HOUSTON-- The Southwestern Trailriders Association kicked off rodeo season with its 37th annual trail ride to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. During the week long ride, which kicked off Saturday, cowboys and cowgirls will trot in high style 22 miles a day, averaging 100 miles for the entire ride.
According to HLSR, 13 trail ride organizations will combine their leadership and resources, to bring their groups over many miles. The people are from all walks of life, and each trail ride has many interesting stories.
Southwestern Trailriders Association Assistant Trail Boss, Elizabeth Cook, asked for traveling grace on Facebook before the start of the ride.
Members of the Southwestern Trailriders will be traveling through West Columbia, Rosharon and Juliff, Texas before making it to Tom Bass Park. The riders will camp at the park before journeying to Houston the following day.
It is expected that 250 riders will join in along the route before arriving at the final destination, Memorial Park, on March 3.