The City of Temecula, Temecula Valley Wine Country and the Southwest Riverside County region will be represented on an international platform this New Year’s Day as the Horsewomen of Temecula Wine Country have been selected to participate as a parade equestrian entry in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade.
The award-winning Temecula Cowgirl Color Guard Team, along with Temecula Carriage Company’s professionally driven horse drawn wagon featuring local women leaders rounds out the Horsewomen Team, including City of Temecula three time Mayor and 15 year Council Member, Maryann Edwards. “On New Year’s Day, the eyes of the nation will be watching the Rose Parade and Temecula Valley will be featured by the representation of the Horsewomen of the Temecula Wine Country! The application and qualifying process was quite rigorous and competitive- we are honored to have been chosen for this year’s parade.”
About 50 million people in the U.S. watch the Rose Parade each year. It is also broadcast to more than 220 countries and territories outside of the U.S. Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America’s New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly 130 years.
"Within our wagon sits a cowgirl who will celebrate her 90th birthday and while on horseback we have a cowgirl drill team member who will celebrate her 15th birthday, both in the month of October. Our wagon train of successful female community leaders is proof that in Riverside County's Temecula, the power of hope, hard work and ambition can lead to realized dreams for everyone, stated Juanita Koth, HOT parade team captain. “We strive to encourage the next generation to follow our leaders by one day taking over the reins of community stewardship,” Koth added.
“On January 1, 2020 it is our dream to proudly travel down Colorado Boulevard with our modern day wagon train of “Temecula Women" escorted by the Temecula Cowgirl Color Guard outriders!” says Juanita Koth, Horsewomen Parade Captain.
The Horsewomen of Temecula Wine Country will be holding a fundraiser event held on Wilson Creek Winery on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 6:00pm- 10:00pm to assist with the many costs associated with being a parade entry for the Tournament of Roses parade entry. For more information on the Horsewomen, the event and how you can help contribute visit: https://horsewomenoftemeculawinecountry.com/