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May 13, 2011

Sheriff’s Posse’s annual trail ride makes tracks across county

WEATHERFORD — The skies may have been a little grayer than in years past, but even so, several horse enthusiasts faithfully participated in the 51st annual Parker County Sheriff’s Posse trail ride to Mineral Wells Thursday morning.

The ride, which began at the Sheriff’s Posse fairgrounds in Weatherford, traveled back streets for nearly four hours before reaching the afternoon destination for lunch in Millsap near Walden’s Farm and Ranch Center.

With dark skies most of the morning, the group, including regular rider Angela Savage, of Mineral Wells, received several patches of light rain.

“The rain was bad, but it did allow everything to cool off for a little bit,” Savage, who has participated in the past eight trail rides, said. Her son, Jeffrey, was waiting in Millsap to feed and cool off her horse, Hurricane.

The ride, open to riders free of charge and included a free lunch, was established by then-Posse captain Boley Pearson, presented with his 60 Year Award in 2009, as an event to maintain Parker County’s western heritage and allow riders to experience a true trail ride.

With close to 50 riders on horseback, down from last year, area residents explored the back roads and trails throughout Parker County before resuming the nearly 20-mile trek to Mineral Wells late in the afternoon.

Following a two-hour rest, festivities resumed with the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse rodeo parade, beginning and ending at the historic depot on South Oak Avenue, according to the Mineral Wells Index.

Entries for the parade included categories of local commercial, non-local commercial, churches, horses and riders, decorated cars, antique tractors, antique cars and clubs.

Prize winners were announced at the rodeo performance, but were not available as of press time.

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