TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® 2019 ROYAL COURT SELECTED

Today the Tournament of Roses announced the seven members of the 2019 Royal Court.  Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process. Volunteer members of the Tournament of Roses’ Queen and Court Committee made its selections based on a number of criteria including public speaking ability, academic achievement, youth leadership, and community and school involvement.

44 FINALISTS SELECTED FOR THE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES 2019 ROYAL COURT

Before the final round of interviews, the 44 finalists for the 2019 Royal Court took a group photo on the front steps of Tournament House. Applicants from 24 Pasadena area schools participated in the interview process and seven of the 44 finalists will be named to the 2019 Royal Court on October 1, 2018. The 2019 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area.

EQUESTRIANS SET TO RIDE IN 2019 ROSE PARADE

The Tournament of Roses is proud to announce 18 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 130th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Melody of Life.” 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 five and a half mile-long Rose Parade route on Tuesday, January 1, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018, 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.

Tours of Tournament House to Conclude for 2018

Tours of Tournament House will conclude for the year on August 30, 2018. The last tours of 2018 will be offered, at no cost, on August 30 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more.

Free Public Tours Of Tournament House Begin For 2018

Guided tours inside Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark, open to the public. Tours will be offered, at no cost, every Thursday at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM beginning February 1. Tournament of Roses volunteers from the Heritage Committee, knowledgeable of the organizations' history and details of the house, conduct the tours.