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Mane ‘n Tail

The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit is proud to exclusively use Mane ‘n Tail grooming products. Mane ‘n Tail is manufactured locally in Bethlehem by Straight Arrow Products, Inc.  Raven, Pharaoh, and George particularly enjoy the Spray-Away Horse Wash for a quick bath after a night full of rolling in the dusty turnout prior to heading out on patrol.

Saddle for Sale!

The Mounted Patrol Unit is currently looking to sell a Dixieland Custom Gaited Saddle. The saddle was purchased in 2009 for our former police horse Hamlet. The saddle is a 16″ black leather, gaited saddle with a wide tree. It is in excellent condition and has been used for a short period of time (3 months) for mounted patrol work and short trail rides and stored in a climate controlled room since then. The purchase price was $1,254 and we are asking $1,000 or best offer. A local buyer is preferred because a signed invoice is required due to purchase funds originating from a Federal grant. If interested please contact us at mountedpatrol@bethlehem-pa.gov .

Benefit at Chaar

May 18th and 19th, our friends at Chaar are holding a 10th anniversary event to benefit our patrol and The Center for Animal Health and Welfare. We’ll be there Friday night.

Registration is open until Wednesday the 16th. We hope to see you there.

Tunes at Twilight

Looking for something to do tonight? Stop by Tunes at Twilight in the Sun Inn Courtyard from 6 until 8 pm to enjoy a free concert featuring Kinetic Blue (with Jordan White). We know of three horses who will be in attendance throughout their downtown patrols this evening. The inclement weather location is the Garden (lower level) of the Main St. Commons. Stop by and say hello to Raven, George, and Pharaoh all while supporting Historic Downtown Bethlehem.  Click on the icon for more information and future concert lineups.

Adopt-A-Horse Update!


UPDATE!

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would like to announce two Adopt-A-Horse sponsors. For 2012, George will be sponsored by DeSales University while Pharaoh will be sponsored by Just Born, Inc. Raven’s Adopt-A-Horse sponsorship is filled. Check back in the future for details. Stop by our community patrons page for additional details.


From left: George, Raven, Pharaoh

PONY UP FOR THE MOUNTED UNIT!

2012 is here! Along with the new year comes the anticipated completion of the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police. A non-profit organization allows us to provide donors and sponsors with a tax-deductible donation center that is overseen by a board of directors. The current budget through the City of Bethlehem for the care of the horses is near $6,000. The Mounted Patrol Unit saw a 50% reduction in the operational funding for the Unit in 2012 along with the total elimination of our training budget. While the Mounties can train their horses for next to no money with the equipment they already have, it is essential that money be raised to help fund the care of the horses. Unless funds are raised to cover the remaining costs the Unit will be funded until the Spring of 2012. At that time, our Unit’s status will be undecided.

Our 2nd Annual Valentine Fundraiser

Give your sweetheart one of our Valentines and you’ll also give a Valentine to George, Raven and Pharaoh, too!

Friends, our Valentine promotion is in progress. Don’t wait until the last minute. Drop us a line today and order your Valentine. The deadline is Friday, February 10th now Sunday, February 12th.

Would like to have the actual 8.5 x 11 file to print out for your home or workplace?

Then, please click this to download a printable PDF.

Thanks to Rich-Mar for their expertise and generosity for making this fundraiser happen. And thanks to you for spreading the love and for being such great supporters of our Mounted Patrol Unit!

A story at BethlehemPatch

Thanks to Dan Church for the great story on our patrol and our visit to the Junior Police Academy at Nitschman Middle School.

from the page

On Day Three of Bethlehem’s Junior Police Academy, two mounted members of the three-member squad shared horse lore and outlined the advantages offered by mounted officers in police work. In this, the program’s sixth year, about 24 students participated, from middle and high school.

We had a wonderful time meeting the young Academy participants—a really great group—and we wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Officer Leaser challenges Liberty High School student Jesse Garin to a foot race.

Photo by Dan Church