Valley Lodge Trail Riders, 02-08-15

The Valley Lodge Trail Riders prepare for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Photo by Lou Boudreaux

It’s that time of the year – We pull out our cowboy boots and hats and enjoy all the fun the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has to offer. To kick off all the excitement, groups ride by wagon and horseback across Texas and come together in downtown Houston to ride in the big parade.

The Valley Lodge Trail Ride is one of the oldest rides that participates every year. They come out of Brookshire and ride approximately 75 miles into Houston.

Valley Lodge Trail Riders, 02-08-15

Photo by Jaclyn Ritter

The group will embark on their trek Saturday, February 21st and will arrive at Memorial Park on Friday, February 27th. That evening there will be an awards ceremony where trophies will be presented to the best small, medium, and large trail ride groups. These awards are given out to the rides who over the course of the week have consistently followed the rules, kept safety their number one priority, and maintained good conduct. Fabulous western attire certainly helps their scores as well!

When will they come through Fulshear?

Valley Lodge Trail Riders, 02-08-15

Photo by Lou Boudreaux

Make sure to grab your kids and camera because on Sunday, February 22nd the Valley Lodge Trail Ride will be pulling through Fulshear just before 11am and stopping at Dekker’s restaurant on FM 1093. The trail ride committee, who regulates all 13 trail rides, will visit Valley Lodge Trail Ride, along with some of the head directors and members of the rodeo. They will all be there to visit and catch up before the group pushes on toward their destination. Jim Hubbard, Trail Boss for the Valley Lodge Trail Ride, encourages you to stop by and meet the team. “Anything that we are doing, the public is always invited to stop by and say hello.”

Want to know more about the Valley Lodge Trail Ride and their participation in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo? Fulshear Magazine will be featuring them in their fall issue! You can also check them out at