Thursday, March 4, 2021

Faces of Pin Oak: Daniel Bedoya

BY JESS CLAWSON Daniel Bedoya was taught to respect and value horses from the start. Growing up in La Paz, Bolivia, his father, Daniel Bedoya Sr., won seven national jumper championships in Bolivia. But even...

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,...

Texas Winter Series Week IV Opens with Wins for Acosta, Ikast and McIntosh

By Emily Randolph Katy, Texas – February 24, 2021 – The final week of competition at the Great Southwest Texas Winter Series kicked off on Wednesday, February 24, with jumper wins for Colleen Acosta, Keely...

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...

Pin Oak Week Three Photo Gallery

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Spotlight on Equitation Winners at Pin Oak II

Katy, Texas – March 31, 2019 – Saturday’s daytime schedule at Week II of Pin Oak 2019 was full of equitation medals, giving many of Pin Oak’s top junior riders a chance to shine. To add to...

Who Jumped It Best? $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix

Twenty-one-year-old Daisy Ford and her longtime partner, Gatsby, topped the $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix on Saturday night, February 27, at the Texas Winter Series IV in Katy, TX. However, while Ford and Gatsby...

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...

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...

Junior Rider Bella Kay Wins $30,000 USHJA International Derby at Pin Oak II

Katy, Texas – March 30, 2019 – Week II of the 2019 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is flying by as the week wraps up with big wins before the weekend. The jumper ring shined...

Fine Art and Horses Collide at the 75th Anniversary of the Pin Oak Charity...

BY KRISTIN PITZER Overlooking the Main Arena at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, is a large meeting space with windows that reach from nearly floor to ceiling. Looking into the room from...

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...

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

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Faces of Pin Oak: Frankie Owens

BY JESS CLAWSON Frankie Owens was almost born in the saddle. His parents, Candie and Frank, were established professionals in the industry by the time he and his sister, Whitney, were born. Frankie was legged...

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...

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...

Pin Oak Week One Photo Gallery

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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....

Faces of Pin Oak: Matt Cyphert

BY JESS CLAWSON 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...

Munson Rides to Victory in Texas Winter Series Week IV $20,000 Welcome Stake

BY KRISTIN PITZERKaty, Texas – February 25, 2021 – Competition is heating up at the Great Southwest Texas Winter Series, which hosted the $20,000 Welcome Stake, sponsored by American National Insurance, on Thursday, February...

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...

Texas Winter Series Week IV Ends on High Note for Elizabeth Mitchell

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – February 28, 2021 – The Texas Winter Series Week IV, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSWEC), wrapped up on Sunday, February 28, 2021, with several more...