Information & Guidelines

Thank you for considering participation in the 4th Annual Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade. This event is presented by Mainstreet Piqua, Inc.  Since launching the event in 2016 it has quickly become a very popular feature of the downtown Piqua calendar of events. 

Application

In order to participate in this parade we must receive an application from you by October 30, 2019. Your application should include your Certificate of Insurance and a description of your unit. The description is for our parade announcer.  Please be as complete as possible – this information will be shared with the crowd as you proceed through the parade route.  

Staging

The Parade is staged at the former Decker’s building at 727 E. Ash Street. The staging area is large but we ask that when you enter the staging area that you park as close to other units as safely possible. All riders in a particular group are asked to park together. The staging area is available starting at 1 p.m.  The staging and line up begins at 6 p.m.  

Before the parade we invite you to join us for hot meal. Beverages including water, pop and hot coffee and hot chocolate are available.  Tables and chairs will also be available out of the weather. We will also have portable restrooms available.  

The Parade Route

We are a CIRCLE PARADE. The Parade begins and ends at the former Decker building. A map of the parade route is attached. The entire parade route is approximately 2 miles.  There will be times along the parade route where units will be going both directions on the street at the same time.  

Your Unit

This parade is a lighted parade.  You are encouraged to light your unit in some way with Christmas lights, lanterns etc. The line-up for the parade will be set before you arrive. Your unit number will be given to you on your arrival. This number cannot be changed. The information in the packet is given to the CONTACT PERSON and is for ALL PARTICIPANTS. It is the responsibility of the CONTACT PERSON to make the ENTIRE GROUP aware of the Rules. 

ALL RIDERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD MUST WEAR HELMETS.

If you have been asked to transport a sponsor/dignitary in your unit they will be brought to you by 6 p.m. by one of our parade volunteers.  

 

If you have additional questions please contact Tim Hutton 937-397-0140

 


Holiday Parade Application

Presented by Mainstreet Piqua, Inc.

Join us for the 4th Annual Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade.  This beautiful event features lighted carriages, hitches, drill teams and individual riders.

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Every unit in the parade will be required to provide a certificate of insurance.  Mainstreet Piqua and the City of Piqua are required to be named as additional insured on your certificate of insurance. The exact language is provided on the attached page.  Please include your certificate of insurance with your application.  (If you have participated in this parade previously – and your insurance carrier remains the same – you do NOT need to provide us with a certificate of coverage.) 

Please return your application as soon as possible.  ENTRIES MUST BE RETURNED BY OCTOBER 30, 2019. Mail entries to Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade, PO Box 1703, Piqua, OH  45356  

No entries will be accepted the day of the Parade. 

Questions? Contact Tim Hutton 937-397-0140 or Lorna at Mainstreet Piqua, Inc. 937-773-9355.  

Email tim.hutton1@aim.com  

Insurance waiver must be signed, before entry can be accepted.

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry to the Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade, the Group/Organization/Individual named as "Entry” and as authorized by all participants in this entry or their legal representatives, agrees and understand that the Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade including any of its agents, officials, employees and/or volunteers assumes no responsibility for any personal and/or bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by and/or caused by “Entry” and/or property owned and/or used by “Entry” including  but not limited to vehicles, equipment, and horses in connection with the Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade. Adult parents or guardians of minor children participating hereby agree to indemnify the Downtown Piqua Holiday Horse Parade, its agents, officials, employees and volunteers from any claim made by said parents of minor children for injuries they might receive herein. 

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Language to be provided on your Certificate of Liability:

THE CITY OF PIQUA, ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, ALL BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND/OR AUTHORITIES AND BOARD MEMBERS, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES, AGENT AND VOLUNTEERS THEREOF ARE AN ADDITIONAL INSURED AND THIS INSURANCE COVERAGE SHALL SERVE AS PRIMARY TO THE ADDITIONAL INSUREDS AND NOT CONTRIBUTING WITH ANY OTHER INSURANCE OR SELF-INSURANCE AVAILABLE TO THE ADDITIONAL INSUREDS.