Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol

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The Mounted Unit has been working on this program for years. We are beyond excited to work with EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Ri...
10/11/2021

The Mounted Unit has been working on this program for years. We are beyond excited to work with EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program!

The Virginia Beach Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit is excited to be partnering with EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program / Equi-Vets for a program that is the first of its kind in the nation! The Equine Therapeutic Riding Program will be focused towards helping our officers who are struggling from the trauma that is continually experienced daily on the job. Officers are prone to struggling with PTSD and other mental health issues due to consistent exposure to traumatic situations. The program will consist of a two-hour session each week for six weeks. Participants will learn horsemanship skills, groundwork skills, and some basic riding. The program will be utilizing the Mounted Patrol horses and the Equi-Kids certified therapeutic riding instructors. Animal therapy has been shown to be extremely beneficial, as riding and caring for horses can help to improve anxiety and improve emotional awareness and build confidence. Officers of the Mounted Patrol will be assisting with the program and look forward to helping our fellow officers heal.

This week marked the start of the first session of the program, and it’s off to a great start! 🐴

Best wishes to MPO Reichert and SGT Dougherty as they move on to new positions on the department. Thank you for your ded...
09/24/2021

Best wishes to MPO Reichert and SGT Dougherty as they move on to new positions on the department. Thank you for your dedication to the Mounted Unit and the horses you served with.

Best wishes to MPO Reichert and SGT Dougherty as they move on to new positions on the department. Thank you for your dedication to the Mounted Unit and the horses you served with.

Last Saturday we had the honor and privilege of attending the 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Event at Mt. Trashmore. ...
09/15/2021

Last Saturday we had the honor and privilege of attending the 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Event at Mt. Trashmore. It was a great experience and we were glad to see everyone out there! As always, if you saw us and took a picture, post it below!

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Last Saturday we had the honor and privilege of attending the 9/11 20th Anniversary Remembrance Event at Mt. Trashmore. It was a great experience and we were glad to see everyone out there! As always, if you saw us and took a picture, post it below!

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Join us in wishing Peppy a happy retirement! After 5 years of dedicated service to the Mounted Unit Peppy will be moving...
09/09/2021

Join us in wishing Peppy a happy retirement! After 5 years of dedicated service to the Mounted Unit Peppy will be moving on. We have found a great home for him and he will be very happy! If you have any pictures of Peppy working we would love to see them!

Photo by A. Hood

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Join us in wishing Peppy a happy retirement! After 5 years of dedicated service to the Mounted Unit Peppy will be moving on. We have found a great home for him and he will be very happy! If you have any pictures of Peppy working we would love to see them!

Photo by A. Hood

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Our friends at EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program are having a pretty cool event this weekend! Go out and support them...
09/09/2021

Our friends at EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program are having a pretty cool event this weekend! Go out and support them!

THIS SATURDAY! ! ! 🇺🇸

We are excited to announce the EQUI-VETS Warrior Cup Concert & Co****le Tournament on Saturday September 11, 2021, presented by PRA Group, and invite you to join us for this special event benefiting EQUI-VETS! 🇺🇸

Attendees will enjoy an all-inclusive lawn party on our beautiful farm, complete with live music from Dave Cynar Band, food, adult beverages and, of course, a co****le tournament! 🇺🇸

Want to play? Many of our sponsorship packages include player slots so you can get in on the fun! Some packages also include general admission tickets so friends and colleagues can join the party and cheer on your team! Additional general admission tickets are available for purchase as well! 🇺🇸

For more information, please visit our website or link the link below! ⬇️

https://www.equikids.org/events-sponsorship/warrior-cup-concert-co****le-tournament-2021/

Laurelyn Barnett D.C. from the Center for Animal Healing came by today and gave our horses some chiropractic care!  Forr...
09/08/2021

Laurelyn Barnett D.C. from the Center for Animal Healing came by today and gave our horses some chiropractic care! Forrest is very appreciative!

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Laurelyn Barnett D.C. from the Center for Animal Healing came by today and gave our horses some chiropractic care! Forrest is very appreciative!

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We had a great time! #vbpdmounted
09/03/2021

We had a great time!

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The volunteers caught Tortuga stealing from the hay cart! Her actions are currently under investigation. #vbpdmounted
08/14/2021

The volunteers caught Tortuga stealing from the hay cart! Her actions are currently under investigation.

