A mounted teams event in Texas in June will host international riders in several championship events including Quadrille, Mounted Color Guard and Escaramuza at the Super Ride XII: International Festival of the Equestrian Arts.
Escaramuza is an all female, sidesaddle sport deeply rooted in the history and traditions of Mexico.
Super Ride XII is being made possible through a partnership with Red 55 Winery housed within the Pink Pistol Texas, a retail enterprise owned by country music superstar Miranda Lambert in partnership with her parents, Lindale residents Rick and Beverly Lambert.
Scheduled for June 17 to 21 at the Texas Rose Horse Park near Lindale, the equestrian arts festival will also feature championship level competition for drill teams and in vaulting.
During the festival, Drill Teams and Color Guard Units from throughout the United States will compete for United States Equestrian Drill Association (USEDA) National Championships in 23 divisions.
International competitors, including China’s Jiangsu (Province) Equestrian Team and the Saffron Walden & District Riding Club – champions of the SEIB / British Riding Clubs Quadrille of the Year at December’s London International Horse Show (Olympia) – have received invitations to compete for top prizes in the prestigious Super Ride Quadrille championship, which showcases the talent and artistry of teams of four horse and rider combinations.
During the final three days of competition, the Super Ride Organizing Committee will host a wine festival showcasing Red 55 wines. Reflecting Miranda Lambert’s lifestyle, personality and most successful recordings, these products include: County Road 233 Merlot, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Sweet White Table Wine, Belle Sweet Red Table Wine and White Liar Chardonnay. The full line of wine products will be on sale at the horse park and at the Pink Pistol Texas/Red 55 Winery in Lindale.
“We are truly grateful for the support received from Miranda’s Pink Pistol Texas, her family and members of her staff,” says Gary Bonner, Executive Director of Super Ride.
“Pink Pistol and the Red 55 Winery have taken a leading role in the run-up to our 2014 event, and have been absolutely wonderful to work with.”
Bev Lambert, co owner of The Pink Pistol Texas said the team at Red 55 and The Pink Pistol were honored to be included in an occasion as highly esteemed as Super Ride XII.
“As our daughter is an equestrian in training with her new Gypsy Vanner, Sophie (a birthday gift from husband, Blake Shelton), we are newly acquainted with the excitement surrounding a championship level event coming to our community. We are honored to bring our wine line to be part of the festivities. We, along with our daughter Miranda, are longtime Lindale residents and we trust that the visitors to this event will be impressed with our hometown.”
Born in nearby Longview, Texas and raised in Lindale, Miranda Lambert gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of the popular reality television series Nashville Star. With four number one singles and over three million records sold to date, her work has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Country Music Association Awards.