Rose Parade bonus

In addition to the fabulous Calizona group riding in the Rose Parade dressed in Nez Perce attire, we heard from Leslie Foxfog about this bonus for our breed:

We also wanted you to know that another Appaloosa was prominent in the Tournament of Roses Parade – his registered name is Destiny Seabreeze previously owned by Doug Danner of Solana Beach, California. The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was riding him in front of the EPlatoon (Equestrian Platoon). The Appaloosa was a stand out as the only “white/grey” horse in the whole entire unit. What significance for the Appaloosa breed that went mostly unnoticed by all but the true appaloosa lover. Those of us Appaloosa lovers were very proud to see this happen and ridden by such a prominent figure in Southern California. They had the highest police leader on the “BEST” horse!!!!! Appaloosas were not only done proud by Calizona but by this very action.

The Chief also rode Destiny Seabreeze and performed at Equestfest. Doug Danner was a member of Calizona ApHC for several years and we are proud on his behalf that his horse was in the parade.

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  1. Penny Whitehead Said,

    January 5, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I noticed and being a former So. Cal. resident and born in L.A. and also a former participant in the Rose Parade and influenced years ago by members of the Calizona Regional, yippie!

  2. Pam & Dean Hargesheimer Said,

    January 6, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    We noticed an Appaloosa in that group while we were watching EquestFest on RFD and again during the parade. Thanks to Doug Danner and Calizona for representing our horses in such a dignified and beautiful venue!

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