October 9, 2017

Location: Crowley Theater: 98 S Austin St, Marfa, TX 79843 -
Tim Crowley, Director -  

CONTACT: Neta Rhyne – 1-432-448-3914 -
Thundering Hooves: -

FILMS: Monday 10:00 am – 11:15 pm

CHILDREN’S ART EVENT: In The Lobby 10 am – 4 pm
Thundering Hooves Children’s Art Project featuring Wild Horse Artist Melody Perez

The Thundering Hooves Memorial Trail Ride, in memory of all the slaughter bound Horses, Burros and Mules that have been hauled through Marfa, Texas on THEIR LAST RIDE, will kick off at a later date.  Star, a beautiful Palomino Mare, will carry the “Saddle Of Hope” as symbol of hope …for the Horses and our commitment to end horse slaughter.  The riders will ride to the Thundering Hooves Memorial Fence in Toyahvale, Texas with a closing ceremony in memory of all animals that continue to suffer in the name of greed and progress.


My vision of thundering hooves drove me to take action even though I knew full well the odds of bringing about change were not in my favor.  Stopping every truck hauling trailers full of horses to the slaughter export pens is my desire though I am helpless to stop them.  Unfortunately, the law is on their side!  After realizing there was no saving those destined for slaughter I decided to take action by doing what I could do .... thus, the birth of Thundering Hooves.  

Today as I stand along this trail, trailers full of slaughter bound horses still pass by......their nightmare continues.

Every time a load of horses, being hauled to the slaughter export pens passes by my home, I am reminded the Thundering Hooves movement is about them and their struggles....and we are their voice!

As difficult as this journey has been I give thanks to the Creator for giving me the strength to continue.  I have met many amazing Horse Warriors who, without their support, my vision of thundering hooves would have never come to life.


Marfa, a small desert city in west Texas, is known as an arts hub. The Chinati Foundation, founded by artist Donald Judd, displays huge indoor and outdoor installations on an old army base. The Ballroom Marfa arts center hosts exhibitions, concerts and the Marfa Myths cultural festival. Outside town is a viewing platform from which the mysterious orbs known as the “Marfa Lights” phenomenon can sometimes be seen.


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Local Hotels MARFA TEXAS:

802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-1950

Accommodations at El Cosmico include 10 renovated vintage trailers, 15 safari tents and scout tents, 3 Sioux-style tepees, 2 Mongolian yurts, and tent campsites. Our trailers from the hayday of nomadic recreation have been restored with marine-varnished birch interiors, furnishings collected from around the world and amenities for a comfortable camp experience. Each trailer has a unique combination of cooking, dining, sleeping, bathing and recreational features and come equipped with AC and heater, refrigerator, basic cooking supplies and a radio with wireless iPod connectivity. All of our trailers come stocked with a dry goods minibar that includes some of our favorite items to camp with, cook with and keep you hydrated.The property also offers several communal spaces for guests – a hammock grove, an outdoor kitchen and dining area, a community lounge and mercantile, an outdoor stage, a reading room. We rent wood-fired hot tubs as the burn ban allows, and bikes for exploring Marfa.

101 Memorial Square, Fort Davis, TX 79734
Phone (432) 426-3237

The Hotel Limpia, an historic, restored hotel built in 1912, is located in mile-high Fort Davis, nestled in the scenic Davis Mountains of southwest Texas. We currently have 31 rooms including extra large rooms and suites.
Our accommodations are fully restored with private baths, period furnishings and free Wi-Fi. The hotel setting provides a peaceful and comfortable hideaway from the busy outside world.
The courtyard garden, fragrant with roses and herbs, the glassed-in veranda with its flourishing plants, and the porches with their rocking chairs are favorite places for guests to relax and enjoy the tranquility of a by-gone era of Texas.

105 S Highland Ave, Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-3700 – Lisa

A new hotel in a historic footprint, the Hotel Saint George is a full-service, locally owned and operated property in the heart of downtown Marfa. Before it was torn down in 1929, the original Hotel Saint George was, for most of the late 19th century and early 20th century, an oasis for travelers - offering amenities found nowhere else in this corner of the world. Likewise, this newest incarnation of the Hotel Saint George includes two restaurants, as well as a bar and lounge.
The Farmstand, situated where the pavilion used to reside along the railroad tracks, serves as the event space for the hotel, with over 5600 square feet of dance floor. There is a 75 foot pool and entertainment area behind the Farmstand, available to hotel guests.
Additionally, Marfa Book Company returns to its original location and serve as the retail outlet/gift shop for the hotel. All 55 rooms and suites boast luxury comforts like terry bath robes for lounging around the room or the pool, 49” flat screen televisions and Keurig coffee makers with locally brewed coffee. All rooms are well above industry average size, with suites ranging in size from 760 to 1300 square feet. In the upper floors (accessibly by elevator), guests are treated to broad views of the surrounding high plateau and mountains.


1500 US-90, Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-3800

Step back in time to an era of ranching, a growing railroad, and the Wild West, welcome to the Riata Inn-Marfa, Texas! Some of our amenities include high speed wireless internet access, brand new microwaves, refrigerator, 27 inch TV's, the largest rooms Marfa has ever seen (over 450 sq feet), as well as a smiling staff ready to serve you, so come join us for this fun filled Marfa Adventure at the lowest price in town. Riata Inn has been in business since 1998.

207 Highland St, Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-3669 – Vicki Barge General Manager

Welcome to the Hotel Paisano located in the heart of Marfa, Texas.
A charming, historic hotel, the Hotel Paisano offers 41 rooms and suites, a seasonally heated pool, extensive gift shop and art gallery, GIANT memorabilia room, ballroom/conference space, fitness center, and a casual restaurant and lounge with relaxing courtyard seating.
The Hotel Paisano is a social hub for the area, a meeting place and oasis for travelers and a west Texas destination.

601 W San Antonio St, Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: (432) 729-1984 

A locally run hotel since 1959, Bob Harris of Lake Flato Architects reinvigorated the Thunderbird's classic "50's horseshoe shape and interior courtyard for its 2005 reopening. The renovation transformed the structure into a model of modern design and livability while maintaining the original hotel's bygone feeling. The Thunderbird is everything a small hotel should be, providing privacy, hospitality and stylishness without pretension. With its pool and pale blue exterior reflecting the desert sky.





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