Hacienda La Amistad is a Paso Fino Horse farm that was established in 1997 by Alfredo
and Mary Rizo-Patron after each one had had a lifelong love and
involvement with horses.
Mary, a native of New England, had been training Paso Finos in the Northeast, South, and
Midwest since 1984. Alfredo is a native of Lima,
Peru. He and his family played polo and
bred Peruvian Paso Horses. He came to the USA to go to college, and soon started training
thoroughbreds to play polo, a
game in which he participated for over 30 years. Alfredo
& Mary are very active in Paso Fino organizations with Alfredo having been a member of the
of Directors, and Mary being a trainer, clinician, and a member of the Professional
Paso Fino Trainers Association.
Hacienda La Amistad offers full breeding, sales, and training services. Our mission is to promote the Paso Fino breed by introducing people to the breed and helping those already in the breed. To this effect we have in our breeding program a select number of excellent mares and an extraordinary Classic Fino stallion. These horses have been carefully chosen for their outstanding bloodlines, conformation, disposition, and gait. We aim to produce top quality horses that can be ridden and enjoyed by amateur owners, and to this effect we specialize in training the horse and owner together.
We are located in Waynesville, in Southwestern Ohio, within a one hour drive of Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton.
2004 at Kentucky Horse Park
1993 on Paulina and Princesa
at Southern Ohio Polo Club