Painted Ladies Rock!! Beautiful Ladies on Beautiful Painted Horses bring the Pageantry and Pride of the Stars and Stripes for Olde Glory. For the love of horses, they pull on their chaps and strap on their spurs to bring a breathtaking performance you won’t forget!
Charros De La Puente have participated in various parades throughout Southern California. They have participated in South Gate, East Los Angeles, Long Beach, Huntington Park, Hacienda Heights, Perris, Whittier, and La Habra. The entire group wears authentic charro outfits and ride on authentic saddles embellished with silver trim. The horses range from Quarter Horses, Andalusians, Aztecas, and Friesians.
The Blue Shadows Mounted Drill Team is a nonprofit youth equestrian mounted drill team which was formed in 1957 here in the San Fernando Valley, dedicated to teaching western riding and horsemanship to kids from the ages of 8 to 18 in a cavalry-like drill team environment and providing an opportunity for urban kids to experience the joys of the horse. Horse ownership is not required for membership. We participate in shows, parades and competitions throughout the States of California and Nevada. Our motto and mission is Leadership through Guidance.
The tradition of the horse parade is a celebration held by the Native American Indians to honor their horses and remember the spirits of the horses of the past. Tribes would take their cherished horses and dress them in their finest and most elaborately beaded regalia and trappings to parade them before others to honor them and this tradition continues today.
The Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club follows the dreams of their forefathers to celebrate and promote the spirit of the Appaloosa Horse with regard to its ties to the Nez Perce and other native Indian cultures along with the thousands of Appaloosa owners that enjoy the horse today.
Garrido is a magnificent example of the Spanish Andalusian stallion. A rare combination of strength, outstanding gaits and extraordinary athleticism has made him a favorite in equestrian competitions and exhibitions over the past 15 years. His fire, form and that luxurious (and real!) mane have made him “in demand” for photographers, celebrities, parades and fans worldwide. Garrido is a 1990 Andalusian stallion, trained and exclusively ridden by Mylessa Nickelson of West Wind Training Stables
Mario’s Andalusians, a group that has been together for 18 years! They perform exhibitions and some of their horses hold national titles in halter. Some of the horses participating have won national titles in halter. The horses will be doing different steps such as the Spanish WalkPassage and Piaffe. All of the riders are wearing charro outfits composed of tight pants and jacket trimmed with leather, as well as a Mexican sombrero.
A step back in time takes us to the Renaissance Period. The beautiful all black horses are the Friesian and originated in Holland. During the Renaissance they were used by Knights in battle. Nobility enjoyed them as flashy carriage horses. They were even used on the farms as an overall work horse with time to ride them for pleasure. They have proven to be a valuable horse in many situations. We have a wonderful display of these horses with riders dressed to showcase Renaissance attire.