About Pin Oak
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, has grown into the oldest and most prestigious horse show in the country, and one of Houston’s most unique social and fundraising events, raising millions of dollars for our charities, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston's Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.
Pin Oak presented checks for $125,000 two years in a row in 2011 and 2012 with the help of loyal sponsors, riders and community support.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show got its start as a fundraiser for the first hospital in Houston dedicated to children, and the proceeds of the 1947 show provided a considerable portion of the initial backing that established Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.
Our commitment of $300,000 to support the Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Texas Children’s first hospital outside the Medical Center and one of the largest suburban pediatric hospitals in the country, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, was fulfilled in 2011. In 2012 Pin Oak was proud to announce our new donation commitment of $400,000. We now sponsor the second floor Child Life Play Room at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The Child Life Play Rooms are a refuge away from medical tests and procedures, where patients and their siblings can enjoy arts, crafts, music, games, reading, movies, and video games, with the companionship and guidance of Child Life specialists and assistants. Events like Bingo, holiday parties, music programs along with special guests and celebrity characters will take place in these rooms, decorated of course, with an equestrian flair.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show will be held over a two week period at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy starting on March 20 and running through March 30, 2013, and features a wide array of equestrian talent featuring hunters and jumpers, American Saddlebreds, Andalusians / Lusitanos, and Welsh ponies.
The crown jewels of the show take place in each of the two weeks. Saturday evening of Week One features the Pin Oak $30,000 Grand Prix and Breed Championship Finals. Week Two features the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby hosted by Valobra Jewelry and Antiques on Thursday and the $30,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix on Friday. All of these events have ringside galas and special entertainment.
"Sponsoring The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has been a wonderful experience and a great investment for any corporation. The show attracts an affluent audience and a tight-knit community of participants, all passionate about this sport. I am proud to be a member of The Pin Oak Family.”
For sponsorship information contact The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show office at: (713)621-6290.
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POCHSA reserves the right to make changes to schedules and venue.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association
benefiting the Texas Children's Hospital,
The Ronald McDonald House of Houston and Candlelighters of Houston
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