ELLEN FORBES BURNIE
art direction | photography
The Salt Grass Trail Ride coincides every year with the opening of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Trail Ride was first established in 1952 with only 17 riders. By 1959 the ride consisted of more than 90 wagons and over 2000 riders on horseback and is still going strong today.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, is the world's largest livestock exhibition as well as the richest regular-season PRCA rodeo event, with an average of 2 million attendees a year. This 20 day event is still kicked off by the Downtown Rodeo Parade and traditional Trail Rides arriving in Houston from all over Texas. The Rodeo has drawn music legends Elvis Presley, Roy Rogers, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, and Lynyrd Skynyrd among so many other Performers.
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