Enter Horse Parade (The Parade of the Horse)
The 2012 Parade of the Horse will take place in conjunction with the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Saturday, September 8th at 10:00 am. The parade is organized by the Llano Estacado Driving Society and features riding clubs from all over the South Plains region. The Parade theme is Tribute to Cowboy & Cowgirl Entertainers.
In the Old West, one animal served multiple purposes: pack animal, companion, transportation, and more. The horse remains one of the most recognizable symbols of Western heritage and continues to serve mankind the world over. The Parade of the Horse pays tribute to this majestic animal by featuring the horse as its focus. All entries in the parade include at least one horse, thus you’ll see horses of all sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds.
The parade route is as follows: Beginning in the southeast corner of the Mahon Library on Avenue L between 9th and 10th Streets, the parade will travel one block south on Avenue L and then turn east onto Main Street for three blocks. The parade will then travel south onto Texas Avenue past the Lubbock County Courthouse for one block, then continue west on Broadway from Texas Avenue to Avenue Q for eight blocks before it turns north onto Avenue Q for four blocks. The procession then heads east onto Glenna Goodacre Boulevard past the West Texas Walk of Fame for two blocks, then turns north onto Avenue O for one block on the west side of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The final stretch of the parade will proceed east onto Mac Davis Lane for four blocks, north of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, before ending at the originating location.
Be sure and come early and bring the whole family. It's sure to be a fantastic event!
The Llano Estacado Driving Society meets the second Thursday of each month at the Furr's Cafeteria located at 6001 Slide Road in Lubbock, TX. Social dinner starts at 6:00 p.m., with the business meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/LLEDS.
To download a parade entry form, click on the link below.
2012 Parade Entry Form
To download a copy of the parade route, click on the link below.