PASADENA, Calif. (September 4, 2019) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® is proud to announce 17 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “The Power of Hope.”

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 Wednesday, January 1, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place on Sunday, December 29, 2019, 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.


The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):

  • 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)
  • Arabian Horse Association (Sierra Madre, California)
  • Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team (Castaic, California)
  • Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Buffalo Soldier Mounted Cavalry Unit (BSMCU) (Mojave, California)
  • The Cowboy Channel’s Rodeo New York Gold Buckle Brigade (Gretna, Nebraska)
  • Express Clydesdales (Yukon, Oklahoma)
  • Horsewomen of Temecula Wine Country (Temecula, California)
  • Knott’s Berry Farm (Buena Park, California)
  • Los Hermanos Banuelos (Altadena, California)
  • Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (New Buffalo, Michigan)
  • Mini Therapy Horses (Calabasas, California)
  • Painted Ladies Rodeo Performers (Roseville, California)
  • Scripps Miramar Ranch (San Diego, California)
  • Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California)
  • USMC Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)
  • The Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California)

For a detailed description of each equestrian unit, please visit 2020 Equestrian participants.