Pin Oak and Spring Gathering Results ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
April 23, 2015 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Romeo and Castle Dominate Pre-Green Stakes at Pin Oak and Spring Gathering Shows!
Winning both the $15,000 added Texas Pre-Green Stake at Spring Gathering Show and the $2,500 Stake at Pin Oak II were Peter Pletcher and Romeo. Currently in his second year of Texas Pre-Green enrollment, Romeo is owned by Shadyside Farm of Magnolia, Texas. Earning a total of $4,793 at Spring Gathering alone, Romeo's total earnings for the season are $6,213, placing him as the current leader for the series. Series-leading rider Pletcher told us, "Every year as the Texas Pre-Green program grows, the horses get better and people get more and more excited about buying horses specifically for the Pre-Green events. It's great to see the success the program has had." Taking Reserve honors at Spring Gathering Show and winning the Stake at Pin Oak I were Jen Alfano and Castle, owned by Sharon O'Neill of Snyder, New York. The six year-old Warmblood gelding is trained by Susan Schoellkopf of SBS Farms. Castle was one of three horses piloted by Jen Alfano, and earned $5,101 for his success at the spring shows in Katy, putting them in second position for the series. Click Here for Texas Pre-Green Super Stake Series Standings
Texas Hunter Breeding Program's First Class Winners Crowned! Held during the recent Spring Gathering Show at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, the first official set of Texas Hunter Breeding approved classes established current standings for the series. Retroactive points from Pin Oak Shows I and II were honored for horses enrolled during Spring Gathering, and standings are available at www.superseriesgroup.com or below.
Leading the pack at Spring Gathering was Two Year-Old class winner Con Chivas, owned by Kimberly Noakes and shown by Kathy O'Connor. Also named Best Young Horse, Con Chivas is sired by ConCapilat and out of Ingrid. Currently leading the Yearling standings, LF Eau My, owned by Kimberly Morgan, won the Yearling class and took Reserve Best Horse at Spring Gathering. This black filly is sired by Escapade and out of Run Lucy Run. Owner Kim Morgan stated, "We are so thrilled that the Super Series Group has created incentive for breeding Hunters and Jumpers. We love raising babies like this filly and watching them grow up into show horses." Also having a great love for raising Hunter and Jumpers, Vicki Hunton of Olde Oaks Farm was the owner of the Spring Gathering Three Year-Old class winner and series leader, Bright & Shiny. Sired by Shine and out of Magic Hostess, this mare was presented by Texas Hunter Breeding supporter Liza Richardson and currently leads the Three Year Old category in the Series. Hunton reports, "I am so excited to see this program help grow breeding Hunters and Jumpers here in Texas and throughout the USA. I think it's going to help not only the breeding business, but the trainers, the horse sales, and the shows. I'm proud to support the program."
Horses Enrolled in the Texas Pre-Green program will be eligible for Stake Classes held throughout the year as well as the annual Final Championship and Year EndAwards. To allow for maximum flexibility and development of the Pre-Green horse, horses will be allowed to compete in either height category at all shows, including the Final Championship. 22 Stake Classes held throughout the year will each pay a minimum of $2,500.00 in prize money plus $75.00 per horse added back. While many of the Texas Pre-Green participating shows will be dual-approved with the USHJA National Pre-Green Incentive Program, separate enrollment in each program is required for entry. The Texas Pre-Green Final Championship will pay a guaranteed minimum of $25,000 plus 50% of entry fees added back and will be open to all enrolled horses. Year End Awards will be based on Total Money Won, and will be awarded to leading riders, leading owners, and leading horses for the series. Take 2 Second Career Thoroughbred Incentive will again sponsor a bonus to the leading Thoroughbred in the series. Thoroughbreds must be verified on paper or by tattoo. IMPORTANT! 2015 Texas Hunter Breeding Program enrollment is available to all horses of the appropriate ages, and is not limited to Texas residents. Final Championship Details: Conducted In Accordance With HU106.3 Class 306 Fences: 3'0", 3'3" Entry Fee $250 (50% of entry fees added back to prize money) (*see payout schedule below) Pre Green Horses must be enrolled for the Texas Pre Green Super Stake Series in order to be eligible. The $25,000 + added Texas Pre-Green Super Stake Final Stake will run in a 2 round format for all horses enrolled in the Texas Pre-Green Super Stake Series. To be judged on performance, soundness, suitability and manners. To be scored under the open numeric system. Ties in the first round will go to the second round. Each round to count 50% of the total score; composite scores determine the winners. Formal attire in accordance with HU146.12 and GR 801.2. Super Series Group reserves the right to take additional horses to the finals. Super Series Group and Final Chase Management reserve the right to make changes for the benefit of this event. *Enrollment and Entry will remain open until 10:00 a.m. the day of the Super Stake Final. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Texas Hunter Breeding Program Enrollment: January 1 through July 31, 2015: Yearlings: $250 Two Year-olds: $350 Four Year-olds: $450 Beginning August 1, 2015 through Final Championship: Yearlings: $450 Two Year-olds: $550 Four Year-olds: $650 **Visit the horse show office at a participating show or contact Terri Irrer at 313-310-2106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT! 2015 Texas Hunter Breeding Program enrollment is available to all horses of the appropriate ages, and is not limited to Texas residents. Texas Hunter Breeding Final Championship Details: Entry Fee $250 (50% of entry fees added back to prize money) All horses participating in the Texas Super Series Group's programs must be enrolled. Sire nominators will be required to verify parentage as needed. Sire name will be required for Hunter Breeding and Pre-Green enrollment. Please stay tuned for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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