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The modern show ring parade horse can be of any breed, with American Saddlebreds, Morgans, and Hackney ponies being some favorite choices. A typical turn-out for a parade horse includes elaborate forms of Western tack including a bridle, breast-collar, and stock saddle adorned heavily with silver. The rider is most commonly attired in brightly-colored, elaborately decorated Western wear typical of the "Old West" in United States history. A winning parade horse has impeccable manners and is shown at two gaits: the animated walk and the “parade gait” —a true, straight, square, high-prancing, balanced, and collected trot.

Learn more about competing in the parade horse discipline with US Equestrian! 


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US Equestrian Now Accepting Applications for Higher Education Scholarship for High School Seniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 2, 2022, 11:01 AM EST

US Equestrian Approves Pandemic-Related Rule Modifications for 2020

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 21, 2020, 8:15 PM EST

USEF Update on COVID-19: Suspension Extended

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 25, 2020, 1:30 PM EST

USEF Update on COVID-19: Presidential Modification and Resources

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 17, 2020, 12:15 PM EST

Letter from the President and CEO Regarding the Impact of Coronavirus on USEF Licensed Competitions

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 13, 2020, 1:00 PM EST