Horse Riding in Texas, USA

Horse Riding in Texas, USA

Texans love their horses and Texas Equestrian facilities cater for all aspects of horse riding in Texas, including western riding, Rodeo, Roping and Barrel Racing as well as dressage, showjumping and eventing.

Texas has nearly as many cities as stars in the sky as well as distinct regions that will take your breath away.

More than 70 guest and working ranches in Texas cater for visitors.

Texas was the 28th state in the USA and was admitted in 1845. The state adopted Rodeo as it’s official sport in 1997.

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If you’re looking for a real Texas riding Vacation, Saddle up and head to one of the state’s many working ranches complete with cattle, chuckwagons and cowpokes.

Texas Equestrian facts and figures

Texas is popularly known as The Lone Star State.

The Lone Star State includes cities such as San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth Galveston, South Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Fredericksburg and El Paso.

And regions including Big Bend Country, Hill Country, The Gulf Coast, Panhandle Plains, Piney Woods, Prairies and Lakes and South Texas Plains.

The Alamo is located in San Antonio and is where Texas defenders fell to Mexican General Santa Anna and the phrase Remember the Alamo originated. The Alamo is considered the cradle of Texas liberty and the state’s most popular historic site.

Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it.

They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States.

On December 20, 1835 the first Declaration of Texas Independence was signed in Goliad and the first flag of Texas Independence was hoisted.

The world’s first rodeo was held in Pecos on July 4, 1883. Other professional Texan sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers.

Although six flags have flown over Texas, there have been eight changes of government:

  • Spanish 1519-1685
  • French 1685-1690
  • Spanish 1690-1821
  • Mexican 1821-1836
  • Republic of Texas 1836-1845
  • United States 1845-1861
  • Confederate States 1861-1865
  • United States 1865-present
  • Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation.

    The state was an independent nation from 1836 to 1845. In 1836 five sites served as temporary capitals of Texas: Washington-on-the-Brazos: Harrisburg: Galveston: Velasco: and Columbia. Sam Houston moved the capital to Houston in 1837. In 1839 the capital was moved to the new town of Austin.

    Texas possesses three of the top ten most populous cities in the United States, being Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio.

    The capital city of Austin is located on the Colorado River in south-central Texas. The capitol building is made from Texas pink granite. It served as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1840-1842.

    • Texas comes from the Hasinai Indian word tejas meaning friends or allies.
    • Texas’ largest county is Brewster with 6,208 square miles.
    • Texas includes 267,339 square miles, or 7.4% of the nation’s total area.
    • The state’s cattle population is estimated to be near 16 million.
    • More land is farmed in Texas than in any other state. The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island.
    • A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years.