TTPA Tack Sale

Postponed Until Fall
9 AM – 3 PM
Brockdale Park Trailhead
Lucas, TX

Need to downsize your tack collection?

Do you have bridles and saddles that don’t fit any of your current horses?

Want to do some Spring Cleaning in your barn and rehome stuff you don’t use anymore?

Bring it to the TTPA Tack Sale!

We welcome all things horsey! Western, English, Endurance, you name it. You can either donate the items or split the proceeds with TTPA (for higher dollar items). TTPA is a non-profit so you can write off donations on your taxes.

Needing Horse Equipment?
This is a great opportunity to get lightly used horse items at great prices! Plus you help a great non-profit that helps maintain the trails.

Contact Amy Dickerson (972-832-2531), Jill Monson 972-804-3412, or Erin Sisson (214-728-2066) to donate ahead of time or just bring items the morning of the sale.

Time to Turn in Trekker Miles

If you tracked trail miles for the TTPA Trekkers Program, please send your miles to Chris Churchill. You can call or text your miles to 214-263-6904.

Miles counted are from Jan-Dec 2019 ridden or walked on Trinity Trail. For more information on the TTPA Trekkers Program see http://www.trinitytrailriders.org/about-ttpa/ttpa-trekkers-program/

Time to Renew TTPA Membership

It is that time of year for Membership Renewal. The annual cost for the family membership is $35 and the membership year starts over on Jan 1. (You can renew in Dec for 2020.)

Here are three easy ways to renew:

Renew online through PayPal on the TTPA web site under the How to Join tab.
Renew in person at the annual TTPA party Jan 11 at the Heard Museum in Fairview, Tx. We will have a booth to collect dues.
Print out a membership form (found at Trinitytrailriders.org under the “how to join tab) and mail the form and your payment to:
Sharon Berryman
2 Woodview Ct
Lucas, TX 75002

Your TTPA membership includes:

TTPA Newsletter – Here’s where you get a recap of what’s going on with the trail. Our newsletter arrives in your inbox and lets you know about upcoming events. In addition to the newsletter, we have an active Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrinityTrail/) and website (http://www.trinitytrailriders.org/)

Monthly trail rides – a great way to meet new riding buddies and to socialize with longtime friends. It is not required to ride to join in…many members come out to visit or enjoy chuck wagon meals that we often have as part of our rides. In addition to the trail rides, we host clinics and fun events for you and your horse.

CareFlite (www.careflite.org) insurance for your entire household for the year 2020. This benefit is good both on and off the trail in the DFW metroplex. If an accident occurs, call 911 and ask specifically for CareFlite.

Almost every month we have work parties, normally scheduled on a Saturday, where we work on the trail to keep it maintained…anything from weed eating around the rest areas, trimming tree limbs to putting in new culverts across the ditches. Work days are important to maintain the trail in good condition. Work parties are strictly volunteer, but we encourage all members to participate when they can. When we are working on a Grant project at the trail, our volunteer hours are extra important as the hours count as money against the “matching funds” Grants that we have received.

Membership in a non-profit organization that allows you to give back and make the world a better place. Trinity Trail gives you a location where you can relax and enjoy nature – but that doesn’t happen by itself. Your membership strengthens the organization to ensure there will be a trail in the future. We appreciate your support and hope you will become more involved.

Thank you again for your membership support of the TTPA.

We look forward to riding with you on the trails!!

TTPA Annual Dinner Party
Saturday 11 Jan 2020
6 PM to 10 PM
Dinner at 7 PM

Join us Saturday, the 11th of January 2020 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Science Resource Center
(at the back of the museum property – follow the TTPA signs)
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069

Cost: $20 per person (adults and teenagers). If you have child(ren) 12 and under attending, we can accommodate them at $10 per child (paying at the door).

BYOB
Water and ice tea will also be available

Gift Exchange
Bring a gift for the gift exchange, if desired. $20 limit

Silent Auction
Bring something to donate to the auction or just bid on donated items. This is a favorite fundraiser

Renew Membership
We will have a table to renew TTPA memberships. If you are interested in getting more active in TTPA this is a great time to start. We are always looking for new members to play an active role.

Meal will be served buffet style and is being catered by Truly Delicious Cakes and Catering (Carol Barrett & Cheryl Reeves). Dinner menu is:

Brisket and Sauce
Marinated Chicken Breast Strips
Green Beans
Garlic Roasted and Buttered New Potatoes
Garden Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressings Available
Rolls and Butter
Black Forest Chocolate Fudge Cake

Please pay in advance for the dinner at http://www.trinitytrailriders.org/2019-2020-annual-dinner/. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay, but can use your credit card.

Please include a head count in the PayPal Comments and/or contact PR Head Chris Churchill at 214-263-6904 to let us know a head-count (even if not purchasing tickets online).

Hope to see you at the dinner!

Come join the parade! Sat 19 Oct 2019

Lucas TX is sponsoring a Fall Parade where horses are invited. This is a horse friendly parade and guaranteed to be fun! Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Its about celebrating Fall!

