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2016 Equestrian Application

Dear 2016 Rose Parade® Equestrian Applicants,

Thank you for your interest in participating in the January 1, 2016 Rose Parade themed “Find Your Adventure.” The Tournament of Roses® is seeking equestrian groups that exhibit unique breeds, tack and costumes and offer outstanding entertainment value.

As part of the Tournament of Roses equestrian experience, we invite and expect all parade participants to participate in Equestfest, an equestrian performance on December 29, 2015. This popular event is a chance for equestrian groups to display their showmanship, tricks and drills. As a performance alternative, an exhibit or demonstration is also welcome. If your group is interested only in Equestfest, please contact Parade Participant Coordinator, Jeannette Collier at (626) 449-4100 or at

Application Process

  • Complete and submit the Application online, which includes your marshal and group contact information, experience, and your participant and support personnel rosters. All names of back-up parade participants and support staff should be included in these documents.

  • Download and complete one Equestrian Participant Profile for each horse rider, outwalker and coach/wagon rider (passenger and/or driver). Be sure to complete an Equestrian Participant Profile for each back-up participant as well. Please include a color photograph of each participant in costume/tack on the horse he/she will ride in the parade. Support staff such as groomers/handlers and others listed on the Group Support Roster do not require an Equestrian Participant Profile. Only participants riding in the parade require the Equestrian Participant Profile.

  • The Tournament of Roses requires that all riders have parade experience and be at least 16 years of age as of January 1, 2016. Applications for participants under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent or guardian.

  • In addition to the documents submitted online, please submit the following in one three-ring binder: (1) a printout of your completed Application; (2) an Equestrian Participant Profile for each parade participant, including back-up participants; (3) a color photograph of each rider and horse in costume/tack; and (4) a DVD of your entire group in the actual costumes/tack to be worn in the parade. The DVD may include material you think best portrays your group’s skill, experience and unique qualities.

  • Remember to keep a copy of all your application materials. Once submitted, the materials become the property of the Tournament of Roses and will not be returned to you.

The application deadline is May 31, 2015. Please submit your completed application to:

Equestrian Committee Chair
Pasadena Tournament of Roses
391 South Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91184

We appreciate your interest in the 2016 Rose Parade. The selection committee will contact you with its decision during the first week of August. 

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Jeannette Collier at (626) 449-4100 or at

We look forward to receiving your application!


Ellen Swagerty
Equestrian Committee Chair
Pasadena Tournament of Roses