March 22 to April 2, 2017 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center
HOUSTON, Texas (March 17, 2017) – The 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show will be held March 22 through April 2, 2017, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 South Mason Road in Katy. PJP Farm, based in Magnolia, is the presenting sponsor for Week 1 of the horse show. Irish Day Farm, based in Houston, is the presenting sponsor for Week 2.
Established in 1945 in Houston, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is one of the oldest and most prestigious charity horse shows in the nation. The primary philanthropic goal of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show each year is to contribute a collective six-figure donation to its designated charities to support the healing of sick children. Since its inception, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has contributed a total gift that is approaching $7 million for its three designated charities: Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House Houston Family Rooms, and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.
With more than half a million dollars in prize money offered this year, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is one of the few remaining all-breed horse shows featuring American Saddlebreds, Hunters, Jumpers, and Ponies. This two-week annual spring event attracts approximately 1,200 high-stepping and high-flying horses each week and nearly 2,000 exhibitors from around the country including riders from Mexico and Canada. An award-winning horse show, Pin Oak was the first to receive the coveted United States Equestrian Federation’s Heritage Competition designation.
Rain or shine, the show goes on with many of the competitive events taking place in covered arenas. Most of the events during the two-week horse show are free and open to the public. General admission tickets are available ($10 for adults and free for children 12 and under) for the exciting Grand Prix competitions on Saturdays, March 25 and April 1, and for the prestigious United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby on Friday, March 31.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is hosting Family Nights on Saturdays, March 25 and April 1, from 4 to 9 p.m. in the main covered arena. Children attending Family Nights with an adult chaperone will have access to free coloring books and crayons, popcorn and cotton candy, face painting, Pin Oak toy ponies, and visits with therapy ponies and miniature horses.
For more information about The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show and to explore other ways to become part of the Pin Oak tradition, please visit pinoak.org, follow Pin Oak on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; or call 713-621-6290.
The Colorful Competitors to Highlight in 2017
- Heidi Hottinger: Pin Oak Competitor, Small Animal Surgeon at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, part of Irish Day Farm Title Sponsorship
- Virginia Abercrombie: Great niece of original Pin Oak founder, Jim S. Abercrombie, former Pin Oak competitor, Volunteers
- Caroline O’Brian: Pin Oak Competitor, selected and participated in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program for Zone 7
- Sue Copeland: Pin Oak Competitor, Founder of Ribbon Recycling, part of PJP Farm Title Sponsorship
- Chris Tresten: Chair of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Board of Directors, ArtReach Program Founder, American Saddlebred Competitor
WHO: Dr. Heidi Hottinger: Pin Oak Competitor, Small Animal Surgeon at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, part of Irish Day Farm Title Sponsor
When she’s not operating on her animal patients at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS), you can find Dr. Heidi Hottinger riding her horse. Dr. Hottinger, who rides at Irish Day Farm under the tutelage of head trainer and owner, Katie Lambert Boone, is part of the Week Two Title Sponsorship of the 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.
While she was the stereotypical “horse crazy” girl growing up in Midwest Ohio, as a young girl, Dr. Hottinger’s competitive show career started later in life. Post vet school and doctorial training, Dr. Hottinger moved to Houston in 1996, where she quickly learned about the prestigious Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. It soon became her passion to show at Pin Oak one day. She met her goal in 2008, during her maiden voyage at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. She currently competes in the Adult Jumper Division at Pin Oak and other shows across the country.
The thing that really makes the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show so very important to Dr. Hottinger and her Irish Day Farm barn, is that they get to see firsthand the incredible therapy which is derived from this special show. As a doctor working in specialty veterinary medicine, she’s a huge supporter of medical advancements. At her barn, she witnesses the phenomenal experience of seeing a family that has a child with a chronic illness, respond to the care provided by Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hottinger adds, “We get to see how these medical advancements and the care that Texas Children’s Hospital gives and how it benefits a family that is very near and dear to all of our hearts. That really makes you step up to the plate and say ‘I really want to be involved in a bigger way and try to get others involved too.’ It makes you so enthusiastic about the charity when you really see the benefits that a family has gained from it. To think about all the thousands of families that are getting the same benefits with Pin Oak’s donation, it’s really rewarding to have that real personal exposure.”
