Trail riders visit Tomball on way to rodeo

March 17, 2018 by  

The Tomball Depot was recently the scene of an appearance by the Sam Houston Trail Riders as part of their travels to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for 2018.

For over 60 years, these riders have traveled 70 miles from Montgomery County to this show to raise awareness for the western heritage of Texas, and signal the start of the rodeo season in the region.

Jack Cagle, Commissioner of Harris County Precinct 4, greeted the riders when they arrived in Tomball and wished them well on the next part of their journey. He commented that it is exciting and important to keep this tradition alive, and the uniqueness of the region was demonstrated by warm greeting the riders received.

Riders had lunch and watched a parade while in Tomball Depot and then set off to Spring Creek Park in Harris County Precinct 4, where they camped for two days.

The Sam Houston Riders help to support the rodeo, but also raise funds for the Sharp Family Scholarship for seniors who take part in the trail ride and for the fire departments in Cypress, Magnolia, and Montgomery. Various printing services can be used to publicize such fundraising efforts.

The Sam Houston Riders is one of 11 trail rides that participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.