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COLORADO PASOS A Chapter of the Great Western Paso Fino Horse Association____ November 10, 2005 2005 Colorado State Fair Fiesta Weekend at the Colorado State Fair is a time of celebration for those of Latin heritage. There is a parade and two days of singing and dancing and lots of good Spanish food. To make the celebration complete, this year the Colorado State Fair invited local Great Western Paso Fino owners to be part of the celebration. Hank and Carol Kuiper, with the help of Mike Miller and Christian Harris, of Silver Birch Ranch accepted their invitation along with Albert Vega of Paso Finos de Vega and brought four Paso Finos to demonstrate the versatility of our wonderful breed to the many spectators and exhibitors. Tio Vivo del Cardo and Darice Mystique of Silver Birch Ranch and Dos Tambien de Mossy Oaks and Domino El Trepador of Paso Finos de Vega gave over 200 demo rides to people attending the celebration. Darice Mystique, a bay Tobiano Pinto Paso Fino, drew the most attention from the mainly Paint and Quarter Horse exhibitors. They had never heard of Paso Finos being pinto. This was the second time that Darice had been the hit of the crowd at the Colorado State Fair. The first time was when she won the Colorado State Fair High Point Paso Fino title in 1995. The people signed up to try out a Paso Fino varied from those that had never ridden a horse to experienced riders wanting their first experience riding a Paso Fino. The response was the same from everyone, smiles of pleasure and the desire to learn more about our wonderful breed. These wonderful horses gave their all and contributed greatly to the promotion of the Paso Fino in Colorado. The wonderful Paso Finos in the Colorado Great Western area will once again be wowing the crowds at the Cowboy Christmas Celebration in Colorado Springs during Thanksgiving weekend. Come and see us there! Colorado Chapter of Colorado Chapter Newsletter Great Western This is your newsletter. In the past, I have requested Officers help from the Colorado Chapter members to provide articles for President this newsletter. A few of you have written articles and sent me Suzie Tiller pictures and I really appreciate it. P. O. Box 306 In this issue we will have an article sent in by one of our Franktown, CO, 80116 members. We will also have pictures of the 2005 foals from some (303) 688-3771 of our members. Rtiller54@msn.com In the future, newsletters will be sent out to the members when I have received 2 articles from the membership. It is Secretary impossible to put out a newsletter without any information. I will Jennifer Klonowski continue to send out information about future events when I 5675 Locke Mountain Rd. receive it. Florence, Colorado 81226 Although we had the articles needed to produce this (719) 784-3322 newsletter, my computer did not cooperate and died on me. As Horselady2@peoplepc.com did the second one my son provided. I am now back in business and hope to be able to keep you updated on what is going on in Treasurer the Colorado Chapter of Great Western. Carol Kuiper So if you want to continue to receive newsletters every 8 14151 McClelland Road weeks or so, please send in articles you find of interest, articles Calhan, Colorado, 80808 about you and your horses, articles about what you are doing, etc. (719) 347-2121 Also please send in free classified ads as well as paid ads about email@example.com events you are hosting. Advertising Rates Once again, this is your newsletter. We need your help to keep it going. Non-members Full Page $40.00 GREAT NEWS Half Page $25.00 Quarter Page $15.00 The Colorado Chapter website is up and Classified ads $ 5.00 running. So far, the site has received over 900 hits. We plan on linking our site to other sites to increase our exposure. If you Members have not had a chance to pull up this site, do so today. I am sure you will be pleased with what Terry has done. Full Page $25.00 Remember, this is your site. Please use it. We are Half Page $15.00 offering to put 2 sale ads with pictures or 3 sale ads without Quarter Page $10.00 pictures for each member. Also photos of you and your horse Classified ad – first one free doing fun stuff or of Great Western events would be greatly Second Classified $5.00 appreciated. The Site will have an updated calendar. So check it Please send your ads to: often to see which events are being offered. Carol Kuiper The website address is www.coloradopasofinos.com. 14151 McClelland Road Please pull up this site and give Terry your input. There are links Calhan, CO. 80808 in the site to send in your information and to contact Terry. 