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CANCELLED Palo Pinto Mountain State Park Friends Benefit Ride

  • 19 Oct 2018
  • 3:00 PM
  • 21 Oct 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Strawn, Texas FM 2372 (Tucker Lake Road) west for 4 miles

Cancelled TBA New Ride Date

Palo Pinto Mountain State Park Friends Benefit Ride

Due to heavy rains, ride has been cancelled with new date to be announced.

October 19-21 2018

 Join us for a ride at this beautiful area of the state.  Not yet open, by invitation only.  

You must contact Janis Janes at 817-734-1249 text or email at j.janes@tcu.edu to get on the list.  All questions related to this ride are to be directed to Janis, ride manager. 

 Ride Details: Ride the trails all day Saturday 9a.m. – 3:00p.m. (pack a lunch to eat on the trail), and Sunday morning 9:30a.m. - noon.  

Meals: On your own, except Saturday evening, bring a dish to share, ham will be provided starting at 5:30PM. No other meals are provided. 

Watch the weather and your emails – Ride will be cancelled if it rains as we will be parking in a low, open field.  

Primitive camping only (no hook-ups). non-potable water for horses, no potable water available.  Port-a-Potty on site.  

  • Current negative Coggins required, no exceptions
  • No tie picket lines
  • Horses will need to be in your own portable pens or tied to your trailers
  • Trails are moderate to difficult in terrain and grades
  • TRAILS ARE ROCKY.  SHOES/BOOTS are highly recommended   
  • Pack appropriate clothing, sun screen, and adequate drinking water for camping and trail riding   
  • Bring conditioned, trained horses that can withstand heat and elevation changes                     

 CHECK-IN:  Friday after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday between 7:30-8:30 a.m.  The event is $30.00 for the day or weekend. 

Burn Ban:  If the Burn Ban is lifted for this ride, campfires will be permitted only in your own ELEVATED fire rings.  There are NO fire rings on site.

 Directions:  From I-20 exit 361 to Highway 16 north to Strawn 4 miles. From US Hwy 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn. In Strawn take FM 2372 (Tucker Lake Road) west for approx. 4 miles. Trail Ride Signs will be posted.

PARKING:  Go past the main gate (on left) and follow signs posted.  We will be parking on the LEFT side of the road about   2 miles west of Park Headquarters in the Cedar Elm Equestrian Parking.

 This trail ride is underwritten by Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners. All proceeds from this ride will be donated to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners, a 501c3 organization.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank TETRA for their help and support over the past several years.  

Palo Pinto Mountans State park is not open to the public.  This ride is by invitation only.  Contact Janis Janes at 817-734-1249 text or email at j.janes@tcu.edu to get on the ride list.


Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association, Inc.

P.O.Box 200314 

Austin, Texas 78720 

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