Fiesta Horse Counting Contest

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Fiesta Horse Counting Contest
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(Photo: Fritz Olenberger)

Fiesta is officially here and it's time to guess how many horses will be in the annual El Desfile Histórico on Friday.

This year marks the 93rd anniversary of the Fiesta Historical Parade. Every year the event features floats depicting episodes from the history of the state and city, descendants of local Native Americans, Spanish Pioneers, the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, and local service clubs and organizations.

The parade starts at noon at the west end of Cabrillo Boulevard and proceeds east along the beach to State Street, then up State Street to Sola Street.

It is also one of the nation’s largest equestrian parades, which is why members of the Dedicated Edhat Staff count horses! Not mules or donkeys, but just horses. Now is your turn to guess just how many horses will be in this year's parade. Submit your guess by Friday, August 4th at 11:00 a.m. and the closest guess will win an edhat bag and Fiesta shirts!

Guessing has closed


  • One entry per person
  • Entry must be received by Friday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Winner will be selected at random by the edhat staff
  • Winner will receive an edhat bag and a Fiesta t-shirt
  • Contest is open to paid edhat subscribers


Event Details

El Desfile Histórico on State Street
Friday, August 4, 2017
12:00 p.m. start time at Cabrillo Blvd
Parade ends at State and Sola Streets