We had another purebred Paso Fino filly born 12 November 2010. She is a big buckskin tobiano pinto with blue eyes who is very similar to her bigger sister Azahar! Their sire is international ("Mundial") champion Santana del Cardo (by frozen semen). Cica (Winnfarms Pacífica Baile) is well gaited when she isn't cantering, galloping or doing quick stops - she is now two....Her buckskin pinto sister is four years old, and their eldest sister Campana is now five.
Winnfarms Pacífica Baile
Newborn 12 November 2010
Winnfarms Azahar Boquete
As a yearling
Azahar's dam is Azafrán de Omega who was imported from the Paso Fino stud “All the Queen’s Horses" in the USA. Don Danilo is her very famous great grandsire - renouned throughout Colombia and abroad. His photo is on the right below hers.
Pasos are wonderful riding and trekking horses! The paso gait is performed at trot/pace speeds. However as the gait is four beat the ride is exceptionally well balanced and smooth with little up and down or side to side movement.
The height of the paso breeds of horses varies between 13/2 - 15/2 hh and there is a wide variety of colours. Their ancestry is primarily linked to the Spanish Jennet (pinto and appaloosa coloured gaited) horses, Barbs and Andalusians which were taken to the Americas from the time of the Conquistadors in the 1490s. The horses hailed mainly from the province of Andalucía in Spain, as did the Conquistadors. Paso Finos were developed primarily in Puerto Rico and then Colombia, and Peruvian Pasos in Peru.
These breeds are in separate registries as are the many other breeds of gaited horses within the Americas.
Winnfarms Campana Bella
as a 3 year old
The smile says it all!
Photo courtesy of Catherine
Azafrán had the first purebred Paso Fino born in New Zealand! Winnfarms Campana Bella (2007) is a bay pinto filly by the international champion pinto stallion Santana del Cardo. Such a sweetie! Campana Bella is a guest at the Omapere Beauty beach house, Northland, New Zealand click here for details on renting the house. Then you can enjoy this countryside too!
Azafrán in gait
Photo by L. Vlaanderen
Santana del Cardo
Photo by Deborah McMahon-King
The Sire of our Three Purebred Paso Fino Fillies
Santana, Campana, Azahar and Pacífica are examples of the Paso Fino breed which also fall into the category of the Spanish Jennet Horse - one of the foundation breeds. Further information about the Spanish Jennet can be found at the Spanish Jennet Horse Society.
More information about Santana himself may be found viewed on the Stallions' Page at “All the Queen’s Horses”. Sadly Santana passed away in 2005.
We are pleased to be able to offer some of Santana's semen for sale. Maximum three doses per purebred Paso Fino mare registered with the US Paso Fino Horse Association. She must be a non grey proven breeder not more than 12 years of age. Direct progeny are to remain in New Zealand.
Doses are $400 + GST each and the stud fee is to be paid to Deborah McMahon-King upon confirmed pregnancy. The first pregnancy for the US breeding season of 1 February to 31 January of each year is US$1250 with ALL subsequent pregnancies for that year to be US$1000.
All breeding and associated costs are payable by the mare owner. We are simply making provision of Santana's frozen semen which is stored at CRV Ambreed. It is understood that an experienced equine reproductive specialist will be used for the procedures.
If this sounds like your mare and you are interested please contact us!