4,000 Trail Riders arrive in houston for the
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ downtown RODEO parade
More than 4,000 trail riders will begin traveling the city’s streets today, Feb. 26, as they move toward Memorial Park for a last night of camping before Saturday’s Downtown Rodeo Parade. After traveling a combined total of more than 1,900 miles, 13 trail rides will merge and camp overnight, continuing a 58-year-old tradition and helping to kick off the 2010 Show.
Beginning as early as Feb. 5, trail rides, ranging in size from 65 to 1,300 members, began making their way to Houston from points as far east as Logansport, La., as far south as Hidalgo, Texas, on the Texas-Mexico border, and all points in between. Riders traveled between 70 and 386 miles en route to Houston, using traditional equipment of the Old West.
Trail ride information and maps: http://www.rodeohouston.com/events/trail-rides/index.aspx