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Gypsy Cob horses

    Gypsy Cob Horses From Santa Clarita Valley Make Rose Parade Debut

    Acton Horse Breeder Is Also Exec in Charge of Production for ‘American Idol’ and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

    By Stephen K. Peeples

    High-stepping horses and colorful equestrian groups have livened up the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena for the last 124 New Year’s Days now. But a relatively new breed of steed called the Traditional or Proper Gypsy Cob made its Rose Parade debut in 2013, and the stallions and geldings all came from the Santa Clarita Valley, specifically SD Farms in Acton.

    A Gypsy Cob horse pulls an 80-year-old gypsy flat wagon in the 2013 Rose Parade.