All Trails Lead To Houston

In 1952, four men traveled on horseback from Brenham, Texas, to raise awareness of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. Today, more than 3,000 trail riders partake in the Rodeo's signature tradition each year. Riders hit the trail in an attempt to recreate the Old West, and in doing so, find a common ground that links us all to the Rodeo.

Be a part of history and support the 11 trail rides as they cross the great state of Texas toward their destination, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.


See the individual Trail Ride route maps in the expandable sections below next to the Texas map.

Memorial Park Camp Locations 


Friday. Feb. 23, 2018

  • 11 a.m.: Trail Rides begin entering Memorial Park
  • 4 p.m.: All Trail Rides in place at Memorial Park
  • 5 p.m.: Awards ceremony at Memorial Park

Saturday. Feb. 24, 2018

  • 10 a.m.: Trail Rides participate in Downtown Rodeo Parade
  • 3 p.m.: Trail Rides leave Memorial Park


2018 Awards Ceremony

  • Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, 5 p.m.
  • Memorial Park (Memorial Drive at N. Picnic Lane)

2018 Award Winners

Award Winner
Spirit Texas Independence
Spirit Posthumously Sergeant Steve Perez
Division I (Large Trail Ride: 145+ participants) Salt Grass
Division II (Medium Trail Ride: 50 – 144 participants) Texas Independence
Division III (Small Trail Ride: 49 or fewer participants) Old Spanish & Mission

Trail Ride Public Relations Contact

Andrew “Primo” Cantu: Officer in Charge

Kelly Traylor: Chairman

Kacey White: Vice Chairman
713.516.6614 or

Tammy Genovese Davis: Captain
281.413.0025 or

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  • Susan Buddeke
  • Veronica Castillo
  • Andrea Sharayha
  • Rhonda Freytag
  • Shelly Milwee
  • Deborah Morris
  • Cyndy Garza Roberts
  • Belinda Rowell
  • Miranda Sevcik
  • Charlotte Stowe

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