by Laura Berthold Monteros
The 20 equestrian groups that will participate in the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 2, 2017 were announced today. There are some old favorites, some newcomers, and some returning groups. Missing after 68 years of riding down Colorado Blvd. is the Long Beach Mounted Police, but the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society, which last rode in the 2015 Rose Parade, is back. The eight new groups in the list are marked with a ♦.
Equestrians are chosen to showcase different breeds, costumes, and tack as well as for their ability to entertain the crowds along the parade route. All riders must have previous parade experience. The units are invited to participate in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo on Dec. 29, 2015 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestfest is an opportunity for groups to show off their riding, roping and shooting skills. The stables are open for visitors. Sharp Seating has tickets available on their website. Continue reading “2017 Rose Parade equestrian line up announced”