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The volunteers caught Tortuga stealing from the hay cart! Her actions are currently under investigation.

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When the sun comes out Mick likes to enjoy it! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!#vbpdmounted
08/08/2021

When the sun comes out Mick likes to enjoy it! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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When the sun comes out Mick likes to enjoy it! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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Sometimes you just need a buddy to scratch your back!
07/22/2021

Sometimes you just need a buddy to scratch your back!

Sometimes you just need a buddy to scratch your back!

07/14/2021

We still need horses! If you have any leads please let us know.

We have a 16 hand height minimum, as well as a preferred calm temperament.

Thanks in advance!

Not often we get cool views like this! We had to share it with everyone!#vbpdmounted
07/10/2021

Not often we get cool views like this! We had to share it with everyone!

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Not often we get cool views like this! We had to share it with everyone!

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After 28 years of service to the Mounted Unit, Deb is retiring! Huge thanks to everyone that came to have lunch on her l...
06/30/2021

After 28 years of service to the Mounted Unit, Deb is retiring! Huge thanks to everyone that came to have lunch on her last day.

We cannot thank you enough for taking such great care of the Barn and Horses over the years Deb! You will be missed!

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Happy 3rd birthday to Lady Justice! She sure has gotten big! If you have photos of Lady please share! Some fun facts abo...
06/29/2021

Happy 3rd birthday to Lady Justice! She sure has gotten big! If you have photos of Lady please share!

Some fun facts about Lady:

-If you would a size update she is approximately 15.3 hands and 1300lbs. That’s a healthy girl!

-Lady LOVES her nap time, if you hear a loud snore coming from the barn, it’s her.

-Lady is about to start training under saddle within the next couple weeks!

-She has a very curious personality and will walk up and sniff almost anything.

-She is VERY stubborn…..VERY stubborn.

-Lady Justice was born here at the Mounted Barn on June 29th, 2018!

Lady hopes everyone had a great weekend and enjoys their week!

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Happy 3rd birthday to Lady Justice! She sure has gotten big! If you have photos of Lady please share!

Some fun facts about Lady:

-If you would a size update she is approximately 15.3 hands and 1300lbs. That’s a healthy girl!

-Lady LOVES her nap time, if you hear a loud snore coming from the barn, it’s her.

-Lady is about to start training under saddle within the next couple weeks!

-She has a very curious personality and will walk up and sniff almost anything.

-She is VERY stubborn…..VERY stubborn.

-Lady Justice was born here at the Mounted Barn on June 29th, 2018!

Lady hopes everyone had a great weekend and enjoys their week!

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Lady got out last night for some trailer training! She even got to stop by and see some of our awesome dispatchers!#vbpd...
06/24/2021

Lady got out last night for some trailer training! She even got to stop by and see some of our awesome dispatchers!

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Lady got out last night for some trailer training! She even got to stop by and see some of our awesome dispatchers!

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What a great turnout! It’s always a good time when we get to work with EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program!
06/18/2021

What a great turnout! It’s always a good time when we get to work with EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program!

Daisy hopes everyone is having a great week! #vbpdmounted
06/16/2021

Daisy hopes everyone is having a great week!

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Daisy hopes everyone is having a great week!

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What a good ride through some great neighborhoods!
06/13/2021

What a good ride through some great neighborhoods!

#ICYMI Yesterday, was a great opportunity for the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) and community members to participate in the community walk, and some bike riding, at Twin Canal and Manchester Village communities.

Tonight the Mounted Unit  participated in the  EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program’s #EQUIKIDSrun2021! We are thankful ...
06/10/2021

Tonight the Mounted Unit participated in the EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program’s #EQUIKIDSrun2021! We are thankful to have been able to support you guys in the virtual event. We look forward to next year!

Tonight the Mounted Unit participated in the EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program’s #EQUIKIDSrun2021! We are thankful to have been able to support you guys in the virtual event. We look forward to next year!

The Mounted Unit is signed up! Register and help a great program! Thanks for everything you do EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Rid...
06/04/2021

The Mounted Unit is signed up! Register and help a great program! Thanks for everything you do EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program!

