Visitor Information

Texas Rose Horse Park hosts many events that are free to the public and provide great entertainment for the entire family! Upcoming events are listed on our Calendar

Hours of Operation:

Business Office: Monday – Friday / 8am – 5pm

Shows and events: Saturday & Sunday / 8am until dark*

*Actual event days may vary; Dates are designated in Calendar

We welcome you to Texas Rose Horse Park and ask that you remember the following:

  • - Please park in designated area
  • - For the safety of horses, riders and spectators, please refrain from unnecessary rowdiness
  • - Remember that horses and riders have the right of way
  • - Dogs must be on a leash (not to exceed 6 feet in length)
  • - All trash should be placed in proper containers
  • Enjoy your visit and if you have any questions, please do hesitate to stop by the information office. One of the staff professionals will be happy to answer your question. Or you may contact us at or 903-882-8696.

Guide to Horse Shows

We have put together the following guide to help you better understand what is going on in the show rings.

A Guide to Watching Jumpers +

Jumpers are judged solely on their ability to jump obstacles. They need not be any special breed or size, nor do they need to be beautiful, well mannered or stylish. Rather horses should be quick, agile, powerful and precise. They are required to complete a course of approximately 12 to 16 obstacles ranging in height from around 3’ for those just beginning to over 5’ for the veteran jumpers with spreads of up to 6’.

A Guide to Watching Hunters +

Hunters are judged and scored on their ability to negotiate obstacles, but their style of jumping, manners, even pace and quality count. In conformation classes, horses are also judged on how well they are put together (physical attributes and beauty). They are generally thoroughbreds and should be representative of their respective breed.

A Guide to Watching Dressage +

The word dressage sounds like massage and comes from the French word dresser – “to train.” Dressage is an Olympic equestrian sport, yet it is also a basic training discipline for any horse. Dressage principles are a logical, step-by-step progression from simple to increasingly complex movements. More and more is asked of the horse as it becomes mentally and physically ready to respond to these demands.

Regional Tourism

Texas Rose Horse Park is conveniently located off Interstate 20 with access to Tyler’s metropolitan area as well as smaller, local towns and cities, all with restaurants, hotels and small businesses to serve tourists and exhibitors from Texas Rose Horse Park. Van, Ben Wheeler, Edom, Lindale and of course downtown Tyler are all within a short drive to the Horse Park and offer various attractions. MORE +

Directions to Texas Rose Horse Park

From the East (Shreveport Area) take I-20 west to the Van/Tyler, Highway 110 exit (#548). Turn left/south. Go approximately 1 mile. The equestrian center is on the left.

From the West (Dallas Area) take I-20 east to the Van/Tyler exit, Highway 110 exit (#548). Turn right/south. Go approximately 1 mile. The equestrian center is on the left.

From the South (Houston area) take US 287 north to TX-155 towards Tyler. At FM- 2661 turn left. Left again at TX -64, right onto CR- 413, then left at FM -724. Follow FM-724 to CR-42 and turn right. At TX-110 turn left. The equestrian center is on the right.

From the South (San Antonio area) take I-35 north to US-84 and turn right. Follow US-84 to TX-31, turn right. At FM-314 turn left, right on to FM-279, left on to FM-314 then right onto CR-4906. At CR-4907 turn left to a right turn at CR-4908. (This road turns into CR-426) At CR-422 turn right, then right on to FM-1955 and left on to TX-110. The equestrian center is on the right.