1ST CAVALRY DIVISION HORSE CAVALRY DETACHMENT
The Horse Cavalry Detachment is a platoon size element with the most elite soldiers. All horses are quarter horse and matched in size and color brown to dark brown, mules are light brown. Each mount has a black bridle emblazoned with brass rosettes. Attached to the saddles are a carbine holster, an extra blanket, and saddle bags. The Commander’s saddle has an officer’s saddle pad and an officer’s breast collar with a brass heart. The riders are outfitted in 1880’s U.S. Cavalry Uniforms, including black Stetsons with yellow cord for the Troopers, and a guilt cord for the Commander.
Fort Hood, Texas
Marshal: Captain Abigail Edwards
ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION
The Arabian Horse Association is the single national organization for registering Arabian horses in the United States. Arabians are the oldest breed of horses with a rich and storied history. This group of Arabian owners from Southern California and Arizona are paired in various costumes with their horses. Their impressive versatility is displayed in a show horse in English attire, a working horse in Western attire, and their most famous costume of native attire. The most important duty of the Arabian horse, however, is serving as a companion and support for people suffering from PTSD.
Sierra Madre, California
Marshal: Nancy Harvey
BLUE SHADOW MOUNTED DRILL TEAM
The Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team is a non-profit, equestrian organization teaching youth in Southern California teamwork and responsibility through equestrian drill and horsemanship. They most commonly use American Quarter Horses due to their versatility, but they accept all horse breeds. Look for thoroughbreds, Aztecas and even a Lusitano and Gypsy Vanner here in the group. Stainless steel dots accent the skirts of the black, leather saddles, while brightly colored turquoise adorns the horses’ bridles, breast collars, and protective boots worn on their front legs. More turquoise can be seen in the Navajo blanket worn under the saddle.
Lake View Terrace, California
Marshal: Allyson Wreede
HAWAII PA'U RIDERS
The Hawaii Pa’u Riders are a unique unit that showcases the colorful and beautiful Hawaiian art of equestrian riding. Hawaii Pa'u Riders’ Island Princess attire features velvet, Victorian tops paired with satin Pa'u skirts adorned with fresh floral leis. The skirts of the female equestrians are adorned in the unique art of Hawaiian draping and held by six kukui nuts. The male riders wear white, satin Kalakaua tops, white pants, white cowboy boots and hats and brilliantly contrasting red, velvet Hawaii Pa'u Rider capes adorned with fresh floral leis. All the fresh, floral leis worn by the Pa'u riders and horses, alike, are made in the wili style of lei-making.
Marshal: Leiala Cook
LOS HERMANOS BAÑUELOS CHARRO TEAM
Los Hermanos Banuelos Charro Team is an authentic Mexican Charro team that promotes its culture and Mexican heritage at community parades and schools in the Pasadena Unified School District. The team was founded in 1995 by a group of friends and brothers. Los Hermanos Banuelos communicate the importance of showing respect to everyone; their parents, teachers, and siblings, to themselves and the animals. Los Hermanos Banuelos promotes respect as the key to success and making a difference in the community. Los Hermanos Banuelos began on the rodeo circuit and continue to tour, performing rope and horse tricks, dancing and prancing steeds and spinning lassos. During their shows, they don matching custom-made outfits proudly displaying their Mexican Charro culture.
Marshal: Ramon Bañuelos
MERCED COUNTY SHERIFF POSSE
The Merced County Sheriff Posse are award-winning goodwill ambassadors from Merced County. The riders wear specially made uniforms embroidered with hundreds of rhinestones and ride on beautiful, specially crafted sterling silver saddles. The group rides all Palominos, 16 hands or taller. The group is unique because all the riders individually own and care for each of the horses that they ride. In addition to their beautiful horses and tack, the Posse performs many community service activities in the Merced and surrounding areas.
Marshal: Laurette Locke
MINI THERAPY HORSES
Mini Therapy Horses is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit charity based in Southern California. Founded in 2008, Mini Therapy Horses is a recognized leader in equine therapy and equine-assisted activities
with miniature horses. Mini Therapy Horses are a group of highly trained miniature horses that provide comfort, joy and hope to children and adults throughout Southern California. The horses provide a special interaction that can be healing and have a multitude of positive benefits. The Mini Therapy Horses have provided connection, relief and joy through virtual hospital visits throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They can also play a mean keyboard!
Marshal: Victoria Nodiff-Netanel
NORWEGIAN FJORD HORSES
The Norwegian Fjord Horses come from throughout the western United States. The group’s members are enthusiasts of the ancient Fjord breed, which has been traced back to the Viking age. The group wears native Norwegian costumes. Fjords have an affinity for connecting with people and are valued for helping with Equine Assisted Therapy including work with cognitive skills, speech, physical and emotional therapy, as well as helping to instill self-confidence. The Fjords participate in mounted police units, security details and in search and rescue operations. The group also enjoy competing in a variety of riding and driving disciplines including Combined Driving, Working Equitation, Dressage and Western Dressage, trail competitions, pleasure riding and for simple companionship.
Marshal: Beth Beymer
PAINTED LADIES RODEO PERFORMERS
The Painted Ladies Rodeo Drill Team is so much more than just an ordinary drill team. Established in 1993 and featuring several mother-daughter pairings, they have been Folsom’s Pro-Rodeo’s number one equestrian attraction for 23 years running. Their costumes consist of handmade western show shirts, complete with sequined fringe and accented with hundreds of sparkling Swarovski crystals.
