An equestrian drill team is a group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music. Teams typically perform at rodeos, horse fairs, parades, benefits, and drill team competitions. Drill teams are intended to entertain, and showcase sportsmanship, horsemanship, teamwork, and dedication. Members must have a uniform appearance, including outfits, hats, tack, and flags. At competitions, a drill team is judged on ability, including spacing and alignment, timing, coordination, originality, difficulty, the attractiveness of patterns, speed, horsemanship, uniformity, manners of the animals, music, and crowd appeal.
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July 27-30— WSEDTA Drill Competition—King City
August 3-6—CSHA Drill Competition—Corning
August 19-20—WSEDTA Drill Competition—Ceres
October 12-15—Grand National Rodeo—Cow Palace
December 9 – Lathrop Christmas Parade
December 9 – Manteca Christmas Parade
January thru March – 1 day a week
March thru October – 2 days a week
November thru December – 1-2 days per month