OCEAN CITY, MD – (September 10, 2018): The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Mounted Unit recently competed in the Military Riding Showcase and Mounted Police Competition at the Maryland State Fair, presented by Horses Healing Maryland’s Military with the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
Cpl. Chip Green and Ofc. Jessica Johnson represented OCPD in the competition and participated in equitation and obstacle events. Both Cpl. Green and Ofc. Johnson tied for first place on obstacles. Cpl. Green placed fourth in his group in the equitation event. Ofc. Johnson earned first place in her group in the equitation event, advancing her to the championship round where she earned Reserve Champion (second place) overall in equitation and Reserve Champion for the entire event. She will be receiving a custom Breyer model horse painted to look like Scout, the horse she was riding.
Eighteen total riders competed from several federal and local agencies, including Baltimore Police Department, U.S. Army Caisson, U.S. Park Police, Maryland Park Police, and several others.