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Oh how nice... Fall is finally here with cooler weather, and the horses are feeling great.  We've got 4 new ones... come and meet them.  And, of course, RIDE, REALLY RIDE!!!
Darolyn and the gang
21415 Cypresswood Dr, Humble, TX 77338
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I took 2 of my daughters and our German exchange student on Friday, March 11, the end of their spring break. There had been a lot of rain. Instead of telling us we wouldn't be able to use half of the trails, and offering to reschedule or do a shorter ride, we were taken on a trail in circles for 1.5 hours. after 3 times we were "done" but continued round and round on the same trails for another HOUR. It was a disappointment to say the least, for a decent amount of money. I wrote all of this in a review they sent me a while back, and never heard back from them. I even commented on how lovely the property was and how we'd like to go back some time if we could be sure we'd get a good ride. No response. I hope we will get a response this time.
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21415 Cypresswood Dr Humble, TX 77338
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Enjoy a trail or lunch ride on wooded trails along Cypress Creek or learn how to ride with our private lessons conducted on our trails. We also provide endurance competition training for you and/or your horse, and horse boarding.
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Jennifer Fork
in the last week
About a month after the 2016 floods, my husband surprised me with a trail ride. I was so excited because we would be allowed to trot! I was so impressed with the staff and it was wonderful. Can't wait to go back! The owner even helped my husband plan some other great places in Houston to take me. Thank you so much! You helped make our 10 year anniversary one for the record books!
Response from the owner - in the last week
So glad you had a good time Jennifer! Please come see us again soon. Thanks for the review.
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Julianna Roberts
a week ago
I went to Cypress Trails Equestrian Center for a trail ride a few weeks ago and I enjoyed it very much. The staff were all very friendly and the ride was an awesome experience. I had never had the chance to ride a horse on my own until now. At first I was scared, but the guide did an excellent job at helping me learn how to properly ride, which led to an enjoyable first ride. When we were done the staff took pictures for me with the horses which was awesome. Overall, it was a great time and I will definitely be returning.
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Response from the owner - in the last week
Thanks for your kind review Julianna. We will look forward to your quick return. So glad you had a good time. Happy Trails, Darolyn
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Carol Hayden
a month ago
I have just reviewed the horrific videos of over 100 horse fearing for their lives as them struggle to keep from drowning. The negligence of the stable owners and employees is inexcusable. This is not their first rodeo of that farm flooding. An exit strategy to move horse to safety was not in place or adhered to. This us not rocket scientist folks nor your first rodeo What should happen immediately: A petition to close this business immediately, arrest and persecute the owners and employees for negligence, and immediate removal of all hieses, find new homes for those horses owned by stable owner, and restitution to all who lost their horse or horses , and that the stable owner be banned from ever owning a horse or boarding horses ever for the rest of her life.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
There is a "haters campaign" directed toward us. Here is the TRUTH. Cypress Trails does have plans for the evacuation of horses. In 2015 there were 2 evacuations which took place, which in the end were not required after all. Mon 18th April. 2am - Darolyn had been regularly checking the internet flood gauges and rainfall sites from midnight onwards. Up until 2am everything was still ok with the levels the river was at about 55'. 12 ft. Over normal. 3am - 4" fell, the river incredibly rose to about 62' at this point, I could move 5 vehicles and 3 trailers out, or I could move horses, I chose horses. By Tuesday, I lost all of my vehicles. 3:30 AM The horses were moved out of the Arena to stalls in the House/Barn & North pastures by the river to House/Barn (higher ground). Darolyn saddled up to collect the N. pasture horses which followed her into the barn, then when they were being collected with halters, the horses spooked & broke out of the barn. Running into the flood water on the south side, the current scattered the herd of 10. Several horses got tangled in the cable fencing of the Arena Paddock due to the level of the water. These were later seen on the TV. Darolyn & an employee, Hoku, swam to the Arena to rescue horses, they were only just able to swim there as current too strong to go back. Hoku, sitting on a fence, held the horse, Amber's head above water until the water got a foot higher & she was able to disentangle herself from the fencing she had gotten in. 5am – to the west upon the Cypress Creek watershed, 13 to 15"s had fallen. Another 4"s fell here, the river now at 65' (nearly 2' above the river bank). The law enforcement arrived with rescue boats, their priority was to rescue people and not horses. Darolyn and Hoku were rescued from the Arena where they had been stuck after swimming there 2.5 hours earlier. The TV pictures of horses stuck in the floods now came from around this time. No horses were tied to any fences or poles but some horses were entangled in cable fences now underwater. (All but one got out.) 7 AM There were no horses in the single story barn which can be seen with just its roof above the water, all these horses had been safely evacuated much earlier. Confusion on this occurred because there is what is call a "barn" under Darolyn's house. 