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Fort Wayne student to ride with Culver equestrian unit in presidential inaugural parade

Brianna Spear of Fort Wayne and other members of Culver Girls Academy's Equestriennes girls' equestrian unit plan to ride in the presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of Culver Academies)
Brianna Spear of Fort Wayne and other members of Culver Girls Academy's Equestriennes girls' equestrian unit plan to ride in the presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy of Culver Academies)
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Culver Academies' girls' and boys' equestrian units will ride in the parade.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:11 pm

Brianna Spear of Fort Wayne, a senior at Culver Girls Academy in Culver, will be among the 24 members of the academy's Equestriennes girls' equestrian unit that will ride in the presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. Spear is the daughter of Sharon Spear of Fort Wayne.

The Equestriennes will ride with 56 male members of the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop, a school news release said. This will be the eighth inaugural parade the Equestriennes have participated in and the 17th for the Black Horse Troop.

The Culver horse units will ride in the second division of the parade, which will be led by the U.S. Marine Corps Band and also include the Indianapolis Metro Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the Columbus North High School Band, said Jan Garrison, assistant director of publications and communications. 

The Culver academies, which are located on Lake Maxinkuckee, are a boarding school for boys and girls in grades 9-12, the news release said. The enrollment of nearly 815 students includes youth from than 35 U.S. states and more than 20 countries.



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