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TEXAS HERITAGE ~ TRAIL RIDES



After the Civil War, there was a need for beef in the eastern states, and millions of head of cattle were driven from Texas through Indian Territory to the railheads.
Nowadays, we like to celebrate our Texas heritage. Each year, more than 3,000 riders saddle up and ride to Houston from all directions, including Louisiana and Mexico.

The 12 trails come from all directions, including Mexico and Louisiana, to converge on Houston.

Los Vaqueros Rio Grande Trail Ride, established in 1973, 386-mile ride from Hidalgo, Texas
The Mission Trail Ride, established in 1990, 210-mile ride from San Antonio, Texas
Northeastern Trail Ride, established in 1982, 107-mile ride from Cheek, Texas
Old Spanish Trail Ride, established in 1956, 216-mile ride from Logansport, La.
Prairie View Trail Ride, established in 1957, 87-mile ride from Hempstead, Texas
Salt Grass Trail Ride, established in 1952, 90-mile ride from Cat Spring, Texas
Sam Houston Trail Ride, established in 1955, 70-mile ride from Montgomery, Texas
Southwest Trial Ride, established in 1993, 120-mile ride from Rosenberg, Texas
Southwestern Trail Ride, established in 1973, 102-mile ride from Angleton, Texas
The Spanish Trail Ride, established in 1961, 109-mile ride from Shepherd, Texas
Texas Independence Trail Ride, established in 1961, 108-mile ride from Brazoria, Texas
Valley Lodge Trial Ride, established in 1959, 71-mile ride from Brookshire, Texas
Color Guard
Color Guard
Color Guard
Color Guard
Lavender & Turquoise
Lavender & Turquoise
Pink Hat
Pink Hat
Young Cowboy
Young Cowboy
The Future
The Future
Whoa!
Whoa!
Rodeo Fashion
Rodeo Fashion
Young Cowboy
Young Cowboy
Chaps
Chaps
Beards
Beards
Valley Lodge Trail Ride
Valley Lodge Trail Ride
Flags
Flags
Sam Houston Trail Rider
Sam Houston Trail Rider
We Love Our Troops
We Love Our Troops
Southwestern Trail Riders
Southwestern Trail Riders
Scout
Scout
Texas Independence Trail Ride
Texas Independence Trail Ride
Texas Independence Trail Ride
Texas Independence Trail Ride
Patriotic Sequins
Patriotic Sequins
Seeing Spots
Seeing Spots
Trail Riders
Trail Riders
Salt Grass Trail Riders
Salt Grass Trail Riders
Salt Grass Surry
Salt Grass Surry
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TrailRiders 14 0083.JPG
Wagon 6
Wagon 6
Something Over Yonder
Something Over Yonder
Trail Rider
Trail Rider
Wagon 13  Desperados
Wagon 13 "Desperados"
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Wagons & Skyscrapers
Wagons & Skyscrapers
Houston ~ End of the Trail
Houston ~ End of the Trail
Salt Grass Trail Ride
Salt Grass Trail Ride
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Young Cowboys
Young Cowboys
A Helping Hand
A Helping Hand
Riding in to Houston
Riding in to Houston
Prairie View Ladies
Prairie View Ladies
Near the Bike Path
Near the Bike Path
Socks for Mittens
Socks for Mittens
In Stereo
In Stereo
Patriotic
Patriotic
55th Year
55th Year
Thoughtful Tiara
Thoughtful Tiara
Silver Saddle
Silver Saddle
Fancy Saddle
Fancy Saddle
Los Vaquerros Trail Riders
Los Vaquerros Trail Riders
Prairie View Trail Rider
Prairie View Trail Rider
Texas Heritage ~ Black Cowboys
Texas Heritage ~ Black Cowboys
Southwest Trail Ride
Southwest Trail Ride
Lunch with Los Vaqueros
Lunch with Los Vaqueros
Hitching Wagons
Hitching Wagons
Texas Flag
Texas Flag