11am - the river now 6' above its banks, in a boat I supervised volunteers helping to rescue horses from the south pastures (which was the high ground) of the ranch. Justin Nelzen, Devan Horn, Mark Jensen and many others contributed to heroic rescues throughout the day as they snagged horses out of the currents and got them to safety. 2: PM after Corrie Patrick, Tracy Taylor, and Krista Mohn had pushed 20 plus horses through nearby woods to the neighbors. A group of 6 or 7 horses broke away from being almost contained at the neighbors ranch and returned to the farm. When they reached their home trails and made their way to the house/barn, two split off for the evacuation area on the road and were caught, two headed toward the barn, and two ended up getting swept into the creek. Almost to safety, One of the barn direction horses failed to go in the barn and, he too, was swept in the creek. Devan Horn ended up seeing him caught in bank brush and went in the creek and guided him to safety. The other two are two of the missing ones. 4 PM Later in the day the final 12-14 horses in the house barn were swum to safety with the aid of a power boat and rider for guiding. All horses were guided to the South pasture edge where the water was shallow enough for them to walk, and then to the access road and a waiting trailer. The massive amounts of rain in the west water shed (12"-17") contributed to the rapid rise in the river level, as well as water released from the Conroe dam. Prior to this event, There have only been 2 horses lost to flooding at Cypress Trails back in 2002. No horses were tied up and left in the flood water.
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Lolly Ward
a month ago
They love and care for their horses and all those they board there. They may need to make some changes but I would still recommend them. If you have to board your horses, pets, hell even your senior parents or kids, ANYWHERE... wouldn't you go check on them, pick them up, not leave them to chance when pending storms and floods are coming. Just common sense. But, that's just me. Good luck Cypress Trails.
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Asma Hussaini
in the last week
It was a lovely walk on the horse.. I loved my Turban :) Next time I would go for a ride on my own. Those horses are absolute beauty & they are so meant to be running, I think they got bored of the walk too :P The guide was pretty cool.. she enjoys are job - loves being around those horses..
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Danielle Montross
a month ago
I know the videos that have been going around of the horses drowning are sad and horrible, but this could have been avoided. PLEASE DO NOT DONATE OR SUPPORT THIS PLACE. I used to ride here when I was young and the care for the horses is non existent. The owner knows that her barn floods easily and should have been out there throughout the night evacuating the horses. I know that many boarders at this center actually took their horses the night before as a precaution. In fact I believe there is an equestrian center right next door that would have been more than happy to take the horses on before the flood started, since they are there now waiting for the waters to recede. This person has set up a go fund me, and I encourage you not to donate. The neighboring farm has reported that many of the horse are underweight and have saddle sores, and conditions that have gone untreated. And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not ever board your horse here.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
There is a "haters campaign" directed toward us. Here is the TRUTH. Cypress Trails does have plans for the evacuation of horses. In 2015 there were 2 evacuations which took place, which in the end were not required after all. Mon 18th April. 2am - Darolyn had been regularly checking the internet flood gauges and rainfall sites from midnight onwards. Up until 2am everything was still ok with the levels the river was at about 55'. 12 ft. Over normal. 3am - 4" fell, the river incredibly rose to about 62' at this point, I could move 5 vehicles and 3 trailers out, or I could move horses, I chose horses. By Tuesday, I lost all of my vehicles. 3:30 AM The horses were moved out of the Arena to stalls in the House/Barn & North pastures by the river to House/Barn (higher ground). Darolyn saddled up to collect the N. pasture horses which followed her into the barn, then when they were being collected with halters, the horses spooked & broke out of the barn. Running into the flood water on the south side, the current scattered the herd of 10. Several horses got tangled in the cable fencing of the Arena Paddock due to the level of the water. These were later seen on the TV. Darolyn & an employee, Hoku, swam to the Arena to rescue horses, they were only just able to swim there as current too strong to go back. Hoku, sitting on a fence, held the horse, Amber's head above water until the water got a foot higher & she was able to disentangle herself from the fencing she had gotten in. 5am – to the west upon the Cypress Creek watershed, 13 to 15"s had fallen. Another 4"s fell here, the river now at 65' (nearly 2' above the river bank). The law enforcement arrived with rescue boats, their priority was to rescue people and not horses. Darolyn and Hoku were rescued from the Arena where they had been stuck after swimming there 2.5 hours earlier. The TV pictures of horses stuck in the floods now came from around this time. No horses were tied to any fences or poles but some horses were entangled in cable fences now underwater. (All but one got out.) 7 AM There were no horses in the single story barn which can be seen with just its roof above the water, all these horses had been safely evacuated much earlier. Confusion on this occurred because there is what is call a "barn" under Darolyn's house. 11am - the river now 6' above its banks, in a boat I supervised volunteers helping to rescue horses from the south pastures (which was the high ground) of the ranch. Justin Nelzen, Devan Horn, Mark Jensen and many others contributed to heroic rescues throughout the day as they snagged horses out of the currents and got them to safety. 