Texas Trail Challenge Club Rules for 2017 now Available

The  Texas Trail Challenge Club Rules for 2017 are now available!  Just click on the picture below and download the PDF.  Please note that any rule changes from last year are  in GREEN.

2016 Final Points Accumulations

The final 2016 Points have been calculated! Ride managers, secretaries and judges — Please check that there is a notation under the ride that you have worked at so you can get credit. Riders — Please double check your scores and let Nancy Williams know of any problems! Congratulations and thanks to all the riders, managers, judges, and secretaries who […] Continue Reading

7IL Mid-Summer Madness Update

Maddie and I spent the day at 7iL and are happy to report that the ride is a go!  There are some wet trails on our path but they are well packed and not boggy and most of our trails are dry and green and beautiful.  We took care to detour the ride around the worst spots.  There are a […] Continue Reading

2015 Final Newsletter!

Here is the Final Newsletter from the Texas Trail Challenge Club for 2015. Hope to see you all at the Celebration. Details in newsletter. Happy New Year to one and all!!!!! Just to be clear: 1st – 6th place is based on your top 40% of scores for the year. 2015 – 6 rides. Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and […] Continue Reading

Cold River Rendezvous Pictures

The photos from the Cold River Rendezvous ride are now available at TierOne Photos. As is usual, the Completion Award Photos are free for digital download. If you only rode on Sunday and did not receive a completion photo, please let me know and I will get you something special so you can remember your ride. Thanks for coming out! […] Continue Reading

Best Rider Clinic EVER

Best Rider Clinic EVER. That is what we heard all weekend. With the crazy weather, Mel and Liz/I decided to split the locations. Seemed to have been a brilliant idea. Mel’s cozy judges seminar was detailed and and specific. Thanks Mel for your awesome Power Point Presentation. Meanwhile at the Riders clinic, We had 8 clinicians and 6 groups of […] Continue Reading

2014 Buckle Series Winners

  Congratulations to our first ever buckle series winners! Highpoint Tenderfoot Winner: Alissa Erwin High Point Maverick Winner: Maddie Martin   Highpoint Horseman Winner: Carol Warren  Wildcard Buckle Winner: Maggie Steinke

FROM BEHIND THE CLIPBOARD…A JUDGES PERSPECTIVE:

FROM BEHIND THE CLIPBOARD…A JUDGES PERSPECTIVE: When a rider approaches an obstacle, I start judging from the minute they move their feet – are they ‘setting up’ their horse for success? Have they thought this whole obstacle through, from start to finish? JUDGES TIPS: When the judge reads you the instructions, have them read it AGAIN. Then repeat it out […] Continue Reading

And now, a word from your President.

Lots to talk about- First- if you know of someone that is a member and has not been here – go get them! Second- If you missed the first ride of the Fall Buckle Series, you missed a good one, Thanks Nancy Allen Williams and Amy Kaye Martin. As usual the ride meetings were full of laughter and love. Trail […] Continue Reading