WHAT DOES THE KING COUNTY POSSE DO?
The King County Posse participates in numerous parades throughout Washington State and also does flag entries at several other events. They are also privileged to be responsible for posting the colors for four days during the grand entry at the Ellensburg Rodeo over Labor Day weekend.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE
KING COUNTY POSSE?
Besides our members all having a common interest in horses, they have become close friends. They have also set a goal to work hard to keep the tradition of the King County Posse alive.
WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER?
Any man or woman 18 years of age or older.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN KING COUNTY?
No, you can live in any county in Washington State and still be a member of the King County Posse. We currently have members from not only King County, but also Pierce, Snohomish and Kittitas County.
WHAT DOES THE UNIFORM CONSIST OF?
Members supply their own clothing which consists of black jeans, black felt cowboy hat, white scarf, black cowboy boots, and black belt. The black and white retro western shirt can be purchased from the Posse inventory.
WHAT DOES THE POSSE SUPPLY TO MEMBERS?
The Posse supplies each member with a 4 x 6 American flag and a 9 foot wood pole to be used at all posse events.
WHAT TACK DO I NEED?
Tack consists of a black square skirted saddle with silver embellishments, matching breast collar, matching headstall with black reins and a black and white corona saddle pad. Members must also supply their own flag boot.
WHAT IF I CAN"T AFFORD A SILVER SADDLE?
Members may start with a plain black squared skirted western saddle with black breast collar and black headstall, but are encouraged to add silver every year.
WHAT ABOUT MY HORSE?
Horses must be a palomino color with a white mane and tail, mare or gelding, between 14.1HH to 16.2HH.
WHAT DOES MY HORSE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO?
Horses should be flag and parade safe, but new members are welcome and encouraged to ride their first few parades and events without a flag.
DO YOU ALLOW GAITED OR SPOTTED HORSES?
Any breed of a horse is allowed, as long as they can lope or canter. Paints and Pintos are allowed by approval.