Pin Oak 2015 - Fun for Everyone!
posted on Mar 04, 2015 by Pin Oak Admin
For Pin Oak's 70th year, we have fun for everyone! Not only can you enjoy the excitement of equestrian competition, but you will also enjoy great entertainment for our featured events. On March 28th, the WELLS FARGO STAGECOACH is making a stop for our $30,000 Walter Oil & Gas Grand Prix Saturday night. Don't miss the chance to see the stagecoach and have your picture taken with this piece of history!
- What: Wells Fargo Stagecoach Appearance
- Where: Pin Oak's $30,000 Walter Oil & Gas Grand Prix Event
- When: March 28, 2015
- Meet and Greet time, TBD
- Grand Prix Center Ring appearance - 6 PM
- Tickets: $10 / person, 12 and under Free! click here to purchase online for MARCH 28
All at Pin Oak extend its sincerest thanks to Wells Fargo - The Private Bank for their sponsorship of the Week II Grand Prix Gala Dinner and sponsoring the Wells Fargo Stagecoach appearance.
WELLS FARGO STAGECOACH HISTORY
All across America and into the 20th Century, stagecoaches could be seen dashing across thousands of miles of roads day and night, carrying gold, silver, mail, packages, and passengers from town to town. Wells Fargo’s familiar red and gold stagecoaches connected communities and helped people run businesses and build wealth for their families.
Wells Fargo’s stagecoaches, meticulously crafted of the finest materials, featured sturdy, oval-shaped hardwood coach bodies suspended on leather thoroughbraces, which acted as shock absorbers. Mark Twain rode a Concord Coach west, and described the vehicle as a “cradle on wheels.”
In 1867, Wells Fargo ordered 30 custom stagecoaches from builder Abbot, Downing & Co. of Concord, New Hampshire. Each elegant red-bodied coach with distinctive gold lettering weighed 2,500 pounds and cost $1,100. Wells Fargo promptly put these new Concord Coaches into use on its western overland stage lines.
Today, stagecoaches of Wells Fargo Bank’s Stagecoach Appearance Program are authentic reproductions of the famous historic coaches used by Wells Fargo & Company over 150 years ago.
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES FOR MARCH 28, 2015
In addition to the famed stagecoach, Spectators will enjoy:
- Houston Highlander Pipe Band
- Catalena Cowgirls
- Special musical presentation by Purple Songs Can Fly of the Texas Children's Cancer Center
Family Fun for a historic horse show that has given millions to help support the healing of sick children Pin Oak 70 - Don't Miss a Moment!