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Press Release Date:  August 17, 2004
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, (859)259-4209,


          LEXINGTON, KY - The 21st Annual National Mounted Police Colloquium will return to the Kentucky Horse Park, August 31-September 1.  Units from across North America will gather for two days of training and competition.


          Instructors from the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police and London, England Metropolitan Police will lead classes in mounted police techniques.  Intensive training, lectures and seminars attract over 100 mounted police officers and their horses from the United States and Canada to participate in innovative methods of crowd control, patrol technology and horsemanship.   The colloquium provides mounted policemen from different cities with an opportunity to exchange ideas and strategies that will be used within their individual units.


          Participants will include full-time mounted police officers and posse members, as well as search and rescue volunteers from across the US and Canada.  


          Visitors at the Kentucky Horse Park will have the opportunity to watch as these mounted police officers compete in courses such as Equitation skills and obstacle course.  The public is encouraged to view the rigorous, behind-the-scene duties of mounted police first-hand.


          For more information on the 21st Annual Mounted Police Colloquium, contact Sgt. Jay Postlewaite at (859) 258-3868 or email


          Admission to the Kentucky Horse Park through October 31 is $14 for adults and  $7 for children ages 7-12.   Admission also includes the American Saddlebred Museum.




          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/ educational theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just North of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.




Last updated: Sunday, August 22, 2004