Second place winner in the Christmas parade was the Alamo Miniature Group of four entries.
Guests of Jane Macon and Nell Krueger for the Christmas parade and weekend were Harvey Smith, retired Vice President and Administrative Manager for Kingsville A & I Univ., who brought both a covered wagon and a buggy, which he commissioned Amish craftsmen to build to scale for miniature horses. The buggy, upholstered in black and red leather and red crushed velvet, was pulled by a well-manered Caspian horse, which is slightly larger than a miniature horse, but smaller than a standard horse and driven in the parade by Harvey Smith’s brother, David Smith, with Nell Krueger as passenger. They were one of the second place winners. The covered wagon was driven by Harvey Smith with his sister Lorene Brown as passenger, and pulled by a matched pair of white miniature horses. The wagon carried a decorated Christmas tree and both horses and passengers were appropriately decorated for the holidays. All of the horses were from Alamo Miniatures at Twin Sisters, owner operator Jane Macon who marched in the parade with mother/baby miniature pair and a baby llama with its mother. Riding Cente, a Caspian horse from the Alamo Miniatures Ranch, is Leslie Phillips from Ferris, TX. All of the Alamo Miniatures horses were grouped together as an entry in the parade and were awarded the second place prize. Harvey Smith, owner of Harvey’s Lil Horses, frequently takes his rigs and horses to Nursing Homes, Parades and all events where people can enjoy seeing and petting the small horses. All of his horses have come from Alamo Miniatures, whose horses have won many National and International awards.