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There are 57 space(s) reserved for Grasslands Gallop, with 0 space(s) remaining.

Please contact ride manager to be added to the wait list.

Registration opens for this ride on July 1, 2021 at 6 AM.

Grasslands Gallop 

Location:  LBJ Grasslands, Decatur, TX             Date(s):  October 23 & 24, 2021

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.

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 Mexican meal, that is gluten free.  If you need a special meal, also note that.

Meals:  Friday evening my son will be cooking hot dogs for us.  We’ll have chips, you bring a side dish or dessert.

There will be a catered meal, $12 per person, on Saturday evening.  We will have smores on Friday evening after the ride meeting.

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, 2021, 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.

2.5 — Ride-Fee Cancellation Policy  (Note: new policy)

If you cancel:

2 weeks (14+ days) prior to ride– full refund

1 week (7 days) prior to ride– 50%

Less than 1 week (7 days)– no refund

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

If you have to cancel, scroll down and click, “cancel my reservation”.  Make certain you contact the ranch host and cancel any reservations you made directly with them for lodging arrangements.

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.

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), left on CR 2690. 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.  There will be signs directing you to the campground.

QUESTIONS:  Annette Thurlow, 817-939-9503,




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