Trail Riding


A little history of the The TexCelentes Trail Riders:

We have been organizing trail rides longer than there has been a Drill Team; however, the group needed a bank account for fees charged to cover the deposits required by state parks. Years ago deposits were minimal; today deposits are well over $1000 and often are made a year in advance. The Trail Riders have a separation of funds but use the Drill Team bank account. As IXL arranges the rides it was logical to manage the finances.
Trail Rides are organized semi-annually--Spring & Fall.
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In the Spring we organize the "Spring Break Ride". The last two years we have gone to a 3000 acre ranch in Uvalde where the terrain is somewhat similar to Big Bend but the driving distance is less. Please read about our Big Bend State Park experience--we will arrange another ride in the near future.

View a PDF article on our trip to Big Bend

View a PDF article on a trip to Uvalde

In the Fall we organize the "Bandera Ride". The group lodge in the park is leased from Thursday thru Sunday the second weekend of each November. Located in Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World," the 5,369-acre Hill Country State Natural Area is Texas' largest state park open to equestrians. The natural area draws a decidedly different type of outdoor enthusiast since it is undeveloped, lacking paved roads, potable water, or luxurious amenities. The park offers 40 miles of designated, multi-use trails open to horseback riding. The terrain ranges from flat, broad, creek bottoms to steep rocky canyons up to 2000 feet in elevation. This is our most popular ride with nearly 40 riders enjoying good horses, good friends and home cooked meals. It is always necessary to make early reservations with The Texcelentes.   big bend camp


2009 we are planning a trip to Bogota, Colombia, and surrounding villages, with rides on various paso ranches and even more fun into the surrounding mountains. It is absolutely beautiful--this will be our second trip. Anyone interested please let us know--costs have yet to be determined. Check back for dates and rates!

Rancho Texcelente IXL| P O Box 55|14012 Paso Fino Rd.|Cat Spring, TX 78933
Phone: (979) 865-3636
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