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Q: Who can become a member of the King County Posse?

A: Any man or woman 18 years of age or older may join the King County Posse.

Q: What does the King County Posse do?

A: Besides having weekly turnouts on horseback starting in April, the King County Posse participates in numerous parades throughout Washington State and flag entries at several events during the year. They are also priveleged to be responsible for posting the colors during the grand entry at the Ellensburg Rodeo, Labor Day weekend.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the King County posse?

A: There are several benefits to becoming a member of the King County Posse. Besides our members all having a common interest in horses, they have all become close friends. They also have set a goal to work hard to keep the tradition of the King County posse alive!

Q: Where are Turnouts  held?

A: Turnouts are held every Wednesday, 7pm at the Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland beginning in April and ending after the Ellensburg Rodeo in September.

Q: What do I need to have in order to become a member?

A: Members must supply their own horse, tack and uniform.

Q: What does the tack include?

A: Black, square skirted saddle with tapaderos, matching breatscollar and headstall, a black and white corona saddle pad, and a black flag boot.

Q: What if I can't afford a silver saddle right away?

A: Members may start with a plain black square skirted saddle with tapaderos, but are expected to add silver every year.

Q: What does the uniform consist of?

A: Black jeans, black and white retro "posse" shirt, black felt cowboy hat, white scarf, black western style cowboy boots, and black belt.

Q: What does the Posse supply?

A: The Posse will supply you with the 4X6 American Flag and pole.

Q: What about my horse?

A: Horses must be a palomino color with a white mane and tail; gelding or mare that is between 14.2HH and 16.2HH; any breed  with gaited horses being allowed if they can lope or canter.

Q: What does my horse need to be able to do?

A: Horses should be flag and parade safe.Add your content here