719-347-2121 firstname.lastname@example.org Youth Mundial Clinic By Helene McIntosh When Melissa attended the Milda Minter Clinic at the Ireland's on July 4th, Milda suggested to her to go to the All Youth Show and Youth Mundial Clinic in Morristown, TN, at the end of the month. She mentioned she might arrange for a horse to show for Melissa. We decided to go. We arrived on Friday evening in Morristown, checked into our hotel, then visited the show grounds where we met up with Milda and her two girls Christina and Morgan. She had brought several horses, but the horse Melissa was to show was to be delivered the next day. Friday evening, the girls jumped on horses to get used to the grounds. Melissa got to ride a beautiful white gelding. Saturday morning, the show started. The judges were Ms. Ellen Perez and Mr. Carlos Tobon. The first classes were held and we were still waiting for the horse for Melissa. We were quite excited when she finally arrived mid -morning. Mr. Dick Miller brought a 4 year old, pretty, gray filly, EZG Delilah. Melissa saddled her up right away to try her out in the warm-up arena. After a few minutes of getting acquainted to one another, we decided to enter her in the Novice Performance class that was only minutes away. Melissa and Delilah rode away with a blue ribbon. That was the only class that we entered her for that day.... After all the classes were held, at about 3:00pm, the Youth Mundial Clinic started with explaining rules and getting tips from both judges Ms. Perez and Mr. Tobon, and from people who attended the last Mundial Show in Puerto Rico. Lots of questions were asked and answered. There was quite a crowd of young people and their parents. After being told about the requirements at the Mundial, they were asked to saddle up and a "mock show" was held. Each judge took 5 riders "under their wing". Each rider received at least 30 minutes of personal instruction. They were critiqued and given valuable tips, from how to greet the Mundial judges, to how to sit properly, to how to hold the reins correctly (which is totally different from what Melissa was used to) for the show. Each rider was told how to ride the required course. They were told how to approach the judges, greet them, then ride 2 figure eights around barrels -- changing directions, next to move to do serpentines, also changing directions, and lastly to ride over the fino board, also changing directions.... Melissa learned a lot and was utterly exhausted after the clinic finally ended late in the evening. By the way, the rules on attending the Youth Mundial are available on the PFHA website. From my understanding any youth from the U.S. can participate with the only requirement, at this time, being that she/he has attended at least one Youth Mundial Clinic. The horse a youth gets to ride is given to him/her via a lottery. The horses are well trained show horses, can be pleasure, performance, fino, or trote/galope. Now - the course has to be ridden according to the type of the horse. If it is fino, the entire course has to be ridden fino. If it is pleasure and performance, the course has to be ridden in a corto. If it is a trote y galope horse, one part has to be ridden in a trot and the other in a canter. For example, the figure eight in one direction has to be ridden in a trot, when changing direction; it has to be in canter. The same goes for the serpentines and fino board...I think this could be very confusing. The judge's advice was to try to ride trote y galope horses if any way possible. Back to the show - on Sunday, Melissa rode Delilah in the Youth Pleasure class with the judges being Ms. Betsy McHugh and Mr. Larry Whitesell. They did well with getting a 2nd and a 3rd placing. Comments were made by the judges that all young riders were very professional and all horses brought were of excellent quality. In closing, Melissa and I had a lot of fun and learned a great deal. We would like to thank several people, Milda Minter for suggesting to us to go to this show and for helping us out, Dick Miller for bringing EZG Delilah, a wonderful filly. Ms. Perez and Mr. Tobon for their time and patience with each youth during the clinic. 