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Rememories: the Salt Grass Trail Ride

Posted on 21 February 2010

The Salt Grass Trail Ride started their 62nd ride yesterday and it got me to remembering our ride back in 1994.  If you are unfamiliar with the SGTR here are some facts: .
  • The Salt Grass Trail Ride is the largest organized trail ride of modern times
  • Started in 1952
  • Over 2000 riders and 90 wagons
  • Founded by 4 families and is still run by the Marks -  one of the original founders
  • Leaves from Wittenburg's Pasture, Cat Spring, TX
  • End point: The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo!
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse named after the  ride and features old photos and memorabilia as part of their decor
. Back in 1994, Linda Marks invited us to be her guests on the ride.  Naturally we jumped on the 'wagon' for a little excuse called a "fashion show".  Take a look at some of our rememories:
[caption id="attachment_2770" align="alignleft" width="480" caption="Audrey & Dad"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2768" align="alignnone" width="485" caption="Hedy & Audie "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2764" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Hedy Gal"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2772" align="aligncenter" width="289" caption=" Jack & Mom (I can't believe he is 18 now!)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2773" align="alignnone" width="486" caption="Taylor chatting it up with Marvin Dale"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2774" align="alignleft" width="266" caption="Dad"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2767" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Audie"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2769" align="alignnone" width="486" caption="Audie & Me"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2771" align="aligncenter" width="347" caption="Color Guard"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2766" align="alignnone" width="485" caption="Color Guard Leading into Town"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2776" align="alignnone" width="485" caption="Taylor in the sack"][/caption] .

Special thanks to Linda Marks for all the wonderful Salt Grass Trail Ride rememories!


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  • Hedy: May 16, 2016

    Ok, as I look at the photos I cant help but notice that my hair now looks like Dads hair did back in 1994! I dont even remember it being brown. Arggghhh!!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    Chris, Dad wrangled horses and gear for days to get us all set up to ride. Audrey, Hedy, Mom and I rode the weekend then had to get back Monday for something important. ( what now, I can’t remember) Dad stayed with the group and rode all the way into Houston. Such great memories.
    As far as seeing the world on the back of a horse – it just opens everything up – everything is bigger and clearer and REAL!

  • Chris Barton: May 16, 2016

    Loved the photos – how far did you ride? I remember your Dad had racehorses so I guess all of you grew up riding? I think it’s a kind of therapy to view life and nature from the back of a horse…sort of simplifies things.

  • DorisLoredo: May 16, 2016

    Now those are great memories!

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