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There are 43 space(s) reserved for Grasslands Gallop, with 22 space(s) remaining.

Grasslands Gallop 

Location:  LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX             Date(s):  October 24 & 25, 2020

Originally settled in the 1800s under a variety of Homestead Acts, LBJ National Grasslands offer a 75-mile network of trails covering the wind-swept prairies where the Chisholm Trail was used to move huge herds of cattle northward, and the Comanche people roamed. Considered easy, barefoot friendly trails meander through hardwood forests to flat, high open areas with panoramic views and plenty of natural ponds. All trail is natural with road used only for crossings. Valley View Campsite, off CR 2777, is an improved permanent equestrian campground; however, there is no electricity or people water available. Composting toilets are provided. Horses may use sliding tethers. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

This is the last ride of the buckle series.

Ride Managers:        Annette Thurlow, Bill Thurlow

Ride Secretary:        Tiffany Janke

General Information and Requirements:

Everyone must show proof of negative Coggins test.  All dogs must be on a leash.  Dispose of manure as instructed.  Indicate in comment section if you would like the catered meal.  It will most likely be a pasta meal.  If you need a special meal, also note that.

Meals:  There will be a catered meal, $12 per person, on Saturday evening.

Ride Fees:

Rider               One Day          Two Days        

Adult               $67.00                $107.00

Junior              $47.00                $72.00

Buddy             $42.00                $52.00

Registration opens 90 days prior to ride, July 1, 2020, at 6:00 am.

Each person registering for a ride must have a separate login and password. You cannot register your relative on your login, you must create a separate login with a separate email address and register them separately. The comment section cannot be used for registering another individual.  This is necessary to maintain an accurate count of riders registered for a ride.

Cancellation policy:

2.5 — Ride-Fee Cancellation Policy

If you cancel:

 7+ days prior to ride– full refund

 6-3 days prior to ride– 50%

 Less than 3 days– no refund

If  Management cancels  the ride you will receive a full refund.

Additional Fees: 

If not a member of TTCC you must purchase a daily membership at $5 or a full membership for $20, payable to TTCC.

Forest Service Fees of $10 per day per vehicle for a total of $30 for the weekend.   Federal Interagency passes are accepted,  then fees are $5 per day.  Anyone wanting to arrive early or stay late is welcome to.  This is a public park and fees of $10 per day will apply.

Payment must be received 30 days before the ride to reserve your place at the ride.  If payment is not received, you may lose your spot.  In case of a full ride, contact management to be placed on the waitlist.

Mail payment to:  Annette Thurlow, 1316 Hardisty Rd., Bedford, TX 76021

Directions to ride: 

Take US287/81 north out of Decatur to Alvord, exit Business 287/81, turn right at yellow blinking light, go over railroad tracks and go right at Pine Street, left at Shankle, right at Beyette (following first three signs to Bethel Baptist Church). Turn left on CR 2690, go approximately 6 miles, just past Christie Saddlery and FS908, turn right at CR2677, then left at next road CR2675. At the “T” stay to the left (CR2675) and follow signs to Valley View Campgrounds. Turn right on CR 2777 and campground is just ahead on your right.


Alternate Route to Grasslands:  Drive through Decatur, then take Highway 380 east toward Denton. Move into the left lane to take the FM 730 exit. Turn left on 730 north about 8.3 miles.  Look for Cottonwood Cemetery sign. Turn left onto CR 2461, you’ll come to a fork in the road where CR 2461 goes left and CR 2560 goes right. Stay to the right and follow CR 2560 around past the TADRA turn off, to the “T” intersection, stay to the right and follow CR 2675 to Valley View.  Turn right on CR 2777 and campground is just ahead on your right.

QUESTIONS:  Annette Thurlow, 817-939-9503,


Map to Grasslands & Valley View via FM 730

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