Pin Oak is Dr. Hottinger’s favorite horse show. She notes that not only is it a beautifully run show with much pageantry, but Pin Oak also does so much to try to make the show appealing to many different types of individuals.
Dr. Hottinger was featured in Nat Geo WILD’s Animal ER in Fall 2016.
Dr. Hottinger lives in the Rice Military area.
Photo Credits: Diana Hadsall
WHO: Virginia Abercrombie: Great niece of original Pin Oak founder, Jim S. Abercrombie, former Pin Oak competitor, Volunteers
For Virginia Abercrombie, Pin Oak has always been a family affair. Her great uncle, Jim S. Abercrombie (J.S.) founded the original Pin Oak Stables back in 1945, which would today be located in the Galleria area. What started out as just a stable for his daughter, Josephine Abercrombie, to ride her Saddlebred horses, turned into one of Houston’s greatest philanthropic fetes, creating what is today Texas Children’s Hospital.
Because horses were in Virginia’s blood, she started riding before she could walk. She grew up riding and showing Saddle seat at the original Pin Oak Stables in the late 1960s, primarily in the five-gaited and three-gaited classes. Virginia had to step away from horses after she finished college at Columbia College, in Columbia Missouri because her father was no longer going to fund her hobby, and at the time, Virginia did not have the means to pay for her horse showing.
Through the years, Virginia has followed the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, but because of work commitments, she was never able to fully be involved until this year. She’s now in a situation where she can spend more time out at Pin Oak, volunteering and becoming reacquainted with the show world. Virginia is thrilled to be helping out during the show this year. “I love the family environment of Pin Oak, and no matter where you go or if you step away from it for some time, when you come back to it, it’s like you never left.”
With her great uncle’s legacy of being a major philanthropist in the Houston community, she felt like she wanted to do that as well and give back to Pin Oak. Virginia admits that although she does miss the old grounds, the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy is a wonderful venue for Pin Oak. “It’s very emotional for me. It brings back so many memories from when I was little and growing up at the original Pin Oak show grounds.”
With a 72-year tradition continuing on, Virginia believes the gracious Pin Oak Sponsors are what makes the show so special. She added, “They are carrying on the legacy of uncle Jim, (J.S. Abercrombie) for being the big philanthropist for Texas Children’s Hospital. I think it’s wonderful that they are continuing the legacy and maintaining the integrity of Pin Oak.”
Virginia lives in the Memorial area.
WHO: Caroline O’Brian: Pin Oak Competitor, selected and participated in the USHJA Emerging Athletes Program for Zone 7
Caroline O’Brian, 17, is a long-time Pin Oak exhibitor, first showing at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show when she was 10 years old, in the Medium pony division. She first started riding horses in her grandparent’s backyard at two years old, and started showing competitively at seven years old. Caroline rides with Mark Doig of Caledonia Hunters and Jumpers in Sealy, Texas. She will be showing in the Low Junior Jumpers at Pin Oak in 2017.
As a senior at Cypress Lakes High School, this year at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show will be special for Caroline, as it will be her last time showing here. In the fall, she heads off to Texas A&M University to major in English, as part of the honors program. She intends to join the club Polo Team so she can continue to ride and learn a new skill.
Caroline was selected and participated in the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Emerging Athletes Program for Zone 7, which was created to provide opportunities for young riders to advance their education in their pursuit to become knowledgeable horsemen within the hunter/jumper community. Participating in the USHJA Emerging Athlete Program for Zone 7 was an incredible gift according to Caroline. She learned so much from her riding clinician and the stable managers. She and her fellow participants learned things such as how to properly set a jump, rake the barn aisle, and get their horses “show ready.” On top of that she made lasting friendships with girls that she otherwise would never have met.
Being involved with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show means a lot to Caroline. She fully understands that it is more than just a beautifully orchestrated show, it is about saving children’s lives and for that reason she is so proud to have been a part of the show for so many years.
