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2016 Triple Championship Show

posted Jul 13, 2016, 10:02 PM by Kelly Powers

Good Afternoon, Peruvian Paso Aficionados!!


The Board of Directors of the Los Amigos Peruvian Paso Club AND the Board of Directors of the Southern California Peruvian Paso Horse Club are excited to be working together to provide the upcoming 2016 PERUVIAN HORSE FESTIVAL at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Ca., on July 29, 30 & 31.  This will be a TRIPLE Championship Show, with the esteemed judges Fernando Risso Montes of Peru, Chris Austin of the USA, and Renzo Crolle of Peru.  


The classes will begin each morning at 8:30 am, with a special evening performance on Saturday.  This performance will be intermixing fun classes with beautiful exhibitions of our Elegant Peruvian Horses and Peruvian Dancers.  The Laureado, Laureada and El Supremo horses being honored this weekend will also be presented.  There will be Peruvian Food Vendors on Saturday, as well as many other vendors for the whole weekend.  The excitement is building, and we look forward to welcoming you to this weekend celebrating the Independence of Peru!!


We would like to remind all of our exhibitors that at the End of the NAPHA show rules is an Appendix labeled "code of ethics".  It is our intention to continue to provide an atmosphere at this show based on this code.  That is, "it is desirable to define ethical practices, to delineate unethical practices, to encourage good sportsmanship and high ethical behavior and to warn, ensure or bring to public attention and discipline those who commit acts detrimental to the best interests of the breed and to its aficionados".


If you need a premium list, please write to Debbie Pye at  She can send you a PDF file.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Looking forward to seeing you at the show,

Carole Hackett


Southern California Peruvian Horse Club

Vanita Mann                                                                     


Los Amigos Peruvian Horse Club  

The Peruvian Paso Longevity Project

posted Aug 28, 2015, 7:41 AM by Kelly Powers

Our Mission: To provide a reference document listing Peruvian Paso Horses that lived 20 Years or More
August 17, 2015
NEW GOAL:  We will make every effort to include horses that lived 20 years or more on our coming website. If you only entered horses 25+ please click on the link below and enter horses that lived 20 - 24 years (whether still living or deceased).
THREE CHEERS: As of today's date our survey has received 256 responses listing 535 horses. Evidence suggests the final number will can be much larger if everyone pitches in. Please help us make a list that will restore our breed's reputation and revitalize our market. 
You can list living or deceased horses over 20. And you can enter qualified horses whether you own them or not.
Everyone for whom we have an email address will be able to view the list before our website is announced to the general public. At that time they can submit corrections if necessary.
Click on the following link for a copy of the Survey Form:
Verne R. Albright

Spring 2015 Updates

posted Apr 30, 2015, 8:08 AM by Kelly Powers   [ updated Apr 30, 2015, 8:09 AM ]

Dear Los Amigos Members,
Just a few short months into 2015 and we have had some great events that members of our club have participated in.  One of them was the horse expo in Pomona the first weekend of February.  Los Amigos co-sponsored a booth there to promote the Peruvian horse breed and our club.  Thanks to all the members who volunteered that weekend.

Our members have been out and about at several parades and open horse shows.  Please make sure to let our newsletter editor Debbie Pye know about any activities you have participated in so she can feature them in the newsletter! The next newsletter is scheduled to be released online April 20th, so get her information soon! Our club newsletter is released online 4 times annually in digital format.  You can see past issues here:

Members of the club will also be exhibiting our breed at theChatsworth Day of the horse April 12th.  Just another great venue to promote the Peruvian horse!

We are continuing to do updates to the new website.  One benefit we brought to the members last year was the ability to pay for membership fees, sponsorships and show fees with credit cards.  We have a (simple) store set up on our website to renew your membership online.  Make sure to renew before the show, as you will receive a discount on ALL fees! Click here to renew online if you haven't already renewed your membership!

The board of directors has been excited to move the show to theVentura fairgrounds this year in 2015.  Many members had expressed a concern over the heat in Santa Barbara in July, and also the costs of the hotel rooms being difficult at all times of year in Santa Barbara.  Because of that our BOD members, Andres Salinas and Vanita Mann investigated the Ventura fairgrounds as an option for 2015.  Ventura is directly on the beach, resulting in much cooler temperatures during the day, and also has more hotel rooms available at more reasonable rates.  The fairgrounds are under new management, and have had many new upgrades done since the last SCPPHC show held there 6+ years ago. As an added bonus, the Ventura location is a bit easier access for our Northern California owners who have limited show options available. We are exploring other options for 2016 and beyond.  If you have any ideas for locations, please let us know.

