NEWS AND INFORMATION OF THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK POLICE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Volume 14, Number 4
October - December 2007
Park Police Host North American Police Equestrian Championships
R o u g h l y 1 2 0 h o r s e - m o u n t e d p o l i c e o f f i c e r s a n d v o l u n t e e r s f r o m a r o u n d t h e c o u n t r y a n d C a n a d a c o m p e t e d i n t h e 2 4 t h A n n u a l N o r t h American Police Equestrian Championships. Held at the Montgomery County fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, the competition was the largest ever with over 28 mounted units represented. Hosted by the Maryland- National Capital Park Police and the United States Park Police, the event included obstacle courses and demonstrations on saddling, shaving, and bathing a horse.
On Saturday, the riders competed in dress inspection and equitation competitions designed to show basic horse- manship. Sunday, the rider and horse teams navigated a timed course that consisted of 10 obstacles in about four minutes. Sixteen riders from the Park Police’s Montgom- ery and Prince George’s County Divisions participated: Sergeant Rick Haas, Officers JeffreyAdcock, Dennis Benden, Jeff Coe, Marc Fanelli, Kelley Hagan, Nancy Jones,Alfredo LaPorte II, and Sean Thomas from
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Photo by Christa Mohr
Sergeant Rick Haas and his horse, Roman, negotiate a turnstile on the obstacle course.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
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