Texas Pre-Green Payout for 2016 Exceeds $23,000 as of February! After only six regular-season stake classes under its belt, the Texas Pre-Green Super Series has already paid out over $23,000 during the early months of 2016. With $10,000 in added money for the Texas Pre-Green Program alone at the upcoming Pin Oak and Spring Gathering shows, series payout is off to a great start for the winter and spring months and right on track for another $125,000+ year! With enrollment at 32, program participation stands strong in its fifth year. The Pin Oak and Spring Gathering shows, scheduled to take place March 23-April 10 at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas, will offer $11,000 in USHJA Pre-Green Incentive money and $40,000 in USHJA National Hunter Derby money, all totaling $61,000 available for Pre-Green Hunters! Four classes into its second season, the Texas Hunter Breeding program is off to a great start with both new and returning faces. Also slated for both weeks of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Shows and Spring Gathering, this series is quickly picking up momentum as participants vie for season bonuses leading into the $15,000 Championship in November. Enrollment is open for both programs, both for specific horses and for "slots" to be designated later in the season.
Don't forget to begin planning for the second annual Texas Hunter Breeding $7,500 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. 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!
2016 Texas Pre-Green Show Results Congratulations to our early season winners, and thanks to those who have already begun investing in our programs in 2016!
Taking the Texas Pre-Green Super Stake win at GSEC Winter Series week II were Bill McMorris and Moonshine T, owned by Ashley Castillo. The pair took home $1,020 for the win, bringing their series earnings to over $1,350 good for 7th place in the series standings.
During week three at Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Whitney Owens and Lisaro, owned by Ashley Hixon, took the Texas Pre-Green Stake win, earning $1,042. With good ribbons earlier in the season, Lisaro holds 3rd in the series standings by a narrow margin.
Wrapping up the Texas Pre-Green Stakes for the GSEC Winter Series during week four were Jessica Zienkievicz and Lullaby, owned by Hallie Ferguson. Earning $940, the pair stands 4th for the year heading into Pin Oak I and II and Spring Gathering. Enrollment for designated horses and purchases of "slots" are both open and available NOW through www.superseriesgroup.com !
The Super Series Group looks forward to recording their highest payout numbers to date! 2016 Texas Hunter Breeding Show Results GSEC Winter Series continued to hold Texas Hunter Breeding classes through weeks two, three and four at Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Enrolled horses earn points for their placings within their age groups, plus the Best Young Horse for each show earns an additional ten points, while Reserve Best Young Horse earns five points.
Earning Best Young Horse honors during week two and Reserve Best Young Horse during week three was second-year Texas Pre-Green enrollee and current leader of the Two Year-Old division of the Texas Pre-Green standings, LF Eau My, owned by Mary Jane Todd-Day and handled by Rob Moyar.
Best Young Horse during week three was Con Chivas (Con Capilot x Ingrid), owned by Kimberly Noakes and handled by Kathy O'Connor. Also a second year enrollee in the Texas Hunter Breeding Program, this three year old gelding was also Reserve Best Young Horse during week four. Con Chivas, now leading the three year-old standings, will be eligible for the $7,500 Texas Hunter Breeding Championship Freestyle Performance class this fall. Week four's Best Young Horse was yearling LS Escadades Vintage owned by new participant Audry Gates and handled by Rob Moyar. Currently leading the yearling category, this gelding was sired by Escapade out of Burksire Lane. Returning to Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Texas Hunter Breeding classes will be held at Pin Oak I and II and Spring Gathering. The Super Series Group extends their appreciation to those who have invested in the program so far this year! 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: Texas Pre-Green: Through June 15: $350 Through August 1: $550 Through Finals: $750 Texas Hunter Breeding: January 1-July 31, 2015: Yearlings- $250 Two Year-Olds- $350 Three Year-Olds- $450 August 1 through Final Championship: Yearlings- $450 Two Year-Olds- $550 Three Year-Olds- $650 Details: 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.