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...

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...

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...

Daisy Ford and Gatsby Get the Win in $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – February 27, 2021 – The highly anticipated $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix took place Saturday evening, February 27, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center (GSWEC) during the...

Nada Wise Takes Top Two in Texas $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby

BY EMILY RANDOLPH Katy, Texas – February 26, 2021 – Nada Wise, of Houston, claimed both first and second in the $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Hunt & Go Format International Hunter...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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

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Pin Oak Week Three Photo Gallery

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