Mounted Police

KHP Mounted Police

Protecting the Park

Located in the center of the park, the Kentucky Horse Park Mounted Police barn houses our equine police force and their horses. Officers provide daily barn tours, as well as perform their patrol duties by horseback, motor vehicle, golf cart, or on foot. The officers play an important role in the park, providing effective crowd control and being the first to respond during emergencies. The KHP Mounted Police can be seen patrolling the park’s 1,200+ acres 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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The responsibilities of the KHP Mounted Police Department are:

Provide uniform patrol service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Provide traffic control and related duties for large events

Monitor and respond to the fire and security alarm system

First responders in emergency and/or crisis situations

Investigate criminal and non-criminal complaints to include personal injury and accident reports

Enforce Kentucky Administrative Regulations

Coordinate with cabinet officials and other law enforcement agencies on special events

Promote and maintain positive public relations

Maintain safe and suitable horses capable of performing police-related patrols and details

Perform ceremonial duties by participating in honor guard and escort details

National Mounted Police Colloquium & Civilian Sensory Clinic

The KHP Mounted Police and the Lexington Mounted Police units host the annual National Mounted Police Colloquium and Civilian Sensory Clinic at the Kentucky Horse Park.

National and international instructors are brought in to instruct both police and civilians in various types of training to include: equitation, jumping, crowd control, and sensory techniques. Training is always conducted in a controlled environment geared toward improving the confidence of both the horse and rider.

The KHP Mounted Police Unit

mounted police oliver captain lisa rakes

Oliver & Captain
Lisa Rakes

Paint/Shire Cross
Foaled 2008
16.2 hands – 1,400 pounds

mounted police koda sergeant johnson

Koda & Sergeant Johnson

Percheron Cross
Foaled 2015
17.1 hands – 1,800 pounds

mounted police Turk Officer Foster

Turk & Officer

Drum Horse
Foaled 2009
16 hands – 1,400 pounds

mounted police Billy Officer Sedlaczek

Billy & Officer Sedlaczek

Gypsy Vanner
Foaled 2001
14.3 hands – 1,300 pounds

mounted police Henri Captain Lisa Rakes

Henri & Captain
Lisa Rakes

Spotted Draft
Foaled 2015
15.3 hands – 1,400 pounds

mounted police Mackenzie Officer Geer

Mackenzie &
Officer Geer

Clydesdale/Dales Pony Cross
Foaled 2005
15.3 hands – 1,400 pounds

mounted police Legend Eric Rakow

Legend & Eric

Drum Horse
Foaled 2015
16.1 hands – 1,500 pounds

mounted police Sunny Officer Charles Baldi

Sunny & Officer Charles Baldi

Belgian/Quarter Horse Cross
Foaled 2005
16.1 hands – 1400 pounds

mounted police Parker Jessica Lyons

Parker & Jessica Lyons

Draft Cross
Foaled 2015
15.3 hands – 1,400 pounds