This is the 2023 year Parades Click the Link to fill out the signup form to participate in that parade.
This is just a tentative draft of upcoming parades. This will be updated and Signup forms attached as we get confirmation on each parade. Thanks
Turtle Days Churubusco June 17 Donna Nation
July 4th Brownsburg July 4 Karen Humpfreys
Circus City Parade Peru July 22 Karen Schlegelmilch
Strassenfest Jasper August 6 Anne Mehringer/Janet Lee
Wild West Days Jasonville Sept 9 Sue Vinyard
Festival of Leaves Thorntown September?
Monrovia Monrovia September 11
Fall Foliage Martinsville October 15th Rita Hilt
Thanksgiving Chicago November 25 Rita Hilt
Participation in one of our parades
Any paid member may walk, ride in vehicles, or help the day of the parade. To participate in any parade, you and the horse you plan to take to the parade must attend a minimum of one despook and one trail readiness clinic per year. After you have passed those two clinics you can then decide if you and your horse are ready to participate in a parade.
Parade Clothing and Tack
What you wear. Parade attire is red/pink cowboy hats or helmets, shirt color will be based on each parades theme , purple pants or chaps. At winter parades, wear the basic attire with a purple cape and red gloves. If you wear a helmet a red helmet cover of some kind is suggested. Chaps are not required but if you decided to purchase them please check with a current member as there are always chaps to be sold by someone. You can wear purple chaps, chinks or half chaps. Your parade captain will instruct you on the general attire of that parade.
What your horse wears: Your horse tack consists of a red bridle, with a red rope halter worn under the bridle for safety, red breast collar, red or purple saddle pad, red & purple reins. That is our official tack colors.
Parades are for fun!
Its suggested that you borrow your parade attire and tack for the first parade you do, because maybe it didn't work for you or for some reason you just don't like them. Then you haven't invested a lot of money. Be creative and decorate your horse, colorful ribbons in the mane and tail, glitter on the rumps and red glitter for the hooves! Some parades are theme oriented, so check with the parade captain on details. There are pictures of parades on Facebook and on the Website for you to get ideas. Please, always think of safety first for you and your horse when you decorate.
Your horse should be clean and groomed. Clipped bridle path and all facial hair around chin and under head "suggested" to be clipped, ears should be trimmed around the edges. The long hairs on the hocks should be trimmed. Be sure your clothing and tack are clean and ready to go. Doing these things at your barn a few days before is suggested.
You will be riding with a partner and horse, try to stay boot to boot with them and keep a appropriate distance between you and the horse in front of you. At least a horse's body length away, you should be able to see the hock of the horse in front of you through your horse's ears. Spacing is very important for the safety of the riders. Stay alert to what is happening around you at all times. Smile, wave and enjoy the music and fun!
When a parade is over remain in formation all the way to the disbanding area at a WALK behind the lead truck. You will dismiss upon direction of the parade captain after you reach the disband area. This is done for the safety of all riders and their horses. If one horse/rider team decided to leave early it upsets the other horses and may cause an accident.
Karen S.- Donna N.
Janet L. - Anne M.
Lea E. - Onvetta H.
Jasper Strassenfest 2021
Jasper Strassenfest 2021