29th Annual Mounted Police Colloquium
October 21-25, 2013
Guest Instructors may include Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Philadelphia and U.S. Park Police, Toronto, Canada Mounted Police, Lexington and the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police. Course content will include flatwork, jumping, crowd control and additional topics to be announced.
The Kentucky Horse Park will be the conference site for the 29th Annual National Mounted Police Colloquium. Registration will be limited to the first 100 paid applicants. You are not registered until your payment or purchase order has been received.
Click here for the registration form.
Mounted Police Civilian Sensory Training Clinic
Due to popular demand, an extra date has been made available to potential registrants: Friday, October 25th
Kentucky Horse Park, Covered ArenaOctober 26, 2013 8am-5pm
School your horse with the same sensory training techniques the mounted police use to train their horses. The clinic, grounded in natural horsemanship fundamentals, is done in-hand and under saddle. Riders work at their own speed and comfort level. All breeds of horses and riding disciplines are welcome. Must be 21 years old to participate.
* The maximum number of participants will be 30ppl, but there will be a waiting list in case of cancellations, to be called on a first come, first served basis. If there is enough interest, a second clinic may be held on Friday, October 25th, 2013. Please call Captain Rakes (859-509-1448) concerning any questions regarding this. Cancellations 30 days out will receive a full refund; cancellations 29-10 days out will receive a $75 refund.
Mounted Police Civilian Sensory Clinic ScheduleFriday, October 25, 2013
4:00-6:00 Covered Arena Club Lounge Registration/Hospitality Room/Sign up for classes
Saturday, October 26, 2013
08:00-08:30 Covered Arena Club Lounge Coffee/Donuts/ Introductions/Late Registration
08:30-09:00 Groundwork Demonstration
09:00-09:30 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
09:30-10:45 Group A (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle) Group B (Equitation) Group C (Troop Drill)
11:00-12:15 Group A (Equitation) Group B (Troop Drill) Group C (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle)
12:15-1:30 Lunch/Certificates/Q & A
1:30-1:45 Prepare Mounts for Instruction
1:45-3:00 Group A (Troop Drill) Group B (Groundwork and Obstacles under Saddle) Group C (Equitation)
3:00-4:00 Optional Obstacle competition/games
Contact Info:Captain Lisa Rakes: 859-509-1448
Stall Information:All participants will be furnished a 10x10 stall (asphalt flooring) in an open shed-row style barn. Water will be available from a freeze-proof hydrant at the end of each barn. You will need to provide your own bedding and water/feed buckets. Shavings and/or feed can also be purchased from our on-site concessionaire, Devers, by calling 859.233.9702. Stalls will be on a first-come, first-served basis but there will be plenty available. Working out of your trailer is also permitted.
Medical Information:Medical coverage will be provided by Safety Tec, Inc. during clinic hours. An EMT will be on-site and readily available. They can also be reached at 859.321.1963.
Requirements:HelmetsRope-style halter12 ft. leadRegular tack, feed/water buckets, etc.
Stall Information: All participants will be furnished a 10x10 stall (asphalt flooring) in an open shed-row style in barns 5-7. Water will be available from a freeze-proof hydrant at the end of each barn. You will need to provide your own bedding and water/feed buckets. Shavings and/or feed can also be purchased from our on-site concessionaire, Devers, by calling 859.233.9702. Stalls will be on a first-come, first-served basis but there will be plenty available. Check in on Friday (October 25th) and check out Sunday (October 27th). Working out of your trailer is also permitted.
Medical & Veterinary Information: Medical coverage will be provided by Lexington Division of Fire during clinic hours. An EMT will be on-site and readily available. They can also be reached at 859.231.5600. Veterinary coverage will be provided by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and they can be reached at (859-255-8741).
Please bring: Helmets! They are required!Rope-style halter12 ft. leadRegular tack, feed/water buckets, etc.
*Additional information regarding the Kentucky Horse Park rules/regulations can be viewed at www.kyhorsepark.com.
Mounted Police Instructors Mounted Police Instructors for this year’s sensory clinic have extensive knowledge policing from horseback and in teaching civilian sensory clinics. The instructors will utilize techniques from the ground and under saddle to teach and build confidence in the horse to become a willing partner over and through various obstacles. The instructors have not only trained their respective units, but have trained mounted police officers and civilians from around the country and Canada over the years.
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