16 year old Brooke Peterson Soars To The Win In the $100,000 Great Southwest...

Katy, TX--Saturday night saw 24 riders put their skills to the test over the challenging 3* course where five pairs made it into the jump off. The youngest competitor, Brooke Peterson, took the win...

Faces of Pin Oak: Colleen Acosta

Owner & trainer Fairway Farm • Cross Roads, TX BY KRISTIN PITZER Colleen Acosta has been riding since before she could walk. Her mom, Scheryl Smith, was a local Pony Club trainer, and when Acosta was...

Faces of Pin Oak: Carlee McCutcheon

BY KRISTIN PITZER At only 15 years old, Carlee McCutcheon won her first grand prix at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show on March 27, 2021. It was a crowning achievement for the young rider,...

Everything is Bigger in Texas, Including Great Southwest Texas Winter Series Prize Money

Katy, Texas – February 19, 2020 The final week of competition at the great Southwest Texas Winter series offers competitors more prize money than ever before. The Grand Prix competition on Saturday, February 22, 2020...

Getting in the Holiday Spirit with the Great Southwest Equestrian Center

All photos by Jerry Mohme Photography “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear wearing it for all to see!” – Elf (revised) Riders at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center...

Meet Noel: Madrone Ranch Stables’ Mascot and Cart-Pulling Celebrity

BY KRISTIN PITZER Walk along the aisleway at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSWEC) in Katy, Texas, during the Great Southwest Winter Series, and you will find a stall setup unlike any other. Where many...

Jacqueline Ruyle Rides San Chano to Victory in $100,000 Galvin Agency Lone Star State...

Katy, Texas – Jacqueline Ruyle earned the biggest win of her career to date on Saturday, February 26, as she rode to victory in the $100,000 Galvin Agency Lone Star State Grand Prix at...

Plaidcast 131: Risk Management and Developing Horses: Conversations with Rebecca Hunt, Daniel Bedoya

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Faces of Pin Oak: Will Mitchell

BY KRISTIN PITZER For Will Mitchell, becoming the Kirkland and Ellis Main Ring gate keeper at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show wasn’t something he exactly planned. The Ohio native, who was raised in Katy,...

Laura Cho and Westley Victorious in the Texas Winter Series USHJA National Hunter Derby

Katy, Texas – February 21, 2020 An exciting afternoon of competition took place at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center as 14 horse and rider combinations stepped into the ring to vie for their share of...

Tom Foley and Carel Van Donderen win the $10,000 1.25 Meter Classic at the...

Katy, Texas – February 21, 2020 The jumper divisions wrapped up today with many championships awarded and a big payday for Tom Foley, winner of the $10,000 1.25 meter classic on Carel Van Donerden, owned...

Klas Kudlinski Claims Top Two Spots in $20,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 7, 2021 – After only one day of competition, Klas Kudlinski has already made his inaugural trip to Texas a winning one. In Kudlinski’s Pin Oak Charity...

Faces of Pin Oak: Daisy Ford

At eight years old, Daisy Ford was spectating a rodeo with her parents when she announced that she wanted to ride horses “just like that.” So, shortly thereafter, Ford’s mom got on the phone...

Faces of Pin Oak: Trapp O’Neal

Trapp O’Neal has been hooked on riding ever since his mom bought him lessons for his sixth birthday. In his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, English disciplines weren’t as popular, but since his mom...

Faces of Pin Oak: Matt Cyphert

BY TPH TEAM Matt Cyphert didn’t grow up in a horse family. His family didn’t push him into riding. He hasn’t been riding since he was a toddler. But he found his gift. Matt’s aunt owned...

The 2019 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Draws to a Close with a Final...

Katy, Texas – April 8, 2019 – Saturday night marked the 2019 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s final Grand Prix, and fun was had by all. As with every Pin Oak Grand Prix, the...

15-Year-Old Carlee McCutcheon Reins in First Grand Prix Win with MTM Unexpected at Pin...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 27, 2021 – Carlee McCutcheon won the $30,000 Pin Oak Charity Grand Prix on Saturday night, March 27, at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show,...

New Faces of Pin Oak: David and Stacy Sanderson 

BY TYLER BUI When David Sanderson met Stacy Lane Sanderson—a professional in the equestrian industry—he knew very little about horses. Thirty years later,  he and Stacy now own Hunter Lane Inc., one of the most...

Pin Oak 2022 Week Two Photo Gallery

All photos by Jenny Antill Photography

Daisy Ford Dashes to Victory in $25,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 31, 2021 – Daisy Ford earned her first grand prix win only a month ago, and on Wednesday, March 31, she returned to the Great Southwest Equestrian...

Hunters Shine Even In The Rain At The Great Southwest Texas Winter Series

Katy, Texas The second day of showing in Katy saw championships awarded in the Green and Performance Hunter divisions. A little mud didn’t stop King Quidam, owned by Hallie Ferguson and ridden by Jessica Zienkevicz,...

Ilana Halpern and Prosecco Pick Up Win in Pin Oak $30,000 USHJA International Hunter...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 1, 2021 – Ilana Halpern of Lafayette, CA, rode Prosecco to victory in the $30,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Hunt & Go Format International Hunter...