Equestrians shine in the 2012 Rose Parade

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The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is an annual
tradition to kick off the New Year. The parade began in the 1890s as a way for
Californians to celebrate the beautiful weather and abundance of flowers
available even in the middle of winter. Today, it is held in conjunction with
the Rose Bowl college football game.

The parade features marching bands, motorized
floats, and dozens of equestrian acts every year. Included in this year’s
equestrian events are:

  • The All-American Cowgirl Chicks
  • RFD-TV 100 Palomino Groups
  • Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds
  • Calgary Stampede Showriders
  • Los Angeles Police Department Metropolitan
    Division Mounted Platoon
  • Medieval Times
  • Arizona Mini Mystique

To see the full list of equestrian parade entries,
click here.

View footage from the 2011 Rose Parade below (equestrian entries start at 3:20).

This year’s parade takes place on Monday, Jan. 2 at
8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Eastern). The parade will be broadcast live on
HGTV, RFD-TV and The Hallmark Channel. NBC will air the Rose Parade at 11 a.m.
in all time zones.

The parade will also be broadcast
locally in Los Angeles on KTLA5 and Univision 34. For more information, click
here
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