The Kentucky Mounted Patrol


Festival of the Horse was Awarded Top 20 Events by Southeast Tourism Society!


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The Kentucky Mounted Patrol will be participating in the Festival of the Horse for the 5th straight year.

On Saturday September 10th, 2016 from 10am to 4pm the Brooking Park Horse Show Ring is filled with excitinky_mounted_police3g obstacles. 10 civilians will be learning the skills needed for a well behaved horse from Natural Horsemanship Trainer Holly Williamson. Free Admission for spectators to watch the training techniques used by the Kentucky Mounted Patrol on Friday.

The Troopers and their horses will be available to greet the public during the downtown activities on Saturday September 10th 2016.ky_mounted_police

Today, in order to participate with the Kentucky Mounted Patrol (KyMP), all members must have achieved State and National Certifications and training for both the rider and the horses.

Working closely with State, County and Federal Emergency Responders, and Civic Leaders, constant training and structure are required for all KyMP Troopers.ky_mounted_police2

The KyMP is a non-confrontational Mounted Patrol providing mounted search and rescue services and other skills normally associated with Volunteer Mounted Patrols worldwide.kentucky mounted patrol logo (2)

The Festival of the Horse host once again Holly Williamson Bomb Proofing Clinic the Mounted Patrol Way.  Holly Williamson Natural Horsemanship brings you methods the Mounted Patrol way to teach you and your horse the Bombproofing skills you need to hit the trail, parade or volunteer with the Mounted Patrol. With tried and true exercises Holly will help you build you and your horse’s confidence to overcome fear and nervousness. Clinic exercises include groundwork with obstacles and under saddle obstacles that are challenging and exciting. Get your tickets today as they sell out quickly. As always this is a rain or shine event.

Tickets are $69 for one horse and rider and $5 to audit.

Bomb Proofing Clinic Schedule and Checklist

9AM -10 AM -Check in, sign release and pick up wrist band. Make sure you receive and… keep the skill training list with you all day. Wrist band can be hooked to your saddle if you prefer. Must be displayed at all times when handling or riding your horse. You may exercise your horse as you see fit. Please do not use the obstacles at this time.

10:00 AM -Horses should be equipped with rope halter, clinicians training halter, l2’ + lead rope. Unsaddled, you will not be riding before lunch. Bring your training stick, and any other items you would like to work with in the obstacle area. Halter check, Introductions and Demonstrations. Halter work from station to station, ask for help as needed. Remember your horse should move left, right, forwards and backwards around most obstacles. If you have a special request for specific skill you would like to work on, let us know. This is your play day!

Noon – Break for lunch, (lunch is not provided) – Secure your horse.

1PM –Return to obstacle area for mounted work if you feel comfortable riding. Do not attempt any obstacle your horse failed during the morning session without assistance.

2PM- Sensitivity Training, hand held objects, herd behavior, crowd control, formation riding, parade obstacles, trail riding self defense, and other distractions.

3PM – Introduction to hoof ball, the obstacle, the game. Participation optional. You can also use this time to go back to your primary goal for the day. If your horse has not mastered side passing, or trailer loading, or any other goals for the day, this is a good time to work on these skills.

4PM- End of Play Day. Question and answers; announcements for future events. Please like us on Facebook and tell your friends. Thank you for participating.

4:30 Break down of arena and obstacles.

Note: Schedule is subject to change at any time for guest speakers and special event sensitivity training. If at any time you feel you are not being productive in building a positive relationship with your horse, please let someone know. This day is dedicated to you and your horse.

  1. Clinic may be cancelled if minimum sales requirements of 6 or more are not met.  Money will be returned to participants or credited to the next event in the case of cancellation.
  2. This is a Rain or Shine event, as usual. Please dress appropriately for weather. If extremely bad weather may postpone to following day
  3. This is a Rain or Shine event, as usual. Please dress appropriately for weather. If extremely bad weather may postpone to following day. Only one Horse per participant per clinic.  In order for each horse and participant to get the most out of this clinic we only allow one horse per participant.  We will be moving through the obstacles and exercises in the morning and afternoon very quickly and there is not enough time for each horse to attain the information he needs to be ready for under saddle obstacles and exercises.

Have questions about Bombproofing the Mounted Patrol Way, with Holly Williamson.



Thank You to the Following Committee Chairpersons

Republic Bank Colt & Filly Review Parade, Vickie Hadley and Bailey Gilkerson

Entertainment, Jeff Blackburn

Toyota Grand Parade of Horses, Georgetown Woman’s Club and Laura Toole

Experience the Horse/Horse Games, Marie Tomacelli

Horse Show, Bonnie Neuville

Pageant, Maggie Stone

Pet Parade, Scott County Humane Society

Vendors, Lori Saunders and Gretchen Soards