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CCTR revving up for Bandera in SA event

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    The Cowboy Capital Trail Riders make their way down Main Street on Jan. 14 for the 54th annual Warm-Up ride. Trail Boss Jeanne Beauxbeannes said the ground was established in 1969 by Mr. Frank Anderwald, owner of the Twin Elm Guest Ranch. BULLETIN PHOTO/Chuck McCullough

When you are the Cowboy Capital of the World, you want to shine at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which is just around the corner on Feb. 5-11.

Members of the Cowboy Capital Trail Riders were working on that shine with a ‘Warm-Up’ ride on Sat. Jan. 21. This year marks the 54th annual ride and featured about 30 riders and horse-drawn wagons.

Trail Boss Jeanne Beauxbeannes Beauxbeannes said the Cowboy Capital Trail Riders was first established in 1969 by Mr. Frank Anderwald owner of the Twin Elm Guest Ranch.

“It was a way to give his guests a true western experience,” she said. “Riding horses from Bandera to San Antonio for the annual stock show and rodeo continues today.”

The ride went from Twin Elm Dude Ranch to TJ’ Old Forge eatery with a stop at St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church and then TJ’s ta the Old Forge for lunch.

The Bulletin traveled with the riders on their journey, watching cars slow down and waving at the Trail Riders, who returned the wave.

Jeanne Beauxbeannes said Trail Ride Queen Cassie Ballow was representing the equine youth of Bandera.