Caroline urges others to get involved with the Pin Oak Charity Show because it is a truly great charity event. One way she tries to include non-horse people is by inviting her friends to come watch the Grand Prix or International Hunter Derby, therefore showing them something new and also creating more interest in the charity.
Caroline and her family live in the Cypress Area.
Photo Credits: Shawn McMillen Photography
WHO: Sue Copeland: Pin Oak Competitor, Founder of Ribbon Recycling, part of PJP Farm Title Sponsorship
Sue Copeland has been going to the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show since the late 1960s when it was in its original location near the Galleria. Sue grew up in Houston and describes her childhood self as “horse crazy” but horseless. Her dream was to show at the esteemed Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. However, because of her family relocating to Dallas while she was in high school, and then college and settling down after getting married, her dreams were put on hold until 1998. That year, Sue showed her home-bred Warmblood, Zydeco, in the Hunter-Breeding division at Pin Oak. He was Champion, which was a dream come true for Sue, who has been showing at Pin Oak ever since.
Sue has a unique affiliation with Pin Oak. In addition to being a part of the Week One PJP Farm Title Sponsorship for the 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, she has also teamed up with Pin Oak to help supply donated horse show ribbons to Texas Children’s Hospital. After seeing the bevy of unwanted horse show ribbons left behind at the conclusion of every horse show she went to, Sue wanted to find a way to get those ribbons in the hands of deserving children and adults with special needs, and thus Ribbon Recycling was born. Ribbon Recycling accepts used and new award ribbons and gives them free of charge to therapeutic horseback riding facilities and other therapeutic programs. This program has blossomed into a thriving non-profit company, accepting ribbon donations from people, major horses, and dog shows around the country.
Under the guidance of owner and head trainer Peter Pletcher of PJP Farm, Sue will show in the Low Adult Amateur Hunter Division at Pin Oak 2017. Sue loves showing at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show because it affords her the opportunity as an equestrian to help support an historic and exceptionally well-run horse show. This continues a legacy of generously donating to important facilities that support the healing of sick children, such as Texas Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Houston. Plus, it’s a chance for her to be with people who love horses as much as she does!
Her recommendation to others is to get involved with Pin Oak by coming to watch beautiful horses compete at a show that supports a wonderful cause. She added, “donate if you can and volunteer. Go to pinoak.org to find out how you can become a part of this historic horse show. What better way is there to get a horse show “fix,” and help a great cause?”
Sue and her husband, Rick, live on a farm in Richmond, Texas.
Photo Credits: Sue Copeland with trainer Peter Pletcher and Sue’s Reserve champion hunter, Isaiah, at the 2012 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show; Shawn McMillen Photography
WHO: Chris Tresten: Chair of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Board of Directors, ArtReach Program Founder, American Saddlebred Competitor
Chris Tresten wears many hats for the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in addition to being the creator of ArtReach: she chairs the Board of Directors of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show; she is an accomplished Saddlebred competitor; she has served for almost 30 years as a sponsor and volunteer; and she is an active member of The Pin Oak Club.
In 1997, when Chris was president of the Board of Directors of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, she created and brought the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s ArtReach Program to the children and teenagers who are receiving care at Texas Children’s Hospital and living temporarily at the Ronald McDonald House. ArtReach was a natural extension of Chris’s love of art, children and horses. Chris leads ArtReach programs several times each fall. Typically, 30 to 50 children and teenagers participate each year.
Chris grew up in the Northeast where she started riding American Saddlebred horses at 11-years-old. She showed competitively throughout the Northeast while in High School. After graduating college from the University of Miami, she settled in Houston where she purchased her first five-gaited Saddlebred horse and showed at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, for the first time in 1991. Chris was president of the Pin Oak Charity Horse from 1997 to 1998. She states that she got involved with Pin Oak because she was a competitor and had been involved with the Ronald McDonald House Houston children’s parties.
