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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!

   

      

 

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!

   

      

 

Celebrating Pin Oak through Art

posted on Mar 02, 2015 by Pin Oak Admin

A true treasure was just added to the Pin Oak 2015 Spectacular Silent Auction! 

"Celebrating Pin Oak" is an original charcoal and pastel drawing measuring 22" x 30" created by Clare Christie,  www.clarechristiefineart.com. The drawing with its fluid lines and shapes represents all the movement and rhythms of the different horses that have been a part of Pin Oak for seventy years. Creating this piece was important to Clare because her mother and her aunt both rode in the show before she was born.  Over the years, Clare heard many grand stories and admired many wonderful pictures of Pin Oak's past in family albums. The drawing is a way to honor the show that has special meaning to so many.

To own this celebration of Pin Oak's rich history we invite you to place a bid at www.biddingforgood.com/pochs - we hope you BID to WIN!


All at Pin Oak extend our heartfelt thanks to Clare Christie for this beautiful and meaningful work of art to benefit the charities of Pin Oak.
 

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