Located eight miles from downtown Dallas in the Great Trinity Forest, the Texas Horse Park is creating an international-caliber competition venue to be enjoyed by local residents as well as world travelers. It provides beautiful riding trails for the public and offers a variety of riding programs.
To support the success of future equestrian events of all types, The Texas Horse Park Foundation is working to provide more parking options for visitors and exhibitors. Current parking includes 120 spaces total for guests and visitors, including those with special needs.
The Texas Horse Park was unveiled to more than a thousand visitors at a community event held on Saturday, March 28, 2015. The event included an opening ceremony with master of ceremonies Dale Hansen, WFAA Sports Director; presentation of colors by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas; the Dallas City Council and "Equine Rhythm" Sculptor Curtis Patterson. Dallas City Councilmembers officially welcomed guests to the facility with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on horseback.
Visitors enjoyed the sights and sounds of horses and ponies, at the new facility. Guests also toured the facilities of non-profit operators, Equest and River Ranch. Other event activities enjoyed by families and kids were the mini horses, pony carousel, horse rides, Mariachi Nuevo San Luis Band, Los Gallos de la Sierra Band, Caballos de Baile (dancing horses Andalusians), Joe Luis Gomez y Su Show, Buffalo Soldiers, Cowboys of Color/Pony Express, Grupo Danza (dance group), and Horses Charros Centenarios. Sculptor Curtis Patterson, of the "Equine Rhythm" horse sculpture that welcomes guests at the main gate, was also on hand to greet guests and take photos. City departments provided information on City programs and services. Trinity Trudy, mascot of Dallas' storm water management, mingled with guests to promote storm water pollution prevention.
Phase 1 of Texas Horse Park Master Plan Is Complete
Phase I of the Master Plan was completed in 2015 and includes Meeting Rooms, horse barns, covered arenas, warm up arenas and more.