The Parade of the Horse
The 2017 Parade of the Horse will be held in conjunction with the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration, Saturday, September 9th at 10:00 am. The parade is organized by the Lubbock Saddle Club and features riding clubs and carriages from all over the South Plains region.
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 will be 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!
To download a copy of the 2017 parade route, click on the link below.
To Enter the Parade, click on the link below for an entry form and policies:
2015 Parade Winners
Best Riding Club
1st Place: ABC Flag Team
2nd Place: Sunset Riding Club
Best Representation of the Cowboy Era
1st Place: Outlaw Muleskinners
2nd Place: Carolyn Benitez
Best Authentic Wheeled Vehicle
1st Place: Paul & DruAnn Verkamp
2nd Place: Chuck Allmon
1st Place: Texas Boys Ranch
2nd Place: Lubbock Saddle Club
THE LUBBOCK SADDLE CLUB
The Lubbock Saddle Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the SPEC Building located at 110 North I-27 in Lubbock, TX. The business meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit www.lubbocksaddleclub.org.