This organization actually got its start in 1969, when Dr. Carolyn Ziegler secured two Paso Finos to exhibit in the Ohio West All Breed Fall Roundup. SHortly thereafter a meeting was held in Youngstown, Ohio and the regional group was formed. In 1972 the Great Lakes Paso Fino Federation was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Ohio. In 2002 the name was changed to the Great Lakes Paso Fino Horse Association. As a region, Great Lakes has been very active in the national organization. We have been very active in non-show events, including trail rides, parades and other get-togethers.