FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP AND YEAR-END HIGHLIGHTS Texas Pre-Green & Texas Hunter Breeding
SUPER SERIES GROUP PROGRAMS PAY OUT OVER $61,000 THIS WEEK ALONE! All-Time Texas Pre-Green Payout Exceeds $650,000 The Texas Pre-Green and Texas Hunter Breeding Super Series Programs paid big to participants this week at Great Southwest Equestrian Center's Final Chase Show. Concluding the 2016 season for both programs were Final Championships and year-end awards. Currently celebrating its fifth year, the Texas Pre-Green Super Stake Series raised the stakes for participants in the program, expanding to New Mexico and
Oklahoma and adding a Tier 2 Rider Ranking Purse and Non Pro Bonus to their Final Championship. The new additions were met with great enthusiasm, increasing both enrollment and Final Championship entries. Taking the win in the $27,500 Texas Pre-Green Final Championship were Peter Pletcher and Bella Vista, owned by DM Diamond Farm. Both rider and owner earned beautiful watches from Shinola Detroit. DM Diamond Farm took home a combined total of over $10,000 for this win and Pletcher's third place earned on the farm's other entry, Vivid.
Davidson and rider Hannah Evans won the new Tier 2 Section and took Reserve Champion in the Texas Pre-Green Final Championship for owner Colleen McQuay, along with a sire bonus for Cabana, owned by Patrick Rodes. In addition to over $6,000 total paycheck, the team earned a pair of Shinola Detroit watches and MDC Stirrups. Tier 2 Reserve Champions Rachel Lindsey and MTM Poker Face, owned by Jillian Glubke, also earned MDC Stirrups and a paycheck over $3,500 for their efforts. 2016 Series Awards were presented between rounds of the Final Championship, and the Take2 Leading Thoroughbred for 2016 stood as Top Cat, owned by Jo Jo
White and ridden by Stacie Goodson. Both owner and rider received a cash bonus for their efforts. Leading Horse for 2016 was Caswell, purchased by Sydney & Cynthia Murdoch during the 2016 season, earned his new owners a $1,000 bonus from the Super Series Group. Second in the standings was A Timely Affair, owned by Stonebridge Farm and ridden by Sue Takata. Serena, owned and ridden by Peter Pletcher finished third for the year and also took home a cash bonus.
Stonebridge Farm took 2016 Leading Owner status and earned a $1,000 bonus and EMO Letter Jacket, and Peter Pletcher took both Reserve Leading Owner and Leading Rider honors, winning nearly $24,000 as a rider and $6,000 as an owner and earning a saddle from Bruno Delgrange and an EMO Letter Jacket. Izabella Millimet earned the third place owner bonus, and Jordan Gilchrist took Reserve Leading rider for 2016, followed by Sue Takata in third. A drawing for MDC Stirrups was held amongst entries in the Texas Pre-Green Final Championship, with Bernadette Mulliken winning the drawing for her entry, Kaspar.
The second annual Texas Hunter Breeding Three Year-Old Freestyle Performance Champion, J'Adore ridden by Peter Pletcher, earned $2,250 for her performance. Owner Rachelle Goebel praised the Texas Hunter Breeding program, reporting, "Showing her in the in-hand classes this year has really prepared her to be so relaxed and perform so well in the Championship. It's a great program!" Goebel was also the winner of a drawing for MDC Stirrups amongst entries in the Texas Hunter Breeding Final Championship.
Rob Moyar repeated his Texas Hunter Breeding Best Young Horse title, taking Best Young Horse and Final Champion Yearling with Audry Giles-Gates' LF Escapades Vintage. Moyar also took Champion Two Year-Old honors with LF Eau My, owned by Mary Jane Todd-Day. Con Chivas, owned by Kimberly Noakes and handled by Kathy O'Connor, was Champion Three Year-Old. Join the Super Series Group sponsor family, and take advantage of great benefits while supporting important new programs! Help us help the Hunter and Jumper industries through growth-promoting programs. Sponsorships are now available in all shapes and sizes for the 2017 show season.