2005 Colorado Great Western foals Red Cloud de Holandes Born 8/29/05 Danza Rayo SKC x Rococoa de Holandes Estrella de Yanqui (Carmella) Born June 14, 2005 Yanqui de Arroy Maraca x Regala de la Estrellas Colorado Chapter Elections By Helene McIntosh The Colorado Chapter Election is now over and I am pleased to tell you that Suzie Tiller was elected as President, Jennifer Klonowski as Secretary and Carol Kuiper as Treasurer. Calendar of Events November 25th - Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza, Phil Long Fords Expo Center, Colorado & 26th, 2005 Springs, Co. This is a demo performance. Contact Carol Kuiper by phone at (719) 347-2121 or email at email@example.com for information. Dec. 3rd, 2005 - Festival of Lights Parade, Colorado Springs, Co. Contact Carol Kuiper at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 347-2121 for information. Dec. 10th, 2005 - Colorado Chapter Christmas Party will be held at Tres Margaritas in Colorado Springs at 2:00 p.m. Contact Carol Kuiper at (719) 347-2121 for information. Feb. 11th, 2006 - Spring Planning meeting. This meeting will be held at the home of Suzie Tiller in Franktown, Colorado at 2:00 p.m.. Please bring a dish to share. The snow date is February 18th, 2006. Contact Suzie Tiller at (303) 688-3771 or Rtiller54@msn.com for information and directions. Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza Demos We have been invited to participate in the horse demos at the Cowboy Christmas Extravaganza being held on November 25th and 26th at the Phil Long Expo Center on the north end of Colorado Springs. This event features about 200 booth selling Christmas stuff, food booths, bands, entertainment as well as horse demos. We will be given 1 hour each afternoon to show the crowd what our horses can do. If you are interested in participating in this event, please email Carol Kuiper at email@example.com or call Carol at (719) 347-2121. Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade Today it is starting to feel like winter is coming. Just in time to remind you that the Colorado Chapter of Great Western is once again riding in the Colorado Springs Festival of Lights Parade. This wonderful parade is televised several times over the holidays and is a fantastic promotion for our great Paso Fino horses. The parade date is December 3rd. Any member that has a parade safe horse is encouraged to join in this celebration of the Holidays. Paso Fino farms that are non-members of Great Western are welcome to join us for a fee $25. This fee will entitle them to bring 2 horses to this promotional event. If the farm wishes to bring 4 horses the fee would be $50 and so forth. After we have completed the parade, the group will go to an excellent Mexican restaurant for dinner. Please contact Carol Kuiper at 719-347-2121 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us for this fun event that promotes the Paso Fino. Colorado Chapter Christmas Party The Colorado Chapter Christmas Party will be held on December 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Tres Margaritas Restaurant in Colorado Springs. The address for the restaurant is 3956 North Academy just south of the intersection of Austin Bluffs on the west side of Academy. There are exits for Academy from both the south and north sides of Colorado Springs on I-25. Should you need directions on the day of the party, please call Hank Kuiper on his cell phone. That number is 719-660-1077. Dinner will cost $15.00. There will be several dinner plates to choose from. There will be a $15.00 gift exchange for those that wish to participate. The snow date is December 17th. Spring Planning Meeting The Colorado Chapter Planning Meeting will be held on February 11th at the home of Suzie Tiller in