Culver Students Prepare for Presidential Inaugural Parade

Celeta Dodge
Natalie Hogan
Peter Foersch
Joshua Kuric
Paul Foersch

The Culver Academies Black Horse Troop and the Culver Girls Academy Equestriennes continue to practice for the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, Jan. 21.

Four local students will be riding along in the parade. Celeta Dodge of Walkerton, Joshua Kuric of Knox, Natalie Hogan of Plymouth and Peter and Paul Foersch of Culver will be riding with the other 20-plus members of the Equestriennes and 50-plus members of the Black Horse Troop.

The Inaugural Parade marks the 100th anniversary of the Black Horse Troop’s first ride down Pennsylvania Avenue. The mounted unit served as the official escort for Vice President Thomas Marshall during Woodrow Wilson’s inaugural parades in 1913 and 1917.

Final practice for the parade is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. The students will be taking the horses through the streets of downtown Culver. Practice continues Monday from 6-7 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:50 to 9 a.m. ET. They will depart for Washington, D.C. on Friday.