40-HOUR MOUNTED LAW ENFORCEMENT COURSE, # 2018-1
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40-Hour Mounted Law Enforcement Instructor Course, # 2018-1
Suncoast Equine's Mounted Law Enforcement Training Programs is conducting its popular 40-hour Mounted Law Enforcement Instructor Course at their facility in Webster, Florida, January 29th thru February 2nd, 2018. This course is intended for law enforcement officers and civilians who have completed at least a 40-hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement or Civilian Equestrian Support Training Course, (or equivalent program), and who have the desire to instruct or develop a mounted training program in their respective agency or organization.
All participants who successfully complete the course will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance, but only those who have successfully completed a general instructor techniques course that is recognized in their respective state will receive a Mounted Law
Enforcement Instructor Certificate through our course.
All instruction is supervised by graduates of the University of Louisville - Southern Police Institute's Mounted Law Enforcement Instructor Course. Participation in this course is by advance registration only. To reserve your place in this class, it is recommend that you register early.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for law enforcement officers and civilians (18 and older) who have completed at least a recognized 40-hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement or Civilian Equestrian Support Training Course through their agency or organization, (or equivalent training through a reputable mounted law enforcement training program), and who have the desire to instruct or develop a mounted training program in their respective agency or organization. Although not required, it is recommended that each student have already attended a general instructor techniques course that is recognized in their respective state.
Participants should already have a superior understanding of horsemanship fundamentals and possess riding skills that are above a beginner or basic level: The ability to ride a horse at a walk, trot and canter from point to point without veering off course; to stop; back and turn the horse. The rider and horse should be able to perform basic lateral movements, i.e. turn on the haunches and forehand, side-pass and leg-yield. Although not required, it is preferred that the horse and rider have previous experience in mounted law enforcement operations or posse functions.
Note: If you have not yet completed a Basic Course, contact Suncoast Equine for our course schedules. If you have not already attended a general instructor techniques course, contact your training unit, or local college or university to inquire about the course.
Our Instructor course is considered by some to be somewhat physically challenging. Participant should be in reasonably good health and without any physical or medical condition that could be worsened by the activities of the class, or that might otherwise create a risk to the participant or others. Students should be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
TUITION AND FEES
We understand that agency budget restrictions and personal finances in today's economy can often interfere with training needs. We here at Suncoast Equine believe that your safety and the safety of the public should not be compromised simply because of financial limitations. Through good fiscal management and eliminating unnecessary overhead, Suncoast Equine is able to provide affordable, professional mounted police training without compromising the quality of that training. The tuition for this course is as follows:
$425 if paid before midnight, January 5th, 2018
$450 if paid on or after January 5th, 2018
Advanced payment in full or a government purchase order will reserve your place in the class.
Note: This price includes the student manual and instruction; however, it does NOT include meals, travel expenses, accommodations for yourself or horses, or the cost of leasing a horse for the class if you will not be bringing one.
DATES AND LOCATION
January 29th thru February 2nd, 2018 at the Emerald Oaks Ranch, 12391 FL-471, Webster, Florida 33597
We recommend that the horse you bring to the training, gaited or non-gaited, be the same horse you will be working with for mounted duties. We realize, however, that this might not be practical for all students. Suncoast Equine will provide a horse for you to use during the training if needed. Call for availability and pricing.
All horses arriving for the course must be accompanied by proof of a current negative Coggins test. If your horse is travelling from out of State, you will also be required to obtain and present a valid Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Suncoast Equine reserves the right to turn away any horse that is not accompanied by the above require documents, appears to be unhealthy, or that may be considered dangerous or destructive.
DO NOT WAIT! Early registration is suggested to reserve your place in this class. Follow these simple steps to Pre-Register.
Step 1: Download the Pre-Registration Form by clicking here.
Step 2: Complete and Return the Form
Print the downloaded form. Complete the form and return it via U.S.Mail to Suncoast Equine, PO Box 1034, Webster, FL 33597. You can also scan your completed form and send it to us by email as a .pdf attachment to , or FAX to 352-254-5861.
Note: Your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until payment of the applicable tuition is received in full, or a government purchase order has been received. See the PAYMENT section below.
Although it is not necessary to submit payment along with your Pre-Registration form, your place in the class cannot be guaranteed until we receive your tuition fee paid in full, or a governmental purchase order is received. When payment or deposit is received, you will be sent a confirmation letter from Suncoast Equine with information to help you plan your trip and items you should bring with you.
Payment Option 1: Check or Money Order
Payment can be made by check or money order, payable to Suncoast Equine, and mailed to Suncoast Equine Inc. PO Box 1034, Webster, FL 33597. Please include the names of all participants for whom you are paying.
Payment Option 2: Governmental Purchase Order and Check
Governmental agencies may submit a Purchase Order listing Suncoast Equine Inc. as the vendor. We will send the agency an IRS Form W-9 upon request. Suncoast Equine will submit an Invoice upon completion of the class with payment in full expected within 45 days of the invoice date.
Payment Option 3: Online with PayPal
You can make a secure on-line payment now by clicking on the Pay Now button below. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to use this feature, as PayPal now accepts credit cards. The Pay Now process will allow you to change quantities in the event that you want to pay for more than one person. In the Pay Now process, where prompted, please be sure to include the names of all persons for whom you are paying. You will receive a confirmation notice from PayPal.
PERSONAL ACCOMMODATIONS & STABLING
The following list is provided as a convenience to you to help arrange accommodations for yourself and your horse while you are attending the school. This list is by no means all inclusive of all facilities in the area. Suncoast Equine assumes no risk, and makes no guarantees or warranties related to these or other accommodations. Please contact the facility of your choice directly for availability, pricing and booking. If we may be of assistance to you in making your arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Microtel Inns and Suites, Bushnell FL
2612 West CR 48
Bushnell, FL 33513
You can click on the below link to be directed to their website.
This hotel is easily accessible from I75. You will be centrally located. WalMart, filling stations, restaurants, RV service center, tack shop, feed store, and more are in the immediate area. You will be only minutes away from both the training venue and the nearby stables of your choice.
Bushnell Bed and Breakfast
7920 SW 90th Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33516
As our name implies, we are a bed and breakfast for guests 18 years and older located on 20 beautiful acres adjacent to west central Florida's Withlacoochee State Forest and picturesque Withlacoochee River. Stables for your horses are available on the property. This is a beautiful facility located just minutes from the training venue, the City of Bushnell, restaurants, tack shop and feed store. Please call for availability and pricing.
Cypress House Bed and Breakfast
5175 CR 613C
Cypress House is a large, rambling log house in the gracious old Florida style set in the midst of wooded farm land. Enjoy oak rockers on a wide wrap-around veranda looking out on moss hung oak trees. Here, you will find relaxed country calm and cordial hospitality. Stables are available on the property. You will be just minutes from I75, the training venue, the City of Bushnell, tack shop and feed store. Please call for availability and pricing.
Emerald Oaks Ranch
12391 SR 471
Webster, FL 33597
Emerald Oaks Ranch is the venue for the this school. Stalls are available on the property, as well as a bunkroom, shower and restroom facilities. Participants with motorhomes, campers or horse trailers with living quarters may camp on the grounds throughout the duration of the class. Please call for availability and pricing.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
Unless for reasons described herein, refunds for payments made in advance may not be issued after January 20th, 2018 except for extenuating circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis. In the event the class would need to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, tuition fees and/or deposits will be refunded.
On behalf of the instructors and staff, I want to thank you for choosing Suncoast Equine for your training needs. It is my commitment to you that you receive quality training and a rewarding experience.
Suncoast Equine, Inc.