Texas Pre-Green Winners at Pin Oak and Spring Gathering Bring 2016 Series Payout Across the $37,000 Mark! Roughly $15,000 in Texas Pre-Green Stake money was paid out at the recent Pin Oak Charity and Spring Gathering shows in Katy, Texas, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center during late March and early April. After the dust settled, some very happy owners and trainers shared in their part of the over $37,000 paid out through the series in 2016 to-date.
Taking top honors during Pin Oak week I were Peter Pletcher and 9 year-old Hanoverian gelding Sequence, owned by Natalie Bass. As a second-year enrollee in the Texas Pre-Green Series, Sequence earned his first Stake win for 2016 with a bright future ahead.
Second in the Texas Pre-Green Stake at Pin Oak week I were Hannah Evans and Davidson, owned by Colleen McQuay. A five year-old warmblood gelding currently in his first year of Texas Pre-Green enrollment, Davidson was raised by McQuay and sired by Texas Hunter Breeding Enrolled Sire Cabana, owned by All-Around Farm.
Peter Pletcher was the $5,000 Stake winner once again during Pin Oak II, this time aboard 9 year-old gelding Sandriano, owned by Sue Lightner, current Texas Pre-Green Super Stake Series Leading Owner for 2016. Sandriano and Pletcher also took second place at Spring Gathering and are currently second in series standings with over$2,900 in earnings during 2016, bested only by RVF Casswell, owned by Rio Vista Farm. Girl Crush, owned by Helen Lenahan, and rider
Jennifer Alfano took the win at Spring Gathering after earning second place at Pin Oak I and third at Pin Oak II. This 7 year-old mare is in her second year of Texas Pre-Green enrollment, and was over 1,500 miles from home in Katy. Up next for the Texas Pre-Green Series is The Tyler 4, beginning April 22 at Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, Texas. Over four weeks, $30,000 will be offered to Pre-Green hunters, including four $5,000 Texas Pre-Green Stake classes!
13 regular-season Stakes and the $25,000 Final Championship remain in 2016, with series conclusion and championship scheduled at Final Chase show in Katy, Texas in November. Exciting news coming soon regarding the Final Championship, so stay tuned! Texas Hunter Breeding Wrap-Up from Pin Oak and Spring Gathering Shows Also held at Pin Oak and Spring Gathering were Texas Hunter Breeding approved classes, showcasing nice youngsters headed for bright futures in the Hunter and Jumper rings.
Points at these shows in addition to the previously held GSEC Winter Series are being tallied toward year-end awards, which will be presented at the second annual Texas Hunter Breeding Final Championships during Final Chase show in November at Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Best Young Horse at Pin Oak Charity Show week I was yearling LF Escapades Vintage, owned by Audry Giles-Gates and handled by Rob Moyar.
Taking Best Young Horse honors at both Pin Oak week II and Spring Gathering was repeat enrollee, two year-old mare LF Eau My, owned by Mary Jane Todd-Day and handled by Rob Moyar.