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Show Jusino some love! He is our horse of the week!#vbpdmounted
03/19/2021

Show Jusino some love! He is our horse of the week!

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Name: Jusino
Breed: Quarter Horse/Oldenburg
Birth year: 2004
Height: 16.1
Serving since: 2015

Jusino was donated to the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol in 2015 and is now one of the senior horses on the squad. He was donated by Horses and Heroes Foundation who donate Mounted Patrol horses to police departments throughout the country. Jusino is named after Officer Jusino who was awarded the Medal Of Valor for his actions during an active shooter incident in Chicopee MA. Jusino is a playful guy who takes full advantage of being out in the pasture. He is one of the more mischievous horses, and likes to pick on his partner when he knows he can get away with it!

Photo by A Hood

Name: JusinoBreed: Quarter Horse/OldenburgBirth year: 2004Height: 16.1Serving since: 2015Jusino was donated to the Virgi...
03/19/2021

Name: Jusino
Breed: Quarter Horse/Oldenburg
Birth year: 2004
Height: 16.1
Serving since: 2015

Jusino was donated to the Virginia Beach Mounted Patrol in 2015 and is now one of the senior horses on the squad. He was donated by Horses and Heroes Foundation who donate Mounted Patrol horses to police departments throughout the country. Jusino is named after Officer Jusino who was awarded the Medal Of Valor for his actions during an active shooter incident in Chicopee MA. Jusino is a playful guy who takes full advantage of being out in the pasture. He is one of the more mischievous horses, and likes to pick on his partner when he knows he can get away with it!

Photo by A Hood

03/16/2021

Apparently Calamity Jane had an itch. Luckily officers were there to help! Look at that smile!

Our horse of the week is good ole Peppy! If you have seen him on the street you know we want to see some pictures!#vbpdm...
03/12/2021

Our horse of the week is good ole Peppy! If you have seen him on the street you know we want to see some pictures!

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Name: Peppy
Breed: Appendix
Birth year: 2004
Height: 16.1
Serving since: 2016

Peppy joined the Mounted Unit in the beginning of 2016 after being donated by Leigh-Ann Davis. When we received Peppy who we sometimes refer to as “The Pepster” he almost immediately began his work on the street. Peppy, despite his name, prefers to take things low and slow. He is a great horse to ride, and the Unit uses him often as a horse for beginner riders because of his reliability. Peppy is a strong horse when paired with a good partner and has worked some of the toughest weekends on the street. The only downfall to this guy is that it is impossible to keep him clean. Peppy takes every chance to roll in the mud! So often you can find him in his favorite spot.....the wash stall.

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Name: PeppyBreed: AppendixBirth year: 2004Height: 16.1Serving since: 2016Peppy joined the Mounted Unit in the beginning ...
03/12/2021

Name: Peppy
Breed: Appendix
Birth year: 2004
Height: 16.1
Serving since: 2016

Peppy joined the Mounted Unit in the beginning of 2016 after being donated by Leigh-Ann Davis. When we received Peppy who we sometimes refer to as “The Pepster” he almost immediately began his work on the street. Peppy, despite his name, prefers to take things low and slow. He is a great horse to ride, and the Unit uses him often as a horse for beginner riders because of his reliability. Peppy is a strong horse when paired with a good partner and has worked some of the toughest weekends on the street. The only downfall to this guy is that it is impossible to keep him clean. Peppy takes every chance to roll in the mud! So often you can find him in his favorite spot.....the wash stall.

Photo by A Hood

Who else is enjoying this weather? These guys are getting a much deserved break after training this week!
03/11/2021

Who else is enjoying this weather? These guys are getting a much deserved break after training this week!

Your horse of the week is Timmy!#vbpdmounted
03/05/2021

Your horse of the week is Timmy!

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Name: Timmy
Breed: Cat
Birth year: Classified
Height: 2.3 Hands
Serving since: 2020
Weight: Chunky

Timmy came to the Mounted Barn in the Summer of 2020. After years of service as a couch potato he decided to do something with his life. Timmy applied to be a barn cat and successfully completed a rigorous training program. He slept for 3 days and ate all food offered. After witnessing his impressive resolve the Mounted Unit decided he had what it takes to keep the office seats warm. Timmy has not let us down since he was hired. He continues to work his zone daily, and he keeps tabs on the food. Timmy is not afraid to sound the alarm when food is not offered. As you can see in the picture, he continues to serve without fault. Somehow he hasn’t gotten in trouble for sleeping at work.

