groups of more than three horses will be required to provide their own
pooper-scoopers. A special award category has been created for
pooper-scoopers to encourage costumes and/or decorations for these vital
parade participants. Equestrian groups failing to furnish their own
clean up unit will be disqualified and not allowed to participate. THIS
APPLIES TO ALL EQUESTRIAN GROUPS!
¨ Judging of
all entries will be done prior to the parade. You must be lined up ready
for judging at 9:00 AM. Any entries not in line at that time will not be
included in the judging.
¨ An adult entry representative must
sign the “Hold Harmless Agreement” AND initial where requested the
parade entry agreement and any addendums where applicable.
¨ No Firearms, fireworks, or flames are allowed by any participant.
¨ All units must maintain a forward motion with approximately 50 feet between each entry.
¨ Use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are forbidden.
¨ Drivers of motorized vehicles must have a valid driver’s license.
¨ All commercial entries are allowed a maximum of three vehicles due to the time and space restraints.
FLOAT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
Definition of a Float: A decorated homemade platform, either built on a vehicle like a truck or towed behind one.
¨ An approved fire extinguisher shall be accessible to the driver.
¨ Smoking on or near the floats is prohibited.
Hand holds shall be available for people in sitting positions, and more
secure supports should be accessible for those standing.
¨ The driver’s vision must not be impaired for 180 degrees, and be able to exit from the float rapidly.
¨ Approved hydraulic brakes shall be on at least two wheels.
¨ Exhaust pipes shall extend one foot beyond all decorations and be fire retardant when located near decorations.
¨ All fuel tanks must be standard automotive fuel tanks.
¨ A tow ring shall be readily accessible on the front of the float.
¨ All decorative materials must be manufactured so as to be effectively fire retardant.
¨ The carburetor must have a properly installed air filter.
¨ Floats shall not exceed a maximum of 13 ½ feet high. 60 feet long, or 16 feet in width.
CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL FLOATS:
The entry shall have an insurance policy covering public liability and
property damage in the following amounts: minimum of $250,000 to any one
person in any one accident or occurrence: minimum of $500,000 for
injuries to two or more persons in any one accident or occurrence:
minimum of $100,000 for damage to property in any one accident or
ALL float participants MUST submit signed waivers.