Katy, TX (March 7, 2016) The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show presented by Irish Day Farm (www.pinoak.org) has announced that a horse drawing by Angelina Flack, 13 and a resident of Austin, has been selected for this year’s official Pin Oak Charity Horse Show T-shirt.
Chris Tresten, Pin Oak Charity Horse Show board chair, Pin Oak competitor, sponsor, and volunteer started the ArtReach program at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in 1997 when she was president of the Horse Show. She loves art classes and wanted to bring this activity to children who are receiving care at Texas Children’s Hospital while living at RMH. Tresten leads ArtReach several times throughout the year where the program yields a collection of beautiful horse art. Angelina received a basket full of goodies, toys and, of course, a blue ribbon for her art that will now be transformed into the official show T-shirt.
Angelina was diagnosed at birth with Cystic Fibrosis, a life-threatening, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and progressively limits the ability to breathe. Having an end-stage lung disease that requires a double-lung transplant to save her life, Angelina and her mother temporarily relocated to Ronald McDonald House in Houston in October 2014 when Angelina was placed on the transplant waiting list.
“Pin Oak enjoys being so much more than a horse show because we engage with our charities throughout the year,” explained Tresten. “It has been a gift to me to see these children smile, to draw horses, and forget the diseases they are battling for just a couple of hours.”
Angelina’s mom tells Chris that the events and activities provided at Ronald McDonald House are wonderful distractions from this overwhelming challenge in the lives of sick children.
The official 2016 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show T-shirt will be available for sale in the Pin Oak Boutique during the horse show and online. The T-shirt will be available in youth and adult sizes for a price of $15.00.
More About The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is an awarding-winning equestrian athletic event featuring Olympic-level show jumping, working equitation, Hunters of varying breeds, American Saddlebreds, Andalusians, Lusitanos, and ponies. Sponsors of Pin Oak’s major events this year are Irish Day Farm, Walter & Oil Gas Corporation, The Hildebrand Fund, West Point Lincoln and West Point Buick GMC, MaxBowl Centers, Bluebonnet Farms, August Pines Farms, and Valobra Master Jewelers.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show was founded in Houston in 1945 and is now recognized as one of the oldest and most prestigious horse shows in the country. As one of Houston’s most unique social and fundraising events, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has raised more than $7 million for its designated charities: Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance.
In 1947, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show made the first donation to jumpstart what is now Texas Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the horse show benefit Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Texas Children’s Hospital, and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. The show attracts thousands of competitors and horses over the two-week period.
Most events are free and open to the public. Admission for Grand Prix events is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information on sponsorships, membership, volunteering, or securing general admission tickets for Grand Prix events, please visit www.pinoak.org or call the Pin Oak office at 713-621-6290. Please also follow Pin Oak on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Mobile App Powered by Shyne Energy.
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