2: PM after Corrie Patrick, Tracy Taylor, and Krista Mohn had pushed 20 plus horses through nearby woods to the neighbors. A group of 6 or 7 horses broke away from being almost contained at the neighbors ranch and returned to the farm. When they reached their home trails and made their way to the house/barn, two split off for the evacuation area on the road and were caught, two headed toward the barn, and two ended up getting swept into the creek. Almost to safety, One of the barn direction horses failed to go in the barn and, he too, was swept in the creek. Devan Horn ended up seeing him caught in bank brush and went in the creek and guided him to safety. The other two are two of the missing ones. 4 PM Later in the day the final 12-14 horses in the house barn were swum to safety with the aid of a power boat and rider for guiding. All horses were guided to the South pasture edge where the water was shallow enough for them to walk, and then to the access road and a waiting trailer. The massive amounts of rain in the west water shed (12"-17") contributed to the rapid rise in the river level, as well as water released from the Conroe dam. Prior to this event, There have only been 2 horses lost to flooding at Cypress Trails back in 2002. No horses were tied up and left in the flood water.
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Jamie Holder
a month ago
I can't explain the horror I felt as watched their horses struggle for their lives. I know what a flash flood is. The news reported for several day that we were in for heavy rain. You can't keep using the excuse that it happened so fast. You had days to prepare! If you know you are in a flood zone, you should have an evacuation plan. Even with so many horses! If you are going to run a business with them, they should have a way to transport them in the case of a natural disaster. Especially since this has happened before. You should know better. Shame on you! It will be long time before I will be able to stop picturing those poor animals. I adore horses, much more than the average person. I, unfortunately, can not afford them. But if I could I would have plans in place! You will never get any business from me and I will make sure that everyone I know will know of your negligence.
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Response from the owner - a month ago
There is a "haters campaign" directed toward us. Here is the TRUTH. Cypress Trails does have plans for the evacuation of horses. In 2015 there were 2 evacuations which took place, which in the end were not required after all. Mon 18th April. 2am - Darolyn had been regularly checking the internet flood gauges and rainfall sites from midnight onwards. Up until 2am everything was still ok with the levels the river was at about 55'. 12 ft. Over normal. 3am - 4" fell, the river incredibly rose to about 62' at this point, I could move 5 vehicles and 3 trailers out, or I could move horses, I chose horses. By Tuesday, I lost all of my vehicles. 3:30 AM The horses were moved out of the Arena to stalls in the House/Barn & North pastures by the river to House/Barn (higher ground). Darolyn saddled up to collect the N. pasture horses which followed her into the barn, then when they were being collected with halters, the horses spooked & broke out of the barn. Running into the flood water on the south side, the current scattered the herd of 10. Several horses got tangled in the cable fencing of the Arena Paddock due to the level of the water. These were later seen on the TV. Darolyn & an employee, Hoku, swam to the Arena to rescue horses, they were only just able to swim there as current too strong to go back. Hoku, sitting on a fence, held the horse, Amber's head above water until the water got a foot higher & she was able to disentangle herself from the fencing she had gotten in. 5am – to the west upon the Cypress Creek watershed, 13 to 15"s had fallen. Another 4"s fell here, the river now at 65' (nearly 2' above the river bank). The law enforcement arrived with rescue boats, their priority was to rescue people and not horses. Darolyn and Hoku were rescued from the Arena where they had been stuck after swimming there 2.5 hours earlier. The TV pictures of horses stuck in the floods now came from around this time. No horses were tied to any fences or poles but some horses were entangled in cable fences now underwater. (All but one got out.) 7 AM There were no horses in the single story barn which can be seen with just its roof above the water, all these horses had been safely evacuated much earlier. Confusion on this occurred because there is what is call a "barn" under Darolyn's house. 11am - the river now 6' above its banks, in a boat I supervised volunteers helping to rescue horses from the south pastures (which was the high ground) of the ranch. Justin Nelzen, Devan Horn, Mark Jensen and many others contributed to heroic rescues throughout the day as they snagged horses out of the currents and got them to safety. 2: PM after Corrie Patrick, Tracy Taylor, and Krista Mohn had pushed 20 plus horses through nearby woods to the neighbors. A group of 6 or 7 horses broke away from being almost contained at the neighbors ranch and returned to the farm. When they reached their home trails and made their way to the house/barn, two split off for the evacuation area on the road and were caught, two headed toward the barn, and two ended up getting swept into the creek. Almost to safety, One of the barn direction horses failed to go in the barn and, he too, was swept in the creek. Devan Horn ended up seeing him caught in bank brush and went in the creek and guided him to safety. The other two are two of the missing ones. 4 PM Later in the day the final 12-14 horses in the house barn were swum to safety with the aid of a power boat and rider for guiding. All horses were guided to the South pasture edge where the water was shallow enough for them to walk, and then to the access road and a waiting trailer. The massive amounts of rain in the west water shed (12"-17") contributed to the rapid rise in the river level, as well as water released from the Conroe dam. Prior to this event, There have only been 2 horses lost to flooding at Cypress Trails back in 2002. No horses were tied up and left in the flood water.
