OCEAN CITY, MD – (March 21, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department will be hosting a free Open House event featuring the Mounted Unit on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.at Bay Point Equestrian Center on Beauchamp Road in Ocean Pines.
Attendees will have this rare opportunity to meet each of the four police horses – Benson, Tucker, Trevor, and Scout. Mounted officers will demonstrate how they groom and tack the horses every day, mounted patrol techniques, and will run the horses through an obstacle course. The horses will also play a 2-on-2 soccer game, which is used for de-sensitivity training. Additionally, the OCPD K-9 Unit will be doing two demonstrations throughout the afternoon.
“Our Mounted and K-9 Units are integral parts of the Department and we’re excited to give our citizens an inside look at what they can do,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “We thank Bay Point Equestrian Center for allowing us to do this event and we are looking forward to this fun, family friendly event.”
The full schedule is as follows:
- 1:00 p.m. – Welcoming Remarks
- 1:15 p.m. – Grooming & Tacking
- 2:00 p.m. – K-9 Demonstration / Mounted Meet & Greet
- 2:30 p.m. – Mounted Obstacle Course
- 3:00 p.m. – Mounted Meet & Greet
- 3:30 p.m. – Mounted Soccer Game
- 4:00 p.m. – K-9 Demonstration / Mounted Meet & Greet