Calizona to ride in Famous Christmas Parade – Hollywood!

calzonaparadeThe Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club’s Parade group is one of seven illustrious equestrians to participate in the famous Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1, 2013. This parade, an 80 year American tradition, heads down the famous streets of Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards and includes celebrities and many performers. The parade is televised and later shown closer to the Christmas holiday.

Remaining true to the heritage of the Appaloosa, Calizona continues in the Native Indian tradition of the horse parade dressed in the finest and most elaborate regalia to honor our beloved breed and shout “Have Appy Holidays”. Calizona’s Hollywood Parade group comprised of 13 riders will include: Leslie Foxvog, husband Paul and daughter Danie, costumer Debbie Herzman, Stephanie Rawley, Evon Owens, Christy Wood, Steve Wood, CJ Brooks, husband Joe Brooks, Tisa Aley, Christy Calkins and Austin Bogner.

The Hollywood Christmas Parade website includes a list of the Equestrian groups, celebrities and participants. Please see: and for CZ’s equestrian picture & description follow the link for Participants and Equestrians. Calizona is honored to be a part of this parade tradition and acknowledge that the group was invited for this event – “they came to us, not us to them”. Historically, equestrians were required to apply for the parade. Take note that under the Television link for Airdates that the parade will be aired on the Hallmark Channel (cable) and local KTLA television stations throughout December.

Riding down Hollywood Blvd is a preliminary event to the “Big Daddy of Parades” to which Calizona garnered a third appearance in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014. As in prior years, the group will also participate in the Tournament’s Equestfest on December 29th at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center televised on RFDTV.

Calizona’s riders are ready for a long day, and fun night in Hollywood; but, feel it so worth it to share their Appaloosa Enthusiasm with those that see them both in person and later on TV, we hope we are not edited out!


  1. Penny Whitehead Said,

    November 30, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    I am so glad to know the Calizona group is again going to be a representative of our breed. I rode in the Rose Parade in “82” in Heritage with two other Appy riders and not much can compare to that experience. All riders in so many parades and events are true ambassadors for the breed, and just as important as any others.

  2. Dorine Said,

    December 2, 2013 @ 1:50 am

    The Equestfest will be televised at 2:00 pm (central time) on RFDTV. “Equestfest 2013. Join host Pam Minick for this 7th consecutive broadcast of Equestfest on RFD-TV; see equestrians participating in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade from the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA.”

  3. Dorine Said,

    January 1, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    Here was an interesting article that I found on the Internet:

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