Franktown, Colorado. At this meeting we will plan most of the activities that will be offered to the members of the Colorado Chapter. Please come and bring your ideas as well as a dish to share. For directions, call Suzie Tiller at (303) 688-3771 or email her at Rtiller54@msn.com. Trail Rides Jennifer Klonowski has volunteered to be our Trail Ride Coordinator. If you have rides you would like to lead the group on, please contact Jennifer at (719) 784-3322 or email her at email@example.com. Jennifer will also be planning trail rides, so if you have any ideas of where to ride, please let her know. We are also looking for someone north of Denver to help with planning trail rides. Any volunteers? Great Western PFHA Elections Great Western PFHA held it's annual membership meeting in conjunction with the High Desert Classic in Hurricane, UT on 15 October 2005. Although there were a variety of topics discussed at the meeting, the highlight included election of the 2006/2007 Board of Directors and Delegate positions. Suzie Tiller chaired the Nomination Committee and provided ballots for every eligible GWPFHA member. The majority of votes were cast via mail prior to the meeting. While the meeting was being conducted, Suzie was sequestered into a corner to tally the votes. The results of the votes were as follows: President: Denise Ireland Vice President: Betty Griffis Secretary: Carol Nudell Treasurer: Stacy Bjerke-Curby Director at Large: Judi Bradbury Mike Ecker Delegate: Carol Kuiper Alternate Delegate: Kelly Ireland Cont. on next page We appreciate each of the elected officials for volunteering the time and efforts for the benefit of the Paso Fino community. Congratulations to everyone on their election to these vital positions. If you would like to serve on a GWPFHA Committee, please contact President Denise Ireland, Membership Chairman Judi Bradbury, or your Chapter President/Representative. We would love to have members take an active role in GWPFHA. The next GWPFHA meeting will be held on 7 January 2006 at the Grand Vista Hotel in Grand Junction Colorado at 10 a.m. President Denise Ireland has opted to make this an open BOD meeting, allowing all members to attend. An agenda and more information will be provided closer to the meeting date. We hope to see you there. 2005/2006 Membership Update This newsletter is the last one for the 2004/2005 membership year. It is being sent out to all Colorado/Arizona Great Western members from 2004/2005 as well as new members from 2005/2006. However, it will be the last mailing sent out to 2004/2005 members. We have a lot of wonderful events planned for the coming year. We hope that all of you that have postponed renewing your Great Western membership so far will do so today so that we can all work together to promote our wonderful horses. A membership application is included in this newsletter along with a current Great Western membership list. 2006 GREAT WESTERN PASO FINO HORSE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ARIZONA Glenn & Ingrid Davis 29103 N. 152nd Drive 623 931.1337 Azcad1@yahoo.com Surprise, AZ 85387 Carol DeNinno PO Box 1593 928 425.2562 Gopaso@yahoo.com Globe, AZ 85502 Jamie Drizin & Marie Engstrom 7850 N. Silverbell #114-289 520 488.7640 Haciendadelsol@mac.com Tucson, AZ 85743 Judy Ferrigno 4891 N. Quail Ridge Drive 520 579.3467 Judyaforman@comcast.net Tucson, AZ 85743 520 245.4214 Cordy & Gail Overgaard 11310 E. Arabian Park Dr. 480 314.0144 Trottime@cox.net Scottsdale, AZ 85259 COLORADO Heidi Alles-Steele & Nathan Steele 79 Plum St. 970 927.0254 Heidi@sopris.net Basalt, CO 81621 Denise Bachmann 285 Stagecoach Tr. 303 646.1531 Bachmann285@earthlink.net Elizabeth, CO 80107 Kenny & Stacy Curby 8721 Weld County Rd. 25 303 857.2090 Stacy.firstname.lastname@example.org Fort Lupton, CO 80621 Susan & Joseph Darmofal 14613 Weld Cty. Rd. 7 Sdarmofal@aol.com Mead, CO 80542 Mariann Deering 12345 SW Tooze Rd. 503 799.3279 DeeringRanch@aol.com Sherwood, OR 97140 Mike & Kelli Ecker PMB 518 PO Box 22000 970 728.8394 Ecker@tellurideColorado.net Telluride, CO 81435 Linda Evans & Erin Holloway 7337 N. Schumaker Rd. 303 644.4565 Pasofun@msn.com Bennett, CO 80102 Kandice & Art Greer PO Box 779 303 697.1423 