Temecula, California-Place of the Sun

Temecula's history is deeply rooted in a Rural Farming and Ranching Lifestyle.  We are aligned with Temecula Valley Rural Lifestyles, a non-profit local organization.  If our trails could talk, they would tell a tale of cowboys on horseback driving cattle thru the mist of the valley.  Cowboys who rode the dusty trail routes traveled by  our Native Pechanga  Band of Luiseno Indians, church missionaries, hopeful California Gold Rush immigrants and tired passengers aboard the Butterfield Stage line.  Today's Temecula remains a special place where despite busy modern-day life,  these same Rural Lifestyles continue to flourish.  It is a place where families can settle, or just come for a visit.  A place to relax and enjoy the many aspects of our beloved community, while surrounded by mountains high and a countryside framed by beautiful vineyards.  

Our Mission

We, the Horsewomen of  Temecula Wine Country,  represent determined women of all ages and walks of life whose love of country and pride of city compels us to preserve our  region's heritage.  Together we are working  to promote and preserve our fertile  valley's Farming and Ranching Lifestyles.  Many  of us are are choosing to live an Equestrian Lifestyle, working within the community to keep trail easements protected for public use.   Our wagon-train of Successful  Female Community Leaders is proof  that in Riverside County's  Temecula  the POWER OF HOPE, HARD WORK and AMBITION  leads to realized dreams!   We strive to encourage the next generation to follow our lead by one day taking over the reins of  Community Stewardship.  

Our Goal-Tournament of Roses Parade

We  have set a goal to enter  the competition for a coveted Equestrian Entry in the Pasadena California Tournament of Roses Parade.   The theme of  the 2020 Rose Parade is THE POWER OF HOPE.  Our Temecula Cowgirl Color Guard Team has worked hard to win an impressive number of parade awards over the course of many years, as has the Temecula Carriage  Company's  professionally driven horse-drawn  wagons, trolley and carriages.  Partnered with our Community Leaders, it is  truly  "The Power of Hope"  which compels us to meet  the challenges of  this  very competitive process.  If accepted,  Equestrian entries must also commit to perform at the Equestfest Horse Show on December 29th, staying for the better part of the week at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center for rehearsals.  These travel expenses for our members and horses would  be our most expensive costs, second to that of the real flowers required to decorate our horses and wagon.  We intend to put on a WILD WEST SHOW at the Equestfest Horse Show that will WOW their annual sold-out crowd!   Our mounted color guard riders, hitch wagon and  local Professional  Wild West Show Entertainer, Judy Taylor, will surely delight the crowd as we sing and perform!    
On January 1, 2020 it is our  HOPE and DREAM  to proudly travel down Colorado Boulevard  as a modern-day wagon train of  "Cowgirl Tough"  Horsewomen of  Temecula Wine Country.  For our city this would be a wonderful  thing, an estimated 50 million parade viewers will surely be putting a visit to  our beloved  Temecula Valley Wine Country on their bucket lists!   Thank you in advance for your consideration to support our fund-raising efforts.
Our theme song “Temecula Place of the Sun”  was written by Temecula Cowgirl Color Guard member and Western Entertainer Judy Taylor!   Judy was the winner of  California’s Song Writer of the Year  Award in 1998.