PATRICK'S HARVEST WRAP UP
November 7, 2017
The Harvest Horse Show was held with great summer weather and a big crowd at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. On Thursday the $10,000 Oakwell Farm & DS Holdings, LLC, Costume Welcome Stake had 38 entries, showing over Anthony D’Ambrosio course. The entries were decked out in all kinds of crazy outfits. Ziezo and Scott Lenkart (Eggs and Bacon) owned by Fleur de lis Farm took the top spot. Trapp O’Neal and the TKO Partnership’s Capitano took home the red ribbon, and a lot of makeup. Third was Happyboy Van de Doornakkers and owner/rider Jordan Gilcrest with lots of padding on for the ride. A bonus from Oakwell Farm, that was not chicken feed, went to the best costume and Annie Kartsotis as Donald Duck took home top honors. The photo below shows the amazing outfits the riders showed in!
Friday was a very busy day with the Texas Super Series Group Championships and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. Skip Bailey set a challenging derby course and Peter Pletcher on Jamie Jarvis's Mystique (pictured at left) came way with the blue. We would also like to thank Roger and Jamie Jarvis for sponsoring a delicious Derby Dinner. Peter was also third on Cash owned by Natalie Bass. Holly Shepard received the red ribbon for their effort on Kodachrome owned by Nina Moore. Earlier in the day the $5000 USHJA National Derby was held with Bob Brawley taking blue on Madison Meek’s Tobolsk. Second went to MTM Nameworthy owned by Abigail Albrecht and ridden by Kelly Lorek. Third went to MTM Top That owned and ridden by Erin Murphy.
Friday's festivities concluded with the Brawley Farms 6th annual Texas Fashion Show. Everyone knows Bob knows fashion and he did not disappoint with the duct tape/trash bag fashion show. Val and Casey (pictured right) came away with another victory against some very creative outfits.
Saturday the $30,000 Harvest Grand Prix was held and Whitney Owens, riding DS Holdings LLC’s Ambientas (pictured below), bettered the seven horse jump off field. As the Grand Prix winner, Whitney also took home the Infinity trophy. Second went to Quilona V Z owned by Carolyn Elsey and third went to Tony Font on Kelsey Van Ackeren’s Hey Joe.
Bruno DelGrange sponsored a drawing for a custom bridle. Every rider who won a jumper blue ribbon throughout out the year at Southbound Shows was given a drawing ticket for each ribbon. Robin Walker, the Bruno DelGrange rep, drew Colleen Acosta's name as the bridle winner. The Clothes Horse scrim drawing winner was Taylor Manning.
A long standing tradition at the Harvest Show, is the awarding of several memorial perpetual trophies. The “Union Avenue” trophy (Grand Hunter) was awarded to Screenshot and Jeff Lauwers (pictured first below). Jeff also captured the "Blue Rodeo” trophy for Grand A/O Hunter. The “Top of the Line” Trophy (A/O 36+) went to Luminous (pictured second below) owned by ShadySide Farm and ridden by Kate Gibson. The “Summer Breeze” trophy for Grand Pony Hunter was captured by SunBeam (pictured third below) owned by Ticket to Ride and ridden by Carolyn Colter. The “1954 Dallas Charity" Trophy (Grand Child/Adult Jumper) went to Esprit owned by Orpen Horses and ridden by Hensley Humphries. The “Biko” trophy (Grand JR/AO jumper) went home with I-Mai Tai OHF and Emily Thomas.
Congratulations also go to our South Central Regional WCHR ribbon winners for 2017 and thanks to Johnnie Martin-Carey for all the hard work on the WCHR awards. A special thanks also goes to our show photographer Jerry Mohme for the great photos above. Remember to check out your show photos at Jerry's website www.jerrymohmephotography.com. The Harvest Show concludes the show year for Southbound and we appreciate all of you who showed with us this year. We hope to see you in 2018.
An extra special thank you also goes to our great Southbound Sponsors this year.
Texas Shoot-Out Wrap-Up
April 30, 2017
Over 550 horses came to the Texas Shoot-Out Show at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX, for challenging competition and challenging weather. We feel very lucky because tornadoes and bad rain storms surrounded the area on Saturday but no damage was done at the Horse Park. The week got under way with the $5000 Texas Green Super Stake on Thursday. Peter Pletcher piloted Shadyside Farm’s Luminous (pictured below) to the top spot (as well as the top spot in the USHJA Green Stake). Second went to Krystal Zufelt's Caracalla ridden by Bob Brawley. Third went to Redding Ridge owned by Teriann Miller and ridden by Will Roberts. Click for full story...
