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Things to do in Houston, TX for Equestrians

Houston, Texas is known for it’s “urban cowboy” vibe, and the shopping is extraordinary. Aside from shopping at the fabulous equestrian stores like Hermes, Lucchese, Ralph Lauren, and Casablanca, we’ve created a list of “things to do” in Houston, Texas for equestrian enthusiasts.

The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show


Awards from the 2015 Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. Photo by: PWL Studio

When: March 23-April 3, 2016

Where: The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Houston, TX

The 71st Pin Oak Charity Horse is slated for March 23 – April 3, 2016 for the benefit of Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. Horses that compete at Pin Oak include American Saddlebred, Andalusian/Lusitano, Hunters and Jumpers, and Working Equitation.

More info here.

Houston Polo Club


When: Events running for Spring and Fall: April 5-June 14 , September 13-November 15.

Where: 8552 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX.

The Houston Polo Club was founded in 1928 and remains dedicated to the sport of polo and equestrian activities.

More info here.

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo


Photo taken from the indoor shopping at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

When: March 1-20, 2016

Where: NRG Park, 8400 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77054

Not only does the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo boast incredible western shopping, rodeo, and equestrian events, but also hosts some of the most famous country music concerts. Stars like Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, and Billy Currington were just a few of 2015’s main attractions.  Since its beginning in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has committed nearly $375 million to scholarships, research, endowments, calf scramble participants, junior show exhibitors, School Art participants, and other educational youth programs. For more info, go here.

Sam Houston Race Park


When: Sam Houston Race Park features live racing, simulcast & concert events throughout the year. Live Quarter Horse racing March 27-May 16, 2015.

Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Sam Houston Race Park on Friday, January 16, 2016.

Where: 7575 North Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77064

The Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing, dining and entertainment destination located 15 minutes from downtown. Enjoy the thrill of live horse racing and exciting simulcasting action from around the world. For more info, go here.

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