Everyone loves Evening Trail Rides

Stay Cool – Ride with the Moon

Join your fellow horse friends on an evening trail ride. On July 9th, the moon will rise at 3:24 PM, be at top of arc at 8:47 PM and set at 2:05 AM. It is a waxing gibbous moon with 66% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated.

Its the perfect time for an evening trail ride.

Join us if you can. This is an informal evening ride, no food will be served.

When: Saturday 9 July 2011
Time: Ride out at 8 PM
Where: Brockdale Trail head in Lucas, Texas

Evening rides are relaxing and are a great way to beat the hot Texas summer heat. Join your friends and have a great time.

4th of July Parade Riders

Celebrate the 4th of July by Riding Your Horse in a Parade

If you live in North Texas region and are looking for a fun way to spend the 4th of July, join your horsey friends in a local parade.

The attire for TTPA members is to wear your red TTPA T-shirt, black pants and a black hat. Tracy Matern has Tshirts for sale and will have them available at the parade.

Decorate your horse with red, white, and blue bows, garlands, and ribbons. It is really a fun experience. The crowds always love horses in parades so please come if you can.

Tracy Matern has registered the TTPA in two parades.

July 2nd 6 PM Staging next to Cardinal Stadium

July 4th 10 AM Staging at old Collin County Courthouse parking lot

If you are interested in participating and want more information, please contact Tracy Matern 214-392-2288 or email at bobtracy at dfwair.net
See you in the parade!

Looking for something fun to do with your horse this weekend?

Grace Lake Ministries Therapeutic Horsemanship

Grace Lake Ministries Therapeutic Horsemanship

Beat the heat and bring your horse to the Obstacle Course Fundraiser to benefit Grace Lake Therapeutic Horsemanship. This promises to be fun for both you and your horse. This is not a competition, but a learning and training experience to enjoy with no pressure.

When: Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 9 AM to 1 PM
What: 20+ Challenging Obstacles & a Tack Sale
Location: Cowboy Church of Collin County, 2800 FM 3364, Princeton, TX
Cost: $25 Entry Fee (Additional Donations Welcomed)

Special Feature: In addition to an exciting obstacle course, Mustang Trainer Jerry Jones will be providing an obstacle training demonstration using newly trained mustangs at approximately 12 noon.

Negative Coggins Required
Lunch Included

RSVP to Suzanne Creel at 972-548-2016 or 205-807-2681

All donations are tax deductible and benefit Grace Lake Ministries a 501c3 that provides a Christ-centered NARHA therapeutic horsemanship program in the Anna/Blue Ridge area.

Directions to Cowboy Church of Collin County From 75:

Exit on Bethany Drive in Allen and go east.
Take Bethany Drive through Allen into Lucas (about 5 miles).
Continue straight through on Bethany Road, the road changes its name to East Lucas Road and intersects with FM 1378.
Go through the traffic light straight on Lucas Road.
In about ½ mile, when the road makes a sharp curve, you will see the Lucas Food Mart and Fina station on your left and a traffic light.
Turn left here at stop light on FM 3286 (aka Lucas Road) .
Go across two bridges and continue on Lucas Road until the road tees into FM 928. Turn left (north) and to until FM 3364 (there is a gas station on right corner). Turn right onto FM 3364 and go about 1/2 mile and you’ll see Cowboy Church of Collin County. This is the location of the obstacle course.

Note: This is not an official TTPA event, but it is a horse event with many TTPA members attending.

TTPA Night Trail Ride, Dinner and Raptor Presentation – Sat 11 June

It is the time of the year where we try to beat the heat and host night rides in the light of the moon at Brockdale Park. This Saturday 11 June promises to be a fun filled evening.

Where: Brockdale Trail head in Lucas, TX
When: Sat 11 June 2011
What: Dinner, Pavilion Opening Ceremony, Raptor Presentation and Evening Trail Ride

Here are the important times:
Pavilion Opening Ceremony at 5:30
Dinner: 5:45 PM – We are having a chuckwagon dinner, $5 donation Potluck – please bring a dish to share with others.
Raptor Center Presentation: 6:00 while we are eating

Ride: 7:00 Start The moon rises early and it will be nearly full so this is a great night for a evening ride. There will be moon shadows and the Brockdale South trail is open so you’ll have a lot of moonlight on the trail.

Bring your coggins, water to drink, bug spray, folding cars, a flashlight and your horse.

Gallery Snippets
Dutch Oven Food line Relaxing Joan riding Zegna Out on the trail Riders enjoying the trail Tom Pollard relaxing after the ride