Parsons Mounted Cavalry Announces Busy Spring 2024 Schedule
Texas A&M University’s Parsons Mounted Cavalry will travel more than 1,500 miles across the state of Texas over the spring 2024 semester to participate in various parades, rodeos and other events.
As the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate mounted cavalry unit, Parsons Mounted Cavalry proudly represents Texas A&M and the Corps of Cadets around the state and nation. The special unit is composed exclusively of members of the Corps of Cadets, Texas A&M’s premier leadership development program.
Parsons Mounted Cavalry utilizes horse training to teach cadets self-discipline, confidence, leadership and decision-making. With many cadets joining with no prior horsemanship experience, students learn to manage animals much larger than themselves in challenging conditions and develop many of the skills necessary for modern business and military leaders. There are currently 86 cadets and 70 horses and mules in the unit.
The spring 2024 semester will mark the most miles the unit has traveled in one season.
Parsons Mounted Cavalry will visit the following locations over the course of the spring semester:
- Jan. 18 – Aggie Night at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
- Jan. 27 – Citrus Parade, Mission, TX
- Feb. 3 – Western Heritage Parade, San Antonio, TX
- Feb. 17 – Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo, TX
- Feb. 23 and 24 – San Antonio Rodeo (PMC will serve as the color guard)
- Feb. 24 – Houston Rodeo Parade
- April 26 – Battle of Flowers Parade, San Antonio, TX
As Texas A&M’s premier leadership program, the Corps of Cadets provides students with a well-rounded college experience. Dating back to 1876, the Corps remains one of the largest uniformed bodies of students in the nation. Leveraging a military-based cultural model, the Corps produces some of our nation’s finest leaders in the public, private and military sectors. Membership in the Corps carries no military obligation, with over half of current cadets not pursuing a military commission. The Corps of Cadets is a four-year leadership training program that prepares cadets to lead at the community, state and national levels.