April Trail Ride Time is Here!

Join your fellow trail riders and TTPA friends for a trail ride and cookout on 23 April 2011.

Arrive at Brockdale Trailhead in Lucas, TX at 9:30.
Ride out at 10 AM.
Lunch will be served at 1 PM. Kurt and Sheeley Van Doran have offered to once again treat the club to a dutch oven lunch. Come eat like the cowboys and join us for a relaxing time.

Please RSVP to Lana Gilstrap at lanagilstrap@sbcglobal.net so we know how much food to make.

There will be a $5 donation to cover drinks and paper goods. Lunch will be served at 1 PM after the ride. Join us for some great conversation with other riders. You can adjust your ride to your own schedule.

The ride will be automatically cancelled if it is raining or if there has been so much rain as to make the trail extremely wet, muddy and dangerous. To check on trail conditions call Trail Steward Charlie Gaines at 972-824-3369.

Don’t forget your current negative Coggins Certificate for each horse, as state law requires us to check. You can’t enter the park without one. For safety reasons, dogs will not be permitted on the trail. They must remain tied at your trailer in camp.

Directions to Brockdale Park TrailheadLucas is northeast of Dallas, TX. From Dallas, go north on US 75 to the Bethany Drive exit 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 (also called East Lucas Road) 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.