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On Parade

The holidays began in the Town of Clifton Saturday, Dec. 1, with a parade of horses and riders decorated in Christmas finery. Sponsored by the Clifton Horse Society, it traveled up Main Street, went through town and along Chapel Street to a field where participants and spectators gathered for cookies and the awarding of prizes.

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Santa leads Elle, who is riding on Haj, to the start of the parade.

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The beginning of the Clifton Horse Parade. Shawna Voisine, riding Bronson, waves to the crowd.

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Rider Emmi Holmes and her horse Echo.

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Madeline rides in a pony cart pulled by Louie and led by her mom. The Black Horse Cavalry are right behind them.

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The Black Horse Cavalry rides through town.

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The Black Horse Cavalry rides through the town of Clifton.

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Madeline tossed candy to the crowds, from her seat in the pony cart.

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Bella Curtis, complete with fairy wings, rides Espresso in the parade.

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Jean Voss, dressed as a Christmas tree, stops in the field, with her horse Cowboy. Parade watchers were able to meet some of the horses at the end of the parade.

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A full view of the Black Horse Cavalry, as they ride onto the field, as a unit.

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A pair of very festive riders and their horses, make their way through the Clifton Horse Parade route.

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Emmi Holmes and an excited Echo stop in the field after the parade.

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Shawna Voisine, along with her mom and horse Bronson, take time for some photos in the field.

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Willow and her horse Dusty (chestnut) along with Elle and Haj (white). They took some time to visit and get their horses ready for the ride back through town, as Santa Claus looks on.

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Black Horse Cavalry member Don Bonds and his horse Sterling. Don took time to talk to some kids and let them pet Sterling, who was extremely interested in the grass that he had access to.

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Another member of the Black Horse Cavalry, getting ready to return to the parade route.

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Bella Curtis, atop Espresso, along with her mom, stop for a photo during the break from the parade.

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Members of the Black Horse Cavalry return through town after the break in the field.

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Jean Voss and Cowboy ride back through town. The parade returned through town, to their horse trailers, once visiting time in the field came to an end.