2016 Texas Pre-Green Series Off and Running! With the first three regular-season Texas Pre-Green Stakes and the first regular season set of Texas Hunter Breeding classes in the books, the Super Series Group is pleased to be off to a great start with their 2016 programs. Enrollment of 21 at this time of the year is a record for the Texas Pre-Green program, and the group expects enrollment numbers to climb significantly this year with the newly introduced "slot purchase" opportunity. Horse owners are now welcomed to purchase enrollment "slots" for unnamed horses at the current enrollment rate. This will allow owners who plan to buy horses during the season or aren't yet sure which horses they will want to show later in the year to get in on the early enrollment rate! For enrollment forms and program details, visit www.superseriesgroup.com.
Don't forget to begin planning for the second annual Texas Hunter Breeding 3 Year-Old Freestyle Performance Championship, scheduled to be held along with the Texas Pre-Green and Texas Hunter Breeding Final Championships at Final Chase Show in November. Last year's event was a great success, with payout of $7,500 to participants and a huge crowd. Three year-olds must be enrolled in the Texas Hunter Breeding program to participate, so owners are encouraged to nominate or purchase slots early for best rates! Enrollment Slot Details Unnamed enrollment slots are available now at the lowest enrollment rates for the Texas Pre-Green and Texas Hunter Breeding programs in addition to regular enrollment.
With this great new option, owners can reserve a space for a horse to be eligible to participate later in the season without naming the horse up front, saving money and reducing risk! Enrollment rates and deadlines are as follows, and purchases of slots will be charged at the current enrollment rate on date of purchase:
Through March 1: $250
Through June 15: $350
Through August 1: $550
Through Finals: $750
Texas Hunter Breeding:
January 1-July 31, 2015:
Two Year-Olds- $350
Three Year-Olds- $450
August 1 through Final Championship:
Two Year-Olds- $550
Three Year-Olds- $650
1. Slots purchased will be non-refundable. Any slots that are unused will stay dedicated to the current year's purse and will not roll over.
2. Once a slot is dedicated, it is in play for the named horse only.
3. Substitutions of horses will not be allowed.
4. Slots may not be sold to another party.
Earning the $5,000 Texas Pre-Green Stake win at Blue Ribbon Winter Festival were Jordan Gilchrist and Rio Vista Farm's RVF Casswell. Also taking third the next week in Waco, the pair is off to a great season start with earnings of nearly $2,500!
James Hensen and Ragtime's Bellissima, owned by Izabella Millimet, took the win in the second 2016 $5,000 Texas Pre-Green Stake, at Winter Warm-Up in Waco. Adding to his third place honors during Blue Ribbon Winter Festival, he too has earned nearly $2,500!
Both Texas Pre-Green Stakes and Texas Hunter Breeding classes are scheduled for Great Southwest Equestrian Center's four week Winter Series. Claiming the Texas Pre-Green Stake during week I were 2015 Texas Pre-Green Final Championship winners Will Roberts and Farrah, owned by Alta Basaldua.
Owner Mary Jane Todd-Day was very successful at the first Texas Hunter Breeding classes of 2016, winning the yearling class with Rivendell HFH and the two year-old class with second year enrollee LF Eau My, who also took best young horse. Taking three year-old top honors was J'Adore, owned by Rachelle Goebel. This week in Katy, Great Southwest Equestrian Center will host the second of their four week Winter Series, offering both Texas Pre-Green and Texas Hunter Breeding classes. Stay tuned to Super Series Group news for results.