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TETRA ACTHA Trail Competition Ride

  • 23 May 2015
  • 24 May 2015
  • Mineola Nature Preserve


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TETRA ACTHA Trail Competition Ride
May 23 & 24, 2015

Double your Pleasure, Double your Fun, Ride two CTC in half the time!

May 22-24, 2015 - 1 AOC & 4 CTC

12 obstacles on the same 7-8 mile trail ride. Both CTCs will run concurrently!  The Big event will be hosted by two seasoned 5 Star ACTHA ride hosts, Joe & Phyllis Petronella, Region 5 Directors of the TETRA and Val Delana and Paula Sue Swope of the Two Texas Women Management Team, and you’re invited to join in on the fun.

Friendly staff, experienced judges, well-marked trails and $$ CASH prizes. The more riders the bigger the payout! RIDER PERKS! Door Prizes! Drawing for a Free Ride! POP! Treasure Chest value at $350.00 each! 

Sign up on line for all events separately at www.actha.us

https://www.actha.us/ride/7293/view           https://www.actha.us/ride/7679/view

https://www.actha.us/ride/7294/view           https://www.actha.us/ride/7685/view

AOC - Valarie Delana - (214) 695-9533

CTC, RV sites, & Pens- Joseph Petronella (903) 316-0250

If you wish to participate as a rider at this event, you must register and pay online at the ACTHA website at https://www.actha.us/.

Friday's afternoon AOC is :https://www.actha.us/aoc/1682/view

Saturday’s CTC ride link is https://www.actha.us/ride/7293/view

Sunday’ CTC link is https://www.actha.us/ride/7294/view


To reserve a RV site and/or pen will be done at the time you register online at the ACTHA website.

The Mineola Nature Preserve is minutes away from stores and restaurants yet secluded from the hustle and bustle of the city. More than 2900 acres of beauty and awe inspiring views await the equestrian at the Preserve. About one-half the acreage is river bottom land (

Sabine River) with trails available during the non-rainy season. Creeks with natural crossing and bridges, steep hills, sandy soil, flat level trails, ponds, meadows, and a variety of wildlife are normally viewed on an average ride. There are more than 20 miles of trails routinely available. THE DERBYhas a large parking area, a pavilion with showers and restrooms, a handicapped ramp for mounting, and a 2 horse rack that was donated by TETRA. There are 14 RV hook-ups available (electricity, water, and sewer) and 24 horse pens. Shoes are not required.

The Best Western Hotel in

The MineolaNature Preserve, 4429 SE Loop 564  Mineola, TX 75773   


From I-20, turn North on U.S. 69, about 14 miles, cross the Sabine River and then continue approximately 1.5 miles, turn right (east) on Loop 564. Note directions below for the equestrian trailhead.


U.S.69 from Greenville/Alba and also from U.S. Hwy 37: Continue through Mineola, proceed south until sign for Loop564 is observed. Go underneath the overpass to Loop 564, turn left(east) on Loop564. Note directions below for the equestrian trailhead.

Via U.S. Hwy 80, traveling west from Hawkins: Go under the overpass for

Loop564, immediately turn right (north), and follows signs to Loop 564. Continue right (south) on Loop564 until reaching County Road (CR) 2724. Equestrians continue about 1/8 mile to next turn to left.


U.S. Hwy 80, traveling east from Grand Saline: Continue through Mineolato the intersection of U.S. Hwy 69. Turn right (south) on U.S. 69. Proceed south until sign for Loop564 is observed. Go underneath the overpass to Loop 564, turn left(east) on Loop564.. Note directions below for the equestrian trailhead.

For the Equestrian Trail Head: About one fourth mile, turn right on first road to the right (before

County Road2724). The signs at the top of the hill note horse trailer parking.

Go to Mineola.com for more directions and a printable trail map

Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association, Inc.

P.O.Box 200314 

Austin, Texas 78720 

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