Sydney Young, 2018 Face of Pin Oak

Sydney Young

2017 Saddle Seat Equitation Champion

“What I love most about the sport has been constantly learning how to communicate with my equine partner without the understanding of a spoken language. The bond derived is stronger than anything I’ve ever known.”

Sydney has been riding for 13 years and competes in Saddle Seat with the American Saddlebred, with a passion for the equitation division.

“The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has always been a wonderful start to the season for me and has been a place where I learn a lot as a rider while creating wonderful memories, which keeps me coming back each year. One of my proudest moments was winning the 2017 Pin Oak Saddle Seat Equitation Championship for the first time after competing in that class for 6 years.”

Sydney rides with Vantage Point Farm under the instruction of May Chadick and David Blevins and will be competing in Week One of Pin Oak.

Goodnight Sweet Dreams (Sammie)

American Saddlebred, 12 years old

Sammie is infamous for eating tack. Even if you think it’s not in reach, he’s chewing on it. Sammie has competed in everything from Saddle Seat Pleasure, Hunter Country Pleasure, to the Academy ranks. Towards the beginning of his career, Sammie won the Pin Oak Park Pleasure Championship amongst wins across the nation with May Chadick. Five years later with his new owner, Alexa Bernal, he was the Pin Oak Open Pleasure Champion.

EQUESTRIAN LOOK – Elaine Turner, Jacket & Shirt | Exceptional Equestrian, Scarf

EVENING LOOK — Renegade Bridal & Gala, Gown | The Texas Silver Rush, Jewelry

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