Hill Country State Natural Area Partners
April 14-16, 2023
Josh Staggs, with 360 Horsmanship will give a demonstration starting at 5:30 Friday. He will cover groundwork and how we use that to help us train in the saddle. He will be using three of his horses to demonstrate his techniques. Please join us for this great opportunity to develop your riding and communication skills.
All proceeds benefit the State Natural Area Partners (SNAP) non-profit, whose mission is to improve this park's campgrounds.
This is held at the Lodge, a 1930s ranch house, a SNAP project. Stalls/corrals hold up to five horses. There are five electric hookups available at the front of the lodge and an open pasture behind the lodge for dry camping; generators are allowed overnight.
Guided trail ride groups will be Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning.
Friday check in begins at 4:00PM.
Saturday registration begins at 7:00am. All riders must check in and sign release and present a current Coggins. Ride participants do not need to stop by the Park Ranger Station. TETRA will issue vehicle hangtags after you arrive at the Lodge.
6:00PM Friday night appetizer potluck bring your favorite appetizer to share.
7:30-8:45 AM Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast compliments of Carey Reed, SNAP President
12:00 Lunch on your own
6:00 Potluck Supper on Saturday, TETRA will supply the meat, bring your favorite side dish and your own drinks.
9:00 am Ride out on Saturday return at lunch ride out at 2:00 pm.
9:00 am Sunday morning ride. Riders may ride out with this group or ride on their own.
Arrive no earlier than 1:00PM Friday depart by 1:00 Sunday.
Please bring items for Saturday evening auction. All proceeds go to State Natural Area Partners (SNAP) for park improvements. This is a live auction.
Ride Fee: TETRA Members $20. Non-Members $35. Children under 18 years old are no charge accompanied by a registered, riding adult. Day Riders/non-riders $15.
Electric hookup: $50 for the weekend. Horse pens are $20 for the weekend. There are five (reserved-wait list) 30-amp electric sites and nine pens. A large, fenced area next to the arena, max five horses is $40/ weekend.
The Lodge is available for $250.00/weekend maximum of eight. All trash must be picked up and disposed at the ranger station. The Lodge does not supply any linens or any amenities.
Reservations begin March 15, 2023. No early reservations. Text Geri Bischoff at 512-658-0937, reservations, will confirm by text.
· Bring your drinking water
- Clean pens and haul to manure area all hay
· Water available for horses
· Horses prone to kick must have a red ribbon attached to their tails.
· Horses should have shoes or boots, the terrain is very rocky
· Dogs on a leash, no dogs on the trails (state park rule), no dogs in the cook shack or lodge.
Be ready to ride at the set "ride out" time. More information, contact Geri Bischoff text or call at 512-658-0937.
ALL STATE PARK RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED BY ALL ATTENDEES, IGNORING RULES MAY RESULT IN BEING ASKED TO LEAVE.
DIRECTIONS: From Bandera, take Hwy 173 S to FM 1077which turns into Bandera Creek Road; highway sign announces Hill Country State Natural Area, turn right and drive past HQ ranger station. past Bar-O Day Use, past Trailhead Camp, to Group Lodge. Electric sites are on your right. Primitive parking the pasture behind the arena. Do not park/camp under oak trees. Do not stop Park Headquarters.
If you are sick, please stay home.
Register on-line at tetratrails.org.
Account will be credited for future rides if cancelled. To request a refund, minus an administrative fee of 10%, please email email@example.com.
Pay online with PayPal, cash or checks.