The arena has since been refurbished and new arena footing installed.  I was fortunate to see this arena in use last September during the Fair and was quite impressed with the nice footing.  Andres Salinas and I also visited this facility 2 months ago to see for ourselves how the fairgrounds were looking. In the past we have heard the complaints that there was unsafe footing in the arena and around the facility due to rocks, which has caused problems for some of our horses.  While no facility is free from rocks or debris, we did not see any problems that would have raised a flag since these upgrades have been done in recent years.  We have everybody’s interest at heart in making sure this facility is as safe as possible.  There are over 110 stalls available for our use, so plenty of room for all exhibitors.  Plus we are able to offer better hotel rates at our host hotels.  Please see the link to the premiumfor all the information on the show.  If you have any concerns, please contact one of our BOD members to resolve your concerns. 

Our show staff is going to do everything possible to ensure the grounds are in safe and very satisfactory conditions and will inspect the facility a few weeks before the show and also right before show to remedy any problems if needed.  Your horses are a first priority to us and we will do whatever we can to ensure safety among them. The new management has had many horse shows there in the last year with no issues with the grounds or arena footing and are committed to guaranteeing us a great show!

We have included a quick survey to get your response on the show. Please take a second to fill it out so we can hear from our membership. 


Thank you,
Vanita Mann
President Los Amigos Peruvian Paso Horse Club

2015 Los Amigos Championship Show Premium Book

posted Apr 30, 2015, 7:59 AM by Kelly Powers

The 2015 Premium book is here! Please see the 2015 Show page for more information. 

2014 Santa Barbara Celebration Premium Book & Entry forms

posted Sep 10, 2014, 3:25 PM by Los Amigos PPC

Please see the 2014 show page for all the information related to our show!

We can now accept credit cards

posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:55 AM by Los Amigos PPC   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 10:16 AM ]

We are now available to accept credit cards for membership renewals, sponsorships & show fees!

There is space on the show entry form & Showcase advertising form to send us your credit card information.  OR we have a small store set up on the website and Facebook page to pay online.  If you don't see the option you would like online, please contact us for payment.

CLICK HERE to renew your membership, purchase sponsorships & advertising online!

2014-2015 Los Amigos Showcase!

posted Sep 10, 2014, 9:41 AM by Los Amigos PPC   [ updated Sep 28, 2014, 2:04 PM ]

The Los Amigos Peruvian Paso Club is excited to bring back the SHOWCASE for 2014-2015! This beautiful FULL color promotional piece will be distributed at the 2014 SANTA BARBARA CELEBRATION double championship show in Santa Barbara, CA in October, 2014, and at several promotional opportunities throughout 2015! The 2014-2015 LAPPC Showcase will also be available on line as an electronic magazine for years to come, boosting your sponsorship dollars! Plus, all our class sponsors who sign up before 9/25/14 will also be listed in the 2014-2015 Showcase - extra exposure for your class sponsorships!

We have built some GREAT sponsorship packages for the 2014 SANTA BARBARA CELEBRATION double championship show! They include goodies such as end stalls, advertising & banners in the show arena.

Display ad SPONSORSHIP RATES: AD DEADLINE: September 25th, 2014
Full Page: $150
1/2 Page: $85
Business Card: $35
Inside Covers - Front/Back*: $175
Back Cover*: $225
Centerfold*: $325 *Please check on availability. Special advertising spots are on a first come, first serve basis.

Ad design available - email for rates!

To reserve your Spot please contact:
Carole Hackett • 951.442.4550 • OR Helen Brown • 805.705.9103 •

To Submit your ad materials: Kelly Powers •

Submit Payment to: LAPPC • PO Box 1064 • Camarillo, CA 93011-1064

2014 Santa Barbara Celebration

posted May 6, 2014, 9:32 AM by Kelly Powers   [ updated Sep 10, 2014, 9:39 AM by Los Amigos PPC ]

We had such a great time teaming up with the Central Coast Peruvian Horse Club in 2013 for the "Santa Barbara Celebration" Double Championship show it was decided to do it again! 

2014 Santa Barbara Celebration Double Championship Show

October 17-19, 2014
Los Amigos Judge: Marco Dapelo 
Central Coast Judge: Oscar "Pico" Castillo
In the "dome" at the Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara, California

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