More than 100 riders of all ages on horseback and in wagons will make their way through the Blanco Hill Country on Tuesday, March 9. 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 Fredericksburg to Luckenbach, 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; the students let out about 3:15. The ride will continue to the Blanco Square and parade through town as the Sheriff’s department escorts them to Yett Park.
A special Mexican dinner and entertainment is planned, which will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Dinner will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. Riders and the local community will be served by award winning chef Barby Harris O’Brien.
Her famous beef and chicken fajitas with Mexican rice and beans are on the menu. There will be a variety of homemade cakes to enjoy before the tired riders settle in for their overnight stay at the park.
Raffle items and doors prizes will include handmade rag rugs and crocheted blankets and to keep those riders warm, a variety of hand crocheted neck scarves and lots more.
The Trail will continue on Wednesday, March 10 with a 6:00 a.m. cattle call. Cowboy breakfast will be served and is open to the public. Hot homemade biscuits and gravy, cowboy coffee, and breakfast tacos will be hot and ready!
Riders will then mount up and depart, proudly displaying the U.S. flag as they ride out the gates of Yett Park around 8:30 a.m. Their ride will begin again crossing Highway 281 with a special escort by the Blanco Sheriffs Department and EMS department as they head toward their next stop in Fischer.
For more details, contact 830-833-1442 or 512-791-2503.