CHP Mounted Patrol Unit and commissioners to participate in 2019 Rose Parade

Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 15:50:49-05

PASADENA, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol’s Mounted Patrol Unit is saddling up for the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley will grab the reins and ride in the Jan. 1 parade with Deputy Commissioner Scott Silsbee and Assistant Commissioner Nick Norton.

This will mark the third appearance for the CHP’s all draft horse equestrian unit, which was chosen to participate in this year’s celebration from among hundreds of applicants.

“The CHP is honored to be a part of the New Year’s Day tradition,” Stanley said. “Scott, Nick, and I are excited to join the CHP’s elite team of equestrian riders along the parade route this year; it is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

On Wednesday, seven horses along with members of the Mounted Patrol Unit left the Capitol in Sacramento to travel to Pasadena, where flower-covered floats, marching bands and other equestrian units will be on hand.

Remember that you and your family can watch the Rose Parade starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, on 23ABC.