PASADENA, Calif. (September 7, 2023) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is proud to announce 18 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 135th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Celebrating a World of Music.”
Since the start of the Tournament of Roses in 1890, the Equestrian units have played a key role in the Parade and its surrounding festivities. In 2024, they will showcase a variety of horse breeds that entertain and highlight their majesty and poise. Each unit promises a unique blend of skills and dazzling costumes, adding an extra layer of charm to the festivities.
Three units are participating in their first Rose Parade, from horses that square dance to award-winning cowgirls and police horses who bring joy to children’s hospitals.
The Equestrian units make a lasting impression and this fantastic lineup will complement the floats and bands that will journey down Colorado Blvd. on New Year’s Day.
In addition to riding the five-and-a-half mile Rose Parade route on Monday, January 1, 2024, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest on Friday, December 29, 2023, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestfest promises thrilling displays of tricks, precision drills, dance routines and impressive roping skills. Attendees will also enjoy a vendor court and great music.
2024 Rose Parade Equestrian units (listed alphabetically):
1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment – Fort Cavazos, Texas
Arabian Horse Association Versatile Arabians – Greenwood Village, Colorado
Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team – Lakeview Terrace, California
Budweiser Clydesdales – St. Louis, Missouri
California Cowgirls Drill Team – Wilton, California
Long Beach Mounted Police & Kings County Sheriff’s Posse – Long Beach, California and Kings County, California
Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team – Altadena, California
The New Buffalo Soldiers – Shadow Hills, California
The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team – Norco, California
Orange County Regional Mounted Enforcement Unit/Western State Mounted Officer Association – Orange County, California
Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers – Sacramento, California
Scripps Miramar Ranch – San Diego, California
Silver Spurs Riding Club Quadrille – Kissimmee, Florida
Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday Celebration – Washington D.C.
Spirit of the West Riders – Arcadia, California
Valley Hunt Club – Pasadena, California
Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society – Alpine, California
United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard – Barstow, California
For a detailed description of each equestrian unit, please visit here.