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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...

Tokaruk Show Stables Takes Top Honors at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

Michael Tokaruk and his Tokaruk Show Stables of Collierville, TN, clinched numerous top honors at the historic Pin Oak Charity Horse Show during the past three weeks, including the Leading Open Jumper Rider along with the...

Avery DeYoung and Anna Mayes Among Equitation Winners at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 11, 2021 – Three weeks of top competition at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show concluded on Sunday, April 11, with a full line-up of...

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,...

Rowan Willis and Ashton Dakota Win Big in $100,000 Wells Fargo Pin Oak Grand...

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 10, 2021 – The stakes were high in the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix, held April 10 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center...

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,...

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,...

Jef Lauwers and Calipso Claim Commanding Win in Pin Oak $30,000 USHJA International Hunter...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 9, 2021 – Jef Lauwers and Calipso earned a commanding victory in the $30,000 La Primera Hacienda United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby on Friday,...

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...

Mackenzie Hudson Headlines Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 3, 2021 – Mackenzie Hudson rode her own Ekyra Fortuna to victory in the $5,000 1.30 m/ 1.40 m Amateur-Owner (AO)/Amateur (Am.) Jumper Classic on Saturday, April 3,...

Peter Petschenig and It’s the Senator 111 are Number One in $50,000 Pin Oak...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 2, 2021 – Peter Petschenig and It’s the Senator 111 claimed victory in the $50,000 Hildebrand Fund Pin Oak Grand Prix on Friday, April 2, at the...

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...

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...

A Winning Welcome for Avery Erickson at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 30, 2021 – Avery Erickson, 19, and Chacco Lait won the $15,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake to mark the start of Week II of the 75th annual...

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Highlights – Week 1

Week 1 of Pin Oak was a smash success! Get to know some of the riders, vendors, and sponsors who made this week great! Lauren Hough’s Diams de la Pomme won in the 1.35 m...

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,...

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...

Jordan Gilchrist Gets Win in $30,000 USHJA International Derby at Pin Oak

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 26, 2021 – Friday was double derby day at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, where Jordan Gilchrist won the $30,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association...

Jacqueline Ward Gets Hometown Victory in $10,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH Katy, Texas – March 25, 2021 – Texas may be the Lone Star State, but there were two stars in the $10,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake and Under 25 Welcome on Thursday,...

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...

Michael Tokaruk Takes Home Win at 75th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH Katy, Texas – March 24, 2021 – The 75th anniversary edition of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday, March 24, attracting top hunter and jumper riders from across...