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Jacqueline Ruyle Rules the $25,000 ReRide Tack Grand Prix at Texas Winter Series

Katy, Texas – Jacqueline Ruyle claimed the top two spots in the $25,000 ReRide Tack Grand Prix with San Chano and Cyramo Z, respectively, on Thursday, February 24, at the Texas Winter Series Week IV in Katy, TX.

From a field of 26 horses, 12 navigated the first-round, Oscar Soberon-designed course without fault, with 10 of them electing to return for the jump-off. As the third to return, Ruyle and her own San Chano set the early time to beat at 36.949 seconds, and that time would prove to be uncatchable.

5Jacqueline Ruyle was presented as the winner of the $25,000 ReRide Tack Grand Prix. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

Ruyle came the closest to besting her own pace, finishing in second with a time of 38.401 seconds aboard her own Cyramo Z. Third place by just three one-hundredths of a second went to Savannah Hemby and Juju VDM, who stopped the clock in 38.404 seconds, and Taylor Land and Falco V rounded out the top four with a clear time of 38.596 seconds.

“It feels awesome [to win]!” said Ruyle, who trains with Bedoya Training Stables. “It feels wonderful. [San Chano] and I have been showing in Florida for the past couple of weeks, and we’ve had one rail, one rail, one rail, so it’s nice to pull it together finally!

“Everything just flowed really nicely from the first jump to the last,” continued Ruyle, who has been partnered with San Chano for several years. “I kind of found everything forward, and it was just a nice float.”

Jacqueline Ruyle and San Chano. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

The 28-year-old Houston native grew up competing at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, and while she now frequently also travels to compete on the East Coast, she always looks forward to returning to her hometown venue.

“It’s nice to come home and show in our hometown,” said Ruyle. “I’ve been really impressed with the footing improvements that they’ve made. I really like the way that they’ve been preparing the footing in the warm-up in the jumper ring here that I’ve been showing in; I’m enjoying it.”

Ruyle will now look toward the featured event of the Texas Winter Series Week IV, Saturday’s $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix.

Other highlights of the week include Friday’s $10,000 1.25m Jumper Classic and $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby. Re-watch the $25,000 Grand Prix and watch the remainder of this week’s featured classes live on Horse & Country TV here!

Jacqueline Ruyle and Cyramo Z. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

In addition to hosting the Texas Winter Series, the Great Southwest Equestrian Center is home to the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, to be held March 23- April 10, 2022. Learn more about the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show here, and visit the Great Southwest Equestrian Center’s website here.

For full results of Thursday’s $25,000 ReRide Tack Grand Prix visit horseshowsonline.com.

Taylor Land Leads the Way in $20,000 Welcome Stake at Texas Winter Series

Katy, Texas – For the third time in a row, Taylor Land landed the top two spots at the Great Southwest Texas Winter Series. This time, Land kicked off the fourth and final week of the series with a one-two finish in the $20,000 Welcome Stake on Wednesday, February 23, in Katy, Texas.  

After finishing both first and second in the $15,000 Welcome Stake and the $50,000 Antarès Sellier USA Grand Prix during Texas Winter Series Week III, Land returned to again dominate the main arena, taking the top call with Get Go and second place with Falco V, both owned by Pinetree Farms Inc.

Taylor Land and Get Go. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

With the $20,000 Welcome Stake held as a Table II.2a/b, riders that produced a clear round over the Oscar Soberon-designed course had the option to jump-off immediately or following the conclusion of the first-round, 17-horse field.  

As the first in the ring, Land and Get Go showed the way to a clear round before electing to return later for the jump-off. With her second mount, Falco V, however, Land elected to jump-off straightaway, giving her an edge later when it was time to return with Get Go.

Taylor Land and Get Go. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

“It’s always such an advantage to have two horses, so I had already ridden the jump-off one time with Falco,” said Land, who has been partnered with both horses for several years.  “I prefer to school [Get Go] a second time and go back when I have the option to do that.”

With Falco, Land took over the leaderboard with a clear time of 42.532 seconds, but she shaved nearly two seconds off that time to stop the clock, and ultimately take the win, in 40.631 seconds aboard Get Go.

“I did the same leave out down the first line with both horses,” explained Land. “I did it on Falco, so then I felt comfortable doing it on ‘Grumbles.’ Falco is my more experienced horse of the two, so it’s always nice to have your go-to-man to show you the way. When I turned back to the last line on Falco, I didn’t quite find the distance that I wanted, so I did a leave out to the last jump on Get Go that I didn’t do on Falco, and I think that’s mainly where I made up the time.”

