Think your horse is as good as the ones in Las Vegas’ finest Metropolitan Police Mounted Unit? Test your horse at the 5th Annual Friends of Metro Mounted Unit Obstacle Competition to be held at Horseman’s Park’s main arena on Saturday, March 27. Start time is 9 a.m. with same day sign up held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
There will be 8 to 10 obstacles that riders must complete within the 5 minute time limit. You will be completing against each other and judged on your execution of these obstacles. No information will be given on the obstacles before the competition. They are police related training tools designed to train their horses for use on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown areas. They will be kept secret until March 27.
There will also be a horse microchip clinic between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and a LVMPD K-9 Unit demonstration at Noon. Participants and observers may purchase concessions, raffle tickets and Friends of Metro Mounted Unit t-shirts, sweatshirts and jackets.
Family, friends and horse fans are always welcome at Horseman’s Park. If you bring your dog to the venue, please remember to have them on a leash at all times.
Horseman’s Park is located at 5800 East Flamingo Road just east of Sam’s Town. The park is easily accessed off the 95/515, by exiting at the Flamingo exit and heading east. Take Flamingo east past the Boulder Highway and you will find the horse park located at Jimmy Durante Blvd and E Flamingo Road.
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