Certified Service Horse Instructors
I have been involved owning and training horses since 1999 upon moving to Winter Garden, FL. After training a few quarter horses, I purchased a blue eyed Tennessee Walking Horse and rode for a year or so and moved on to a Spotted Saddle Horse. We traveled to Middle TN and found a Mr. Bojangles (Sr.) Spotted horse and brought him back to Central Florida. During this time, I joined the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Posse and began using Bo, my Spotted Saddle Horse, on Posse events (parades, search & rescue, parking details, obstacle challenges and Cowboy Mounted Shooting. During the several years with the Lake County Sheriff’s office, I learned a lot about training techniques and search and rescue. In February 2012, I had an opportunity to work with the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA) and develop a drug awareness program using horses as a means to communicate to K-6 students. Since the inception of the “Just Say WHOA To Drinking, Drugs and Bad Decisions”, Ranger T Walker has traveled throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio promoting the “Just Say WHOA” drug awareness program. Our 2013 travels include the Kentucky Roundup, Southern Horse Bonanza, Bedford Co. Emergency Management Show, Equine Affair and Breyerfest. Since becoming a Mounted Patrol horse, Ranger has excelled in all aspects of training and public relations with the Sheriff’s office. We recently were invited to carry the American flag at the opening of the TWH Celebration on August 22 and 23, 2013. This was quite an honor since a colored horse, non padded, has carried the flag for many years at the Celebration. In September 2013, we will be moving back to Florida and will be working with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’ Department on their Mounted Posse unit.
For more information write, call or email:
National Mounted Police Services, Inc.
275 Kings Point Rd
Kings Point, NY 11024
239-214-2062239-214-2062 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Richey, the founder and CEO of National Mounted Police Services, Inc. is a POST certified mounted police instructor. He was instrumental in creating the mounted units for the city of Duluth, also in Forsyth and Gilmer Counties (Georgia) and training their officers and horses. He worked with Atlanta Police Mounted Unit in preparation for the 1996 Olympics and is also involved in reorganizing the unit. He was the chief instructor for Mobile Mounted Police Mardi Gras School. Mr. Richey has participated in and won or placed in every national mounted police competition he has entered. He has over 30 years experience as a mounted police officer, and almost as many as a trainer/instructor. He has spent countless hours training officers and civilians from all over the United States, as well as their mounts, to perform safely and professionally, from the trail to the show ring to Mardi Gras.
TWHBEA Certified Service Horse Instructor since 2013
26 Truett Camp Road
Hayesville, NC 28904
TWHBEA Service Horse Instructor in Mounted Patrol Techniques, Search and Rescue, and Riding Instructor
Lawrence Beal is the Director and trainer for the County Mounties which is a multi jurisdictional search and rescue Organization Based is Hayesville North Carolina. At present they have about 50 members that train to assist Law Enforcement in searches for lost or missing persons and providing mounted security at major events such as Bonnaroo Music Festival.
Besides over 10 years of experience, Lawrence has received training at numerous schools including instructor level training and is presently responsible for all training of the County Mounties. He is the 2013 winner of the TWHBEA World Versatility Show Service Horse Competition.