With Land taking the top two spots, third place with a time of 42.771 seconds went to Genevieve Munson and Charlene, owned by Precious Mettle, LLC.

“[Get Go] has just been amazing; he really loves to step up to the plate in the ring,” said Land of the 10-year-old, 17-hand Hanoverian gelding. “I’ve had him since he was 5. He’s just been an incredible horse for me. He was great as a young horse. He’s always been really reliable. He jumped his first small grand prix as a 7-year-old, and then this year he’s moved up to jump some CSI2* and CSI3* classes.”

Taylor Land and Falco V. Photo by Jerry Mohme Photography

Now, Land will set her sights on Saturday evening’s $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix, the finale event of the Georgia native’s inaugural trip to Katy, Texas – and no matter the outcome on Saturday, Land hopes to return to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in the future.

“I love it here; it’s a great facility,” concluded Land. “I love the opportunity to show indoors. It’s a nice, big indoor, and I think the course designers have done a great job both weeks. The jumps are beautiful. The stalls are big, so the horses are happy. All my horses are sleeping every day; they’re laying down in the stalls. It’s been great!”

The Texas Winter Series Week IV continues on Thursday, February 24, with featured classes including a $25,000 Grand Prix, a $2,500 Texas Green Hunter 3’/3’3” Super Stake, and a $1,000 USHJA Green Hunter Incentive.

In addition to hosting the Texas Winter Series, the Great Southwest Equestrian Center is home to the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, to be held March 23- April 10, 2022. Learn more about the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show here, and visit the Great Southwest Equestrian Center’s website here.

For full results of Wednesday’s $20,000 Welcome Stake, visit horseshowsonline.com.

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May & June Horse Shows Updates

Check the event pages for each show to get the latest info on rescheduled dates, cancellations, new guidelines and/or other important details.

We strongly encourage you check the below websites and social platforms for the most up to date announcements on their respective events.

National Reining Breeders Classic: Cancelled in Texas
Will take place in Tulsa, OK for 2020
For additional NRBC info: nrbc.com or 580-759-3939

Texas American Saddle Horse Assoc: Cancelled
For additional TASHA info: texasasha.com

Greater Houston Miniature Horse Club Galaxy Show: Cancelled
For additional GHMHC info: ghmhc.com

Houston Dressage Society Summer Shows I & II: June 6 – 7
For additional HDS info: houstondressagesociety.org

Greater Houston Miniature Horse Club Summer Celebration Show: June 12 – 14
For additional GHMHC info: ghmhc.com

GHHJA / GSEC Summer Blowout Show: June 20 – 21

USHJA EMERGING ATHLETES PROGRAM “EAP”Rescheduled for August 3 – 7

 

75th Pin Oak cancelled due to COVID-19

March 13, 2020
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
For Immediate Release

 


The 75th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show scheduled to begin March 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

A determination will be made if Pin Oak will be scheduled at a later date.

As a result of ongoing community efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19 and a recommendation by the United States Equestrian Federation that all USEF licensed competitions be suspended through April 15, 2020, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show scheduled for March 18 through April 5, 2020 has been cancelled.  We will continue to monitor impact of containment efforts and determine if the show can be rescheduled for a later date.  We have great respect for the Pin Oak tradition and the resiliency of the equine community, but we echo the sentiments of USEF that the health, safety and well-being of our Pin Oak supporters and that of their horses is paramount.

More details will follow as available on sponsorships and other matters related to cancellation of the show.  We want to thank everyone involved with Pin Oak and appreciate your understanding. 

If you have questions please email:

  • Amy Uniss Coleman, General Manager, Great Southwest Equestrian Center (auniss@gswec.com)
  • Valerie Garza, Operations Manager, Great Southwest Equestrian Center (valgarza@gswec.com)
  • Lauryn Sanford, Director of Sponsorship, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show (lauryn@pinaok.org)

     

Excerpts from USEF notice

March 13, 2020

Dear USEF Competition Organizers (Licensees and Managers),

The health, safety and well-being of our members and that of their horses is paramount to USEF. We are continuing to closely monitor communications on the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI).

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, all USEF owned events, selection trials, training camps, clinics, and activities will be suspended for the next 30 days. Additionally, USEF strongly recommends that competition organizers suspend all USEF licensed competitions across the country for the next 30 days. For those competitions that do run, there will be no accumulation of points, scores, money won, qualifications, or rankings toward any USEF awards programs, USEF owned event, or selection to a US team during this 30-day time period. This includes USEF National Championships.