“Watch me whip, watch me neigh neigh”

As horses gallop one by one through the arena, their cascading and colorful manes wow the crowd at the eighth annual Parade of Breeds. The free event was hosted by Patricia Warner and the equine students at the Equestrian Center on Oct. 11, 2017.

The event began with audience members guessing the breed of the horses and enjoying food and refreshments.

Attendees observed a variety of talents put on by experienced horse riders, who participated in trick roping and barrel racing activities.

Trick roping cowboy Franco Gonzalez showcased his lassoing skills before an audience of enthralled spectators.

Children enjoyed a petting zoo, face painting and craft table in addition to various photobooths.

The Equestrian Center hosted a performance from the drill team as they held wind-swept American flags while they rode in tandem, paying tribute to the troops during Veterans Day weekend.