Hey, this is pretty neat. I’m always amazed at just how much our community has to offer. Now I find out, (and why should I be surprised?) that The Woodlands has a pretty classy equestrian club, and they made their first appearance ever in the Houston Rodeo Parade. I can hear someone saying, “Stand back, folks, here comes those folks from The Woodlands, riding not just any kind of horse, mind you, but some of the best-looking horses in the world”. Of course.
Here’s an excerpt for you from “The Woodlands Online” with links.
“THE WOODLANDS, Texas – If you’re going into Houston to see Rodeo Parade, you’re in for a real treat. Two of the world’s rarest horse breeds, the Andalusian and the Lusitano, will be in the parade representing the International Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association. The Woodlands Equestrian Club will be making their first appearance in the 79th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade, presenting some of the most acclaimed Dressage show horses in the United States, including a National Champion Stallion imported from Brazil.
If you’ve ever wondered why you don’t often see top show horses in the Rodeo Parade, it’s because many trainers believe that participating in parades is harmful to the horse’s show ring performance. That’s debatable. These horses have performed for centuries and have been ridden by royalty in royal processions. It’s inherent in their nature to be paraded before crowds and be admired.” http://woodlandsonline.com/npps/story.cfm?nppage=40396 http://www.woodlandsequestrianclub.com/