Monday afternoon, members of the Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes packed their gear bags and loaded everything, along with their saddles, on the large trailer sitting outside the Vaughn Equestrian Center. Monday evening, they joined the Band for a pizza party to cap off their preparation for the Inaugural Parade Friday afternoon.
During the evening, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-2nd District) spoke to the students about their trip to Washington.
“When they talk about inaugurations, no matter who the president is, Culver Military, the Black Horse Troop is one of the first they request,” Walorski said. She added there are other equestrian units across the country – especially the east coast, but there is nothing that compares to Culver, and she is proud they come from northern Indiana.
Walorski said she took advantage of Monday’s opportunity to meet the students because she knew their schedule and her schedule during the Inaugural would never connect. She wanted to thank everyone for their hard work, including members of the Band for their help in preparing the horses.
The Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes will be in Division 2 of the parade. The division will be led by the United States Marine Corps units. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Drill Team will be in front of the horses and the Columbus (Ind.) North High School marching band will be behind them. The parade is officially scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.