“Pin Oak is a very special organization to me. I am proud to connect people with Pin Oak,” Chris said. She adds that the passion that everyone has for horses and the drive to raise money for the children with serious illnesses is rewarding. “Being able to tell people that every member on the Board of Directors is a volunteer makes me proud to be part of the organization.” Chris states that most of the Pin Oak Board of Directors gives their valuable time and contributes financially.
Chris is grateful to be able to help children that have been dealt such hardships, so early in life. To be able to help them makes it all worthwhile for her.
Chris and her family have lived in Memorial for 24 years.
Photo Credits: Saddlebred Photo-Koren Mercer Photography
The Colorful Competitors to Highlight in 2016
- Meagan Nusz: Pin Oak Competitor, Top Grand Prix Equestrian, Family Sponsors
- Amanda Hajek: American Saddlebred Competitor, Pin Oak Director of Finance & Operations
- Katie Lambert-Boone: Irish Day Farm Founder, Title Sponsor of 71st Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
- Keely McIntosh: Competitor, Volunteer, Family Sponsor, Mother (Pin Oak board member)
- Phil De Vita: Pin Oak Show Manager
- Monique and Brianna Rideau: Competitors, Volunteers
- Maddie and Eleanor Geno: Pin Oak Competitors, Volunteers and Family Sponsors
- Dan Flowers: American Saddlebred Trainer & Dan Flowers Stable Founder
WHO: Meagan Nusz: Pin Oak Competitor, Top Grand Prix Equestrian, Family Sponsors
Meagan Nusz, 28, has been coming to The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show since she was 8 years old. She first started going to the barn with friends watching the older girls compete. She dreamed of competing with her own horse one day. Her first competitions were children’s jumpers and pony equitation and over the years, she has worked her way up to the Grand Prix level.
She caught the riding bug from her mom, Terri Nusz, who has ridden Western style since she was a youngster. Meagan would tag along with her mom to the barn and at 4 years old reached up her arms and said “my turn” asking her mom to pick her up onto the horse. Mom says Meagan has gotten off a horse since then.
Meagan has achieved many levels throughout her riding career and currently is the 105th ranked rider in the world and 12th ranked American rider. She received her “pink coat” helping the American team clinch gold for the win in her first ever team competition held in Bratislava in 2013. She now competes at the top Grand Prix level while also working with young horses to continue to produce her string (team of horses. She trains with American super star Kent Farrington and he, along with many others, has taken my riding to a whole new level she could only dream of. She has also recently added Reining to her riding resume and competes on her chestnut mare Wishbone. In her very first Reining competition, she just won both a first and second place in Tampa at the Tampa Reining Classic. Meagan states she’s quite competitive and an extreme perfectionist yet she has learned humility throughout her riding career.
Pin Oak is very important to Meagan and her family. When she returns to compete at Pin Oak, she feels as if she is returning “home”. Not only does she find the competition exhilarating and the atmosphere electric, the show has been close to her heart for so long and she believes it’s important to give back and support a cause doing something she loves so dearly.
Meagan has lived in The Woodlands for the past 20 years. Her parents currently live in Houston and Meagan spends time at two farms: Wellington, Florida and Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo credits: Jumping photo – Noelle Floyd; Meagan with horse – Meagan Nusz
WHO: Amanda Hajek: American Saddlebred Competitor, Pin Oak’s Director of Finance & Operations
Amanda Hajek has been riding for more than 18 years. Born and raised in Minnesota, she is the only one in her family who is horse crazy. The stables where she started lessons was primarily an American Saddlebred barn and she quickly feel in love with the personalities of the horses. She started competing in 1998 while still living in Minnesota. She first competed in Pin Oak in 2014 after she moved to Texas.
Amanda admits she is a pretty competitive person who loves the thrill of entering the competition ring and showing the judge what she and her horse can do. She likes setting goals for herself for each competition. She also loves the enthusiasm of the crowd and knows it helps her compete.
Amanda joined the staff of Pin Oak in 2014. She always wanted to find a way to work with horses but the real appeal of working for Pin Oak is the impact that the organization’s donations have.
