The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced on Wednesday that 16 equestrian groups will ride in the 134th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Turning the Corner,” including two local units, the Pasadena-based Valley Hunt Club and Los Hermanos Banuelos from nearby Altadena.
From the beginning, the Equestrian units have played an integral part in the Rose Parade. Equestrians participating will showcase a variety of horse breeds that entertain and highlight their majesty and poise.
Each unit offers a variety of exceptional skills as well as unique costumes. In addition to riding in the five-and-a-half mile Rose Parade route on Monday, January 2, 2023, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest on Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During Equestfest, groups perform their best tricks, drills, dancing and roping skills, and attendees can walk through the stables and meet and greet with the riders and horses.
The equestrian units make a lasting impression. This fantastic lineup of units will complement the floats and bands that will turn the corner of Orange Grove Blvd. and head down Colorado Blvd. during the 2023 Rose Parade presented by Honda.
2023 Rose Parade Equestrian units (listed alphabetically):
- 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)
- Alameda County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (Livermore, California)
- Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team (Lake View Terrace, California)
- Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)
- CA State Guard 26th Mounted Operations Detachment (Long Beach, California)
- International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Los Hermanos Banuelos (Altadena, California)
- Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers (Citrus Heights, California)
- Ramona, California’s Official State Outdoor Play Presented by the Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre (Hemet, California)
- Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Unit (Nuevo, California)
- Scripps Miramar Ranch (San Diego, California)
- Spirit of the West Riders (Arcadia, California)
- The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California)
- The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California)
- The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (Norco, California)
- United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)
For a detailed description of each equestrian unit, click here.