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Santa Fe trail ride marks 16th year

Santa Fe trail ride marks 16th year

Lynn Donaho, Conexión contributor.

SAN ANGELO –The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo was soon becoming one of the top rodeos in the nation. One of its goals is to provide scholarships to area youth in the ranching and farming industry, but it also provides more economic impact to San Angelo and the surrounding communities than any other single event. As it became a strong contender with the larger rodeos, the event began to expand in many directions. One direction that came into play was the idea of a trail ride. Trail ride co-chairman, Lynn Donaho (other Co-Chairman is Tabitha Baker as both also are on the Trail Ride Committee) grew up in south Texas.

“I remember as a boy, the trail ride coming through town.” “I thought this would be a great way to help promote the stock show and rodeo to the surrounding areas and to benefit the scholarship fund.”

The initial work kicked off with its inaugural ride in Coleman, TX on February 16, 2004 with just a handful of volunteers and participants. That first year proved that hard work and dedication, an idea can become a reality. “Over the previous 10 years we have become more of a family than a trail ride. From wonderful participants, who return year after year and bring along more friends, to wonderful sponsorships.”

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