Map: See the routes of the 11 Houston Rodeo trail rides

Taniya on her first trail ride with Southwestern Trail Riders of Houston

HOUSTON – The 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is almost here.

More than 2,000 trail riders, along with their horses and wagons, have hit the trails to kick off Houston’s rodeo season.

The annual tradition, which dates back to 1952, began when four men traveled on horseback from Brenham to raise awareness for the event, according to the Houston Rodeo website.

Beginning Feb. 20, trail rides from all over Texas and Logansport, Louisiana will travel more than 1,300 miles across the Lone Star State to arrive in Memorial Park by Feb. 25 for an awards ceremony. In all, there will be 11 trail rides.

Below you’ll find a map with the individual route of each trail ride:

Northeastern

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 26
  • Established: 1982
  • Start Date: Feb. 20, 2022
  • Location: Cheeks, Texas
  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Number of Riders: 150
  • Number of Wagons: 7

Old Spanish

  • Start location: Logansport, Louisiana
  • Distance they’ll travel: 210 miles
  • Riders: Unknown
  • Wagons: Unknown

Prairie View

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 65
  • Established: January 1957
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: Hempstead, Texas
  • Distance: 91.5 miles
  • Number of Riders: 300
  • Number of Wagons: 9

Salt Grass

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 71
  • Established: January 1952
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: Cat Spring, Texas
  • Distance: 105 miles
  • Number of Riders: 1,000
  • Number of Wagons: 24

Sam Houston

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 67
  • Established: February 1955
  • Start Date: Feb. 2, 2022
  • Location: Montgomery, Texas
  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Number of Riders: 100
  • Number of Wagons: 10

Southwest

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 29
  • Established: January 1993
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: Rosenberg, Texas
  • Distance: 120 miles
  • Number of Riders: 294
  • Number of Wagons: 7

Southwestern Trail Riders of Houston

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 46
  • Established: January 1973
  • Start Date: Feb. 18, 2022
  • Location: West Columbia, Texas
  • Distance: 200 miles
  • Number of Riders: 250
  • Number of Wagons: 10

Texas Cattlemen’s

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 34
  • Established: January 1985
  • Start Date: Feb. 20,2022
  • Location: Magnolia, Texas
  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Number of Riders: 35
  • Number of Wagons: 3

Texas Independence

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 61
  • Established: January 1961
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: La Marque, Texas
  • Distance: 75 miles
  • Number of Riders: 50 – 100
  • Number of Wagons: 14

The Spanish

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 61
  • Established: January 1961
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: Shepherd, Texas
  • Distance: 109 miles
  • Number of Riders: 125
  • Number of Wagons: 9

Valley Lodge

About the Ride

  • Years of Participation: 62
  • Established: January 1959
  • Start Date: Feb. 19, 2022
  • Location: Brookshire, Texas
  • Distance: 74.5 miles
  • Number of Riders: 65
  • Number of Wagons: 4

For more information about the trail rides, including schedules, click here.


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