The 2018 CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial (International World Championship) is a collaborative effort between three organizations:

CONFEPASO, Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA), and the Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association (SRPFHA).

This year, the United States is the host country and Ocala, FL has been selected as the venue.

Organization Missions

Confepaso

Confepaso Mission: Planning relevant strategies to maintain sustained growth in the existing and future trade associations that develop culture and promotion of the Paso horse worldwide.

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Paso Fino Horse Association

PFHA Mission: Paso Fino Horse Association, or PFHA, mission is to protect and promote the best interests and welfare of the Paso Fino horse, to protect and maintain the integrity of the Registry along with the natural characteristics and heritage of the Paso Fino horse, promote and enhance the appeal and versatility of the Paso Fino horse and provide and support member services.

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Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association

SRPFHA Mission: Southern Regional Paso Fino Horse Association mission is to enhance the Paso Fino breed by providing local, regional, national and international competition and events.

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About the CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial

The CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial was the vision of a young boy with cancer, Felix Santiago Oliver, who petitioned the board of CONFEPASO in 1995, requesting a world championship that would bring the youth of the world together in their love of horses to compete in equitation classes and develop life long friendships.

CONFEPASO approved this request, developing a show for male and female riders ages 4-24 in 1996, which is held every other year. Sadly, Felix lost his battle to cancer in 1997 at the age of 17; however, each Youth Equitation Mundial is held in his honor to keep his dream alive.


The Youth Equitation Mundial is unlike any other horse show. It is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where the riders compete in classes broken out by their sex and age to earn medals for their country. The actual competition spans 4 days - two for girls and two for boys. There are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each.

The top three riders in each class receive Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and a ceremony on the podium is held, complete with the first place country National Anthem. Medal counts per country are tallied for this prestigious event.

Event Schedule

Below are scheduled events we'll have throughout the Youth Equitation Mundial!

Breaks will be determined when the total number of countries and participants are known.

Sunday, July 15th

  1. Arrival of Horses and Participants
  2. Horse Sorting

Monday, July 16th

  1. Practice Sessions Begin

Tuesday, July 17th

  1. Practice Sessions Continue

Wednesday, July 18th

  1. Practice Sessions Continue
  2. Inauguration Ceremony
  3. Parade of Countries

Thursday, July 19th

Boys Championships

Start Time: 8:30 am

  1. Mini 4-5
  2. Evento Especial de Jinetes Mini/11 Years
  3. Pre-Infantile 6-8
  4. Evento Especial de Jinetes 12-24
  5. Infantile 9/11

Friday, July 20th

Girls Championships

Start Time: 8:30 am

  1. Mini 4-6
  2. Evento Especial de Amazonian Mini/11 Years
  3. Pre-Infantile 6-8
  4. Evento Especial de Amazonian 12-24
  5. Infantile 9-11

Saturday, July 21st

Boys/Jinetes

Start Time: 8:30 am

  1. Junior 12-14
  2. Juvenil 15-17
  3. Aficionados 18-20
  4. Aficionados 21-24
  5. Amateurs 25 Plus

Sunday, July 22nd

Girls/Amazonas

Start Time: 8:30 am

  1. Junior 12-14
  2. Juvenil 15-17
  3. Aficionadas 18-20
  4. Aficionadas 21-24
  5. Amateur 25 Plus

Closing Ceremony

South Eastern Livestock Pavilion Seating

Please see below for the seating arrangements at the event arena. Click the arrangement to enlarge.

For inquiries and purchases of VIP Sponsorship Packages, Live Stream Advertisement Packages, or Seat Availability, please email pasofinomundialusa@gmail.com.

Travel & Accommodation

Please see below for Travel & Accommodation for the 2018 CONFEPASO Youth Equitation Mundial!

South Eastern Livestock Pavilion
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd
Ocala, FL 34470, USA

Register Soon! The Registration Deadline is Quickly Approaching

June 18th, 2018 is the cut off date for the early registration fee. After this date, the entry fee is raised. All forms and payments must be submitted by July 2nd, 2018 in order to participate.

The Youth Equitation Mundial is unlike any other horse show. It is an Olympic style event, complete with opening and closing ceremonies, where the riders compete in classes broken out by their sex and age to earn medals for their country.

The actual competition spans 4 days, two for girls and two for boys. There are additional classes dedicated to handicapped riders for each.

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