Registration starts at 9 AM in the Hart Elementary Parking Lot. Parade to start at 11 AM.

Schedule
9 AM Registration (in Hart Elementary Parking Lot)
10 AM Dog & Child Costume Contest
10:15 AM Horse & Rider Costume Contest
10:30 AM Horse Parade line-up
11 AM Parade Starts

There are costume contests for children, dogs and horses and riders. Hope to see you there!

Horse trailer parking will be in the large field adjacent to the Lucas Veterinary Hospital, 800 Country Club Road, Lucas, TX 75002 unless conditions are too wet. In that event, parking will be at Hart Elementary School, 450 Country Club Rd., Lucas. The best entrance will be from Country Club Road. The parade will begin and end at Hart Elementary. 

Questions? Contact Tracy Matern at 214-392-2288 or tmatern1945@gmail.com or Brenda Rizos at 972-727-299 for more information.

Celebration of Life for Frank Hall

Please join us for a celebration of life memorial service will be held for our friend Frank Hall at:

Woodhaven Stable.
3670 Orr Rd. 75002

Sunday August 18th at 6-8pm

Please feel free to add to our memory table display of pictures and stories.

Refreshments will be provided.

Frank was a good friend to TTPA. We will miss him dearly.

TTPA Trail Ride 26 May 2018


Who: Trail riders, walkers, & Supporters
What: Trail ride
When: 9 AM Saturday 26 May 2018
Where: Brockdale Park in Lucas, TX

Join your fellow trail friends on Saturday 26 May 2018. We will gather at Brockdale Trail head and plan to ride out at 9 AM.

After the ride/hike we will share a sack lunch at the pavilion at the trail head.

Please bring a sack lunch, your coggins and a chair.

Hope to see you there!

Horsemanship Obstacle Clinic – 7 May 2017

Join your friends for a fun and informative tool building day with Mark and Miranda Lyon at the Double B Equestrian Center with their wonderful covered arena and (weather permitting) outdoor obstacle use space!

Price: Non-TTPA Members: $150
TTPA Members $130
Auditors (no horse): $25
TTPA Members and Double B Equest boarders can audit for free.

To Register: send an email to RSVP@trinitytrailriders.org

Location: Double B Equestrian covered arena
2300 McMillen Road, Wylie Texas 75098

TTPA Bring-a-Friend Trail Ride & Breakfast
Sat 25 Feb 2017

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When: Breakfast 9 AM, Ride out at 11 AM – 25 Feb 2017
Where: Brockdale Park Trail head, Lucas TX
What: Breakfast Get Together and Trail Ride

Share your love of Trinity Trail and Lake Lavon by introducing a friend to the trail. Bring a non-TTPA member to enjoy a delicious breakfast and a fun ride or hike afterwards.

Door prizes will be given out.

Bring your horse’s coggins and a chair.

Hope to see you there!

RSVP at our FB Event Page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1838419736440118/

Directions to Brockdale Park Trail head

Lucas is northeast of Dallas, TX. From Dallas, go north on US 75 to the Bethany Drive exit in Allen and go east. Take Bethany Drive through Allen into Lucas (about 5 miles). Counting the light at the expressway exit, you will go through nine lights. The ninth light is at Bethany and FM 1378 where Lucas City Hall will be on the left. Go straight. In about ½ mile, when the road makes a sharp curve, you will see a stoplight and the Lucas Food Mart and gas station will be on your left. Turn left here on FM 3286 and go less than a mile to Brockdale Park Road. There is a brown Brockdale Park sign on the right just before the turn. It turns off to the right. If you get to the bridge over Lake Lavon you have gone too far. Follow Brockdale Park Road around to the trail head. You will drive through three 90-degree turns. The trail head is at the 3rd 90-degree turn on the right and is bordered by white pipe fence. If you get to the boat ramp you have gone too far.

Equine Desensitizing Clinic

When: 19 Sept 2015
Where: Meyers Park in McKinney

The Collin County Extension Lone Star Equine Council and TTPA will be hosting an “Equine Desensitizing Clinic” on Saturday, September 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Myers Park and Event Center (7117 County Road 166, McKinney, TX. 75071).

The clinic will be presented by Scott Shepherd of 4 Shepherds Horsemanship. Please take advantage of the clinic if you and/or your horse are having difficulties with certain obstacles on the trail or arena.

You may bring your horse to the clinic at a cost of $150 per participant which will be limited to the first 30 to register or you may choose to just audit the clinic at a cost of $15 per auditor. If you are one of the 30 participating on horseback, you must have a current Coggins test.

The registration fee and auditing fee includes lunch.

Please register online at http://www.4shepherdshorsemanship.com/clinic-schedule-and-registration.html. (You will need to scroll down the page to the clinic on 19 Sept)

Myers Park will be open at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of the clinic.

Gallery Snippets
Shelly TTPATrailer Tom Eberhart, Mike Churchill, Joan Myrthue, and Berdine Eberhart East Fork Ribbon Ceremony Taking a break at Collin Park Riders enjoying the trail
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