CABANA CONGRATULATES OFFSPRING
February 27, 2017
2017 TEXAS GREEN HUNTER enrolled Stallion CABANA Congratulates his offspring DAVIDSON and new owner Dana Vollbracht ridden by Amberlee Wentz and trained by Suzy Balenseifen, winner of BOTH Texas Green Stakes and BOTH USHJA National Derbies during weeks 1 and 2 of the GSWEC Winter Series in Katy. Also congratulations to offspring, LINUS owned and ridden by Haley Redifer - Top ribbons in the Small Juniors at Winter Equestrian Festival. Click for full story...
WACO WINTER WARM UP WRAP UP
February 1, 2017
The Winter Warm Up Horse Show was held this past week at the Extraco Events Center in Waco, TX, with good competition. Gianna Aycock took home the top prize Saturday night in the $10,000 Winter Festival Jumper Classic with her horse Quidditch. Gianna (pictured below) was very excited with her win on the big grey stallion. The only other clear first round was North Shore Farm’s Cecotto’s AS ridden by Annie Kartsotis. Annie made it back-to-back second place finishes in last week and this week's Classics. Taking home third place was Elona, owned and ridden Rachel Lindsey. Click for full story...
BLUE RIBBON WINTER FESTIVAL WRAP UP
January 23, 2017
The Blue Ribbon Winter Festival was held at the Extraco Center in Waco, Texas, last week and many exhibitors got the new show year off to a good start. On Thursday, the $5000 Texas Green Hunter Super Stake was won by Unforgettable owned by Nourah Caskey and ridden by Susan McMorris (pictured below). Second also went to Susan on Rio Vista Farm’s RVF Carlyle and third went to Brioso owned by Susan Schwartz and ridden by Stacie Goodson. Click for full story...
SOUTHBOUND INTRODUCES A NEW PLACE TO STAY IN KATY
October 11, 2016
Looking for a new, nearby, different choice for accommodations in Katy for the upcoming Harvest show? Find out what Southbound has secured as a new host hotel. Click for full story...
Nutrena Announces Topline Balance
October 3, 2016
Launched October 1 by Nutrena is "Topline Balance", a new and innovative way to score your horse's topline and ensure that you are doing the most for your equine partner's performance. Our top competitors understand the importance of a strong core to gain a competitive advantage and keep a healthy horse for the long haul. Assess your equine athletes today to ensure that you are feeding for optimal performance. Click for full story...
Southwest Showdown Wrap-Up
September 27, 2016
The Southwest Showdown had a full house at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy last week and The Texas Pony Championship took center stage. The Texas Pony Championship is modeled after the USEF Pony Finals with a model, an under saddle and an over fences class. Tessa Downing, coming out of the small ponies, took home the Small Champion and the Grand Texas Pony Championship on Shalimar owned by the Weis Family Farm. Click for full story...
Texas Rose Classic Highlights
September 20, 2016
Congratulations to the big winners the second week of Tyler's September horse shows! Click for full story...
Texas Rose Sport Horse Cup Highlights
September 13, 2016
Highlights from the first of two weeks in Tyler at the Texas Rose Horse Park. Congratulations, winners! Click for full story...
TEXAS PONY CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR PACKAGES
July 12, 2016
Announcing Texas Hunter Pony Championships
July 8, 2016
Southbound Show Management announces its 2016 Texas Pony Championships. This year’s Championship will be held at the Southwest Showdown Horse Show -- September 21-25, 2016, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX, and will include a $5000 Derby Style Pony Classic. Remember we are always looking for volunteers to organize parties and other events at the shows and the Championships. Anyone interested in being a sponsor or helping in other ways, should contact Patrick Rodes at 940-367-1217 or
GREETINGS FROM SUNNY SANTA FE
June 16, 2016
Please join us for HIPICO Santa Fe's 2016 show season! The 2016 A-Rated Santa Fe Summer Series and National Fall Fun Series Official Premium is now available on HIPICO Santa Fe’s web site here. The Premium details all the classes and technical information about the 7 weeks of horse shows that we will be hosting this year. The Summer Series includes our $50,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe and the Fall Series includes the new $10,000 Futures & Masters Championships, showcasing young and senior riders. Experience last year's event here! Santa Fe is an amazing place to visit in Summer and Fall, with beautiful scenery, charming hospitality, historic culture, fine restaurants, and world-renowned art and museums. Our famous HIPICO VIP Lounge will be in full swing, and is surely the best party in horse-showing. Reserve your VIP table here! Learn more about sponsorship/marketing opportunities here! We can't wait to host you at our wonderful horse show! Click to learn more: www.hipicosantafe.com
May 31, 2016
The Southwest Classic concluded the Tyler 4 show series held at The Texas Rose Park in Tyler, TX. Things got under way on Wednesday with the Take 2 Thoroughbreds. Stephanie Peterson took home the Tricolor on her Paradise Bay and Preacher owned by Merrilee Braley and ridden by Kim Brunson was reserve champion. Click for full story...
