UK Paso Finos: Rancho Pavo Real Paso Finos
Paso Finos UK

Past Events

2010 Saddlebred Show

The show is on 9th May, at Moreton Morrell. Our judge is Mr Russell Marks, a carded UK judge that completed his American card last year. The schedule will be updated onto the American Saddlebred website - these can be downloaded from - on the "Championship Show" page. Prices are the same as last year and offering even more of a discount for bulk booking (4 or more classes at just £10 a class).

2009 British and Irish Championships - Towerlands, 13-14 June

2009 Paso Fino ChampionshipsThe Paso Fino Association of UK and Ireland 2009 British and Irish championships.

Venue: Unex Towerlands, Panfield Road, Braintree, Essex, CM7 5BJ.

Date: 13th and 14th June

Entance for the public is free all day Saturday and Sunday including evening Stallion performances and diplays by Peligros stud.

Saturday 13th June:

9am – 5pm Competition

5-6pm Fun classes – Champagne and Four beat

6:30pm – 9:30 pm – Evening performances, including Stallion display, Peligros Classical stud display.

Sunday 14th June:

Clinic all day from approx 9:30 am to 4:30pm with lunch time display from Peligros stud

2008 European Paso Fino Championships - Kreuth

The horses and riders from the UK and Ireland racked up over 40 placings in the 2008 European Paso Fino championships. Read a short report here. Full results are here (PDF).

Paso Fino Clinic with Shaw Laney at Rancho Pavo Real Oct 2008

Shaw Laney will be giving clinics at Rancho Pavo Real over 3 days starting October 1st. More details to follow shortly.

Paso Finos are featured in the October edition of Your Horse magazine

Your Horse Magazine

In an article entitled "Smooth Movers", Kate Large talks to Rachel and Yvonne Bowen about their Pasos at Rancho Pavo Real. The article also features Lesley Gladwin and how she came into the breed. The article has some great photos of many of the Pasos. This is a great piece promoting the unique benefits of gaited breeds, Icelandics are covered too. With Your Horse Live comming up soon we hope this will help raise the awareness of the breed in the UK.

Paso Fino Spring Show 2008

Full Spring Paso Fino Horse Show details here on the PFAUKI site.

The UK Spring Show shoud perhaps be renames the Show between two storms. The show on March 11th at Unex Towerlands, in Braintree Essex, sat squarely between two of the wettest and windiest days of the year. Despite this, the UK and Ireland's Paso Fino enthusiats showed just how tenacious and determined they were.

Show results can be found here.

Download a copy of the Show Program in PDF.

Full Spring Paso Fino Horse Show details here on the PFAUKI site.

Your Horse Live - Stoneleigh 9th - 11th November

Your Horse Live was a great success for the Paso Fino Association. The three days were packed with non-stop action around our stand in the Breeds Village. Saturday was particularly busy with Danesa hardly having a moment to nod off between visitors wanting to give her a pat!

It was wonderful to have so many people come up to us and say that they had read the article in Your Horse magazine. Clearly the combined exposure through the magazine and the show has raised the profile of Paso Finos in the UK. We even had to print some extra flyers for the Spring UK Paso Finos Show at Towerlands as we ran out - hopefully a good sign for attendance at the show. Similarly the literature for UK Paso Fino farms just flew off the stand.

We would like to say a big thank you to all of you who visited us at Your Horse Live and hope you will come and visit one of the Paso Fino farms near you in the not too distant future and experience for yourself the joy of riding the smoothing riding horse in the world.

The Paso Fino Grand Nationals in Perry, Georgia.

We hope you managed to watch the show on Galopando TV. , broadcasting is more or less continuous from the show ring.

It was wonderful to see so many top class Pasos all in the show ring at one time.

Minority and Rare equine breeds show - September 16th

Unfortunately cancelled due to foot and mouth restrictions on live stock movement. Organised by the Caspian Horse society and hopefully an event for next year.

Royal Windsor Horse Show - May 2007

We were invited to appear at the Royal Windsor Horse show this year; where we will gave daily demonstrations in the Copper Horse Ring along with a Pervian Paso. The Event held in the grounds of Windsor Castle was attended by the Royal family. It is arguably the most prestigious horse show of the UK equine calendar, and despite the variable weather attracted huge crowds. This was a great opportunity to demonstration Paso Finos to the British public and we are most grateful to be asked to do this.

Visit the Royal Windsor Horse Show website for an up to date program.

Radio and TV

Following the invitation to appear at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, we were asked to give Radio and Television interviews. The Television crew filmed us at the Royal Windsor horse show. The documentary is hopefully to be shown on Sky TV and BBC to feature the Paso Fino and its history. Watch this space for further details.

12th - 13th April 2007 - Clinic with Carlos E Tobon

Carlos Tobon held a two day clinic for Paso Fino riders and their horses. working tirelessly non-stop from dawn to dusk Carlos worked with many riders and horses with different abilities to help improve their skills and understanding of this unique breed. Carlos' understanding of the Paso Fino combined with his exceptional teaching skills were appreciated by all who attended.

About Carlos Tobon

Carlos E Tobon was born in Colombia, South America and is a third generation Paso Fino breeder. After graduating from college in North Carolina, he began professionally training Paso Fino horses and their riders and has given clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In 1996 he obtained his PFHA judges card and has judged all over the country, obtaining his Senior Certification in 2002. Carlos' consistent judging decisions coupled with his ability to communicate the reasons behind his determinations have made him a well respected judge in the breed.

Carlos and his wife, Tara, have begun a school specialising in training the gaited horse and rider called Escuela del Eden.

14th April 2007 - The First UK Paso Fino Show

Sponsored by PFVE and judged by Carlos E Tobon assisted by Richard Ore and Alma Haylor who judged the dressage.

Spring Show report

Spring Show Results