Amanda wants everyone to know that Pin Oak has something for everyone. Whether you want to be a sponsor, vendor, volunteer, exhibitor, or just catch a glimpse of the action, there is a place for everyone.
Amanda lives in Katy (Firethorne).
Photo courtesy of Fulton Davenport PWL Studio
WHO: Katie Lambert-Boone: Irish Day Farm Founder, Title Sponsor of 71st Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
Katie Lambert-Boone was born into an equestrian family in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland. She has been riding horses since before she could walk and has been a trainer for most of her life. Although she did not have any formal riding instructions in her childhood, Katie’s job was to introduce her father’s young show jumpers to training, ride the foals out in the hunt fields, and eventually exercise the racehorses as she got older. One of Katie’s fondest memories is of winning a class at the Dublin International Horse show at age 17.
After moving from Ireland and eventually settling in Houston, Katie founded Irish Day Farm in 1985. Their philosophy toward horse training is to begin with the basics and develop a system of communication building on an empathetic relationship between horse and rider while striving to develop the physical skills needed to perform at a technical level that is both challenging and rewarding at competitions in Texas and across the nation.
Katie has been involved with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show since she began Irish Day Farm and has increased her involvement and level of sponsorship throughout the years as her business has grown. In the most recent years, there have been between 30-40 horses representing the Irish Day Farm family at Pin Oak. Katie added, “My favorite part about being involved with Pin Oak is the incredible opportunity to give back to our community in Houston through the local charities such as Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, and Candlelighters. I am so proud that Irish Day Farm has given more than $200,000 to the Pin Oak Charity through the generous support of our clients and friends from 2013-2016.”
Photo credit: Morgan Erbstoesser riding Greetings with Katie Lambert Boone holding trophy; Shawn McMillen Photography
WHO: Keely McIntosh: Competitor, Volunteer, Family Sponsor, Mother (Pin Oak board member)
Horse competitions are in Keely McIntosh’s genetics. Her mom, Jenny Booth, has been involved with horses for more than 50 years and knew about The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show as a teenager in New Mexico. It was a dream of hers to compete at Pin Oak.
Keely, 22 years old, has ridden her whole life starting out riding in front of her mom wearing a bicycle helmet. She now competes in jumper competitions including the Grand Prix, amateur owner, and Under 25 classes. The relationship between Keely and her horses is why she competes but she would ride horses even if there were no competitions.
Pin Oak is a family affair and they are involved because of what it gives back to the community. There couldn’t be a better reason for a horse show – helping sick children, seeing beautiful horses and watching breathtaking competition. Jenny volunteers at Pin Oak and is a Pin Oak board member.
Keely is a senior at Texas A&M University and will graduate in May 2016. She will have completed her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing in 3 1/2 years while competing the entire time.
The family is from Magnolia.
Photo credits: Sportfot
WHO: Phil De Vita: Pin Oak Show Manager
Phil De Vita is the Show Manager for the 2014 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. De Vita, 54, has spent his life in the horse business, gaining extensive experience in showing, judging and managing. De Vita, who resides on site, has returned for his fourth year as general manager for Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. De Vita has also worked the Wellington Show circuit (Palm Beach, Florida, area) since 1995.
In 2008, he was a member of the Olympic course designing team for the Beijing Olympics.
De Vita started showing horses around the U.S. with his father at the age of 15. They first competed at Pin Oak in 1977 and continued through 1990. Then they returned to the show in 1994 and 1995.
At the age of 22, De Vita began designing courses for hunters and jumpers. He officially quit showing in 1996 and went onto full-time judging, course designing and management.
Among his personal favorite shows was the Charlotte Jumper Classic (which he managed throughout its six-year run 2004 -2009 and which was one of the top five indoor show-jumping events in the world in 2008).
In 2002, De Vita managed shows for 16 weeks, designed courses for 15 weeks and judged for eight weeks.
WHO: Monique Rideau and Brianna Gonzalez: Competitors, Volunteers
For Monique Rideau, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has been part of her life for as long as she can remember. After attending the show for many years, she was inspired to take riding lessons and started competing at Pin Oak throughout the 1990s. Today, with a much deeper understanding and appreciation for the show, Monique volunteers as much as possible with her main responsibility coordinating Education Day.
