Kealia Ohai brushing up on horse riding before Rodeo Parade

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Dash star Kealia Ohai saddles up ahead of Rodeo honor
Excelling on the pitch is one thing, but saddling up as the RodeoHouston parade grand marshal is something that Kealia Ohai is prepared to do.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai is set to lead the kickoff parade of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2020.

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The soccer star forward and team captain will be the grand marshal for the annual Downtown Rodeo Parade, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at 10 a.m.

ABC13 was the only television station to capture Ohai at D-Talk Ranch as she received horse riding lessons from the owner, Donnie Gertson.

Ohai has not been on a horse in almost 15 years, so she used the opportunity to re-acclimate herself on a horse. It doesn't look like she'll have much trouble getting back in the saddle.

Ohai will become the first women's soccer player to hold the honor of grand marshall.

Ohai takes over the gig from Houston Texans quarterback and her fianceé J.J. Watt's teammate, Deshaun Watson.

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