Celebrating the 32nd AnniversaryGrand Horse Parade
Grand Marshall will be an Equine
(Shamrock Billy O’Brien) -
Gypsy Vanner Horse
Celebrating the 33rd Anniversary
Grand Horse Parade
October 5, 2013
August 1, 2012
Dear Horse Enthusiast,
The Georgetown/Scott County community will be celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Festival of the Horse in 2012. The Georgetown
Woman’s Club is proud to announce that they are continuing to be coordinators of the Festival of the Horse Grand Parade. The Neuville’s will again organize the Festival of the Horse, Horse Show on Sunday and Marie Tomacelli will organize the Horse Games/Experience the Horse at Brooking Park on Saturday.
The Festival would like you to consider participating in this year’s Grand Parade and Sunday’s Horse Show. You may sign up for the Horse Show the day of the event. We have enclosed the entry form for the Grand Parade to be returned by September 15, 2012. Once we receive your Parade registration, we will send a confirmation letter. Please have your friends who would like to participate, call the Tourism Commission, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 502-863-2547, for additional copies or visit www.festivalofthehorse.org.
On Saturday, October 6, the Georgetown Woman’s Club will hold the annual Toyota Grand Parade featuring an all horse revue. The parade includes saddle horses with riders, drill teams and horse-drawn vehicles. We will continue the “Parade of Breeds” as an educational part of the parade. The Parade coordinators will also send: a place to park your trailer, a line-up guide, judging criteria and miscellaneous information that will help make the parade a fun and safe event. If you have any questions, please call Peggy Angel at 502-316-0597 or Laura Green at 859-338-2633. FYI: Due to numerous complaints and the safety for all — we will not allow handouts of any kind this year including: candy, beads, ribbons, booklets, pamphlets or promotional materials. NO EXCEPTIONS!! You will be pulled from the parade.
All participants in the Parade must be pre-registered. Please include one copy of your negative coggins papers with your entry(s). State inspectors also want a health certificate. If you are out-of-state, the state agriculture department requires a 30-day health certificate or passport. Because of the unpredictable nature of a horse events, we have also included in this packet, a waiver of liability, exempting the Festival, its coordinators, and the City of Georgetown from any lawsuits resulting in injury. All participants musthave this signed and included with their applications. Please note these items are also needed if you plan to participate in the Horse Show on Sunday.
Thank you for your support!
Georgetown Woman’s Club, Grand Parade
Bonnie & Fred Neuville, Horse Show
Entries can also be acquired at our website,
For information on the following:
Colt & Filly Parade, contact Martha Tirlea at 502-863-4116
Entertainment, John Simpson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Parade, Peggy Angel, Email: email@example.com
Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Horse Show, Bonnie & Fred Neuville, 502-863-0887
Vendors, contact Gretchen Soards at 502-863-2538
Paint Your Pony/Peggy Angel, E-mail: email@example.com
Pet Parade/Vickie Hadley, 502-867-0460
2012 Festival of the Horse Grand Parade Winners
Adult Ridden: Cindy Burns
Youth Ridden: Ashley Burns
Best Costume: Sarah Schaaf
Driven-Youth or Adult: Cynthia Bellis-Jones