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Faces of Pin Oak: Natalee Newton Haggan

BY TPH TEAM Natalee Haggan’s parents promised her a horse of her own when she was eight years old, provided she stuck with the riding lessons she begged for. She showed her dedication early, always...

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: Briley Koerner

BY TPH TEAM Briley Koerner believes in the importance of connection—both with horses and people. She started riding at six years old, and still thinks of her first trainer, Kim Cox of Tally Ho Farm,...

Jacqueline Ruyle Reigns Victorious in $15,000 Fairway Farm Welcome Stake at Pin Oak Charity...

Katy, TX – Jacqueline Ruyle continues to be a dominating force at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, this time aboard a newer partner, Etoile de la Cem. The duo earned the win in Wednesday’s...

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,...

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...

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...

Daniel Bedoya Works Magic in $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 8, 2021 –  Going into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Grand Prix, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 8,...

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,...

Jordan Gilchrist and Shy Boy Win $11,000 in Rider Bonus Money at the Great...

Trainer Laura Hightower and her daughter Jordan Gilchrist bought Shy Boy, the stunning black Zweibruker stallion three years ago with the hopes that he would become a top hunter. He is proving them right....

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...

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,...

Pin Oak Circuit Champions Roll for the Final Week

Katy, Texas – April 6, 2019 – As divisions wrapped up during the final week of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Grand Champion Circuit Awards began rolling in. In addition to the Pin...

Pin Oak 2022 Week Three Photo Gallery

All photos by Jenny Antill Photography

Maddie Chenoweth Claims Her First Grand Prix Win at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Katy, TX – Maddie Chenoweth, 26, earned the first grand prix victory of her career on Thursday, April 13, topping the $30,000 EPIC Sporthorses Grand Prix at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show aboard Navaro van’t Verahof. The...

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...

Faces of Pin Oak: Patty Roberts

Patty Roberts started life as many young girls do: wanting a pony. And like many girls who want a pony, her parents knew nothing about horses. They had a friend whose daughter rode and...

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 One Photo Gallery

All photos by Andrew Ryback Photography and Jenny Antill Photography

Allison Kroff Kicks Off Pin Oak Charity Horse Show With a Win in $10,000...

By Emily Randolph/Randolph PR for Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Allison Kroff was already guaranteed to be in the presentation photo for the $10,000 Kroff Stables Welcome Stake as the class’ presenting sponsor, but she earned an...

Nicolas Gamboa and NKH Mr. Darcy Cash in on Another Victory in $100,000 Third...

Katy, TX – Nicolas Gamboa and NKH Mr. Darcy put a final exclamation point on their phenomenal three weeks at the 2023 Pin Oak Charity Horse with victory in the finale $100,000 Third Coast Bank Grand Prix,...

Chesterfield and Nada Wise are Best in $25,000 Olde Oaks Farm Hunter Classic at...

Edited Press Release April 6, 2024 – Katy, TX – Nada Wise and Chesterfield were the very first pair in the ring for Friday night’s $25,000 Olde Oaks Farm Hunter Classic, and they led the...