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Justin Johnson
a month ago
Absolutely negligent owner of not only the horses but the dogs as well as human life. She should be jailed! I personally have lived in the area most of my life and her endangering the horses during storms is repeated so often that is beyond disgusting now. How many floods and how many deaths does it take for an official to not have Darolyn in their pocketbook?
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
There is a "haters campaign" directed toward us. Here is the TRUTH. Cypress Trails does have plans for the evacuation of horses. In 2015 there were 2 evacuations which took place, which in the end were not required after all. Mon 18th April. 2am - Darolyn had been regularly checking the internet flood gauges and rainfall sites from midnight onwards. Up until 2am everything was still ok with the levels the river was at about 55'. 12 ft. Over normal. 3am - 4" fell, the river incredibly rose to about 62' at this point, I could move 5 vehicles and 3 trailers out, or I could move horses, I chose horses. By Tuesday, I lost all of my vehicles. 3:30 AM The horses were moved out of the Arena to stalls in the House/Barn & North pastures by the river to House/Barn (higher ground). Darolyn saddled up to collect the N. pasture horses which followed her into the barn, then when they were being collected with halters, the horses spooked & broke out of the barn. Running into the flood water on the south side, the current scattered the herd of 10. Several horses got tangled in the cable fencing of the Arena Paddock due to the level of the water. These were later seen on the TV. Darolyn & an employee, Hoku, swam to the Arena to rescue horses, they were only just able to swim there as current too strong to go back. Hoku, sitting on a fence, held the horse, Amber's head above water until the water got a foot higher & she was able to disentangle herself from the fencing she had gotten in. 5am – to the west upon the Cypress Creek watershed, 13 to 15"s had fallen. Another 4"s fell here, the river now at 65' (nearly 2' above the river bank). The law enforcement arrived with rescue boats, their priority was to rescue people and not horses. Darolyn and Hoku were rescued from the Arena where they had been stuck after swimming there 2.5 hours earlier. The TV pictures of horses stuck in the floods now came from around this time. No horses were tied to any fences or poles but some horses were entangled in cable fences now underwater. (All but one got out.) 7 AM There were no horses in the single story barn which can be seen with just its roof above the water, all these horses had been safely evacuated much earlier. Confusion on this occurred because there is what is call a "barn" under Darolyn's house. 11am - the river now 6' above its banks, in a boat I supervised volunteers helping to rescue horses from the south pastures (which was the high ground) of the ranch. Justin Nelzen, Devan Horn, Mark Jensen and many others contributed to heroic rescues throughout the day as they snagged horses out of the currents and got them to safety. 2: PM after Corrie Patrick, Tracy Taylor, and Krista Mohn had pushed 20 plus horses through nearby woods to the neighbors. A group of 6 or 7 horses broke away from being almost contained at the neighbors ranch and returned to the farm. When they reached their home trails and made their way to the house/barn, two split off for the evacuation area on the road and were caught, two headed toward the barn, and two ended up getting swept into the creek. Almost to safety, One of the barn direction horses failed to go in the barn and, he too, was swept in the creek. Devan Horn ended up seeing him caught in bank brush and went in the creek and guided him to safety. The other two are two of the missing ones. 4 PM Later in the day the final 12-14 horses in the house barn were swum to safety with the aid of a power boat and rider for guiding. All horses were guided to the South pasture edge where the water was shallow enough for them to walk, and then to the access road and a waiting trailer. The massive amounts of rain in the west water shed (12"-17") contributed to the rapid rise in the river level, as well as water released from the Conroe dam. Prior to this event, There have only been 2 horses lost to flooding at Cypress Trails back in 2001. No horses were tied up and left in the flood water.