Equestrians Set to Ride in Rose Parade

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Tournament of Roses 2018 President Lance Tibbet has announced 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making a Difference.”
Equestrians participating in the Rose Parade showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. All riders must have previous parade riding experience.
In addition to riding in the 5.5 mile-long Rose Parade route on Jan. 1, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place on Dec. 29 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During Equestfest, groups perform trick riding, drills, dancing and roping skills, and attendees can walk through the stables and speak with the riders.
The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):
• Broken Horn Ropers (Baldwin Park, California)
• Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)
• California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California)
• 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)
• Long Beach Mounted Police (Long Beach, California)
• Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Enforcement Detail (Los Angeles, California)
• The Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon, Honor Guard, Bagpipe & Drum Band (Los Angeles, California)
• Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team (Altadena, California)
• Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside, California)
• Mini Therapy Horses (Calabasas, California)
• The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California)
• The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Teams (Norco, California)
• Ramona — California’s Official Outdoor Play (Hemet, California)
• Scripps Miramar Ranch (San Diego, California)
• So Cal Mini Horse Sanctuary Inc. (Hemet, California)
• Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California)
• The Valley Center Vaqueros (Valley Center, California)
• The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California)
• United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)
• Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Meeker, Oklahoma)

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