Tournament of Roses Equestfest

Equestrian Performances Before the Rose Parade

Equestfest at the Tournament of Roses
Photo courtesy of the Tournament of Roses

Equestfest is one of the annual events of the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, CA. The horses and riders who will participate in the Rose Parade gather for a pre-parade display of their talents. Each equestrian team has a chance to demonstrate their show skills beyond what they can do in a parade format.

Watch in awe as these beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances, and demonstrate trick riding and roping in a show stadium setting. You can also stroll through the stables and talk to the riders, learn about the various tack and the many different breeds.  In addition to ongoing equestrian performances, demonstrations, and exhibits, there is live music and food and drinks for sale and vendors of horse-culture paraphernalia.  

The show itself is two hours, but there's plenty of time before and after to enjoy the rest of the related festivities.

When: EQUIFEST 2016-17 HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO AN EQUINE VIRUS.10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 am; the 2-hour show begins at noon; vendor court 10 to 3. Ticket sales open at 9:30 am.
Where: Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, (Main & Riverside Drive)
Cost: $15 per person advance, $40 VIP. Children 5 and under are free.
Parking: $10
Tickets: Purchase tickets prior to the event at (626) 795-4171 or online at or on site the day of the event starting at 10:30 am.<br/>Info:

2016-17 Equestrians will be updated when they are announced.

2015 Rose Parade Equestrians

  • 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment
  • Budweiser Clydesdales
  • Hawaii Pa’u Riders
  • Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • The Martinez Family
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
  • The New Buffalo Soldiers
  • The Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team
  • Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara
  • Prime Time Express Mounted Drill Team
  • Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds
  • Spirit of the West Riders
  • United States Forest Service Pack String
  • United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
  • Valley Hunt Club
  • Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society
  • Wells Fargo
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