Archive for March 11th, 2008

Spring Break Benefit Trail Ride, Part 1 of 2

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

If you want something different to do with the family, consider the fifth annual Spring Break Benefit Trail Ride at the Hill Country State Natural Area March 14—16.

The only thing we ask is that you do bring your own horse. We do not have horses for rent.

Debbie Alley, a member of TETRA, the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association,, is one of the event organizers. She says don’t fret if you lack experience in the saddle.

We’ve had people show up that had never ridden before—and didn’t know the front of a horse—and you ought to see all the people all around them trying to help ‘em. And then we have people that have ridden since they were knee-high to a grasshopper. And they’re the ones over there helping the new ones.

Parents are encouraged to bring their children.

We hope that kids will show up. We cater to the children. We go out of our way to make sure that they get what they need. Like, we have short rides. We have a ride in the morning. Then we come back to camp and we have a ride in the afternoon and we come back to camp. That way, if the children get tired, they can stay in camp and not wear their parents out by getting bored.

We’ll have more on the ride tomorrow. Find event details and costs at

That’s our show…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

March 14–16, 2008 — Hill Country SNA — 5th Annual Spring Break Trail Ride — Join the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association and Hill Country State Natural Area Partners and help support the natural area. Arrive and get settled in on Friday afternoon, then enjoy Cowboy Chili (while it lasts!) on Friday night.

Begin Saturday morning with registration and Coggins check followed by a free breakfast for registered riders. Ride outs at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., lunch is on your own. The evening brings a Pot Luck barbecue dinner and silent auction.

Sunday morning registration and Coggins check for new arrivals, free breakfast for registered riders and morning ride out. Check out at 2 p.m. Fees $20 single day, $35 weekend, TETRA members $30, children 12-18 $10 single day, $20 weekend.

For more information, visit Hill Country State Natural Areas Partners or call (830) 796-4413.