Pony Parade

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You’ve probably heard of people breaking records from the Guinness Book of World Records, but it’s generally not something you think about trying very often, if at all. It just seems too out of reach for most people to ever try. However, the people with the Queen City Horse Show recently proved that “theory” wrong. Well, sort of.

On July 17th, there was an attempt to break the world record for the largest stick pony parade. It was held in one of the National Western Complex’s several arenas, around 9:00 Friday morning. (That’s the building where the National Western Stock Show is held.)

There wasn’t much time for news of the event to get out, because to officially break a record, you must acquire several permits and qualifications before even letting people know. They did get all the required certifications, but it took so long that the event was a little behind schedule. Although it got a late start, and some of the rules were unclear,most people were simply there to have fun, so it worked out pretty good.

The previous record was 250 people. Unfortunately, only about 150 people showed up, and 8 were disqualified for rule breaking, which means we did not break the record. Though it’s not definite, there may be another attempt next year, so make sure to keep an eye out for it in the news.

My family and I had a great time walking and trotting our stick ponies around the arena, and then spent the next few hours looking at the craft stalls and watching horse competitions. It’s a great opportunity to get creative and make your own stick pony or just to go and enjoy yourself. I would definitely recommend going next year if it does take place, and help us break a world record, right here in Denver!