Are you riding with us at the 2023 Gettysburg PA Remembrance Day Parade? Then you are at the right place!
To attend the Gettyburg Event you MUST be a Full Member of ASA in good standing.
Parade attendees must follow all ASA parade rules and dress guidelines for the parade.
Please avoid dressing as either Union or Confederacy, we represent the civilians at Gettysburg and regalia must be as authentic and historically accurate as reasonably possible, costumes are not allowed, inappropriate attire will result in your not being able to ride in the parade, no matter how far you have hauled your horse for this event.
We are allowed to ride in this parade by invitation only and historic regalia is mandatory for the parade.
- Hair MUST be up. There is to be no hair down at all. A lady would never ride with her hair down. If you need help deciding on a style, we are more than willing to give you some ideas, or you can check pinterest. Ponytails are not allowed either. Arrange it low on the back of the head. A plain hair net such as what one might find at a tack store, is a great way to contain the hair.
- We are to be dressed as civilians. Unless you have explicit permission to do so, you are not to wear any sort of military dress.
- If you are going to wear a helmet (any rider under the age of 18 is to wear a helmet) you must have some sort of covering on top of it to hide the helmet (bonnets are allowed).
- Habits are to be period correct and are to be made of a fabric as close as possible to historically accurate. Wool is the best choice and be sure to get a heavy weight wool and not a tropical or suiting wool.
- Sidewalkers are to be period correct as well. Remember we are to be civilians not soldiers
- Skirts are to be full as is correct for the period. You may add in a line of snaps down the side to be a safety skirt, but it must be on the side matching up to your saddle.
- There is to be period appropriate tack, to the point of bridles. Saddles are hard because of safety , but bridles are to be flat leather, or if biothane, are to look like real leather. No silver, no bling of any kind on tack. There is to be NO BRIGHT COLORED TACK. The only acceptable colors are natural leather colors.
- Ladies MUST ride aside. We have plenty of options and help to get the look, for both your clothing and the saddle.
- Research not just what you would wear, but the reasoning behind it. You wouldn’t wear a ballgown while riding, and you wouldn’t wear a simple work dress to the ball. So be certain that your clothes are suitable to the activity that you are doing.
- If you are portraying a lady of the lower class lifestyle, a day dress would be appropriate, but must have coordinating headwear and styling.
- Old photos are a great way to find out what you like. Be sure to cross reference with others to be sure it is correct.
- All historical clothing (it is not a costume) must be approved by committee at least a week before the parade. Even if they are not complete, at least a photo of the planned garment and accessories are to be submitted.
- No glitter. Anywhere.
- Gloves are to be worn, and are to be of a neutral leather color. Faux leather is fine, but it must at least look like leather from a distance. You may wear lined gloves in order to stay warm.
- Boots are to be worn and while not needing to be explicitly accurate, (in order to keep from freezing) you must have decent boots on. Leather preferred as are laces.
- Head wear options include: top hats, and bowlers
- No capes below the elbow for riders. Your best bet is to layer UNDER your riding jacket
Coggins for Pennsylvania must be within one year of arrival date.
Health Certificates also called a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, are required for horses traveling across state lines. Artillery Ridge Campground Gettysburg Horse Park is located in Adams County in Gettsyburg, PA at 610 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325; Phone: (717) 334-1288. You’ll need your expected dates of travel for the Health Certificate and you’ll need to specify where your horses are leaving from, who owns the horse(s) and where the horse(s) are currently living, along with the name of your trailer driver. Health Certificates must be pulled within 30 days of desired entry into the State of PA.
Be prepared with the following info for your veterinarian:
- Place of Origin: Contact name, location, phone, email
- Destination Information: Point of contact, location, phone, email
- Veterinarian Information: Name, Clinic, Accreditation Number, Address
- Horse’s identifiable factors: Breed, sex, color, age, permanent identification (microchip, tattoo)
- Equine infectious anemia (EIA) test information: Test result, date of test, lab where testing occurred, lab ID number
- Certificate of Veterinary Inspection information: Number, issue date
- Transport information: Date, the purpose of movement
Subject to change but here is a quick outlook. please see the Facebook Group for more information about these events, reserved tickets, etc.
An invoice will be emailed to you at the completion of the registration form from WNY Sidesaddle Chapter. We ask that you pay your invoice within 5 business days of receiving it to reserve your space in the tours and events. Do NOT send payments directly to ASA, this event is being financially coordinated by WNY Chapter.
Friday – Nov 17th
1:00 p.m. Visitor Center Museum and see the Cyclorama
3:00 p.m. Shriver House Tour, 309 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Estimated cost: Adults: $11.95 Youth (ages 7-12): $8.75
5:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Feed the horses
8:00 p.m. Gettysburg Ghost Tour with Major Finn Friday, November 17 2023 @ 8:00pm – 9:00pm 47 Steinwehr Ave, Gettysburg, PA Estimated cost: $15.00 per person
Saturday – Nov 18th
8:00 a.m. doing horse chores
10:45 a.m. leaving for parade line up
Noon-2:00 p.m. Parade– (approx) is parade, parade start time 1:00. Line up at Gettysburg Middle School, 37 Lefever Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325
3:00 p.m. Return horses to stalls
5:30 p.m. Feed the horses for the night
6: 30 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m-11:30 p.m. Ball The Original Civil War Ball – Sons of Veterans Reserve, ( See the flyer below) is the most flexible with clothing attire. Historical outfits are encouraged but not mandatory, dressing nicely is required.
Sunday – Nov 19th
8:30 a.m. go to barn
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. History Ride on Battlefield
12:00- get lunch/disband
1:00 p.m. Farnsworth House Tour (Approximately 15.00 per person) or go to the Visitor Center