Trapp O’Neal, 2018 Face of Pin Oak

Trapp O’Neal

2017 Hildebrand Fund Grand Prix Champion

Trapp O’Neal, owner and trainer at TKO Sporthorses, has been riding since he was 6 years old and has moved up through the ranks to the Grand Prix level.

“I started TKO Sporthorses 8 years ago and serve the greater Houston area, while showing extensively all over the country.  I was able to build my own facility within the last couple years and have my wonderful clients to thank for their continued support in that endeavor.”

Trapp and 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Capitano, are two-time Pin Oak Grand Prix Champions. After last year’s win, Trapp told Equine Journal, “I love the atmosphere and the crowd. Any time you can have this type of environment and this type of energy in the ring is just great. The riders and horses feed off of it. It’s fun to ride at this horse show.”

Fastrelko (Kid)

Dutch Warm Blood, 8 years old

Kid is a handful! He loves attention, but you would never know because his ears are always back. He is an escape artist and you will find him out of his stall, just hanging out in the barn.

Garo Kazan imported Kid as a 5-year-old and was then purchased by the Meyer family. At that time, Kid had never competed. Sarah Meyer said she loves Kid because he has the biggest heart and will give it his all for you in the ring.

This young horse has been making quite a name for him and is definitely one to watch. “I have been lucky enough to develop him over the last 3 years into this horse he is today,” said Trapp. He was second last year in the Joker Class, won his first 1.45 in Colorado and was in the 6-year-old finals.

EQUESTRIAN LOOK – Luxe EQ, Breeches and Shirt | E.F. Meeks, Tie

EVENING LOOK – Festari For Men, Suit | E.F. Meeks, Bowtie and Pocket Square

The Official Photographer of The Faces of Pin Oak