Destination Weekend

October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
325 North Kansas Street, El Paso, TX 79901

Event Days:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Hotel Indigo El Paso Downtown
$150; RSVP required
Contact Name:
Holly Cobb
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Experience unique events designed to provide an insider’s view of the history, people, and culture of the borderland

Come spend the weekend in El Paso to experience unique events designed to provide an insider’s view of the exciting history, people, and culture of the borderland. Centered around the theme, “The Magic Touchstone of Horsemanship,” explores the works of El Paso’s own renowned artist and writer, Tom Lea. If you require lodging, stay at the boutique Hotel Indigo. Events include Friday evening enjoy appetizers and no-host cocktails on the rooftop of the Paso Del Norte Hotel overlooking El Paso & Cd. Juarez. Saturday morning you’ll be transported via luxury van to Compadres Horse Therapy ranch for a demonstration of different breeds of horses and the purpose for which they were bred, enjoy a picnic BBQ lunch under the oak trees. Sip wine, listen to live music, and learn about the importance of the horse in shaping history at the nearby Zin Valle winery. Don festive attire to attend the fabulous music and dance show Viva Mexico! Retelling the history of Mexico featuring beautiful horses! Sunday, join Dr. Kappus on an easy hike amid the Franklin Mountains and learn about over a million years of geology portrayed in Tom Lea’s ode to Old Mt. Franklin. You won’t want to miss the exciting Charreada (traditional Mexican Rodeo based on the ranchero lifestyle) and escaramuzas (performance of beautifully attired women riders). Wrap up the experience with a VIP dinner featuring the traditional Mexican cuisine of Chiles en Nogada or Passion Fruit Mole while listening to a traditional Mexican Band. The events package is $150 per person, which includes: van transportation if needed, and entrance to events: Friday reception, Compadre’s demonstration & BBQ lunch, Zin Valle winetasting, Viva Mexico! traditional Mexican dinner Franklin Mountains hike, entrance to Charreada, Castro Ranch VIP dinner & music Does not include: Alchoholic beverages (except the welcome margarita at the VIP dinner) and (per person) lodging. Recommended lodging: HOTEL INDIGO, 325 N Kansas St, El Paso, TX, 915-532-520 RSVP for entire weekend at the registration below:

22 FRIDAY/ 6:30 Scenic Cocktail Reception.

23 SATURDAY 10:30 AM Horse Exhibition
23 SATURDAY 12:30 PM Presentation & Wine TastingThrough Tom Lea’s The Hands of Cantu
23 SATURDAY 5:30 PM ¡VIVA MEXICO! Dinner and Show Travel through Mexico’s rich culture and history in a magnificent show
24 SUNDAY 10 AM Old Mount Franklin Field Trip
24 SUNDAY 4 PM Festive Charreada at the Castro Ranch.
24 SUNDAY 6 PM VIP Dinner at the Castro Ranch After the charreada.

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