All Trails Lead To Houston

In 1952, four men traveled on horseback from Brenham, Texas, to raise awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. Today, more than 3,000 trail riders partake in the Show's signature tradition each year. Riders hit the trail in an attempt to recreate the Old West, and in doing so, find a common ground that links us all to the Show.

Be a part of history and support the 13 trail rides as they cross the great state of Texas toward their destination, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Maps

See the individual Trail Ride route maps in the expandable sections below next to the Texas map.

Memorial Park Camp Locations 

Schedule

Friday. March 3, 2017

  • 11 a.m.: Trail Rides begin entering Memorial Park
  • 4 p.m.: All Trail Rides in place at Memorial Park
  • 5 p.m.: Awards ceremony at Memorial Park

Saturday. March 4, 2017

  • 10 a.m.: Trail Rides participate in Downtown Rodeo Parade
  • 3 p.m.: Trail Rides leave Memorial Park

Los Vaqueros Rio Grande

Trail Boss
David Ramirez: 832.428.0580

Assistant Trail Boss
Sal Ramirez: 936.200.0106

Secretary
Sylvia Partida: 832.428.0580

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 44
  • Established: February 1973
  • Start Date: Feb. 10, 2017
  • Location: Hidalgo, Texas
  • Distance: 353 miles
  • Number of Riders: 50
  • Number of Wagons: 4
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Mission

Trail Boss
Larry Valles: 281.935.5538

Assistant Trail Boss
William Smeltz: 281.857.4909

Secretary
Debbie Lopez: 832.335.2655

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 27
  • Established: January 1991
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Distance: 239 miles
  • Number of Riders: 65
  • Number of Wagons: 3
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Northeastern

Trail Boss
Anthony Bruno: 713.530.7986

Assistant Trail Boss
Keith Mack: 832.798.8349

Secretary
Chrisetta Mack: 832.866.7684

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 27
  • Established: 1990 (joined HLSR)
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Cheeks, Texas
  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Number of Riders: 200-250
  • Number of Wagons: 8
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Old Spanish

Trail Boss
Morris W. Brown: 936.332.2095

Assistant Trail Boss
Barney Cases: 281.413.5597

Secretary
Norma Cases: 281.413.5661

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 62
  • Established: January 1956
  • Start Date: Feb. 26, 2017
  • Location: Logansport, Louisiana
  • Distance: 216 miles
  • Number of Riders: 50-100
  • Number of Wagons: 0

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Map

Prairie View

Trail Boss
Myrtis Dightman Jr.: 713.882.3959

Assistant Trail Boss
John Burkhalter: 832.235.5426

Secretary
Gina Goosby-Harris: 713.248.6149

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 60
  • Established: January 1957
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Hempstead, Texas
  • Distance: 89 miles
  • Number of Riders: 200
  • Number of Wagons: 7
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Salt Grass

Trail Boss
Mitch Morgan: 832.788.1890

Assistant Trail Boss
Dan Johnston: 713.201.1047

Secretary
Conni Meyer: 281.615.3707

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 66
  • Established: January 1952
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Cat Spring, Texas
  • Distance: 103 miles
  • Number of Riders: 1,200
  • Number of Wagons: 24
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Sam Houston

Trail Boss
Bruce Fraysur: 346.225.7400

Assistant Trail Boss
Mark Sechelski: 936.870.6723

Assistant Trail Boss
David Supak: 713.516.5735

Secretary
Linda Sharp Dyess: 936.827.8626

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 63
  • Established: February 1955
  • Start Date: Feb. 27, 2017
  • Location: Montgomery, Texas
  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Number of Riders: 100 – 125
  • Number of Wagons: 9
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Southwest

Trail Boss
Alex Prince: 832.665.6918

Assistant Trail Boss
Paul Simpson: 832.731.0764

Secretary
D’edrere Hightower: 281.780.9715

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 24
  • Established: January 1993
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Rosenberg, Texas
  • Distance: 123 miles
  • Number of Riders: 275
  • Number of Wagons: 10
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Southwestern

Trail Boss
Rosetta Gray: 281.414.9134

Assistant Trail Boss
Elizabeth Cook: 713.419.0580

Secretary
Gabrielle Curvey: 832.931.6572

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 44
  • Established: January 1973
  • Start Date: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Location: West Columbia, Texas
  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Number of Riders: 250
  • Number of Wagons: 10
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Texas Cattlemen's

Trail Boss
Ricky Nelson: 903.388.5291

Assistant Trail Boss
Cliff Willson: 281.413.0101

Secretary
Leslie Nelson Young: 713.249.3164

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 32
  • Established: January 1986
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Magnolia, Texas
  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Number of Riders: 45
  • Number of Wagons: 4
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Texas Independence

Trail Boss
Jeff Simpson: 409.739.6725

Assistant Trail Boss
Shelah Cooley: 281.387.9900

Secretary
Tina Wargo: 281.744.8404

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 56
  • Established: January 1961
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Brazoria, Texas
  • Distance: 100 miles
  • Number of Riders: 100 – 150
  • Number of Wagons: TBD
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The Spanish

Trail Boss
Joe Cantrell: 713.875.0294

Assistant Trail Boss
Larry Cantrell: 936.672.3033

Secretary
Wendy Drabbant: 281.541.9028

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 57
  • Established: January 1961
  • Start Date: Feb. 24, 2017
  • Location: Shepherd, Texas
  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Number of Riders: 125
  • Number of Wagons: 9
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Valley Lodge

Trail Boss
Wheat McKinney: 713.254.9674

Secretary
Nancy Schmidt: 713.851.9309

About the Ride
  • Years of Participation: 58
  • Established: January 1959
  • Start Date: Feb. 25, 2017
  • Location: Brookshire, Texas
  • Distance: 71.5 miles
  • Number of Riders: 150
  • Number of Wagons: 9
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Awards

2017 Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, March 3, 2017, 5 p.m.
  • Memorial Park (Memorial Drive at N. Picnic Lane)

2017 Award Winners

Award Winner
Safety Texas Independence Trail Ride
Spirit Salt Grass Trail Ride
Spirit Texas Cattlemen's
Division I (Large Trail Ride: 145+ participants) Texas Independence
Division II (Medium Trail Ride: 50 – 144 participants) Prairie View Trail Ride
Division III (Small Trail Ride: 49 or fewer participants) Mission Trail Ride

Trail Ride Public Relations Contact

Andrew “Primo” Cantu: Officer in Charge

Scott Baumann: Chairman

Andrea Sharayha: Vice Chairman
713.826.7050 or andrea@hfrrf.org

Kacey White: Captain
713.516.6614 or kacey.white@gmail.com

  • Connie Blanton
  • Susan Buddeke
  • Veronica Castillo
  • Tammy G. Davis
  • Rhonda Freytag
  • Shelly Milwee
  • Cyndy Garza Roberts
  • Belinda Rowell
  • Miranda Sevcik
  • Charlotte Stowe