Now, as a “show” mom, Monique views the show through a different lens. Not only does she enjoy watching her daughter Brianna compete she values the show’s commitment to supporting sick children. Since service is so important to Monique, Pin Oak provides a unique opportunity for the entire Rideau family to volunteer together in an environment they all love.
Since mom rode, Brianna has ridden horses since before she could walk. She began taking formal lessons and showing with Patty Roberts at Memorial Park Hunters (a show sponsor) approximately five years ago.
Briana worked her way through the United States Equestrian Federation Hunter Pony ranks and now competes in the Junior Hunter and Equitation divisions. She loves competing at Pin Oak because it is the one show everyone in the equestrian community attends making each event extremely competitive. But Brianna says the show goes out of its way to host family friendly events that anyone, not just horse lovers, can enjoy.
Mother and daughter truly enjoy sharing their riding experiences together and will have special memories to share for a lifetime. They also want people to know that Pin Oak has something for everyone. It is an opportunity for families to enjoy world-class horse competitions, show, dine and mingle in an exciting atmosphere. They encourage families to not only see the horse but to also enjoy a heart-warming day supporting a charity that is doing so much for children.
The family lives in Pearland and has a farm in Angleton.
Photo credits: Shawn McMillen Photography
WHO: Maddie and Eleanor Geno: Pin Oak Competitors, Volunteers and Family Sponsors
Maddie and Eleanor Geno are sisters who ride at Memorial Park Hunters. Both girls are students at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Maddie is a senior (Senior Class president, member of National Honor Society, Honor Student) and rides in Junior Hunters. Eleanor is a freshman (also Honor Student) and has just moved up from Younger Children’s Hunter to 3’3” Junior Hunters. Both girls started riding at age 4. Maddie’s first The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show competition was in 2011 and Eleanor first competed in 2012.
Maddie has also supported Pin Oak as a volunteer. During her freshman year, as part of her school’s social awareness program she worked with the outreach arm of Pin Oak to put together “horse kits” which she distributed to patients at Texas Children’s and Ronald McDonald House Houston. In her sophomore year, she participated in Education Day, leading a group of Katy ISD students on tours and sharing her knowledge of horses.
Maddie finds competing as the perfect opportunity to put together all the skills she’s learned while training in order to create a beautiful and flawless round in the show ring. Eleanor likes competing because of the partnership between her and her horse. She’s also inspired by watching other riders and loves meeting new people.
The Geno family, who live in the Spring Branch/Memorial neighborhood, proudly sponsors The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. Mom, Sharon Beshouri, learned about The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show nearly two decades ago when the infant daughter of a colleague from Korea, needed life-saving surgery. Surgeons at Texas Children’s Hospital performed the surgery because there was not an option like that in Korea. Sharon mentioned how fortunate we are to have access to Texas Children’s and all that it offers. She also said that combining the family’s love of horses with support to this wonderful organization is a blessing.
WHO: Dan Flowers: American Saddlebred Trainer & Dan Flowers Stable Founder
Dan Flowers established Miracle Farm (now Dan Flowers Stable) in 2003 and has been a rider and trainer for 25 years. He began training horses as a hobby, but soon chose to make it his career training horses full-time. Flowers has trained and shown a wide variety of American Saddlebred champion horses, including Top Spool, It’s Double O’ Deuce, Bright Wind, Glenview’s Supreme Success, The Paper Boy ERB, Phancy Footwork, What a Phine Ruby, Inphallible, Titleist Love, Ultra One, Top Beat, Simply Spool, Roy Rogers and First Class Titleist.
Flowers has been involved with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show since 1998, bringing with him an increasing number of young riders each year and exposing them to the horse show world. At this year’s horse show, Flowers will be a trainer, coach and competitor. Flowers commented on his favorite Pin Oak events, saying he most enjoyed the Grand Prix events and watching the happy faces of children from the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms when they visit the horse show.