The annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show closed its celebrations this past weekend with the prestigious $30,000 Grand Prix on Saturday night. Thirty three rider/horse combinations set to tackle another challenging 1.50 Mt. course set up by designer Linda Allen. Week I Grand Prix Winner Wilhelm Genn set up the pace with a clean round aboard Chantal.  Rider after rider tried to equal his first round success but to no avail. The technical course challenged every entrant and downed rails where the story of the night. A difficult triple combination at fence No. 8, coming of a tricky left hand turn, gave many riders headaches all night. Local rider Tony Font had a smooth clean round, but a single time fault kept him and his mount Carmen, owned by Deana Blackburn, out of the jump off but proved good enough for fourth place overall. Genn and his trusted mare Happy Z (winners of last week’s Grand Prix) were uncharacteristically off the pace, with several faults on course, and the German born Genn decided to withdraw her. Grand Prix rider standout Tracy Fenney, fresh from her success at HITS Ocala this year including a win at the $50,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, was the second rider to go clean and it assured the crowd of a jump off. The third and final rider to earn a spot in the jump off was Mexico’s own Diego Romo Gonzalez aboard Venur.

 

In the jump off, Genn and Chantal set the pace with a clean round and a quick time of 35.401 Tracy Fenney and MTM Centano gave the crowd chills with another blistering round, stopping the clock at 34.283 but an unfortunate rail kept Genn at the top position. Third and last to tackle the jump off was Romo Gonzalez and Veneur, who finished the round with 8 faults on course, giving the combination the third spot, and assured Genn and Chantal as the winners with Fenney and MTM Centano in second place. Plans are already under way for another successful show next year!

 Wilhelm Genn & Chantal - Pin Oak II

Wilhelm Genn and Chantal

Final Standings – 2010 $30,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix – Week II

Place
Prize Horse Rider
1 $9,000.00 Chantal Wilhelm Genn
2 $6,600.00 MTM Centano Tracy Fenney
3 $3,900.00 Veneur Frank Van Helmond
4 $2,400.00 Carmen Tony Font
5 $1,800.00 Life is Life 15 Denise Wilson
6 $1,500.00 MTM Timon Tracy Fenney
7 $1,200.00 Libero Andres Torres Hernandez
8 $900.00 Twister La Cantera John Perez
9 $900.00 Utopia La Cantera John Perez
10 $600.00 Santina H Whitney Owens
11 $600.00 MTM Remington Michael McCormick
12 $600.00 Copyright 3 Wilhelm Genn