Mini Mystique booth at the Arizona Horse Festival
One of our minis playing with a ball at the Arizona Horse Festival
Grooming the horses before our Equestfest performance
Driving clinic in January
A Drum Horse and a mini at the Arizona Horse Festival
Rose Parade, down Colorado Blvd.
Bath time - notice the Clydesdales watching over the wall
We started the year of 2008 with the Tournament of Roses Parade. We were in Pasadena for a week, doing all the promotion of the Miniature Horse for the public. There is a big show called Equestfest that the Parade Committee puts on for the public two days before the Rose Parade itself, where the public comes through the barns to see all the equine entries of the Parade and then they see each of us do our performance in the Equidome at the LA Equestrian Center in Griffith Park. We performed our drill routine there. Then we marched down the parade route on January 1 in front of over a million people along the 5 1/2 mile route and in front of millions more in 23 countries via TV. It was so exciting!!
January 26, 2008 - The team put on a Driving Clinic.
February 23, 2008 - Members of the team were in The Lost Dutchman Day's Parade in Apache Junction, AZ.
March 15 & 16, 2008 - The team performed our drill routine twice each day at the Arizona Petfest at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. We had a booth promoting miniature horses and our drill team on the grounds. We did 10 minute demonstrations each day about everything you can do with a mini horse.
May 3, 2008 - Members of the team were in the Yarnell, AZ Parade.
June 7, 2008 - The team had a booth promoting minis at the Equifest in Prescott, AZ.
June 28, 2008 - Prescott Valley Parade in Prescott Valley.
July 5, 2008 - Prescott Rodeo Parade Around the square in down town Prescott.
October 18 & 19, 2008 - The team had a booth at the Ranch and Mining Festival in Yarnell, Az. We performed our drill routine four times over the weekend.
November 23, 2008 - Fun-Kana was held in North Phoenix. There were 30 or so participants doing in-hand and driving activities.
December 12, 13, 14, 2008 - Arizona Horse Festival at Westworld, Scottsdale. We had a booth at this event.
Arizona Mini Mystique
Horseplay - after the Equestfest Performance and before the Rose Parade
A view from behind on the Parade route