Requirements to Join Our Team
Team tryouts are held as needed, we ride drill routines at a lope. After a new rider attends two consecutive practices and rides the current drill pattern, a decision will be made as to whether they are accepted to the team. In addition to athletic, safe, advanced level horsemanship skills, a sound and tolerant horse, we require members to have reliable transportation, and commit to joining our scheduled practices, parades and events. Junior riders (14-18 yrs.) are considered on a case by case basis, but a parent must remain present at all practices and events.
All team members join Temecula Eq-Wine Riders, annual dues of $50 for TEWR membership are collected when a new member is accepted to the team. The mission of the club is to preserve SAFE riding trails and promote the Equestrian Industry.
Basic personal attire items will need to be purchased, we do have some loaner items to share while supplies last. We provide matching team-owned tack, saddle blankets and chinks for lease, we are proud to say our team is one of the most affordable to join in SoCal! Our hard work fundraising for many years has enabled us to acquire this valuable investment. Our look is described as "Working Cowgirl Goes to Church!"
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RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK
The Temecula Cowgirls Parade & Drill Team is a member team of the Temecula Eq-Wine Riders and was formed in 2013 after winning First Place Equestrian Division in Old Town Temecula's Independence Day Parade. In 2014 our team was awarded the honor of being the FIRST non-profit, community color guard group to be gifted our personal City of Temecula Flag. Our flag was presented formally at City Hall Chambers by Mayor Maryann Edwards.
Over the years we have acquired many awards, such as first place Mounted Color Guard Division at the San Juan Capistrano PRESTIGIOUS Swallows Day Parade and the 100th Annual Cherry Valley Festival Parade. These parades are professionally judged by the California State Horsemen's Association based on criteria such as horsemanship, attire, tack, Color Guard presentation, ease of parade ride, execution of maneuvers and teamwork.
Watch for us performing in community events such as parades, special events, horse shows, polo matches, grand openings, Western Days, etc. We offer drill team routines or static Color Guard presentations, depending on the venue. On New Year's Day 2020 and 2022 we rode in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade with the Temecula Valley Horsemen's Association, a dream come true for our Cowgirls. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!
During the Summer we practice on Sunday afternoon in the saddle 5:30-7PM (to avoid the heat), otherwise 3:30-5PM Fall thru Spring. Practices are held in Murrieta, as well as the California Ranch Company in Temecula. We have practice flags to loan. Click the Facebook Icon and be sure to LIKE and SHARE our posts. Thank you for your interest!
WE ALWAYS RIDE WITH PRIDE FOR TEMECULA!