There was a time in the history of the Rose Parade when all the equestrian units were required to use silver-mounted tack and dress in Spanish-style attire. Thankfully, this only lasted from 1934 to 1946, because one of the joys for parade viewers is seeing the variety of costumes and historical trappings.
In this series of three articles, we profile the 2014 Rose Parade equestrians. Part 1 presents the groups that represent the Tournament of Roses and honor the military: the US Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard, Budweiser Clydesdales pulling Pres. R. Scott Jenkins, Tournament founders the Valley Hunt Club, parade sponsor Wells Fargo, The New Buffalo Soldiers, The War Horse Foundation, and Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Division Mounted Platoon/Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Mounted Enforcement Detail.
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