Horses: something new for the festival parade
The 2013 Frog Festival Parade will have a new attraction –– two four-horse teams of Percheron draft horse, as well as a large number of riders, all garbed in western attire.
The two teams of draft horses will be provided by Glen Daigle of Iota and Dale Trahan of Crowley, reports Dale Meche, who is coordinating the equine parade entries with Jimmy Prevost, frog festival director.
Area horsemen interested in joining the 2013 parade must abide by few regulations, as follows”
I. All riders must wear western attire, no baseball caps;
2. All horses must be in good physical shape;
3. No stud horses;
4. Only single riders, no doubling;
5. No littering;
6. No drinking alcoholic beverage;
In addition, the committee reserves the right to refuse any rider not properly dressed or horse not in good physical shape.
All riders must register at corner of Lillian Pierce Drive and Frog Festival Drive starting at11 a.m .and ending at 12:30 p.m. prior to the 1:30 p.m. parade on Saturday, Nov. 9. Trailers will be parked in the area behind Armstrong Middle School. Trailers will enter Frog Festival Grounds on Frog Festival Drive, park and line up behind Armstrong. The horses and wagons will leave Armstrong down Malvern then turn right or west on Harrop Street then left on Mervine Kahn Drive then left on American Legion where they will line up behind the parade. After the parade they will go through the parking lot back to the trailers.
The cost will be $5 per rider or $10 per wagon. All riders must be registered and have registration number with them.
Riders will proceed on designated route, as a group to the parade line up on American Legion Drive. All violators will be ticketed.
To register or for answers to questions. riders can contact Dale Meche, 337-278-0779, email@example.com or Jimmy Prevost at 334-5152, firstname.lastname@example.org.