Our team recently combined a performance with the Starspangled Cowgirls, Yucaipa's RODEO Drill Team, at the California Ranch Co.
We won a coveted Equestrian Entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade both times we applied in 2020 & 2022!
Our community service volunteer work with the Temecula Eq-Wine Riders supports the preservation of multi-use trails for horses, hikers and bikers, as well as all aspects of the Equestrian Industry in Temecula, Southern CA. Click the club's logo to visit TEWR and complete our team waiver.
Requirements to Join Temecula Cowgirls
Team tryouts are held as needed, we ride drill routines at a lope, parades at a walk. New riders can attend one practice as our guest, consecutive practice invitation will be at the captain/coach discretion. New members can join the Drill Team, Parade Team or both.
In addition to having strong moral character, athletic intermediate/advanced level horsemanship skills, and a sound and tolerant horse, we require our members to have reliable transportation. Team members must commit to joining our scheduled practices, parades and events consistently. Parade team only riders must attend one practice a month and all parades. Drill team only riders meet weekly (or less frequently if their skill level allows) and must consistently ride the current drill without issue, as well as commit to all scheduled annual Drill Performances. Core team members who ride both Parade and Drill team attend all practices, annual parades and scheduled drill performances.
Junior riders are considered on a case by case basis, a parent must remain present at all practices and events. Helmets are required for riders under 16yrs, unless a parent approves use of a cowboy hat.
All team members MUST join Temecula Eq-Wine Riders, our sponsor, annual dues for membership are collected when a new member is accepted to the team. This fee will help to cover event insurance fees. 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 have some loaner items to share while supplies last. We provide matching team-owned tack, saddle blankets and chaps 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.
Be sure to sign up for our newsletter at TEWR website! Please contact Team Captain, Juanita Koth at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and permission to join a Sunday afternoon practice.
About Our Team...
The Temecula Cowgirls team 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 a 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 First Place parade awards in Temecula, Murrieta, San Juan Capistrano's PRESTIGIOUS Swallows Day Parade, Cherry Valley Festival Parade, and more. These parades are professionally judged by the California State Horsemen's Association based on criteria of horsemanship, attire, tack, Color Guard presentation, ease of parade ride, execution of maneuvers and teamwork.
Our community service projects and fundraisers support trails preservation, therapeutic horseback riding and mini-horse therapy programs, preservation of Temecula's Rural Lifestyles and support of Southern California's Equestrian Industry. Watch for us performing at community events, parades, horse shows, Grand Openings, Western Days, Civic events, 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 "Granddaddy of all Parades"...Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as performed at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center's EQUESTFEST Horse Show. Together, with the Horsewomen of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Horsemen's Association, we accomplished a dream come true for our Cowgirls and the City of Temecula. TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAMWORK!
We offer Parade only, Drill only or Core Memberships to ride in both divisions. There are various practice requirements for each division. During the Summer we practice on Sunday afternoon in the saddle 5:30-7PM (to avoid the heat), otherwise 2-3:30PM Fall thru early Spring. Practices are held in Murrieta, as well as at 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 there and on Instagram.
CATCH DRILL FEVER WITH US!
Performing at the Equesfest Horse Show Los Angeles Equestrian Center 2022 and riding in our annual Historic Old Town Temecula Independence Day Parade are examples of our team's commitment to share our club's mission with the community we love.