Archive for March 12th, 2008

Spring Break Benefit Trail Ride, Part 2 of 2

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

The State Natural Area Partners group, or SNAP, raises funds for improvements to the Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera. Sometimes they collaborate with other groups to achieve their goals.

The State Natural Area Partners came to TETRA and asked for a partnership so that we could help them run a trail ride. And all the profits that come off the trail ride, goes into the pocketbook of SNAP. And they’ve put in many improvements in the park with this money.

Debbie Alley is a member of TETRA—the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association. March 14—16, the groups host the 5th Annual Spring Break Benefit Trail Ride at the site. It starts Friday night with registration, and a hearty dinner. The ride begins early Saturday.

You know somewhere between eight and nine o’clock we ride out, go up and down the trails, then come back to camp around noontime, and have a real quick lunch, and then we head out again about one, one-thirty, two o’clock. And go down a different set of trails. Then, Saturday night we have supper—it’s a potluck supper—which I remember doing as a kid. It brings back such sweet memories, you know? Then we have the live auction.

There’s another morning ride Sunday, and everyone pack out by noon. All ages and skill levels welcome, but you have to bring your own horse.

Find trail ride information, including costs, at

That’s our show…remember: Life’s Better Outside…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.