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 2,000 trail riders partake in the Rodeo'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 Rodeo.

Be a part of history and support the 12 trail rides as they cross the great state of Texas toward their destination, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


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

Memorial Park Camp Locations 


Friday. Feb. 26, 2021

  • 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. Feb. 27, 2021

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



Award Winner
Scott Bauman Spirit Award
(in memory of past Trail Ride Committee Chair)
Mac Goldsby
(Retiring after 60 years of Trail Riding with the Valley Lodge Trail Ride Association)
Spirit Award Prairie View
Division I Award
(Large Trail Ride: 145+ participants)
Prairie View
Division II Award
(Medium Trail Ride: 50 – 144 participants)
Division III Award
(Small Trail Ride: 49 or fewer participants)
Texas Cattlemen’s