SA Police Horses – visit to Thebarton Barracks Aug 2008 A small but enthusiastic group met at the Stables in the middle of these historically- rich barracks, which are home to the mounted division, and other specialty divisions of our Police Force.
After a short video on the history (did you know there used to be police camels?), stable management and training logistics was explained by Casey, the Stable Coordinator.
There are some 20 + horses and facilities to care for them, from foaling through to schooling, shoeing, feeding, vet care, exercise regimes and training new riders.
The spelling paddocks are at Bolivar.
Several horses may be assigned to the police officers, some with a mix of experienced and young horses.
They are over 16hh grey/white/dappled and it is a wonder how clean they all are! Not to mention well behaved… There is now a greater emphasis on civilians to do stable cleaning, farrier work, etc than there was in the past.
However if you want to ride in the mounted division, you will need to become a police officer and do 6 months before applying to them.
You need to be trained in the usual facets of police work because the mounted division has a role in riot/crowd control, search and rescue in co-ordination with other police divisions.
The horses need to be ready to go at all times.
One of their important roles is assisting with public relations.
The presence of these grand animals outside a disco in Hindley Street or in a parade does a lot to foster a good public mood and image.
We thank Casey and her beautiful horses for the opportunity to visit and we will probably plan another for early in the new year.
We have also extended an invitation for them to visit us at Mount Pleasant should they need an outing! For more pictures, please visit: www.myspace.com/ mountpleasantponyclub Troy with Jaffa Mount Pleasant Pony Club Newsletter Page 3 Congratulations Monarto Horse Trials PC 2 Emma Noblet 5th Pre-Novice Mel Andrew 7th Pre-Novice Jade Kluske 12th Ashleigh Schulz on Maxy competed at the Goolwa Gymkhana and won both Smartest on Parade & Rider 6 & under and had excellent results in the fattest & hairiest pony classes.
Sheyden Dew rode at the Gawler Show and won APSB mare over 3 years & received Champion mare on Rivington Sunkist.
Samantha Coleshill riding Pippa also at Gawler had excellent results in the Pony Club ring, Palouse, Circle & Western Riding classes. Memberships Fees are now due 1st member 2nd member 3rd member 4th member Social member Visiting member $120 $110 $100 $90 $20 $20 Christmas Raffle Following the success of our wheel barrow of goodies we will launch the raffle on our XC training, Show Jumping, & Hack Show weekend.
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If you are having difficulties with making a payment please feel free to discuss a plan with her. New Penny Pony book. Following the success of sunshine yellow Penny Down Under (Aus.Thelwell)
Read more about Western Riding : Samantha Coleshill riding Pippa also at Gawler had excellent results….: