Gallery: Days of ’47 Horse Parade returns
Sandy • After a year off because of Equine Herpes outbreak, horses hit the streets again.
Published: July 11, 2012 02:29PM
Updated: July 11, 2012 10:46AM
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Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo Sierra Engle's horse, Ace, endures the indignity of wearing a tourist costume including goofy sunglasses at the Days of '47 Horse Parade in July 2008. The Days of '47 celebration honors the pioneers who trekked westward to settle Utah in 1847.

The Days of ‘47 All-Horse Parade returned Tuesday in Sandy with about 40 entries and some 300 to 400 horses, ponies, mules, carriages and wagons.

Last year’s parade was called off as a precaution after several cases of the highly contagious, sometimes fatal EHV-1 virus struck local horses.

“I’m glad we’re past all that,” said parade chair Merl Thurgood. “We’re very excited to be back in business.”