The Lone Star Equine Council of Collin County is sponsoring a trailride on May 22 at the Brockdale Trailhead of Trinity Trail on Lake Lavon in Lucas, TX. Ride out at 10 AM or ride on your own. Lunch will be available at 12 noon for a $5 donation.

The Lone Star Equine Council is a committee of the AgriLife Extension Service dedicated to promoting the interests and intercommunication of all horse-related groups and businesses within the area. Check out their website at

Please RSVP to Donna Carmickle at 214-882-0833 or via email at Donna is also ready to answer any questions you may haw.

A negative Coggins will be required. Dogs must remain at your trailer and the Council does not provide horses. A map of Trinity Trail and the area can be found at or at

From Dallas, go north on US 75 to Allen. Exit on Bethany Drive in Allen and go east. Take Bethany Drive through Allen into Lucas (about 5 miles). Counting the light at the expressway exit, you will go through nine lights. The ninth light is at Bethany and FM 1378. Go straight. In about ½ mile, when the road makes a sharp curve, you will see a stoplight and the Lucas Food Mart and gas station will be on your left. Turn left here on FM 3286 and go less than a mile to Brockdale Park Road. There is a brown Brockdale Park sign on the right just before the turn. It turns off to the right. If you get to the bridge over Lake Lavon you have gone too far. Follow Brockdale Park Road around to the trailhead. You will drive through three 90-degree turns. The trailhead is at the 3rd 90-degree turn on the right and is bordered by white pipe fence. If you get to the boat ramp you have gone too far.

Riders pause by Lake Lavon

Riders pause by Lake Lavon