Redrockpasos@yahoo.com Morrison, CO 80465 Jennie Grosslight 7 Garden Drive 719 578.7809 Jg3109@msn.com Colorado Springs, CO 80904 Loyd & Treva Haney 20387 Co. Rd. 227 719 523.6662 Pritchett, CO 81064-9501 Anne Herrington 4111 Christy Ridge Rd. 303 814.2012 Herringtonanne@msn.com Sedalia, CO 80135 Denise & Kelly Ireland 5537 County Rd 520 719 738.3466 Pintopaso@direcway.com Walsenburg, CO 81089 Raian Kaiser 6025 Otero Ave 970 203.0725 Raiank@yahoo.com Loveland, CO 80538 Laura & Paul Kleinschmidt 10915 Dodge Circle 719 683.7368 Kleinschmidtlapa@msn.com Peyton, CO 80831 Jennifer Klonowski 5675 Locke Mountain Rd. 719 784-3322 Horselady2@peoplepc.com Florence, CO 81226 Carol & Hank Kuiper 14151 McClelland Rd. 719 347.2121 Dkuiper@mindspring.com Calhan, CO 80808 Scott Langdon & Kathy Fagerholm 15385 W. Coachman Dr. 719 495.0515 Colorado Springs, CO 80908 Dianne Leaming 1290 Cody Street 303 237.0620 Lakewood, CO 80215 Diana Marquardt PO Box 90/60 N. 3rd St 970 887.2450 Horsescycles@comcast.net Granby, CO 80446 Helene & Sherman McIntosh 770 Cedar Hills Rd. 719 372.6023 Mackey6023@aol.com Penrose, CO 81240 Christina Modesitt 29855 Kennedy Gulch Rd. Pasofinosonador@aol.com Conifer, CO 80433 John & Patricia Mora 32110 Big Springs Rd. 719 478.2227 Yoder, CO 80864 Meg Purnell 937 Granite Ct. 303 651.9627 Longmont, CO 80501 Jean S. Radcliff 12 Reservoir Drive 719 566.1096 Jsradcliff@juno.com Pueblo, CO 81005-1349 Sharon & Edward Ryan PO Box 747 970 454.2921 Galeton, CO 80622 Lee & Nancy Snedaker 11491 Panorama Ct. 303 840.4698 Leesnedaker@comcast.net Parker, CO 80138 Deborah Schmidt, Michael Mosley, 9190 Deer Trail Rd., PO Box 100 & Christina Silber Rye, CO 81069 719 250.0440 June & Elmer Schock 6635 West 20th Street 940 330.7348 Schockej@peoplepc.com Greeley, CO 80634 Francis Singer 2901 Michener Court 970 690.4719 Francis@nrel.colostate.edu Ft. Collins, CO 80526 970 226.9456 Harold & Carol Terry 9209 S. Hillview Rd. 303 697.2979 Carol.email@example.com Morrison, CO 80465 Suzie & Rick Tiller PO Box 306 303 688.3771 Rtiller54@msn.com Franktown, CO 80116 303 947.6292 Bruce & Mary Tillotson PO Box 729 308 254.5176 Cirrus107@hotmail.com Sidney, NE 69162-0729 Terry & Rick Wallace 4340 Wileys Road 719 683.5761 Wpaso@yahoo.com Peyton, CO 80831 NEVADA Lisa & John Riley 37 Tanglewood Dr. 702 3613.8268 Violinguru@hotmail.com Henderson, NV 89014 UTAH Brad & Judi Bradbury 412 S. Davis Lane 435 837.2125 Wbrad@wirelessbeehive.com Rush Valley, UT 84069 435 840.0224 Janice Eberhardt PO Box 575708 801 268.6487 HappyMediums@networld.com Salt Lake City, UT 84157-5708 Betty Griffis & Brian Sullivan 248 West Street 435 884.5539 Dubie20@msn.com Grantsville, UT 84029 801 910.3429 Brian & Rosemarie Littleton PO Box 891 307 883.2801 Brian@stewartcreekranch.com Thayne, WY 83127 Rick Messer PO Box 117 435 789.4038 Rmesser@easilink.com Jensen, UT 84035 Carol Nudell & Arthur Schwedler 4492 Skyline Circle 435 833.9085 Pasobaby@yahoo.com Erda, UT 84074 Tracy Salberg 1240 E. 1950 N. 435 657.0957 Twshorse@aol.com Heber Valley, UT 84032 435 901.1556 Anna Siciliano 3887 River Dr. 801 745.6137 Annams@xmission.com Liberty, UT 84310 435 901.2650 Janice Stark PO Box 570212 435 896.6501 Jstark@xmission.com Sigurd, UT 84657 Thell & Kathleen Stewart PO Box 292 435 835.7594 Utstewart@hotmail.com Manti, UT 84642 AFFILIATE MEMBERS Joan Bartels 6460-16 E. Trailridge Circle 480 830.2498 Jkbinmesa@aol.com Mesa, AZ 85215 Jan Gibson 8717 Dewey Road 208 365.3554 Janycegibson@earthlink.net Emmett, ID 83617 Charlene McFadden 1308 W. Washington 660 493.2310 Waverly, MO 64096 GREAT WESTERN “REPRESENTING THE PASO FINO HORSE TO PASO FINO HORSE ASSOCIATION THE AMERICAN PUBLIC” MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION All memberships expire on September 30, 2006 Please check one: New Renewal REGULAR MEMBERSHIP AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP Voting privileges in Great Western PFHA Non-voting privileges Individual $30.00 Individual $25.00 Family $35.00 Corporate $30.00 CHAPTER AFFILIATION: Arizona ____Colorado ____ Nevada ____New Mexico ____ Utah ____ $10.00 of your membership dues will be sent to the GWPFHA Chapter of your choice. 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