Category Archives: Horses

Thanks Red Stag Pub!

Red Stag

The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit would like to thank the Red Stag Pub for the generous donation through their Wings and Whiskey events! We would also like to thank our wonderful and dedicated volunteers who helped sell merchandise and raffle tickets during the events!


Red Stage Fundraiser

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar is hosting Wings and Whiskey during Wednesdays in September. Proceeds from the sales of raffle tickets  and the sales of wings and Tullamore D.E.W. go to the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police who assist the Mounted Patrol Unit in yearly fundraising. The horses will be making an appearance on the 23rd and 30th of September. Click on the image below to go to the Red Stag Pub website.


Its Fest Time!

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Today marks the official beginning of Musikfest. The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit would like to remind everyone that we are in, around, and outside of the Festival grounds to keep everyone safe. A few quick reminders…

1) Please enjoy yourself in moderation. No matter how sober you think you are after “two adult beverages,” we observe people walking day in and day out and can tell when you’ve had too much. Plus, the light up mugs are a beacon in the night.

2) Manure happens. You might come near it or even in contact with it. It is safe. Mounted officers notify clean up crews as soon as they safely can after their four legged partners relieve themselves. When we travel through the Main St. corridor we usually use the motor vehicle “chute” which is restricted to pedestrian traffic. Our horses often “go” inside there. To avoid the majority of the manure, simply follow the rule and walk outside of the “chute.” A good rule of thumb in general is pay attention to your surroundings for your safety. This should include watching where you walk.

3) Please ask before petting any police horse on site. This goes for our peers from the PA State Police Tactical Mounted Unit and the Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit. Make sure the Mounted Officer acknowledges your request and follow any directions he or she may give.

4) We can’t begin to thank all of your friends, fans, and family enough. However, please don’t take it personally if we fail to recognize your attempts to hail us while we are working. Mounted Officers are often observing the crowd or attempting to spot trouble before it happens. We appreciate all the support but may miss you.

5)For further info on avoiding potential legal troubles while festing…check out the Bethlehem Police Department, Bethlehem, PA blog for additional advise.

Have a safe Musikfest! We’ll see you there.…/2015-mkf-rule…

Thanks 2015 Adopt-A-Horse Sponsors!

It’s official! The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit’s Adopt-A-Horse program has once again successfully sponsored Raven, Pharaoh, and George for 2015. The Officers, the horses, and the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police would like to thank our Adopt-A-Horse sponsors for this year! Raven will again be sponsored by the Jefferson Democratic Club (2nd year), George will again be sponsored Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen (3rd year), and Pharaoh will again be sponsored by Just Born (4th year).

Interested in a future horse sponsorship or supporting the Mounted Patrol Unit through additional sponsorship opportunities?  Contact the Unit at or the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit at . We are developing a list of folks who are interested in helping, including any future replacement horses that will allow for the opportunity to name the new horse.

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View The Peak TV Segment

In case you missed the Mounted Unit segment on The Peak TV, click the  play button on the video player below to view the whole segment.


Season 6 Episode 4 – Bethlehem Mounted Police from The PEAK TV on Vimeo.

Musselman Jewelers’ Valentine’s Extravaganza is supporting the Mounted Unit!

Musselman Jewelers has announced it’s Valentine’s Extravaganza will benefit the Mounted Patrol Unit! On February 7th, 2015 from 1 until 5pm, Musselman will celebrate their 85th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event will go to the care of Raven, Pharaoh, and George, who will all be making an appearance. Stop by and support Bethlehem’s Oldest Jeweler and our police horses! Don’t forget to enter to win a romantic Bethlehem getaway. Hope to see you there. To visit the Musselman Jewelers’ website, click on the flyer below.

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Thank you Stefano’s Restaurant!

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On Saturday, September 27th, Officer Holschwander with Raven and Officer Buskirk with Pharaoh made an appearance at Stefano’s Restaurant on Linden St. to celebrate their 30th Anniversary of being open to serve the citizens of Bethlehem. During the celebration, Mayor Donchez accepted a generous donation from the Lombardos, owners of Stefano’s Restaurant, to the Mounted Patrol Unit. Mr. and Mrs. Lombardo graciously contributed $3,000.00 to the Mounted Patrol Unit Wish Fund. The members of the Mounted Patrol Unit, along with the Police Department, Chief Mark Diluzio, and Mayor  Robert Donchez, would like to extend a “thank you” to Stefano’s Restaurant.  Stefano’s Restaurant joins our other generous Community Partners, Giving Club Members, and Adopt-A-Horse sponsors in helping the Mounted Patrol Unit minimize the impact of the operational costs on the city tax payers. Visit Stefano’s Restaurant at 2970 Linden St. The Stefano’s website can be viewed by either clicking the Stefano’s banner above or the picture below.

Stefano's Anniversary EventFrom left: Officer Holschwander with Raven, Officer Buskirk with Pharaoh, and the Lombardos outside of Stefano’s Restaurant.