Houston Trail Ride and Rodeo
The Houston trail ride is a rugged Texas tradition that celebrates the rich heritage of the American cowboy. Texas trail riders show off their favorite cowboy hats, western boots, chaps and spurs as they ride into Houston for a big parade that kicks off the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

conestoga covered wagon

Riding in an old fashioned conestoga wagon pulled by a mule team, This group of western style trail riders is one of 14 different horse riding clubs that participate the annual Houston trail ride.

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mounted color guard in parade
Cowgirls carry the US and Texas flags for their horse riding club during the rodeo parade. Most riding clubs have a mounted color guard that preceeds their group in the parade.
traditional covered wagons old west pioneers
A team of mules pulling a traditional covered wagon with wooden wagon wheels during the trailride. These Texas trail riders resemble early pioneers that settled the old west.
hispanic trail boss and covered wagon
Los Vaqueros Rio Grande is the longest Trail Ride in the Houston Trail Ride. These Hispanic trail riders travel 386 miles on horseback from the Mexican border town of Reyenosa, Mexico. Arthur Ramirez, the trail boss of Los Vaqueros rode for 3 weeks in this covered wagon.
cowgirl on horse motion blur
A cowgirl smiles as she rides by with her group of riders from the Valley Lodge Trail Ride Association.
loner cowboy riding horse blurred action
A lone cowboy on horseback suggests the rugged spirit of individualism characteristic of the American cowboy. The motion of horse and rider is captured in this blurred action photo.
horse rearing up action photo
Reminiscent of the Lone Ranger and his faithful horse, this cowboy seems to cry "hi-yo silver" as he makes his paint horse rear up on his hind legs during the Houston Trailride.
tattered old cowboy hat
Portrait of cowboy Howard Beauchamp wearing a tattered old cowboy hat adorned with buttons earned from many trail rides.
western trail riding group
Team spirit is evident in this colorful picture of a western trail riding group in the Houston Rodeo parade.
cowboys on horseback western cowboy hats
An overhead view of two cowboys on horseback wearing matching panchos and western cowboy hats.
old denim jacket
Cowboy wearing denim jacket with riding club patches earned from past trail rides.
team of clydesdales
A team of Clydesdale horses in the Rodeo Parade in downtown Houston. The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse named after the hard-working farm horses of Clydesdale in Scotland. Thought to be over 300 years old, the breed was once extensively used for pulling heavy loads.
black cowboys in authentic conestoga wagon
A family of black cowboys riding the trail in an authentic conestoga wagon.
cowboy and pet dog
Cowboy and his trail ride mascot, who wears a neckerchief as part of the riding team.
cowboy getting kissed

Cowboy Kisses

Cowgirls gang up on this unwitting cowboy after a long trail ride.

western cowboy hats stock photos

Western Cowboy Hats

A array of cowboy hats on display at a western wear store. The western cowboy hat has become a legendary symbol of the cowboy.

leather riding chaps

Leather Chaps

Photo of cowboy wearing a weathered pair of leather riding chaps.

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fancy tasseled western chaps

Fancy Riding Chaps

Batwing chaps are cut with a flare at the bottom. They have only two or three fasteners around the thigh, allowing freedom of movement for the lower leg. This is helpful for active riding.

boots spurs stirrups chaps

Boots and Spurs

A cowboy wearing Shotgun chaps, so named because the legs are straight and narrow like a shotgun's barrel. Shotguns wrap all around the leg and do not flap around like batwings.

western cowboy boots stock photo

Western Cowboy Boots

A vendor at the Houston rodeo displays a wide variety of western boots.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

A motion blur photo showing two chuck wagons racing neck and neck during a wagon race at the Houston Rodeo.

rodeo wagon race

Wagon Racing

A cowboy takes the reins and motivates his team of horses to victory during the chuck wagon races. These action photos capture the excitement of this popular rodeo event.

Houston rodeo bull rider

A bull rider hangs on during the bull riding competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

market lamb livestock competition
A girl showing her market lamb during a livestock competition at the Houston rodeo.
hogs at livestock show
A teenage girl tends to the hogs she raised for the rodeo livestock competition.
pig races at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Pig Racing

A crowd roots for their favorites during the pig races, a popular event at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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steaming and shaping cowboy hats

Hat Shaping

A vendor at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo uses steam to shape a felt cowboy hat.


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