May 2022 Newsletter

Hello!

Can you believe the school year is almost over! Please let us know your summer plans.  It is important to keep your horse on a regular work schedule and that they be fed appropriately for the summer heat and their workload.

We are back from the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show where we had a successful three weeks.  I am not going to lie though, when I say that I am glad to be home for a bit.  We won’t be home for long, however, as the first two weeks of May find us back in Katy for the GSEC Round up and Fiesta Classic.  If you plan to show at either of these two shows and have not already told us, please let us know ASAP.

Here are some of the highlights from Pin Oak – Weeks 2 and 3. 

Pin Week 2

Champions:

Short Stirrup, Banana Split aka Nana and Annabel Grefe

Hopeful Hunter, Tallulah aka Lulu ridden by Caroline Molther

Reserve Champion:

Children’s Hunters 14 & Under, Highmark aka Koko and Liston Johnson

15-17 Equitation, Last Man aka Kash and Elisabeth Marek

Hopeful Hunter, Julia Sands Eddison ridden by Caroline Molther

Blue Ribbons:

Children’s Hunters 14 & Under, Victoria Johnson’s Brazos ridden by Sky Bandini Gondron

Modified Children’s Equitation on the Flat, Tallulah and Marisol Hess

Opportunity Walk, Trot, Canter, Major and MJ Maestas

Honorable Mention:

Large Children’s Hunter Pony Classic, Divide’s Freedom Spirit aka Spirit and Laura Carter were second with a second-round score of 80.

Pin Oak Week 3

Champions:

Walk/Trot Saturday, Charon and Brittany Tribble

Walk/ Trot Sunday, Major and MJ Maestas

3’ Pin Oak Hunters Mary Elizabeth Sand’s Kasperato aka Kasper ridden by Caroline Molther

Reserve Champion:

Walk/Trot Sunday, Charon and Brittany Tribble

Junior Equitation 15-17, Last Man aka Kash and Elisabeth Marek

Classic Winner:

Children’s Hunter Pony, Bada Bling Bada Blue aka Blue and Emmy Canterbury  (scores of 82 and 80)

Blue Ribbon Winners: 

Children’s Hunter Pony over Fences, Bada Bing Bada Blue aka Blue and Emmy Canterbury

Medium Stirrup 13-17 over Fences, Canadian Pacific aka Cisco and Pia Hagemeister

Notables:

On Saturday, we had a one-two finish in the Children’s Pony Hunter over Fences.  Emmy  Canterbury and her pony Bada Bing Bada Blue won the class with an 82.  Laura Carter and her pony Divide’s Freedom Spirit aka Spirit were second with an 80.

On Sunday we had a one-two finish in the Walk/Trot.  Our riders were Champion and Reserve!

Stand Out Performance:

Elisabeth Marek and Last Man won a tri color each week in the 15-17 Junior Equitation Division.  Great job Elisabeth!

Pin Oak was highly competitive with large classes and good riders.  Each and everyone of our riders did a great job and should be happy with their results.  Every ribbon won was a  hard-fought placing.  There were no gimmes at these shows!


A big thank you to everyone who came out to our Easter Egg Hunt!  The winner of the Guess How Many Jelly Beans was Ann McIntyre.  She guessed 405 Jelly Beans.  There were actually 406 Jelly Beans!  Pretty good.

If you would like to go to the June Kentucky shows and have not yet told us, please contact Patty asap.  At this point, we cannot guarantee stalls.  The same is true for Michigan in July and the first week of August.  If you would like to go, but have not yet told us, please contact Patty asap.

A big welcome to  Samantha Marshall.  Look for her on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday.  She will be riding Harley.  Look for her sister, Mackenzie who will be leasing Moves Like Jagge  aka Jagger.  Elle is leaving the pony world and making the move to the horse world on Tallulah aka Lulu.  Good Luck to all! 

Congratulations to Lauren Harrison on the leasing of RVF Hudson aka Hudson.  Sloane is leaving the hunter world to take on the jumper world!

We will go to Summer hours starting Tuesday, May 31.

Monday:  Barn Closed

Tuesday-Thursday:  8am to 12pm, 5pm to 7pm

Friday-Sunday:  8am to 1pm

This year we will offer three weeks of Pony Camp. Camp schedule will be the week of May 31, June 21, and June 28.   Drop off is at 7:45am, Pick up is at 12 noon.  Send your child with plenty to drink and a snack. Please let us know if your child will be attending.  It is daily, so let us know which days exactly to expect your child. Pony Camp is for anyone under the age of 18.  You can be on a horse, not just a pony!  Cost per day is $75.  This includes lessons. 

As we all know, the price of gas has gone up making everything else that much more expensive.  Unfortunately, some of the other things that have gotten more expensive are hay, grain, supplements, and shavings. To continue to offer our clients the very best horse and pony products, we find we must raise our prices.  Starting June 1, board will go to $1500.00 a month.  Group and beginner private lessons will be $40.00 and intermediate or advanced private lessons will be $65.00.  Rides at home will be $25.00.  

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to care for your animals.  We take this responsibility seriously and want to offer the very best care possible

Happy Mother’s Day!

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