Help! Trinity Trail Needs You!

When: Sat 23 June
Time: 8 am (to beat the heat)
Where: East Fork Trailhead in Wylie

We will meet at 8am at the East Fork Trailhead. Plans are to:

  • Mark Trails in the repaired areas
  • pick up trash
  • place signs
  • trim branches, especially the cedars encroaching on the trail.

Make sure you bring water, a hat, appropriate clothing, and perhaps sunscreen – summer is upon us.

Call Charlie at 972-824-3369 if you are coming. Please help if you can.

Help! Trinity Trail Needs You!

Time to prepare the trail for the ACTHA rides on Memorial Day weekend. We’ll be mowing the trail and trailhead, last minute trail clearing, and odds and ends.

We will meet at 8am at the Brockdale Trailhead and work north and south of the trailhead, 3 miles in each direction.

Please make sure you have sturdy work gloves. If you can bring pruners and/or lopers, and some trash bags that would be great.

Call Charlie at 972-824-3369 if you are coming. We want to make sure we have enough vehicles to transport people to the work areas. Please help if you can.

Spring Fling Ride

Spring is a great time to ride in texas

Spring is a great time to ride in Texas

April is often one of the most beautiful times of the year to ride on the Trinity Trail around Lake Lavon.

Join us on April 21st for our Spring Fling ride.

When: Saturday, April 21
Where: Highland Park Trailhead
Time: Arrive at 9:30am, Ride out at 10am

Bring a sack lunch and a chair and join fellow members at the trailhead around 1pm for lunch.

It looks like a beautiful weekend, but just in case TTPA needs to cancel the ride, please check
the web site before you haul.

ACTHA Competitive Trail Challenge

What: Six miles of trail with obstacles
Where: Brockdale Park Trailhead, Lucas TX
Who: Anyone who likes to have fun with their horse
When: Sunday 27 May 2012

Great Prizes for 1st – 6th Place
Open & Pleasure divisions eligible for jackpot ($20 per open rider)
Divisions: Open * Pleasure * Junior

All participants must register online to participate
Limited to the first 100 riders
Benefiting Trinity Trail Preservation Association (501c3 non-profit)

Help! Trinity Trail Needs You!

Trinity Trail has suffered extensive damage to the trail from the recent heavy rains. We are hoping you can come to the workday this Saturday. We really want to get the trails open again. Mother Nature was hard on our trail. If you ride on the trail or want to in the future, please come out and do your part.

We will meet at 9am at the Brockdale Trailhead. You may want to pack a lunch and bring water because we may be out there more than 2 or 3 hours. We will be repairing damage to the trail, pruning, picking up trash, and clearing culverts, both north and south of Brockdale.

Please make sure you have sturdy work gloves. If you can bring pruners and/or lopers, and some trash bags that would be great.

Call Duke at 214-422-2929 or Charlie at 972-824-3369 if you are coming. We want to make sure we have a enough vehicles to transport people to the work areas. Please help if you can.

Updated March 24, 2012

Notice: Storm flood damage has washed out a trench across the Trail about 1.5 miles from the Brockdale Park Trailhead. This trail is CLOSED until the damage can be repaired (perhaps 2 weeks?).

Brockdale Park North trail is also closed due to muddy conditions, but this will likely change once drier conditions have dried things out a bit.

If you have questions, you may contact Charlie Gaines, the Trail Steward.

St Patrick’s Day Trail Ride – Sat 17 March 2012

Update Sat Morning: Ride is ON! Only a few sprinkles here. North Brockdale trail is good. South trail is still a bit muddy but ride-able. Join the fun!

Date: March 17, 2012
Time: Arrive 1:30pm and Ride Out at 2:00pm
Location: Brockdale Trailhead, Lucas

Food: Kurt and Shelly Van Doran are cooking! Dinner ready between 5 and 5:30pm

*** IMPORTANT ***
Please RSVP via email to Shelley at dixiebug@sbcglobal.net for dinner if you are coming.
Shelley and Kurt need to know how much food to prepare !

Minimum of $5 donation for food please.

Remember your Coggins and bring a chair.

I hate to add this, but please look for an email on Friday or check the TTPA web site before coming.
More rain is predicted and we may have to cancel the ride if the trails are too muddy.

March 3rd, 2012 TTPA Work Day

The TTPA Work Day is scheduled for this Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Time: 9am
Location: Brockdale Park Trailhead

We will be picking up trash, trimming trees, and painting one side of toilet that was vandalized. We also plan to stain the new picnic table.

Please bring clippers, pruners, loppers, or anything else you have to trim bushes and branches, and don’t forget to wear gloves. If you’d like to help with the painting/staining, old clothes are recommended.

You also may want to bring water to drink while you work.

Thanks. Contact Charlie Gaines if have any questions at 972-824-3369

[CANCELLED due to cold]
We are were planning our annual Valentine’s Day Ride!

DATE: Saturday, February 11th, 2012
TIME: Arrive around 1:30pm
Ride out at 2pm
LOCATION: Highland Park Trailhead

Don’t forget to bring your current Coggin’s Test paperwork – we will be checking.

Kids Love HorsesCome Celebrate Valentine’s Day (a little early) on February 11th. We will be riding out from Highland Park at 2pm. The trail conditions should be good and the weather is predicted to be Partly Sunny and in the 50’s so it should be a good day for a ride.

Join us!

February 4th, 2012 TTPA Work Day

The TTPA Work Day is scheduled for this Saturday, February 4th, 2012.

Time: 9am
Location: Highland Park Trailhead

We will be heading south on the trail to do trimming, cleanup, and hole filling.

Please bring clippers, pruners, loppers, or anything else you have to trim bushes and branches, and don’t forget to wear gloves. For hole filling, shovels and perhaps a 5 gallon bucket for hauling fill would be a good idea.

You also may want to bring water to drink while you work.

Thanks. Contact Charlie Gaines if have any questions at 972-824-3369

Gallery Snippets
Jack Gilstrap brushing his horse Kurt cooked an awesome lunch East Fork Ribbon Ceremony Riding on Trinity Trail Taking a break at Collin Park Riders enjoying the trail