John & Anne Wiley

2011/08/07

Equestria

Filed under: Happiness,Has Photos,People,Random,SB Region — John @ 08:58

We watched “Secretariat” before the parade, and it added to our enjoyment of all the equestrian variety in Friday’s parade. There was also some welcome diversity in the riders, and a variety of period costumes making it more interesting.

2722 Variety

2722 Variety

There was also a variety of wagons and carriages, plus I noticed a lot of mules like the one riding escort here.

2724 Mule Escort

2724 Mule Escort

Of course there were also a variety of musical offerings, including this marching band. I liked the expressions on the guy lofting a horn and especially the drummer behind him.

2739 Band Expressions

2739 Band Expressions

We were pretty far along the parade route, so they must have been hot and tired by the time we saw them. I was pleased to see that most everyone was still looking happy and enthusiastic by the time they reached us, and I wondered if this friendly group was in one of the stagecoaches that used to make the arduous climb from SB up to Cold Spring Tavern.

2747 Stagecoach

2747 Stagecoach

In addition to the equestrian magnificence, many women were wearing beautiful dresses of the period that I’m imaging were hand-made.

2756 Period Dresses

2756 Period Dresses

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