Horse parades are a long standing tradition of the California Rodeo Salinas filled with pageantry and over 150 horses.
This year the horse parades on Thursday, July 19th and Friday, July 20th will start on E. Alisal Street and end at the Salinas Sports Complex while the Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd parades will continue to travel from Old Town Salinas to the Salinas Sports Complex. In past years, the Thursday parade has traveled along North Main Street from Northridge Mall to the arena.
Groups that participate in the horse parades included Sheriff’s Posses, Charros, costumed riding groups, visiting Rodeo Queens and various mounted groups. People line the streets early to watch the festivities each day. “Our pre-entries for the parade are up over last year. We are excited to produce this daily parade that our community embraces each year,” said Dean Callender, Horse Parade Chairman.
More information about the horse parades can be found at https://www.carodeo.com/events/2018/horse-parade.
Photo provided by California Rodeo Salinas.
About California Rodeo Salinas
The 108th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 19th-22nd, 2018. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $400,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.