Sharon was born and raised in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Her lifelong love of horses flourished at Lakeshore College in Wisconsin where she earned a degree in Equine Science. Her equine education has been supplemented with related courses at the University of Colorado.
Her involvement with the Paso Fino breed began in 1984 with employment at Lakehart Farm, a breeding and training facility located in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Her training and managing career then moved to the Huntsville and Houston, Texas areas before moving to Covington, Louisiana where she and her husband Manny built Rancho Poker Paso Finos. To enhance her knowledge of the Paso Fino breed, Sharon traveled to Colombia, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. There she visited several ranches and acquainted herself with their quality Paso Fino stock and their techniques of judging, training and showing.
Sharon has earned her PFHA judge’s card and began her judging career in 1989 becoming a Senior Certified judge in 1993. She has judged the PFHA Grand National Championship Show in 1994, the inaugural judge for the Fabulous Fino Futurity at the 2003, 2004 & 2005 Grand National Championship Show and internationally she has judged in Puerto Rico, CONFEPASO’s Youth Mundial in Santo Domingo, the 1999 & 2005 World Cup Mundial competition held in the United States, the 2003 World Cup Mundial in Medellin, Colombia, the 2009 World Cup Mundial in Perria, Colombia, 2013 World Cup Mundial in Miami, Florida, 2015 World Cup Mundial in Dominican Republic and the European Gaited Championships held in Nurmburg, Germany in both 2004, 2006 & 2010; as well as the Great Britain Championship in 2012 & 2014. She has shared her knowledge by giving clinics not only in the US in addition in Canada, England & Germany. She is a recorded “R” licensed official with the US Equestrian Federation.
Working with the PFHA – Sharon has served on numerous National committees, on the Board of Directors, as the Vice President, the Secretary and on the Executive Committee. These positions started in 1989 and haven’t stopped yet… she looks forward to continuing as your President.
Sharon Londono #2924
19215 Largo Lane
Covington, LA 70435
Phone: (985) 630-1830