Category Archives: Horses

A special “thanks” to Moravian College.

Musikfest has come and gone this summer and the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would once again like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to Moravian College for providing a quiet place for our colleagues from the Lancaster City Mounted Unit to stay. The Lancaster City Mounted Unit, along with the Pennsylvania State Police Tactical Mounted Unit, assists the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit, and the men and women of the Bethlehem Police Department, during Musikfest by providing high visibility, horse mounted patrol throughout the festival.  Moravian’s continuing support in housing the Lancaster Officers during their stay in Bethlehem is greatly appreciated.

Go Hounds!

-Moravian Alumnus, Officer Buskirk

LancasterBPD Riders

Meals on Wheels (or Hooves) Northampton Community of Champions

On March 19th the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit had the pleasure of delivering a meal during the Meals on Wheels Northampton County Community of Champions event. While Raven, George, and Pharaoh don’t have wheels, they were more than happy to lend a helping hoof!

Click here for additional photos and a video from the Morning Call.

Meals on Wheels 2014
From left in the front row: Chief Mark DiLuzio, Jamie Rezeszowski, JoAnn Nenow (Executive Director), Andrienne Nenow, Cindy Hay, and Janet Soos. From left in back row: Officer Tim Brooks and Raven, Officer Jon Buskirk and Pharaoh, and Officer Mike Leaser and George.

4th Annual Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks

Whether you’re Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or pretend to be on St. Patty’s Day…stop by downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, March 15th, and enjoy the 4th annual “Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks” along with other St. Patty’s Day activities. McRaven, O’Pharaoh, and MacGeorge will see you there!

Click here for additional parade details including route, starting time, and related activities.

Celtic Classic 2012

Apollo Grill’s Fifteen Days of Giving…

Apollo banner

Aside from being voted the Best Bethlehem Restaurant 15 years in a row, the Apollo Grill has long been known for their generosity in giving to local charities. The great folks at the Apollo have graciously offered to help out our horses. The Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, along with the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit, are proud to announce that on Tuesday, February 18th, proceeds from a specialty drink and dessert event are going to be donated to help cover the care and maintenance of Raven, Pharaoh, and George. A special “thanks” goes out to the sponsor of the evening, Rij, Cort, Lannon, & Associates at Merrill Lynch. Click  the flyer below go to the Apollo Grill website for additional information, directions, and the phone number for reservations. Hope to see you there!


Puppy Photos with Santa at Chaar to benefit Raven, Pharaoh, and George



Mark your calendar, Santa Clause is coming to Chaar!
Get a memorable portrait of your dog with Santa and help support the Bethlehem Mounted Police. 

When: Saturday, December 7th, 11am – 2pm

Cost: Cash donation to the Bethlehem Mounted Police collected at time of portrait.

No registration necessary. All dogs must be on leashes. Portraits will be delivered by email.

Chaar Santa Photo Event

Your donation helps support the care and maintenance of the Bethlehem Mounted Police horses; Pharaoh, George and Raven.

Happy Thanksgiving!


From all our families to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Remember wear those seat belts when traveling to and from your destination.  If you see a police vehicle or officer on the side of the roadway on a motor vehicle stop, please move over and provide at least one full lane of travel between your car and the police officer. It is a law in Pennsylvania and helps the officer get home safely at the end of his or her shift.

Also, if you are starting your holiday shopping and want to avoid the lines and hassle of going out to make your purchases, why not stop by the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit’s online store, We have a full lineup of fun clothing and merchandise. All the proceeds of the sales from the online store go to the care of Raven, Pharaoh, and George.

Thanks for the support and Happy Thanksgiving!

The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit

Celtic Classic 2013 is here!

Celtic Logo

The 2013 Celtic Classic kicks off tonight, Friday, September 27th and lasts through Sunday evening. Click on the Celtic Classic banner for more information. At the Classic, be sure to stop by the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit’s merchandise tent and pick up a shirt, hat, or sweatshirt. While you are there please thank our wonderful volunteers! The stand is located inside the Grand Courtyard on the south side of the Main St. ramp’s support pillar. In case you’re wondering, and we know you are, the Showing of the Tartan Parade starts at 11:30 on Saturday morning. See you there and thanks for the support!


Thank you!

Members of the City of Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, along with members of our Non-Profit, the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, would like to send out a sincere “Thank You” to everyone who was involved with the Budweiser Clydesdales’ visit to the Lehigh Valley. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for helping staff the events. Thank you to the Allentown Beverage Company for bringing the wonderful Clydesdales Team to the Lehigh Valley. Thank you to the Budweiser Clydesdales’ Hitch Team for their preparation and presentation of those beautiful horses. A great big final thank you to everyone who donated and bought the paper horse shoes in an effort to help us with the successful fundraiser!

Fahy Bridge Clydes 'n RPG

Budweiser Clydesdales’ Schedule of Public Events

Clydesdale Schedule

During the Budweiser Clydesdales’ stay in the Lehigh Valley, they will be stabled in the City of Bethlehem Ice Rink located on Illicks Mill Road. The schedule for the their public appearances are as follows…

Tuesday, September 10th – Stables open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

Thursday, September 12th – Procession/Parade of the Budweiser Clydesdales throughout Bethlehem for retail deliveries (See procession route below). Stables open to the public from 5pm to 7pm.

Friday, September 13th – Retail deliveries in Easton, PA from 1pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Saturday, September 14th – Appearance at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center for a Wheels of Hope benefit from 12pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Sunday, September 15th – Home delivery for winner of the Horseshoe drawing. Stables open to the public from 3pm to 6pm. Drawing and winner home delivery will be announced September 7th.

Monday, September 16th – Retail deliveries in Allentown, PA from 1pm to 3pm. Contact Allentown Beverage for details.

Tuesday, September 17th – Gildan AAA Championship Game at Coca-Cola Park. Tailgate party starts at 5pm. The AAA Championship game starts at 6:30pm.

The procession route for the Bethlehem retail deliveries is as follows. The procession will begin in the area of the Steel Ice Center on E. 1st St. in south Bethlehem. It will continue on Polk St., E. 3rd St., Adams St., W. 4th St., S. New St. over the Fahy Bridge, around City Hall, north on N. New St., W. Broad St., and south on Main St. The procession will end at the Wooden Match at the corner of Main and W. Lehigh Sts. Stops will be made on the way at various retail establishments. The procession route is subject to change.

Thanks for the support and see everyone at one of the events!

Budweiser Clydesdale Update

UPDATE: Drawing Date and Parade Date Announced

Public Events:

On September 12th, the Budweiser Clydesdale team will be parading on streets in both north and south Bethlehem while making beverage deliveries at local businesses as a part of their community events while they are in the Lehigh Valley. The parade route will be made public once finalized. During the parade, members of the public are encouraged to come out along the route and view the Clydesdale team as they make their deliveries. Further public events, in addition to the parade, will be announced once details are established. The additional events will including public viewing sessions where members of the public can come and meet a Clydesdale.

Home Delivery Drawing:

The drawing for the individual home delivery will take place on September 7th. Keeping buying those horse shoes for chances to win! Thanks for the support.

Keep checking back for additional details when we have them.