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Parades where people were killed or injured by stampeding horses

People gather on the streets in downtown Bellevue, Iowa after a horse got loose, trampling people at a Fourth of July parade on Sunday, July 4, 2010. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported at least 13 people were injured, including several children.  (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)
People gather on the streets in downtown Bellevue, Iowa after a horse got loose, trampling people at a Fourth of July parade on Sunday, July 4, 2010. The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reported at least 13 people were injured, including several children. (AP Photo/The Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

One killed, 23 hurt when horses escape during Bellevue parade (July 2010 incident in Bellevue, Iowa)

Police: Woman likely spooked parade horses (Feb. 2007 incident in Tucson, Arizona)

A woman in an 1860s-era dress carrying an open parasol who tried cross the street between Tucson Rodeo Parade entries likely spooked the wagon horses that ran over and killed 5-year-old Brielle Boisvert, a police report states. …

Powell woman killed in horse accident during Cody parade (July 2006 incident in Cody, Wyoming)

CODY (AP) – A Powell woman died from head injuries after her horse rolled over her during the Cody Stampede Parade ….

WAGON DRIVER KILLED AS HORSES SPOOK, RUN (Dec. 2001 incident in Clemmons, North Carolina)

A Dobson man died Thursday after being thrown from a horse-drawn wagon, officials said. …

BRIEFS (July 1991 incident in Canby, Oregon; may not have been a parade)

In Canby, Ore., at least 10 people were injured, two critically, when a horse terrified by fireworks bolted through a crowd at a celebration. …

GIRL, 7, KILLED BY HORSE AT DAVIE PARADE (May 1990 incident in Davie, Florida)

A 7-year-old Hollywood girl who won ribbons for horseback riding was killed Monday on her way to a Memorial Day parade when her horse slipped, fell and trampled her to death. …

BRIEFS (Jan. 1988 incident in Pasadena, California)

Five spectators at the Rose Parade were injured by a runaway horse , and a float driver was critically injured when he fell beneath the wheels of a float during the parade. …

RUNAWAY WAGON HURTS 9 IN CALGARY STAMPEDE (July 1987 incident in Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

Two horses pulling a chuck wagon in the opening parade of the Calgary Stampede spooked and hauled the wagon into a crowd of children yesterday, injuring nine people. …

BRIEFS (July 1985 incident in Greeley, Colorado)

In Greeley, Colo., a runaway team of horses pulling a covered wagon in a parade injured 14 people and dragged one elderly woman for a block. …

BRIEFS (Sept. 1979 incident in Penrose, Colorado)

In Penrose, Colo., Saturday, a two-horse team pulling an antique chuck wagon in a parade broke loose and turned runaway . The team killed one woman and injured more than 15 spectators before Evans, a 165-pound, 5-foot-9 prison guard at the state penitentiary, caught up with the team and sprang up on the harness, stuntman style, pulling the horses to a halt. …

Helicopters and horses send Morris Plains parade-goers to hospital (May 23, 2009, Morristown, New Jersey)

As the parade was winding down, a 62-year-old Chester man was badly bloodied after being pinned under his horse-drawn carriage during a terrifying sequence in which two child passengers narrowly escaped serious injury. …

Horse carriage accident during Waseca parade – KTTC Rochester (Feb. 14, 2009, Waseca, Minn.)

Horses leading a carriage became spooked during Waseca’s Sleigh and Cutter Days Parade. Horse carriage accident during Waseca parade. …

Equine Panic Mars St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March 7, 2008, Rockaway, NY)

A skittish horse, ridden by a teenage girl, broke free, threw its rider and charged into the crowd lining Rockaway Beach Boulevard at Beach 106 Street during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. …

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