The hooves will be clip-clopping rapidly as smartly-dressed humans and their equine counterparts compete at the 67th Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show: Step Up & Step Out for Children. “Horses bring out the best in all of us," Pin Oak President Lynn Walsh explains in the show program. "Riders learn dedication to the sport, the respect for the animals, and the discipline it takes to compete successfully. And just when you think you’ve got it…you’re in the dirt!” This show features competitions in dozens of categories like High Performance Hunters, Training Jumpers, and Pony Jumpers. A vendor area will offer goods from riding clothing and saddles to tack. It's a lot of fun, even for those of us who aren't exactly clear on the difference between an English and a Western saddle, and it's a fundraiser for children’s charities, including Texas Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House. The action starts at 7:30 a.m. Friday. Through April 1. Great Southwest Equestrian Center, 2501 South Mason Road, Katy. For a complete schedule, call 713-621-6290 or visit www.pinoak.org. Free to $10.
March 21-April 1, 2012