Horse Trail Rides

 

The trails at San Domingo offer great riding opportunities for adults as well as children, for the experienced rider as well as the novice. The trails meander through the scenic South Texas Live Oaks, along draws, and through the understory of native brush species. Whether it is the ride to the La Gloria pond or the San Domingo Creek Trail, you’re likely to catch a view of a diving hawk or a beautiful whitetail buck. Our rides begin on Friday evening and end on Sunday at noon. All meals are included and camping is primitive. Areas are provided for recreational vehicles, but they must be self-contained. We gather Friday evening for a light meal and a social gathering. Daylight on Saturday brings a hearty campfire breakfast, with the first ride scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Sandwiches are served at lunch, followed by free riding on the ranch during the afternoon. The Saturday evening meal will be a treat as you sit around the campfire listening to local storytellers. After breakfast on Sunday, you will saddle up for your final three hour ride, returning to a light lunch before camp breaks.

The San Domingo Ranch hosts two rides annually, sponsored by the American Quarter Horse Association and the Texas Equine Trail Riders Association.

Daily schedule of events
Start out Friday afternoon with registration from 3-9 p.m. Then, sit back and enjoy dinner served at 7 p.m. On Saturday, grab some breakfast before hitting the trail at 8:30 a.m. for an intermediate trail ride. Return for lunch at noon. Take pleasure in an afternoon stroll on your own from 2-6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday morning, participants will saddle up by 8:30 a.m. for a morning guided ride. Gates close at 2 p.m.

Fees
$70 per adult $30 per youth 18 & under

Additional options
Primitive camping, electric hook ups for RVs available. Water is available for horses. Bring your own personal drinking water. Water and soft drinks will be provided on the trail. Portable restrooms will be provided. It is recommended equine be shod, but not required.

Rental horses
No

Horse health requirements
Negative Coggins test required for each horse

Miscellaneous requirements or restrictions
No stallions and each person must sign liability waiver. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times. There will be absolutely no alcohol on the trail.

Private rides may be arranged for groups of ten or more on a year round basis.

Past Trail Rides

The last trail ride occurred in March 2010, coinciding with the conference for Equine land usage and conservation.

Join us for a relaxed San Domingo Ranch trail ride.