Name: TimmyBreed: CatBirth year: ClassifiedHeight: 2.3 HandsServing since: 2020Weight: ChunkyTimmy came to the Mounted B...
03/05/2021

Name: Timmy
Breed: Cat
Birth year: Classified
Height: 2.3 Hands
Serving since: 2020
Weight: Chunky

Timmy came to the Mounted Barn in the Summer of 2020. After years of service as a couch potato he decided to do something with his life. Timmy applied to be a barn cat and successfully completed a rigorous training program. He slept for 3 days and ate all food offered. After witnessing his impressive resolve the Mounted Unit decided he had what it takes to keep the office seats warm. Timmy has not let us down since he was hired. He continues to work his zone daily, and he keeps tabs on the food. Timmy is not afraid to sound the alarm when food is not offered. As you can see in the picture, he continues to serve without fault. Somehow he hasn’t gotten in trouble for sleeping at work.

Time to start working off those holiday pounds! What a nice day for a run!#vbpdmounted
03/03/2021

Time to start working off those holiday pounds! What a nice day for a run!

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Glad we could visit Sentara Hospice House and Rosemont Health and Rehab. While we can’t take the horses inside, we can d...
03/03/2021

Glad we could visit Sentara Hospice House and Rosemont Health and Rehab. While we can’t take the horses inside, we can definitely come say hello at the windows!

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We had a great time patrolling the Southgate and Princess Anne Woods communities. If anyone has pictures of us out this ...
02/26/2021

We had a great time patrolling the Southgate and Princess Anne Woods communities. If anyone has pictures of us out this week please share.

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We had a great day training! Fire is not a problem for these brave horses.#vbpdmounted
02/24/2021

We had a great day training! Fire is not a problem for these brave horses.

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Thanks again to Atlantic Shores Retirement Community for sharing more pictures. We had a great time and look forward to ...
02/19/2021

Thanks again to Atlantic Shores Retirement Community for sharing more pictures. We had a great time and look forward to visiting in the future.

Our residents were treated yesterday with a wonderful visit from the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol. We are sharing more pictures from this amazing day.

This week our featured horse is Jackson! #vbpdmounted
02/18/2021

This week our featured horse is Jackson!

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Name: Jackson
Breed: Clydesdale
Birth year: 2012
Height:17.3
Serving since: 2019

Jackson came to us with his best friend Grayson from Mountaintop Ranch in Elkton VA. Grayson and Jackson can often be found in the fields grooming each other and are never far apart. He was originally from a rescue in New Jersey. Jackson is one of the tallest horses we have at over 17 hands so his partner needs to be flexible to get on him! Jackson has the typical iconic look of a Clydesdale and is recognized for it at the oceanfront all the time. He has taken to police work amazingly well and isn’t afraid of anything. However, Jackson can be very head strong and stubborn. He wants to do, what he wants to do, when he wants to do it! But with some gentle encouragement (and treats) he will do anything. Jackson is still young, and we look forward to him having a long and fun career with us.

Photo by A Hood

We had a fantastic time patrolling Atlantic Shores Retirement Community!  #vbpdmounted
02/18/2021

We had a fantastic time patrolling Atlantic Shores Retirement Community!

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A big shout out to the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol for visiting Atlantic Shores today. You made our day! We were honored for you to stroll through our neighborhood!

Check back in tomorrow for more pictures from today's amazing visit.

Name: JacksonBreed: ClydesdaleBirth year: 2012Height:17.3Serving since: 2019Jackson came to us with his best friend Gray...
02/18/2021

Name: Jackson
Breed: Clydesdale
Birth year: 2012
Height:17.3
Serving since: 2019

Jackson came to us with his best friend Grayson from Mountaintop Ranch in Elkton VA. Grayson and Jackson can often be found in the fields grooming each other and are never far apart. He was originally from a rescue in New Jersey. Jackson is one of the tallest horses we have at over 17 hands so his partner needs to be flexible to get on him! Jackson has the typical iconic look of a Clydesdale and is recognized for it at the oceanfront all the time. He has taken to police work amazingly well and isn’t afraid of anything. However, Jackson can be very head strong and stubborn. He wants to do, what he wants to do, when he wants to do it! But with some gentle encouragement (and treats) he will do anything. Jackson is still young, and we look forward to him having a long and fun career with us.

