THE 2009 HORSE FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL
Hosted by: PPHAO
On Sunday, June 14th 2009, the Horse Friendship Festival was held in Black's Equine Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. The weather was great, one of the first nice days of the warm season and there was a decent turnout for the festival. This event was hosted by the Peruvian Paso Horse Association of Ontario, and was intended to draw Canadians with South American Heritage and Horse lovers alike to the show.
Carlos and Carla Escudero's young filly Dama del Peru represented the gaited Peruvian Paso breed. These horses have been bred for hundreds of years in Peru to carry riders long distances over rough terrain at a smooth, comfortable and ground covering gait. Many of our CCPFHA members and friends attended as exhibitors, Camilla Willings and her Paso Fino Stallion Mercenario, Jeannie Harris and her new Paso Fino stallion Cavaliero de Vez, Muriel Chestnut on her gorgeous Andalusian Stallion Soberbio XII and the Hoof Beat Outriders drill team. A pretty buckskin reining Quarter Horse ridden by Dean Brown was a crowd favourite and a demonstration of dressage completed the horse demonstrations.
here were colourful dance troops representing Columbia and Peru, a talented pair of Flamenco dancers and a handsome Mexican singer. Thanks to the PPHAO for their hard work in putting together this day's event.See the Photo Web Gallery by Leslie Town
© 2009 Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association, Inc.