May 25, 2016
The Show Jumping Classic was held last week with a good crowd showing at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, TX. The week started with rain but beautiful weather arrived by the weekend. The Super Series Group Hunter Breeding showed on ay with Heather Mcinerney taking home the Best Young Horse award with Renegade (pictured below) out of the Two Year Old Section. Reserve Best Young Horse went to LF Escapade’s Vintage owned by Audry Giles-Gates and handled by Robert Moyar. Click for full story...
May 10, 2016
The second week of the Tyler 4, the Lone Star Round Up, was a big improvement with respect to the weather.The Texas Pre Green Super Stake was held on Thursday with 20 horses competing for the $5000 in prize money. Peter Pletcher came away with the top three spots winning on his horse Serena (pictured below), second on XOXO owned by Forest Hill Farm and third on Sandriaano owned by Sue Lightner. Peter also finished in the same order in the USHJA Pre Green Incentive. Click for full story...
May 3, 2016
The Texas Shoot-Out Horse Show at the Texas Rose Horse Park had a big crowd and big weather. On Thursday the Texas Pre Green Super Stake and USHJA Pre Green Incentive Stake got under way with Forest Hill Farm’s XOXO (pictured below), ridden by Peter Pletcher, taking the blue ribbon in both. Peter also took second with Sue Lightner’s Sandriano and third went to Redding Ridge owned by Teriann Miller and ridden by Will Roberts. Click for full story...
April 9, 2016
Taylor, Harris is thrilled to be involved with Southbound Show Management for 2016. Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS), founded in 1987, stands out among the many equine insurance companies, not only for their award winning customer service and attention to detail, but also for their continued support and contributions to the equestrian industry. Click for full story...
March 15, 2016
Southbound Show Management and the Texas Hunter Jumper Association have joined together to present the $25,000 THJA Child/Adult Challenge Series, to be held over the four weeks of the Tyler 4 Horse Shows at Texas Rose Horse Park. Click for full story...
March 9, 2016
Southbound Show Management thanks Precision Joint Solution, proud sponsor of the Southbound Show Series 2016. PJS is proud to announce our partnership for a third season! We thank all of our trainers and customers for your support in 2014 and 2015. "From Pre-Greens to Grandprix, Precision is supporting your champion every step of the way." Click for full story...
February 29, 2016
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February 23, 2016
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February 1, 2016
“Winter Warm Up” was a fitting name for the Southbound Show held in Waco last week with the outside temperature reaching the 80’s. Competition was also hot inside with the Texas Pre Green Super Stakes leading the week off. James Henson rode Izabella Millimet’s Ragtime’s Bellissma to the top spot. Second went to Top Cat owned by JoJo White and ridden by Stacy Goodson and third went to RVF Top Casswell owned by Rio Vista Farm and ridden by Jordan Gilchrist. Click for full story...
January 25, 2016
The new year got off to a great start with the Blue Ribbon Winter Show, January 20-24, at the ExtraCo Events Center in Waco, TX, with nearly 300 horses. The Texas Pre Green Series had its first stake class of 2016 and Jordan Gilchrist, pictured below on Rio Vista Farm’s RVF Casswell, took home the blue. Second went to Lisaro owned and ridden by Ashley Hixon and third went to Ragtime’s Bellissima owned by Izabella Millimet and ridden by Jim Henson. Click for full story...
2016 Dallas Harvest show to move to Katy, Tx
January 2, 2016
Southbound Show Management recently announced plans to move the 2016 Harvest show, historically held in Tyler, Texas at Texas Rose Horse Park and known as "Dallas Harvest", to the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas. Becoming the first of a three-week circuit of Hunter and Jumper shows at the facility (paired with Great Southwest Autumn Classic and The Final Chase), entry numbers in the already-thriving show are expected to climb. Southbound looks forward to welcoming repeat and new exhibitors to the event!
2015 Dallas Harvest Wrap-Up
2015 Fall Fun Wrap-Up
2015 Southwest Showdown & Texas Pony Championship Finals Wrap-Up
2015 Southwest Classic Wrap-Up
2015 Show Jumping Classic Wrap-Up
2015 Lone Star Round-Up Wrap-Up
2015 Texas Shoot-Out Wrap-Up
2015 Winter Warm-Up Wrap-Up
2015 Winter Festival Wrap-Up