Eighteen equestrian units to celebrate New Year’s Day on Colorado Boulevard.
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
About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and Rose Parade® presented by Honda
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is a volunteer organization that hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Prudential and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 Members supply more than 80,000 volunteer hours, which will drive the success of the 135th Rose Parade, themed “Celebrating a World of Music” on Monday, January 1, 2024, followed by the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential. Visit www.tournamentofroses.com, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and YouTube.
Autor DeAnn Sloan