Fiesta Horse Parade Contest!

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Fiesta Horse Parade Contest!
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Update by the edhat staff

It's good to be back amongst locals and tourists, watching horses dance and prance along Cabrillo Blvd. Viva la Fiesta! 

An edhat staff member ventured through the throngs of people with their trusty counter to get to the most accurate number of horses (not mules or donkeys) in the parade this year, the first time in three years! And by accurate, we mean, most horses. There were many times our staffer said, "cool carriage!" and "wow, how does a horse dance like that?" and "Is that a seagull up there?" and "I think it pooped on me." 

Based on our most likely but not definitely accurate count, the parade this year had 339 horses and a fair amount of mules and donkeys! The closest number we received came from BobScan at 350. Congrats Bob, you just won an ed hat, edhat tshirt, and $50 gift card to a local business of your choice!

By the edhat staff

It's been three years but we're back baby! Our annual Fiesta parade horse counting contest is back and you need to enter your guess ASAP for a chance to win a prize.

The rules are the same as they've always been. One edhat staffer will watch the parade in close detail and count how many horses took place in the parade. Keep in mind that we only count horses. Not mules, donkeys, or bulls. Yes, sometimes a man rides a bull, it's fun. Will our number be 100% accurate? No. There are many distractions like dancing, and music, and a man riding a bull, but we do our best. 

What's the prize? Great question! We'll be giving away some edhat swag and a $25 gift card to a local business.

Submit your guess of how many horses will be in this year's parade by Friday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. A winner will be contacted after the parade has concluded.

Guessing has closed


  • One entry per person
  • Email address on the entry must be tied to a paid edhat account [Upgrade your account here!]
  • Entry must be received by Friday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m.
  • The person who guesses the closest number of horses will be declared the winner
  • Winner will be notified after the parade has ended.
  • Winner will receive edhat swag and a $25 gift card to a local business.



Friday, August 5, 2022

The parade starts at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard from Castillo Street and proceeds down Cabrillo Blvd. to Calle Puerto Vallarta

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a-1659703464 Aug 05, 2022 05:44 AM
Fiesta Horse Parade Contest!

The cascarones' confetti right near the ocean are a disaster for wildlife just waiting to happen. Keep them for other areas of town. This was just not thought through when the route was changed to the oceanside.

BobScan Aug 07, 2022 10:02 AM
Fiesta Horse Parade Contest!

Alright! I just recently became a free subscriber and now I won the contest, thanks ED! I guessed a little lower than 400 because the parade always says its at least 400 horses, but every time I went I noticed a lot of mules so figured it would be less than that. Now where do I choose my gift card from? Brewhouse or Brophys or maybe the Daily Grind. Real fun everyone, thanks.
~Bob on the Scanner

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