TETRA - Trail Riding for Everyone

TETRA Christmas Ride and 25th Anniversary Celebration

  • 09 Dec 2022
  • 1:59 PM
  • 11 Dec 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • 13816 Maxdale Road, Killeen, Texas 786549


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December 9-11,2022

Parrie Haynes Equestrian Camp

13816 N. Maxdale Rd   Killeen, Texas


2:00-7 p.m.   Registration

6:30PM Clubhouse meet and greet.  Bring your favorite appetizers to share with others. 


All Day   Rolling Slide Show from Parrie Haynes ‘Best of America by Horseback’

Auction viewing all day

9:00 am Trail Ride - ride with group or on your own

2:00 Mounted Christmas Themed Costume Contest-Award-Prizes for top Three awards

3:00 Clubhouse-Gathering Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center 2000-Present

Blanfard Perry-2000-TETRA’s start with Parrie Haynes

Karl Cloninger- -How Parrie Haynes, TPWD and TETRA got started

Ona Trubee-Parrie Haynes Equestrian Ranch-Today’s Texas Equestrian Destination

4:00 Corn Hole games-donations go to chosen non-profit

6:00 pm Christmas Trailer Lights and Decoration Contest-Judging and Awards-Top Five Trailers

6:30 Catered Meal-Big Hoss caterer Killeen

7:00 Live Auction-Vendor and Private Donations on Display throughout the day


9:00 AM- 12:00 Trail Ride-guided or on your own

2:00PM Depart.  Drive Safe

Join us for 25years of clearing trails and supporting the equestrian world.  

This year’s Christmas celebration we are sponsoring donations to three non-profit organizations that focus on children. TETRA has a history of working with children, introducing them to wagons, horses and life in the past.  To honor this past, we selected the following non-profits to sponsor:

  • Casa of Bell and Coryell Counties. Court Appointed Special Advocates-casabellcoryell.org-working with children who are experiencing home and family issues
  • ROCK-Ride On Center for Kids- a non-profit organization that provides equine assisted services to children, adults and veterans with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.rockride.org

Donations will be split evenly between the non-profits. We are gifting these non-profits instead of a gift exchange.  

Join us for a fun filled weekend, in celebration of the Christmas season and TETRA’s 25th anniversary.  Come connect with new friends and from the past. 

Saturday’s fun will start with a guided trail ride at 9 AM- retuning at 11, afternoon ride on your own.  Sunday guided trail ride will start at 9:00am. 

Activities include a Christmas dress up for horse and rider with awards for best in show!  Best decorated campsite, Christmas lights at home (trailer) or cabin, with judging and prizes for the best entrees.

Saturday evening catered meal-Big Hoss BBQ, Killeen.

Saturday, auction items on display.  Through Debbie Sannwaldt’s efforts, we have excellent sponsor donations. And a return of adult gift baskets.  Adding to this, is two corn hole games, two Adirondack chairs (assembly required), Dallas Cowboys ice chest, humidor, and an electric fireplace. Live auction in the evening, after dinner.

Register at tetratrails.org by December 5.  Questions, text Geri at 512-658-0937 or Mary at 817-897-6822.

Fee: Member-$25 Non-Member-$40

Camping and pen reservations online at parriehaynesequestriancenter.com

DIRECTIONS:  13816 N. Maxdale Rd. Killeen, Texas.  Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center.  From the south, IH-35, take Hwy 195 toward Killeen FM 2670.  From north IH35, Travel to Maxdale Road on the right, before the bridge.  Do not turn on Gann Ranch Road, it is a dead end and is not your destination.  Drive to the top of the hill, past the power lines, to yellow pipe fencing, turn left at Parrie Haynes Equestrian Center across from the sign and fencing.

From the north, IH35, take IH14/190W, toward Killeen.  Exit 283, toward TX 195 south, travel to Clear Creek Road exit on the right continue to S Clear Creek Road, turn left on Maxdale Road.  Continue to Parrie Haynes Equestrian Ranch on the Right.

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Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association, Inc.

P.O.Box 655

Springtown, Texas 76082

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