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40-Hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement and Civilian Posse Course, # 2018-2


Suncoast Equine's Mounted Law Enforcement Training Programs is conducting its popular 40-hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement and Civilian Posse Course at their facility in Webster, Florida, February 19th thru February 23rd, 2018.  This course is intended for law enforcement officers and civilians who are new to mounted law enforcement service. The curriculum consists of 40+ hours of classroom instruction, as well as practical training both on and off horseback. This course will satisfy the basic mounted training prerequisite of most law enforcement agencies and civilian equestrian support organizations.


All participants who attend the entire course will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance, but only those who successfully pass the final written examination and practical assessments will be presented with a Certificate of Proficiency.  

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. 



This course is intended for law enforcement officers and civilians (18 and older) who are new to mounted law enforcement or civilian equestrian support service. This training is also extended to individuals who would like to prepare themselves and their horses for a career in mounted law enforcement or become a member of their local civilian Posse. Although helpful, participants need not have any prior equestrian experience.  This 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.




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, February 12, 2018
$450 if paid on or after February 12, 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.




February 19 through February 23, 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.



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
Bushnell, FL

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.




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.


Thank You...... 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. 


Mark Newby

Suncoast Equine, Inc.

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