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Parsons Mounted Cavalry Announces Busy Spring 2024 Schedule

Members of the special unit in the Corps of Cadets will participate in events in Fort Worth, Mission, San Antonio, Houston and Laredo.
Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Marketing and Communications January 10, 2024

A photo of uniformed members of the Corps of Cadets on horseback in a parade.
Texas A&M University’s Parsons Mounted Cavalry will participate in a number of events across the state this spring, including the Citrus Parade in Mission on Jan. 27, the Western Heritage Parade in San Antonio on Feb. 3, and the Houston Rodeo Parade on Feb. 24.

Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets


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:

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.


Media contact: Amy Thompson, 979-862-1922,

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