IT’S HERE! ☀️ Sign up for our annual EQUI-KIDS cross-country run taking place from June 4 - 13! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

This is a VIRTUAL event, so choose your distance (5k or 10k) and walk, run, stroll or roll your way to the finish line between June 4 - 13.

All proceeds will directly benefit our EQUI-KIDS and EQUI-VETS programs! 🇺🇸 🇺🇸🇺🇸

All virtual runners will receive a downloadable race bib, medal and your choice of a race day t-shirt or tank top.

After the race, be sure to visit the registration page to record your score and see how you stack up against other participants, including some of our H O R S E S !

Use the hashtag #EQUIKIDSrun2021 to post a selfie for a chance to be featured on our social media! Give us a follow on Instagram if you don’t already follow our page! @equikids_equivets



THANK YOU to our Presenting sponsors:

Endurance I.T. Services

Xylem Tree Experts

Primrose School of Virginia Beach South



THANK YOU to our Finish Line sponsors:

Beach Commercial Finance

HAV, INC.

TowneBank Mortgage

Reba’s Rescue

The Goddard School

Ruloff Swain Haddad Morecock Talbert & Woodward, PC



To register, please go to www.equikids.org/run
or click the link in the bio! ⬆️

We had a great patrol at Mt. Trashmore last week for the carnival. We will be there again soon!#vbpdmounted
06/03/2021

We had a great patrol at Mt. Trashmore last week for the carnival. We will be there again soon!

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We had a great patrol at Mt. Trashmore last week for the carnival. We will be there again soon!

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Photos from EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program's post
05/28/2021

Photos from EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program's post

05/27/2021

Turbo enjoyed his pre work bath today!

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Timmy is not a fan of the heat. #vbpdmounted
05/26/2021

Timmy is not a fan of the heat.

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Timmy is not a fan of the heat.

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05/25/2021

Grayson and Forrest had a great night at the oceanfront! We often get asked if we take the horses on the beach. Here is your answer!

One of the best aspects of being on horses is we can get almost anywhere!

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05/13/2021

Just to update this post. We also prefer Draft or Draft cross breeds or Quarter Horses.

05/12/2021

We need horses! If you or anyone you know has a lead on a horse you think we can use, let us know!

We do have a 16 Hand height minimum. As well a a preferred calm temperament.

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05/04/2021

We work with great people!

Sleeping on the job isn’t allowed here! We caught Jackson trying to sneak a nap!Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend...
05/01/2021

Sleeping on the job isn’t allowed here! We caught Jackson trying to sneak a nap!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

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Sleeping on the job isn’t allowed here! We caught Jackson trying to sneak a nap!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend!

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Say hello to our new Barn Manager! Ashley is already doing a great job.
04/30/2021

Say hello to our new Barn Manager! Ashley is already doing a great job.

#DYK that the Virginia Beach Police Department's Mounted Patrol recently hired a Barn Manager? Congratulations to Ashley Ford Gayhart, who recently started her new position with the Mounted Patrol Unit. Ashley has spent her entire life working with horses. #Welcome Ashley!

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Thanks for stopping to let me take a photo of you guys and meet those beauties and pet them
Great to meet you all this afternoon! 💙🇺🇸💙🇺🇸💙🇺🇸💙
So a page where vbpd abuses animals. Stay classy VB
Thank you so much for what you do. We greatly appreciated you visiting Pine Meadows!
I'm not trying to spam you, I'm just trying to SAVE OUR OFFICER'S LIVES, especially with how crazy things are going in this world. Please look into our Free live stream ground breaking Violence prediction training starting at 4pm EST today, this will save lives. We are out of Virginia Beach and we definitely want our officers to get this training especially for free. Help us save our officer's lives! #police4a #nonprofit
Thank you so much for coming out to Pine Meadows! The kids and adults appreciated your time. We respect and appreciate you!
Is the event still happening and if so where do we park my gps shows me parking in street in neighborhood.
Blast from the past.
Please call Carmine 914 419-3722 Thank you.
Such a cool holiday visit from Daisy, Duchess, Turbo, and Big Bister Brown!
Just want to say thank you for such an amazing time!!! Y’all took a first annual thing that exploded off the rip and made it look like it was the 10th year you have been doing it!! Amazing job our girls had a blast!! VBPD for the win!
You guys did a phenomenal job tonight at the barn! We had a blast at your event ! Thank you guys so much for all your hard work . Excited for next year!