Horse & Rider Parade


The Gathering of Nations Pow Wow honors the Horse Nation with the 2024 GON Horse & Rider Regalia Parade held Friday & Saturday, April 26-27, 2024.

This parade showcases the unique, distinguished heritage, and culture of the North American tribes which originate the horse culture way of life. Riders and the horse are dressed in traditional Native American regalia and “dressed” in various tribal styles and adornments.  The announcer of the Horse Parade, reveiws each rider/horse with a description of the regalia worn and its representative tribe. It is a treasure to have riders from tribes across the USA.

The Parade honors this tradition and the tribal nations that make up the Horse Nation. In addition, the beauty and majestic presentation of the Horse and Rider Regalia Parade, there is a competition for the participants that bring out the Best in Show.

Parade Time – 4:00 pm MST

– 4:00pm (Mountain): Traditional Horse & Rider Parade begins at the front of Tingle Coliseum


Registration is open!

The Official Registration Form for the Horse & Rider Regalia Parade & Competition at the Gathering of Nations Powwow, April 26 & 27, 2024, in Albuquerque, NM.

  • Registration fee is $25.00 for one rider and one helper. NOTE: Admission for additional people will be required at Check-In.
    • Includes: Stable, Water, Feed, Trailer Parking for 3 NIGHTS, Two Powwow Passes, and Swag Bag for first 25 registered.
    • Please arrive early on Thursday, April 25, 2024, to Check-In and Receive Competition information.
    • All Horse Parade Participants Will Enter Gate 6 (off San Pedro Drive) – Expo NM State Fairgrounds.
  • Competition Categories for All Ages Include:
    • Men (1st Place $1000)
    • Women (1st Place $1000)
    • Best of Show (all participants will be included (one award).
    • Three Places in the Men and Women Categories.
  • Competition Days:
    • Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2024.
    • All Participants must be in the Parade both days to compete for Prizes.


  • Fill out the registration form above and complete the on-site registration with check-in process when you arrive.
  • Rider must be the one to check-in.

**If you do not want to compete for prizes but want to be in the parade, you will still need to register and pay the registration fee to participate.