Region Bylaws: http://www.pasonortheast.org/bylaws/
The Northeast, officially sanctioned in 1972, consists of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec, Canada. We also attract members from several other states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As of 2010, our association has swelled to approximately 100 members and at least 300 horses, including many national champions.
The Northeast is an active region. We offer a clinic in the fall, featuring guest and our local trainers from Paso Fino Del Fuego Farm, who sponsor the event.
The Northeast boasts three shows this year. Our show season starts in late May at an all breed show in Syracuse, NY. In July we hold a Paso Fino and United Mountain Horse show in Cobleskill, NY. Our show season draws to a close with another Paso Fino and Mountain Horse show “Fandango” in August in Middleboro, MA. Of course, no show season is complete without an awards banquet and ours is held at our Cobleskill, NY show.
Recognizing that not all Paso enthusiasts show, members of the Northeast have organized several group trail rides – in upstate New York, Long Island, Bradley Palmer State Park and other parks in Massachusetts. Also, we are very proud of our free trail riding program. Hours are tallied and awards are presented to deserving trail riders at year’s end. We host many parades including the St Patrick’s day parade and the the Thanksgiving parade in Plymouth, MA.
An event unique to the Northeast and a valuable tool to promote our beloved Paso Finos, is the Equine Affaire scheduled for November in West Springfield, MA. Billed as the nation’s premier national equine exposition and equestrian gathering, the Equine Affair was enjoyed by about 50,000+ participants. The Northeast has been invited to display a booth, participate in a breed demonstration and select a few lucky Paso Finos to dance to the music of a symphony orchestra in “Fantasia” as part of the highlight event, The Symphony of Horses.
The Northeast has its own website. Visit us at http://www.pasonortheast.org.
We also have a newsletter published monthly and our editor is always looking for news.
The Northeast has a lot to offer. Where else can you ride your Paso Fino on cranberry bogs near Plymouth Rock, or in the Connecticut woods near a Mohegan casino, or in the Berkshire mountains, or in the scenic mountain ranges of upstate New York or Vermont, or near lobster-filled water in Main, or . . .
Thanks for your time and best of luck at the shows in the coming year! Feel free to contact our president at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-697-8325