More than 100 riders of all ages, on horseback and in wagons will make their way through the Blanco Hill Country on Wednesday, March 6. The 112-mile trail ride will cross 36 cattle guards as they ride through more than 20 hill country ranches, including the historic LBJ Ranch on RR1 before arriving at Yett Memorial Park.
The ride will head out from March 1. From Fredericksburg to Luckenback, then Stonewall and Johnson City, Blanco and Fischer, then to Wimberley and end up in Driftwood at the end of the week.
Riders will arrive in Blanco, after stopping by the Blanco High School while the students let out about 3:15 just in time to watch the riders parade to Yett Park. The ride will circle the Blanco Square and parade through town as the Sheriff’s department then escorts them to Yett Park.
A special Mexican dinner will be provided at Yett Park by Chef Barby O’Brien, from Barbarita Chicken Ranch Catering, beginning at 5:30 pm. The public is invited. Donations will be accepted which will benefit the Blanco Buggy Barn Museum. On stage performance will be Penny and the Gang through the dinner hour. A variety of homemade cakes will be available for all to enjoy before the tired riders settle in for their overnight stay at the Park. Dinner will begin promptly at 5:30 pm.
Chef Barby not only cooks, by creates handmade rugs, blankets and scarves for the raffle items and doors prizes. Other raffle items include iron work décor and supplies.
An early 6 am cattle call will get these cowboys started out with a yummy hot breakfast Thursday morning before the next leg of the ride begins, and is opened to the public. Hot homemade biscuits and gravy, cowboy coffee, and breakfast tacos will be hot and ready. A special jelly bar will be set up with homemade jams and jellies from Chef Barbys’ own orchard. So y’all come out and join us!
Riders will then mount up and depart proudly displaying the US Flag as they ride out the gates of Yett Park around 9:30 am. Their ride will begin crossing Highway 281 with a special escort by the Blanco Sheriff’s Department and EMS department as they head toward the next stop to Fischer.
For more details, contact Wild Bill Harrison at 512-791-2503 or Chef Barby at 512-825-6284.