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Maryland hosts 210 horses for tomorrow’s Inaugural Parade
Right now, as we Maryland horse people get ready to go to sleep, 210 horses from all around the U.S. are snuggled into their stalls at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center, resting for their big performance tomorrow: The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade. By the time dawn breaks, these horses will be en route to the staging area for the parade, which does not begin until sometime in the afternoon (official start time is “thereafter;” see below).
Suffice it to say, while our equine stars may be dozing, their bevy of support people are surely buzzing around them, whitening, show sheening, braiding, etc. (how is a pony supposed to get his beauty rest?).
Today, our friends at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlborough welcomed the following:
-1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, TX): 14 horses (arrived Jan. 17)
-1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard (Fort Riley, KS): 14 horses
-Boone County Elite 4-H Equestrian Drill Team (Burlington, Kentucky): 10 horses
-Cleveland Police Mounted Unit (Ohio): 5 horses
-Culver Academies Black Horse Troop & Equestriennes (Indiana): 80 horses
-First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry: 18 horses
-Merced County Sheriff’s Posse (CA): 15 horses
-Michigan Multi-Jurisdictional Mounted Police Drill Team & Color Guard (Ann Arbor, MI): 22 horses
-Mid America Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team (New Buffalo, MI): 16 horses
-The Freedom Riders (Kersey, Colorado): 6 horses
-U.S Border Patrol: 10 horses
These are not all of the horses in the parade, but it is most of them. Some of the entries are located a reasonable distance from Washington, so one would assume those groups will be coming from their home stables: Caisson Platoon from Fort Myer, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (aka “The Old Guard”).
Here is the official public schedule:
• 11:30 a.m.: Swearing-in ceremony
• Around noon: Oath of office and inaugural address
• Early afternoon: Luncheon
• After lunch: Review of Armed Forces
• Thereafter: Inaugural parade
We hear-tell that “thereafter” for the start of the parade is estimated to be about 2 p.m.
Roads are starting to close NOW. The official word is “Everyone will need a lot of patience and should be prepared to wait in long lines.”
Translated: beginning now, it is going to be virtually impossible to get in and/or around Washington, D.C. for the next 24 hours.
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1 day ago
Claire LaceyPeople might also be interested to note the huge borax wagons being drawn by a team of 20 Mules! Commissioned by Death Valley Conservency these are authentic replicas of the wagons used to haul Borax out of Death Valley. From Engel's in Joliet to training in Death Valley, to The Rose Parade to Washington. This is Historic! A huge project & testament to what teamwork can accomplish www.ktvq.com/story/34166510/montana-built-wagons-appear-in-rose-parade1 day ago · 9
Diane Paslay EllisYou are so right! This is so cool. The horses from Ft. Riley have been in the local news all week.1 day ago · 1
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