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Ride for Fun, Ride to Learn

Trail Challenge Obstacle Course

Recreational Competition

Dripping Springs Ranch Park

1042 Event Center Drive Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Date Type Mi Name Contact Contact Roster
Sat - 05/04 TC 5 Obstacle Course Sheet Jane Smith
(512) 554-8683
Fri - 05/03 OT 3 Red Arena Short Trail Challenge Jane Smith
(512) 554-8683

About The Venue

Dripping Springs Ranch Park is a 110 acre park nestled amidst rolling landscape, seasonal creeks and ponds with wide open spaces. The park is home to the city's premiere Event Center with over 166,000 square feet under cover. The park has a covered arena, outdoor arena, round pen, trail system, stalls, hook ups, wash rack, and bathrooms. The park is conveniently located 1.5 miles from downtown Dripping Springs near restaurants, lodging, and entertainment.

There is paved parking and field parking available. Paved parking has RV Hook-ups and does not allow tying to the trailer or pen set up, you will need to stall your horse. Field parking may have a few hook-ups and allows you to set up a pen. Dogs are permitted and must be kept on a leash at all times.

For more information about Dripping Springs Ranch Park, you can visit their

Event Details

There will be a 2-3 mile trail challenge late Friday afternoon and a 5 mile trail challenge Saturday morning. Come for one or both events!

These Trail Challenges will be just a part of the great fun that will be going on at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park on this day! RED ARENA, a Therapeutic Riding Center located in Dripping Springs, will be holding their annual Round Up, a fundraiser consisting of tons of festivities such as a 5k & 10k run, a free wine tasting, great TX BBQ, a HUGE silent auction from local Dripping Springs merchants and beyond (we have lots of great breweries, distilleries, wineries, boutiques & shops), lots of games for the entire family, and equine events for the kiddos from Red Arena! All proceeds from this event will go to Red Arena. For more information on Red Arena, please visit their website

While the Red Arena Round Up festivities will use the covered arena, the course for the Friday & Saturday Trail Competitions will be on the park's Hill Country trail system.

The Terrain

The terrain is typical Hill Country, some soft dirt areas, some rock. Shoes/boots recommended if your equine is not used to the Hill Country.


While there will be no food available for purchase Friday evening, there will be free wine tasting and hors-d'oeuvres inside the covered arena. For lunch on Saturday, there will be plenty of TX BBQ, snow cones, and snacks for sale in the Arena's kitchen. 


Beautiful ribbons 1st-6th place Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced! 1st-3rd place Junior (age 13-17), 1st-3rd place Youngin' (age 7-12), and 1st place Newcomer!

Additional Fees

RV site with a hook-up - $35/night, call Dripping Springs Ranch Park 512-894-2046 to reserve. DSRP will park you and collect your hook-up fees.

Stalls - do not reserve through the park, simply indicate your reservation with your online registration. Bring your own shavings. There is no charge for stalls as long as you strip them clean, otherwise, they are $20.

Additional Opportunities

You won't want to miss the Red Arena Round Up festivities held inside the covered arena!
Friday night - FREE wine tasting & hors d'oeuvres, adult games such as a 'wine walk' (sorry, not cake), meet RED's horses, and a HUGE Silent Auction from local Dripping Springs merchants and beyond.
Saturday - festivities for the whole family including a 5k & 10k run, bouncy house, petting zoo, games, and did we mention the HUGE silent Auction?!

Here's a quick link to the Red Arena Round Up event -

Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Event Center Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Google Directions

Event Host Directions:

Dripping Springs Ranch Park is located on Route 12, between HWY 290 and Hamilton Pool Rd, just across from Dripping Springs Elementary School at the light, 1.5 miles from downtown Dripping Springs.

Use Google above to get directions from your location.


FRIDAY - 3 mile Short Trail Challenge
3-4pm Check In Available
3-3:30pm Judge Meeting
3:30-4:15pm Rider Meeting
4:30pm First riders out on the course
Enjoy Round Up! FREE Wine tasting & Hors d'oeuvres, Silent Auction, Meet the therapy horses & more in the covered arena (til 8pm)!
8pm Judge Shout Outs followed by Awards in the covered arena!
SATURDAY - 5 mile Trail Challenge
8:00am New arrival Check In
8-8:30am Judge Meeting
8:30-9:15am Rider Meeting
9:30am First riders out on the course
Lunch after your ride
Enjoy Round Up! Family FUN, Silent Auction, Meet the therapy horses & more in the covered arena (til 2pm)!
2pm Judge Shout Outs followed by Awards in the covered arena!


Friday Night Stall - free if you clean FREE