plebeyo
4. Monarca de Besilu
5. Capuchino
6. El Pastor
7. Coral La CE
8. Majestuoso
9. Alicante
10. Festival International

1990

1. Sire of the Year - Alcon

2. Plebeyo
3. Coral La CE
4. Ensueno de Colombia
5. El Pastor
6. Alicante
7. Majestuoso
8. Monarca de Besilu
9. Juan Juan
10. Trobador

1989

1. Sire of the Year - Majestuoso

2. Coral La CE
3. Alcon
4. El Pastor
5. Resorte Cuatro
6. Marichal
7. Latigo
8. Plebeyo
9. Ladrillo
10. Favorito que tal

1988

1. Sire of the Year - Majestuoso

2. Coral La CE
3. Mar de Plata LaCE
4. El Pastor
5. Favorito que tal
6. El Vicario Ltd.
7. Latigo
8. Ladrillo
9. Ensueno de Colombia
10. Resorte Cuatro

1987

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Majestuoso
3. Mar de Plata LaCE
4. Coral LaCE
5. Ejemplo que tal
6. Marichal
7. Hilachas
8. Don Cunda
9. Favorito que tal
10. Resorte Cuatro

1986

1. Sire of the Year - Coral LaCE

2. El Pastor
3. Marichal
4. Mar de Plata LaCE
5. Ejemplo que tal
6. Majestuoso
7. Don Cunda
8. Favorito que tal
9. Ladrillo
10. Resorte Cuarto

1985

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Coral La CE
3. Marichal
4. Ejemplo que tal
5. Ladrillo
6. Cohete que tal
7. Mar de Plata LaCE
8. Latigo
9. Majestuoso
10. Don Cunda

1984

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Mar de Plata LaCE
3. Cohete que tal
4. Don Cunda
5. Ejemplo que tal
6. Coral LaCE
7. Cabeza de Borrascoso
8. Ladrillo
9. Marichal
10. Lunares

1983

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Coral LaCE
3. Hilachas
4. Mar de Plata LaCE
5. Cabeza de Borrascoso
6. Ejemplo que tal
7. Marichal
8. Latigo
9. Cohete que tal
10. Don Cunda

1982

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Mar de Plata LaCE
3. Coral LaCE
4. Brillante Negro
5. Hilachas
6. Catbalu Bailarin LaCE
7. Criol que tal
8. Farolero que tal
9. Cohete que tal
10. Don Cunda

1981

1. Sire of the Year - El Pastor

2. Mar de Plata LaCE
3. Marichal
4. Don Cunda
5. Lunares
6. Ejemplo que tal
7. Brillante Negro
8. Hilachas
9. Bandito que tal
10. Belmonte

1980

1. Sire of the Year - Coral LaCE

2. El Pastor
3. Mar de Plata LaCE
4. Marichal
5. Hilachas
6. Belmonte
7. Bandito que tal
8. Ejemplo que tal
9. Brillante Negro
10. Toledo

1979 Sire of the Year - Mar de Plata LaCE
1978 Sire of the Year - El Pastor
1977 Sire of the Year - El Pastor
1976 Sire of the Year - Hilachas
1975 Sire of the Year - Hilachas
1974 Sire of the Year - Hilachas
1973 Sire of the Year - Faeton LaCE


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