Laredo Trail Ride will pass through Devine area Feb. 5-6

The Laredo Trail Ride celebrates 57 years of cowboy tradition.

In 1962 Archie Paige along with the help of the Medina County Trail Riders, decided to make another leg of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Trail Rides that promote and advertise the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
Original members included Rodney Mangold, Marvin Hause, Babe Gilliam, and others. They originally began their trek at the international bridge between Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. At that time, the ride was approximately 210 miles long. Through the years, because of tick bans, and various other logistics, the trail ride now starts 10 miles south of Artesia Wells at the Oscar Moreno ranch.
Current Trail Boss Jerry Chessher follows a long line of trail bosses. His father Jerry Chessher Sr, and his grandfather Jimmie Chessher were all trail bosses through the years, past trail bosses also included Missy Sultenfuss Floyd McOsker, Roy Jarvis and Archie Page.
This February the Laredo Trail Ride will celebrate 57 years of this grand tradition. We will be starting from the Oscar Moreno Ranch once again with a kick-off party on Friday February 1st , and leaving Saturday morning Feb. 2nd for our 1st night stop in Cotulla, Tx; where there will be a dinner and dance at the American Legion grounds. The public is invited. We will leave Sunday morning the 3rd for our Dilley night stop, at the Dilley Lions Club. Monday night the 4th we will stop at the A&D Ballroom in Pearsall, Tx for a dinner and dance, the public is invited. By Tuesday night, we will stop at the Naeglin Ranch outside of Lytle, Texas Wednesday the 6th we will stop in at Big Tex Trailers Lytle, TX our panoramic picture. We will then depart Lytle for our night stop at Country Gold Dance Hall for a dinner and dance, the public is invited. Thursday night we will be at the Morlandt Electric Co, and Friday we will be meeting South Texas Trail Riders for our final leg into the official Stock Show Grounds. Any young single cowgirls between 16 to 20 years old is invited to participate in our Laredo Trail Ride Queen Contest. We look forward to promoting the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo throughout South Texas, and hope that community will come out to greet the Trail Riders, and join us at our dinners and dances. For more information call Trail Boss, Trail Boss Jerry Chessher at 210-607-0762, or Missy Sultenfuss the ride Coordinator at 210-219-6409 or look us up on Facebook under Laredo Trailride.