A diverse roster of equestrian participants has been announced for the 128th Rose Parade. The celebratory event is slated for Monday, January 2, 2017, as part of the festivities associated with the 103rd Rose Bowl football game in Pasadena, California.
The equine acts selected represent many breeds and disciplines. From drill teams to trick riders, from jousters to mounted military groups, and from driving drafts to sidesaddle equestriennes, the assortment brings plenty of sporty interest to the annual 5.5-mile procession down Colorado Boulevard.
Here’s the horsey line-up for this upcoming highlight.
- 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)
- Anheuser Busch Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)
- Backcountry Horsemen of California – Mid-Valley Unit (Sonora, CA)
- California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento)
- Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (Bakersfield)
- Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team (Altadena)
- Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside)
- Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (Buena Park)
- Philippine Scouts Heritage Society – U.S. Army’s 26th Cavalry Regiment (Los Angeles)
- Santa Barbara County Sheriff Mounted Enforcement Unit (Santa Barbara)
- Scripps Miramar Ranch Saddlebreds (San Diego)
- Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses (Hamilton, Ohio)
- Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, CA)
- The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, CA)
- The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (Norco, CA)
- Union Rescue Mission - Los Angeles (Los Angeles)
- United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow)
- Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena)
- Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society (San Diego)
- Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Los Angeles)
Returning acts (from 2016) include the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment, Anheuser Busch Budweiser Clydesdales, Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Scripps Miramar Ranch Saddlebreds, Spirit of the West Riders, New Buffalo Soldiers, Norco Cowgirls & Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team, USMC Mounted Color Guard, Valley Hunt Club, and Wells Fargo.
Themed “Echoes of Success,” the 2017 Rose Parade will also feature the ever-popular floral floats and marching bands.
Rose Parade promotional photos/fair use