The Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society, an equestrian unit of nine women from several East County communities including Descano, Lakeside, Campo, Alpine and El Cajon, will appear in the 121st annual Rose Parade on New Year's Day, Jan. 1st, in Pasadena.
Adorned in Victorian-era attire with lace-covered gowns, hats, gloves and parasols,the group's members make their second consecutive appearance in the famous 5.5-mile parade along Colorado Boulevard. Parade officials positioned the local group in the No. 48 position, in front of floats from South Pasadena and behind the City of La Canada Flintridge.
A founding Society member, Jamie Gassert of Descanso, graphics coordinator at Grossmont College, will be leading the group while driving in a four-wheeled carriage drawn by Bobby, a Belgian, a breed of draft horse from western Belgium.
The parade will be seen in person by upwards of one million spectators, along with an estimated worldwide audience of 150 million on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA-TV, NBC, Travel Channel and Univision (in Spanish). The theme for the 2010 Rose Parade is “A Cut Above the Rest.”
For more information about the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society, visit www.victorianroses.org.