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VetMed Horse to be Featured in 2018 Rose Parade

Wells Fargo

A horse treated at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for a broken leg will lead the first-ever six-horse stagecoach team for Wells Fargo in the 2018 Rose Parade New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Rusty, is a 10-year-old Belgian who works as a member of the Wells Fargo Bank stagecoach team, is owned by David Helmuth of Milledgeville.

In 2014 Rusty was kicked in the shin by another horse right before pulling the stage in the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade. He had surgery to repair the bone in Athens. The 129th Rose Parade will air on New Year’s Day beginning at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on ABC, NBC and other networks before the University of Georgia plays the University of Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl with kickoff shortly after 5 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN.

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