Photo by A Hood

It was great to see everyone at Strawbridge Shopping Center!  We like to see everyone posting when they see us. Thanks a...
02/17/2021

It was great to see everyone at Strawbridge Shopping Center!

We like to see everyone posting when they see us. Thanks a lot!

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Great to meet you all this afternoon!
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This weeks featured horse is Tortuga! Thanks EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program for donating such a great girl!
02/12/2021

This weeks featured horse is Tortuga! Thanks EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program for donating such a great girl!

Name: Tortuga
Breed: Percheron
Birth Date: 5/22/2006
Height: 17.3
Serving Since: 2018

Tortuga started with Mounted Patrol in the winter of 2018. Prior to her service with VBMP Tortuga lived with her owners in North Carolina and then at Equi Kids Therapeutic Program. Since coming to the unit, she has been a great addition to VBMP. Tortuga is very calm, gentle and always looking for attention from officers and citizens for positive praise. She is very inquisitive and does very well with sensory training. Her favorite time is when its time to eat and she loves to leave it out of her stall in case she needs a snack! Tortuga is a great horse and partner for VBMP officers and loves neck scratches from all.

Name: TortugaBreed: PercheronBirth Date: 5/22/2006Height: 17.3Serving Since: 2018 Tortuga started with Mounted Patrol in...
02/12/2021

Name: Tortuga
Breed: Percheron
Birth Date: 5/22/2006
Height: 17.3
Serving Since: 2018

Tortuga started with Mounted Patrol in the winter of 2018. Prior to her service with VBMP Tortuga lived with her owners in North Carolina and then at Equi Kids Therapeutic Program. Since coming to the unit, she has been a great addition to VBMP. Tortuga is very calm, gentle and always looking for attention from officers and citizens for positive praise. She is very inquisitive and does very well with sensory training. Her favorite time is when its time to eat and she loves to leave it out of her stall in case she needs a snack! Tortuga is a great horse and partner for VBMP officers and loves neck scratches from all.

02/11/2021

Can you believe how fast these horses are?!

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02/11/2021

Huge thanks to MISSION BBQ at Town Center for bringing us lunch today! It was delicious.

We continue to appreciate the support the community offers us.

02/10/2021

Currently we are looking for more horses! If you have any leads let us know! We are actively looking for horses that are at least 16 hands, younger than 16 and have a calm demeanor.

02/04/2021

Last week these officers had never been on a horse. They have worked hard to make it to this point. Look at them go!

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Our horse of the week is Grayson!
02/04/2021

Our horse of the week is Grayson!

Name: Grayson
Breed: Clydesdale
Birth Year: 2010
Height: 17.3
Serving Since: 2019

Grayson started at the Mounted Patrol in the fall of 2019. Prior to his service here Grayson was a rescue. After he was rescued he was brought to Elkton, Virginia and was training to be a trail horse. Since he started he has been a great addition to the unit. Grayson has a very calm and gentle demeanor and enjoys being in the field grazing. Even though he is a big draft horse, Grayson is surprisingly agile and is a very good mover. When the unit does training, Grayson is always ready to go fast. He is a great horse on the street and he loves to meet new people and get his head scratched.

Name: GraysonBreed: ClydesdaleBirth Year: 2010Height: 17.3Serving Since: 2019Grayson started at the Mounted Patrol in th...
02/04/2021

Name: Grayson
Breed: Clydesdale
Birth Year: 2010
Height: 17.3
Serving Since: 2019

Grayson started at the Mounted Patrol in the fall of 2019. Prior to his service here Grayson was a rescue. After he was rescued he was brought to Elkton, Virginia and was training to be a trail horse. Since he started he has been a great addition to the unit. Grayson has a very calm and gentle demeanor and enjoys being in the field grazing. Even though he is a big draft horse, Grayson is surprisingly agile and is a very good mover. When the unit does training, Grayson is always ready to go fast. He is a great horse on the street and he loves to meet new people and get his head scratched.

