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Costumed Arabians Of Region 1

Marshal: Nancy Harvey

Marshal:  Nancy Harvey

Our group is made up of all Arabians and Half Arabians. Greys, Bays, Chestnuts and a black

Our group is made up of show, recreation and endurance horses. We are proud that our breed is able to be so versatile and personable that they become our riders/owners best friend and riding partner. The group includes only purebred and Half Arabian Horses

History of the Arabian Horse The Arabian is the oldest and only purebred horse in the world. This breed traces their lineage to the deserts of Saudi Arabia and the Russian and Polish countries. The Arabian mares were such a prize possession and so well loved by the sheiks that they lived with their owner in tents in the desert. During World War II, the Polish people protected and secured the safety of their Arabian horses before their own homes. To say that the Arabian has a rich and varied history is to put it mildly. What you see here in this group are descendants of the horse of the desert, the horses from Poland and the crosses of the Arabian with other breeds, the Half Arabian.

We are an all Native Costume group. The group depicts the native Arabian costume ridden by the Bedouins across the deserts.

History of our Group This group is comprised of local Arabian horse owners from the Southern California area. We are representing the Arabian Horse Association Region One. The group was chosen based upon their volunteer work and parade experience. We intend for the parade viewers to see how this horse that once lived in the tents with their master works as a friend and partner with their rider. Together, the horses and riders build a lifelong bond of friendship while creating memories that will last a lifetime All of our riders are members of the Region One Arabian Horse Association, which is comprised of Southern California and Hawaii. Region One is a Regional area member club of the Arabian Horse Association. The Arabian Horse Association is a service organization which focuses it’s efforts in many areas through it’s 501c3 arm, the Arabian Horse Foundation. This includes supporting scholarships for our youth members, rescue and re-homing of Arabian horses and research into life threatening diseases.

Our costumes range in color and design from Black & White to multicolored caps and and headdress

Various saddles will be used, including authentic Arabian Saddles. All of these horses and their riders and Regional or National level award winners.

This group is assembled specifically for the Tournament of Roses Parade.

All of our riders are members of the Region One Arabian Horse Association, which is comprised of Southern California and Hawaii. Region One is a Regional area member club of the Arabian Horse Association. The Arabian Horse Association is a service organization which focuses it’s efforts in many areas through it’s 501c3 arm, the Arabian Horse Foundation. This includes supporting scholarships for our youth members, rescue and re-homing of Arabian horses and research into life threatening diseases.

2013 We ride to honor the horse who started it all for our group - "Go For the Gold" aka Junior. Junior's owner, Jan always wanted to ride in the Rose Parade and they did together for 2 years, but sadly we are without Junior for 2013 as he passed away this past Summer.

RIDERS: Nancy Harvey, Sierra Madre, CA Jan Roeder, Santa Ana, CA Dr. Don Vrono, West Covina, CA Kit Hall - Santa Ynez, CA Kathy Callahan-Smith, Temecula, CA Mary Haus - Norco, CA Amanda Wood, San Juan Capistrano, CA Amanda Waterfield-Gibson, Alta Loma, CA Dr. Suzanne Lanini, Alta Loma, CA Debra Duncan-Montoya, San Marcos, CA Karen Buttacavoli, Yorba Linda, CA Gayle Péna, Moreno Valley, CA Anne Kienberger, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

This year, we are privileged and honored to have one of the Tournament’s own volunteers: Dr. Don Vrono, a Tournament of Roses Veterinarian. He told us that this was on his “bucket list”

Updated on: 11/16/2012 3:29:54 PM

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