Holland Tulip Time Celebrations
Tulip Time 2004
The Blue Devils Horse Platoon were invited to join the Cavalerie Ere-Escorte as the official escorts for the Netherlands Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Clifford Sobel, during the Grand Parade. The Grand Parade is the finale to the weeklong Tulip Time Celebration.
They also conducted special training sessions throughout the weeklong Tulip Time Celebration, including Beach Training and a military horse show.
Beach Training - Tuesday May 4th, 2004
The horses had to navigate smoke and gunfire.
The enthusiastic crowd was a big help in preparing the horses for the noise and distraction of a parade.
Galloping down the shores of Lake Michigan
All of the visiting Cavalerie Ere-Escorte in formation.
Some of the U.S. Army riders being cheered by the crowd.
The Blue Devils in parade
The colors of the U.S. and Netherlands
Marching to Windmill Island
Going thru the Windmill Island village
Windmill Island Military Skill At Arms Demonstration - Friday May 7, 2004
Sabers to Dummies
Jumping while hitting a balloon target