Marshal: Beth Beymer
SCRIPPS MIRAMAR RANCH—AMERICAN SADDLEBRED HORSES
This year Michele Macfarlane and her high-stepping pinto horses take parade-watchers back to a time, not so long ago, when movie cowboys were kings on horseback. All the riders are mounted on Scripps Miramar Ranch’s American Saddlebreds and wear colorful, authentic cowboy garb. The horses are showing off too, decked out in their one-of-a-kind silver saddles and bridles. American Saddlebred Pintos, which have been revered for their unusual coats and their alert, expressive faces, arched necks, and their proud bearing and showy, animated trot. With their Old West costumes and the horses’ shiny silver saddles, the Scripps Miramar cowboys and cowgirls look as though they just galloped out of the silver screen into the middle of Colorado Blvd.
“San Diego, California”
Marshal: Michele Macfarlane
SPIRIT OF THE WEST RIDERS
The Spirit of the West Riders is comprised of men and women with a passion for horses and preserving our American Western heritage. The hallmarks of the group are the fine western horses of various breeds, coupled with the authentic and colorful Old West period correct outfits, and the carefully researched saddlery and tack of each individual's horse, used to represent the various equestrian occupations of those pioneers who helped tame the wild frontier of the 1840-1920 period of America. Some of their saddles are carefully restored original period works, while others are authentic reproductions. Altogether, the Spirit of the West presents a living history panorama of America's frontier-era equestrians.
Chino Valley, AZ
Marshal: Phil Spangenberger
TEMECULA VALLEY HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION
Temecula Valley Horsemen’s Association’s founding members are Galway Downs Equestrian Center and the California Ranch Company, the two largest horse Ranches in Temecula’s famous Valle de los Caballos (Valley of the Horses). Temecula has a diverse Equestrian Community comprised of Sport Horses, English and Western Riding, Therapy Riding and so much more. All are connected by a trails network with horse crosswalks. Many of the areas famous wineries have hitching posts. Many of today’s ladies are mothers riding with theirdaughters, passing the reins to the next generation of Equestrians to continue the rich traditions. The wagon’s outriders are led by Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco’s Mounted Equestrian Detail of police officers, followed by the award-winning Temecula Cowgirl Color Guard Team. The group features various first responders and women leaders of the Temecula community. They also include award-winning riders and a trick roper.
Marshal: Juanita Koth
THE NEW BUFFALO SOLDIERS
The New Buffalo Soldiers representing the 10th Regiment, Company H of the U.S. Cavalry was organized in 1992 as a historical interpretation group. Today’s members are a diverse group of both active and retired men and women who hail from a variety of first responder occupations. Medical professionals, firefighters, law enforcement and educators are just some of the members dedicated to interpreting the life and times of former slaves and freedmen, alike, who became soldiers during their own era, yet received little or no recognition for their service to their country. A non-profit organization, The New Buffalo Soldiers, is composed of volunteer historians who endeavor to present authentic depictions of their predecessors using either antique or faithful replicas of the accouterments utilized by the original Buffalo Soldiers and civilians.
“Shadow Hills, California”
Marshal: August Simien Jr.
THE NORCO COWGIRLS RODEO DRILL TEAM
Founded in 2008, The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team is a Rodeo Specialty Act that performs dangerous, high speed, precision maneuvers at a gallop to thrill screaming rodeo fans. The Norco Cowgirls are wearing their custom, handmade, western costumes adorned with hundreds of Swarovski Crystals, Rodeo Chaps & Red Bailey Cowgirl hats. The team is proud to be a positive role model for America's youth and to support our Veterans, Challenged Children’s Rodeo and the “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Breast Cancer Campaign. The team consists of 12 dedicated horsewomen riding American Paint & American Quarter Horses. The team thrives on their ability to work together and build a relationship of trust between horse, rider and teammates.
Marshal: Mychon Bowen
THE VALLEY HUNT CLUB
It all began with The Valley Hunt Club. They planned the very first Rose Parade in 1890 and have participated every year since. Now more than 130 years since their inception, Valley Hunt Club members work hard to present beautiful area florals. Their 2022 entry is a stunningly decorated, authentic period carriage as a reminder to Pasadena of the shared heritage and ongoing dedication to the Rose Parade. 2022 will be historic for the club as they will have two separate carriages, the first carriage will carry the current President Elizabeth Anderson and family and the second will carry the immediate past President Michael LeRoy and family.
Marshal: Gerben Leyendekker
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MOUNTED COLOR GUARD
The United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (MCG) is the
last mounted unit remaining in today’s Marine Corps. Formed in 1967 by Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Barstow Officers and Non- Commissioned Officers, their Rose Parade presence has been a longstanding tradition since 1985. They play an important role in motivating recruitment by enhancing the image of the Marine Corps and MCLB Barstow in community events throughout the year. The MCG rides Palomino mustangs that have been captured and adopted from the Bureau of Land Management’s “Adopt a Horse and Burro Program.”
Marshal: Sergeant Amy Polachek
VICTORIAN ROSES LADIES RIDING SOCIETY
The Victorian Roses are experienced equestrians devoted to presenting an 1880’s living history. Making their sixth appearance in the Rose Parade, the group performs to raise money for horse rescues. The Victorian Roses are costumed in the high-class fashion of the Victorian era, which the members, themselves, have designed and sewn. In addition to their beautiful, one-of-a-kind, rose-colored dresses, each member rides with a matching parasol.
Marshals: Cathy Pritchard & Deana Sommerville