Rose Parade prep

ChristyDSCN2468 copyJust a reminder that the Calizona regional club will be a featured equestrian group in this week’s Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. In case you forgot, the parade is on New Year’s Day (Friday)! Be sure to tune in and watch for the Appaloosas and their riders dressed in native garb.

The Calizona group will be 33rd in the line up of 92 entries in the whole parade. There are 23 equestrian entries all together. They will be between the City of Torrence and City of Burbank floats.

If you’re wondering about the photo, Christy Wood sent it along with a note about her preparations for the noise and atmosphere of the parade. She writes:

OK Everybody, you’ve been wondering what I have been doing??? Getting my horse ready for the Rose Parade. Go to YOUTUBE and type in Christy Dude and Joe the Drummer. You can watch my parade warm up. I will be riding with the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club. There will be 10 riders, all dressed in 1870’s Nez Perce Native American attire. I will be in the first row of 4 women, on the far left, on the tallest white horse with the longest white tail. I will be in a black wig.

If you want to see a picture of my Native American attire, go to my web site at or email me and I will send you a picture.

I’ll be waving at all of you on Jan 1st!


  1. Jen Said,

    January 1, 2010 @ 7:50 pm

    I saw y’all on our local (D/FW) NBC affilliate today! Awesome job, guys!

  2. Sharon Clark Said,

    January 2, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    The Calizona group provided excellent representation of the Appaloosa breed and RFD gave them some good “air time” and commentary. Congratulations to the Calizona Club.

  3. Richard Lankford Said,

    January 4, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    Saw the Rose Bowl parade. The Appaloosa entry represented the ApHC really great.
    Great promotion for the Appaloosa horse.

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