We currently have six officers competing for 2 spots on the unit. We are having a lot of fun training. Wish them luck!#v...
02/03/2021

We currently have six officers competing for 2 spots on the unit. We are having a lot of fun training. Wish them luck!

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02/02/2021

It’s a cold day at the Mounted Barn! If you got some pictures of your horses in the snow let’s see them!

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01/01/2021
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We are proud the community came together and helped us help others! We could not have made this happen without the generosity of our citizens!

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A huge THANK YOU to the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol and Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police! They dropped off more than 5,000 pounds of non perishable food for JCOC's Food Pantry and Family Food Box programs. Have you given your Year End Gift yet? www.jcoc.org.

We are so glad our community came together to help those in need.
12/23/2020

We are so glad our community came together to help those in need.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Virginia Beach Police Mounted Patrol and Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police for dropping off this horse trailer full of toys! If you are a family in need of assistance with Christmas for your children this year, please come by our Virginia Beach Blvd location today before 4:30pm! Please spread the word to anyone you know in need of assistance, it will be first come first serve until everything is gone!

Virginia Beach Police Department we love you!

#blessingsonblessings #thankful #merrychristmas

The Toy and Food Drive was a huge success! We want to extend our thanks to the Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Pol...
12/20/2020

The Toy and Food Drive was a huge success! We want to extend our thanks to the Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police, EQUI-KIDS Therapeutic Riding Program, Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office, Virginia Beach Fire Department, Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, and all the other Virginia Beach Police Department Units who brought out vehicles. Most of all we would like to thank all the citizens who came out and donated toy and food items. We appreciate everyone’s patience waiting to get into the event. These donations are going to make a real difference this holiday season to those in need.

The Mounted Unit has been hard at work all day setting up for the 2020 Food and Toy Drive tomorrow!Before the event we w...
12/19/2020

The Mounted Unit has been hard at work all day setting up for the 2020 Food and Toy Drive tomorrow!

Before the event we wanted to pass along some important information!

We have shortened the length of the actual drive thru, due to the last rain storm, we do not want anyone getting stuck in the mud! However, we got some pretty cool decorations up we are excited for everyone to see.

Make sure you have your food or toy donation ready to be collected when you see Santa, we will have volunteers there to gather donations.

Also the Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police will have a table set up where they will be selling various items!

We are super excited to see everyone tomorrow!

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Just a little sneak peak! Make sure to come by Saturday!#vbpdmounted
12/18/2020

Just a little sneak peak! Make sure to come by Saturday!

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday! Bring the family! Keep in mind it is a drive through event!
12/16/2020

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday! Bring the family! Keep in mind it is a drive through event!

Come out and support Friends of The Virginia Beach Mounted Police here at the barn!

12/13/2020

We had a great night patrolling the ocean front!

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Our horse of the week is Tank! Help us wish him a farewell as he is retiring tomorrow!  #vbpdmounted
12/09/2020

Our horse of the week is Tank! Help us wish him a farewell as he is retiring tomorrow!

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Name: Tank
Breed: North Swedish Horse
Birth Year: 2005 (ish)
Height: 16 Hands
Serving Since: 2018

Tank started at the Mounted Patrol in March of 2018. He was donated to us by Oceana Stables where he was used as a trail horse. Prior to his life there he was at a farm where he was used to pull a hay cart and for pleasure riding.

Since being at the Mounted Patrol Tanks partner has been Sgt. Mike Dougherty. He has seemed to enjoy his time here and loves interacting with citizens who come to visit, especially if they have treats for him! His sometimes grumpy demeaner is always off set by his beautiful winter coat which comes in dark and heavy and makes him feel like a big teddy bear.

Due to a number of medical issues, Tank unfortunately has to retire from the Mounted Patrol this year. He is being adopted by his partner, Sgt. Dougherty. If you would like to see him he will be staying at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach.

Photo by A. Hood

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Virginia Beach, VA
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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!
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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!
Super job by VBPD Mounted Patrol Officers with Trunk or Treat tonight. Fabulous turnout. Job well done to all involved. I counted 1043 kids....just kidding....or maybe not. ;-) ❤🐴🐎🇺🇸🚓