It took nine days to get from Covington to Baton Rouge for the 62 mile trip, with approximately 20 wagons and dozens of horseback riders taking part. At night the group would stop at pre-designated campsites and enjoy dinner, music and dancing.
In Baton Rouge, the Trail Ride would meet up with other trail rides coming from different parts of the state, all heading for the Baton Rouge Rodeo and Parade.
Click on the article below for a look at the Dixie Trail Ride in 1984.
Being welcomed by Mayor Villere