Horsewomen of Temecula saddle-up and ride in 2019 Rose Parade

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Temecula Councilmember Maryann Edwards, along with Temecula California Highway Patrol commander Capt. Karyn Mentink, Temecula Police Chief Lisa McConnell, Temecula Fire Chief Jodi Gray and 90-year-old National Cowgirl Hall of Famer and Temecula resident Pat Ommert, waves to the crowd from The Horsewomen of Temecula’s decorated wagon during the 2019 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Wednesday, Jan. 1. Valley News/Cowhand Rockstar photo
It was a bright clear morning Wednesday, Jan. 1, when a small group of women, along with their contingency of helpers, sponsors and many others, were about to realize a dream come to fruition. This tight knit group, who shared nothing more than pride in their city and a love of the cowgirl lifestyle, saw the culmination of a years’ worth of hard work as they saddled up and rode in the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena. And ride they did. The Horsewomen of Temecula made their way up Colorado Boulevard in the 31st spot of the parade that chilly morning and represented the city they call home wearing their brightly colored costumes and waving to the crowd of more than 700,000. The group made their way down the parade route, pulling their beautifully decorated wagon and carrying local offici
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