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.

Winter Series Competitors

Attn Winter Series Competitors:

During each show, the following tasks need to be completed ONLINE ONLY at:www.USEF.org and/or www.USHJA.org

We will not be accepting these paper forms in the show office:

• horse recordings

• USHJA horse registrations

• horse microchip registrations (unless newly implanted at the show)

• human membership renewals

• new memberships for both USEF and USHJA

Please have these tasks completed BEFORE check-in to help speed the process of picking up numbers. You cannot be issued a back number to compete without current SAFE SPORT eligibility, USHJA horse registrations and microchips recorded. Thank you very much.

Thank you,

GSEC Show Management

Become a Winter Series Show Sponsor or Advertiser by Dec 31 for special rates!

Become a show sponsor or advertiser!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

  $10,000
  • Naming rights to one class/division with option to present award
  • Inside cover or 2 page spread ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Inside back cover or 2 page spread ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • (1) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Tellepsen Ring
  • (1) 4′ x 8′ banner on the outside railing of the Main Arena Warm Up Ring
  • 15 second commercial on the Main Ring video wall
  • Option to have jump in the ring during week of sponsorship
  • Reserved: table of 10
$5,000
  • Naming rights to one class/division with option to present award
  • Inside back cover or 2 page spread ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Full page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • (1) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Tellepsen Ring
  • Option to have jump in the ring during week of sponsorship
  • Reserved: table of 5
$2,500
  • Naming rights to one class/division with option to present award
  • Full page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Full page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • (1) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Tellepsen Ring
  • Option to have jump in the ring during week of sponsorship
  • Reserved: table of 4
$2,000
  • Naming rights to one class/division with option to present award
  • Full page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Half page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • Reserved: table of 4
$1,500
  • Naming rights to one class/division with option to present award
  • Full page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Half page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • Reserved: table of 3
$1,000
  • Naming rights to one class for one week with option to present award
  • Half page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • Half page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Prize List
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • Reserved: table of 3
$500
  • Naming rights to one class for one week with option to present award
  • Quarter page ad in the 2021 Winter Series Program
  • (2) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • Reserved: table of 2
$250
  • Naming rights to one class for one week with option to present award
  • (1) 4′ x 8′ banner in the Main Ring
  • Reserved: table of 2
SPONSORSHIP DETAILS
Reserve a sponsorship by December 31 to receive a complimentary 12 month listing on the gswec.com directory.
  • Class naming rights: Prize money must be of equal or lesser value to the sponsorship level. You may spread your sponsorship out across all 4 weeks.
    • Ex: $2,000 = one class of $500 or less per week
  • All sponsors will receive recognition during show as a show sponsor in program, by the announcers, on the video wall and the website.
  • All sponsors will have reserved ringside seating in the Sponsors Club for the week(s) of their sponsorship.
  • Advertising benefits: Commercial spots, jumps, ads and banners are to be provided by the sponsor/advertiser.
 

ADVERTISING RATES

PROGRAM AD
Reserve by December 31 and receive a 10% discount + complimentary 12 month listing on the gswec.com directory.
  • Back Cover $5,000
  • Double Page Spread $1,250
  • Full Page $750
  • Half Page $500
  • Quarter Page $250
4′ x 8′ RINGSIDE BANNER (per week)
Reserve all 4 weeks by December 31 and receive a 10% discount + complimentary 12 month listing on the gswec.com directory.
  • Main Ring – $250
  • Tellepsen – $200
  • Outside railing of Main Arena Warm Up Ring – $150
  • Wheless Arena – $100
BUSINESS DIRECTORY LISTING ON WEBSITE
Only $50 if you reserve by December 31
  • 12 month listing – $100

Reserve your space now: laurynsanford@gswec.com

2020 – 2021 Shows: Only Accepting Online Entries

Please note that we will ONLY be accepting online entries for Great Southwest shows. You may enter online at horseshowsonline.com or equestrianconnect.com.

Stall and RV reservations do not hold you spot at the shows unless accompanied by an entry by the closing date.

If you have any questions, please contact Val Garza at valgarza@gswec.com or 281-578-7669.

Showing in the era of COVID-19

Dear GSEC Community,

I know I can speak for the entire horse show community when I say how happy we are to be back showing again. I would like to send out some information about what you can expect while showing at this time.

Upon entering the property you will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability relating to COVID-19. This must be signed by everyone entering the property, there will be no exceptions. Minors must have the signature of a guardian.

Additionally, everyone on site affirms that they do not have an elevated temperature (in excess of 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit), COVID-19 symptoms and have not had contact with individuals who are known or suspected to have COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

*Exception: Healthcare personnel who have treated patients using appropriate medical grade PPE during the course of performing professional duties are exempted from this restriction.

Social Distancing will be required at all times. Even if you are with family or barn mates we ask that you spread out — we have no easy way of knowing who is from the same household and/or barn.

Please do not set up seating in the barn aisles or walkways and no congregating in the stabling areas. To the greatest extent possible when you are done showing please leave the property to limit the number of people on site.

No food or drinks intended be shared among groups of people is to be set up anywhere on the premises.

Only essential show personnel are allowed on the grounds: exhibitors, trainers, grooms, veterinarians, farrier, show staff are examples of essential personnel. At this time we ask that siblings, grandparents, friends, relatives etc. do not come to the show so that we have as few people on site as possible. Only one parent/guardian may accompany any minors who are showing.

We do have a few vendors on site to service our competitors but they may not invite outside people who are considered non-essential to come and shop.

Masks or face coverings are required at all times in all areas of the facility including the barns. The only exception is if you are mounted. This is not optional, please do not come to the show and argue about this rule — if you cannot/will not wear a mask please stay home until the times change — we will be happy to see you in the future. We realize that this is new so everyone will be given one warning — the second time you are seen without a mask you will be asked to leave the property for the duration of the show or possibly longer with no refunds of your show fees. We will not be as lenient as in the past.

All of us at GSEC thank you in advance for your cooperation. We need to operate at the highest possible standard so that our sport is seen as responsible by the government entities that dictate whether or not we can continue to have horse shows.

Of course if you have questions please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Amy Uniss-Coleman
General Manager
Great Southwest Equestrian Center
281-978-0767

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