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?

Hidden Creek Guesthouse located on property

Walking distance 2 minutes through the woods from our outdoor and covered arena. Rooms starting at $55. 

Email us for more information 

Elgin - Entire House Rental

Elgin, TX, United States
Private seclude house on 25 acres appox. 5 minutes from Elgin. 30 minutes from Austin. 30 minutes from COTA Racetrack. 10 minutes from Sherwood Forest Faire.

Hyatt Regency - Lost Pines Resort and Spa - 10% DISCOUNT:


Situated along the banks of the Lower Colorado River between Austin and Bastrop, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa offers a luxurious Texas wilderness escape on 405 acres of scenic terrain.

The AAA Four Diamond resort features 491 guest rooms, more than 60,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and over 240,000 square feet of outdoor function space with pavilions and an amphitheater. Amenities include the Wolfdancer Golf Club, Spa Django and Renegade Trailhead equestrian facility.

Beyond golf, spa and horseback riding, guests will enjoy exploring the adjoining 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park; kayaking and rafting; hiking and birding along 18 miles of trails; archery and trap shooting; swimming and floating at the Crooked River Water Park; nightly s'mores roasts at outdoor fire pits; weekly live music; and a lengthy lineup of recreation activities.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines showcases a blend of year-round and seasonal dining options with everything from a light snack and a beverage to a fine dining experience at the AAA Four Diamond-rated Stories restaurant. To learn more, call 512-308-1234 or visit

To receive a 10% corporate partner discount visit this page:

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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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