The New Trails Center in Elgin, TX is our home base. This is where the Horse Boy story started. We work with kids and families here. We also host trainings at the center. People coming to Elgin are able to meet and work with Betsy who is the champ in collected canter with the kids and are also able to do advanced classes in longlining, academics on horse back, trick work, Horse Boy dressage and more.

Find all available dates for trainings in Elgin in our calendar.

We offer:

How to get here?

We are about 30 min east from Austin in Elgin, TX. The closest Airport is Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

Our address is:
384 Arbuckle Rd
Elgin, TX 78621

Please be adviced that New Trails is by appointment only. To ensure our clients privacy we have a locked gate. Please contact us before you come all the way out here. Best way to contact us is by email: You can also leave us a message at 512-686-6202

Where to stay?

Hyatt Regency - Lost Pines Resort and Spa - 15% DISCOUNT:

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Located near Bastrop, this expansive, 405-acre retreat offers an exceptionally luxurious and relaxing alternative to the usual Austin Texas hotels.

The Hyatt Regency welcomes Horse Boy associates to an extraordinary place. Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa takes its inspiration from the distinctive Central Texas Setting. Conveniently located only 20 minutes from Austin/Bergstrom International Airport or downtown Austin, the resort is a superb setting for your pleasure. Make yourself at home in one of our 491 guest rooms and enjoy all the unparalleled amenities to include: 


  •  Wolfdancer Golf Club presents challenging golf with panoramic views. 
  • Wolfdancer Golf Club offers you a 15% discount off the Golf Rate on tee times. Tee times can be reserved by calling The Wolfdancer Golf Club Pro Shop at 512.308.4770. Upon booking your reservation, please notify the pro shop of the special corporate partner discountSpa Django offers extensive spa, salon and fitness choices. 
  • Renegade Trailhead is ready to saddle up for a pristine wilderness experience. 
  • Escape to the wilderness and be back in time to savor an elegant dinner or revel in outstanding live entertainment.  


On behalf of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, we are excited to welcome your clients!

To receive a 15% corporate partner discount visit this page:


Ranch Del Lago - McDade

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Also check out  'B&B at Rancho Del Lago' in McDade (about 20 min from us). They have an amazing place, with a little guesthouse for rent. They breed fabulous Andalusians and will make your stay in Texas one you will never forget! All prices include breakfast and afternoon snack. You will also get a personal tour of foals and stallions and have access to their pool. Prices start at $75-$145. Contact Walter Henslee for more details:

Other Places to stay

Private rooms and B&Bs can also be found on

Hotels in Bastrop (about 20 min fromNew Trails) can be found here.



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If you like to stay in Austin downtown that is about a 30-40 minute drive out to the farm.


The clostest hotel is the Holiday Inn Express in Elgin.


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If you rather stay in a more quiet setting, check out these B&Bs in Bastrop (about 20 minutes to the farm):

There are also a motels in Bastrop.

More about the Area

The Long Ride Home

The long awaited sequel of the Horse Boy.


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