Peruvian Pleassure Horses of Texas-PPHOT


Peruvian Pleassure Horses of Texas-PPHOT

Trail Rides, clinics, anything fun with Peruvian Horses

Location: Everyone Welcome
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Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2014

Fall and Winter Trail Rides

Hello PPHOT members and friends,
PPHOT has scheduled the following trailrides for the rest of this year.

Sept 16-18 Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch, between Florence and Killeen. They do not take reservations. Turn West off of 195 onto 2670 at Ding Dong; Drive to Maxdale Road and turn right (Just before the old bridge). Go past the first entrance to Parrie Haynes and continue on for about 2-3 miles where you will see the equestrian entrance on the left (Just before the yellow fence). Some will arrive on Thurs Sept 15 and you are welcome to join them. Hookups are available on a first-come basis. Dry camping is also available with water faucets in the area; just pick a good tree! Enter the equestrian camp area and pay on the honor system. Park tel. nbr. (254) 554-3970.

Oct 28-30 Cooper Lake State Park, Sulpher Unit. Make reservations thru the State Parks System. There will be a Horse Costume Contest for Halloween with prizes. Dress up your horse and join the fun! Some will come on Thurs and you are welcome to join them.

Nov 5-7 Ray Woods Oklahoma Ranch Ride. Go to Ray's website for more information. Full hookups and hot showers available.

Nov 23-27 Lake Somerville, Nails Creek Unit. Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner. Make reservations early thru the State Parks System as this park fills early.

For all trailrides (except Ray Woods') we will have a Pot Luck Supper on Saturday night; bring your own steak or other meat and a dish or snacks to share. On Sunday we will have a Community Breakfast compliments of PPHOT. When Chef David can attend, he will cook all evening meals and the Sunday breakfast, compliments of PPHOT (there will be no Sat. Pot Luck). I will send an email when Chef David will attend.

Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer

Discussion Forum

Thanksgiving Trail Ride

Started by Ricki Lechler Oct 31, 2012. 0 Replies

Hello Friends and Peruvian Paso Horse owners,The Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas (PPHOT), a social group of Peruvian Horse owners and friends, will again spend Thanksgiving at Lake Somerville,…Continue

Sept, 2012 Trail Ride

Started by Ricki Lechler Jun 14, 2012. 0 Replies

Hill Country State Natural Area, Chapa Group Area for Sep 26-30 (4 nights). I must guarantee them an amount to get this camping area with 10 electric hookups.Please respond to this email immediately,…Continue

PPHOT Trail Ride Info

Started by Ricki Lechler Jun 1, 2010. 0 Replies

Hello Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas Members and Friends.  The ride scheduled for Lake Texoma June 4-6 has been cancelled due to the heat and a possible Oklahoma requirement to have an additional…Continue

2010 Activities

Started by Ricki Lechler Feb 14, 2010. 0 Replies

You are invited to join the Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas (PPHOT) as they trailride Texas in 2010.  Make your own reservations for each location.  PPHOT does not charge a fee to join the group. …Continue

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Comment by Ricki Lechler on March 27, 2014 at 7:54pm

Hello. The trail ride scheduled and cancelled for Lake Somerville due to weather has been moved to Lake Whitney McCown Valley. There are still plenty of sites available. Reserve sites 66-75 for the group area. Full hookups and pens. Chef David will be there!


Go to to make reservations for this Army Corp of Engineers area.
Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer

Comment by Ricki Lechler on February 7, 2014 at 7:31pm


The PPHOT (Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas) 2014 trailride schedule is as follows:

March 27 - 30 Lake Somerville State Park, Nails Unit; turn-off East of Giddings

April 24 - 27 Lake Whitney, McGowan Valley; Whitney, Texas; Army Corp of Engineers

May 15 - 18 Ebenezer State Park; Jasper, Texas

June 5 - 8 Parrie Haynes; Between Florence, Texas and Ft. Hood; Call park for reservations

Sept 25 - 28 Reynolds Creek; Waco, Texas

Oct 9 - 12 Hamm Creek; Rio Vista, Texas; Army Corp of Engineers

Nov Ray Wood Ride in Oklahoma; Usually first weekend in November; check website

Nov 13 - 16 Lake Somerville State Park, Nails Unit

Please contact Mary Edwards at if you plan to come so that we can get a count for meals. Dinner and one Breakfast will be provided for paid members at most rides. You will receive an email with more information before each ride.

Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer

Comment by Ricki Lechler on October 13, 2013 at 1:29pm
Hello riders and friends,
The Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas is holding a trail ride and camp over at Lake Somerville, Nails Unit on October 20-23, 2013. (Sunday-Wed) Make your reservations thru the Texas State Parks System/website.
There are water, electric and 2 pens at each site, as well as bathrooms with hot showers available. Trails are easy to moderate with sand and aggregate that the parks dept is using to control erosion. You do not need shoes on your horse if it has good feet.
Chef David DeTamble is joining us and cooking all dinners and one breakfast; meals are complimentary for PPHOT members. You are responsible for 2 breakfasts and all lunches.
Please RSVP to me at this email address to be included in the meals count. We should have wonderful weather.
I look forward to seeing you.
Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer
Comment by Ricki Lechler on June 3, 2013 at 11:56am
PPHOT will be camping and riding at Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch June 13-16, 2013. Make your reservations now by calling Ona at (254) 394-0330 or go to the website
Some sites have 1 pen, some have 2 pens andsome have 3 pens. Most have water & electric. Trails are rocky and shoes are recommended. I suggest that you go to the website and print the trail maps. You will pay the ranch for your camping site. PPHOT will not be collecting any money.
We are fortunate to have our chef, David DeTamble with us for this trailride. He will prepare meals for PPHOT members: Thurs - Sat dinners and a full breakfast on Saturday. You are responsible for your lunches and breakfast Fri and Sun, as well as your drinks. If you want to become a PPHOT member, you can complete the attached membership form and return it to me with $35. This will include meals for this calender year when David attends. Membership Application can be found at: 
Please RSVP to me with the number of members in your party who will be attending, as I need a 'headcount' so that we purchase the correct amount of food.
We are going to have a good turnout for this ride. I'm looking forward to seeing each of you and having a great weekend.
Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer
Comment by Ricki Lechler on September 11, 2012 at 11:20am
You are invited to join the Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas (PPHOT) in a campout and trailride at the Hill Country State Natural Area Sep 26-30. We will be camping at Chapa group area. Some will arrive on Sep 26 and others will arrive Sep 27 and 28. We will hold a fast ride and a slow ride each morning, with the fast ride leaving camp at 9am and the slow ride leaving at 9:30am. Riders will return to camp before 1pm. You may also ride on your own.
There are only 2 electric hookup sites still available. Please contact me immediately if you want one of these.
Bring your own potable water; horse water is available in camp. There are a limited number of pens available on a first come basis. Bring a portable pen or picket lines.
Meals: All dinners and Saturday breakfast will be prepared for PPHOT members by Chef David. Other member meals are on your own. To participate, you must have paid your annual membership dues of $35/family address. An application is attached. Or, you can 'do your own thing' for meals. A final headcount will be provided to David Sep 18 so that he can purchase the correct amount of food.
When you arrive at the park, go to the ranger station to pay their day use fee. Be sure to get a trail map. Then, proceed to the Chapa Group Area, park your rig and find me to pay for camping. PPHOT is collecting $25/site/day to reimburse the Treasury for the $600 campground deposit. Day riders and those without electric will be charged less.
I hope to see you there!
Mary Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer
Comment by Sandy Miller on June 13, 2012 at 9:07pm

Hello!  Just wondering if there are any fall trail rides on the schedule yet?  We have been unable to trail ride this spring but are looking forward to a busy fall riding season.  Really enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend ride at Lake Somervelle!!!

Comment by Amy L Dickerson on April 23, 2012 at 10:20pm

Wish I could attend, but I don't have a trail horse anymore.  Have fun!  PPHOT rides were always fun!

Comment by Ricki Lechler on April 23, 2012 at 8:02pm
The Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas (PPHOT) will host a trailride at San Angelo State Park April 26-29. Our wonderful Chef David will be with us cooking Dinner Thurs, Fri, and Sat and Breakfast Sat for all members; food is provided by PPHOT for members. Other meals are on your own. Please join us for this ride. Make your reservations thru the TX Parks & Wildlife Reservation System (512) 389-8900. I have been told that all equestrian campsites with pens, water and electric have been taken, but there are additional sites around the corner and across the creek at the Bald Eagle campground. You would need to bring your own pens.
Directions: Travel from East to West on Hwy 87 a few miles after going thru San Angelo to FM 2288. Turn left (West) under Hwy 87 on FM 2288 and go 1 mile to North Shore Entrance (Bald Eagle). Check in at the guard shack and pay; get a code for the lock on the campground gate. Retrace your steps back to FM 2288 and turn left. Go about 1 1/2 miles; you will cross a bridge over a creek; turn in on the left (no sign). Use the code to unlock the gate. Drive straight ahead and you will see a sign that says something like....'Dead End' or 'no outlet'; just keep going around the corner as this is where the equestrian campgrounds are.
There is a Shell gas station on a corner in San Angelo that has outside pumps that are easy to get in/out of. Also, the gas station on the West side of the Hwy 87 and FM 2288 intersection is easy to pull in/out of.
There is a Texas Trail Challenge scheduled for Saturday April 28. If you want to participate, go to This is a good way to introduce the Peruvian horse to other horse people. It is usually 4-6 miles with several judged obstacles. A fee is required to participate.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Mary J. Edwards
PPHOT Treasurer
Comment by Ricki Lechler on October 13, 2011 at 6:09pm
Make plans to join PPHOT on its trail ride at Cooper Lake State Park, South Sulphur Unit, October 27-30, 2011. Make your reservation thru the Texas State Parks System for an equestrian site.
Chef David will be joining us!! RSVP to Sarah Hanneman by Friday Oct 21 so they can get a 'head count' for meals. Chef David will be cooking Dinner Thurs, Fri, and Sat, as well as Sunday breakfast. These meals are courtesy of PPHOT and he is a Wonderful Chef!
PPHOT will have a HORSE Halloween Costume Contest!! Dress your horse in a costume and you may win a prize! People costumes are optional.
RSVP to Sarah H. at
The weather should be wonderful and the trails great.
Comment by Ricki Lechler on May 12, 2011 at 11:24am
Join PPHOT on a trail ride and campout at Cooper Lake, South Sulphur State Park May 20-22, 2011. Some will come on May 19th. Make your reservations by calling Texas Parks and Wildlife at 512-389-8900 and ask for an Equestrian site, or at
PPHOT is excited to have Chef David again preparing meals. He will prepare dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Breakfast Sunday morning. The food is complements of PPHOT. Bring your own plates, dinnerware and drinks.
RSVP to Sarah Hanneman if you plan to attend this ride so that we can get a 'headcount' for meals. Be sure to tell her if you are arriving Thursday or Friday. Email Sarah at

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