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(352) 568-3310



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40-Hour Mounted Law Enforcement Instructor Course, # 2021-1


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, March 25 thru 28, 2021.  This course is intended for law enforcement officers and
members of a law enforcement agency's civilian equestrian support organization who have completed at least a 40-hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement or Civilian Posse Training Course, (or equivalent program), and who have the desire to conduct their own mounted training program in their respective agencies and organizations.


All participants who successfully complete the course will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance, but only those who have successfully completed a law enforcement general instructor techniques course, (or equivalent civilian course of instruction), 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.  Participants must be a member of a law enforcement agency in a sworn or non-sworn capacity, and be approved to attend by their agency.  To reserve your place in this class, it is recommend that you register early.


You can download the course flyer by clicking HERE




This course is intended for sworn and non-sworn members of a law enforcement agency (19 years of age or older) who have completed at least a recognized 40-hour Basic Mounted Law Enforcement or Civilian Posse Training Course through their agency or organization, (or equivalent training through a reputable mounted law enforcement training program), and who want to conduct a mounted law enforcement or civilian posse training course for their respective agencies.  Although not required, it is recommended that each student have already attended a general instructor techniques course that is recognized in their respective state, or an equivalent course of instruction for civilians,


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.




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 paid before midnight, March 15, 2021
$450 if paid on or after March 16, 2021


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.




March 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2021;  Emerald Oaks Ranch, 12391 SR 471, Webster, Florida  33597  Classes typically begin at 8 A.M. each day but may vary.  Schedules will be provided at 8 A.M. the first day of the class.




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 352-568-0226.

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

To ensure payments are properly credited to the student, we have changed our PayPal payment procedures.  Please contact Suncoast and request a PayPal invoice to be emailed to you.  Once you receive the invoice from PayPal, you can pay the registration fee with a credit card or PayPal account.  You will receive a confirmation notice from PayPal.  Once payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email, and confirmation letter mailed to you.  If you have any questions regarding this process, please call us at 352-568-3310 or email us at



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 March 15, 2021 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.



For the health safety of our students and staff, we will be following CDCC guidelines throughout the class.  Students and staff will be required to wear a mask in the classroom at all times and wherever physical distancing cannot be maintained.  You must bring your own mask.  We will accommodate physical distancing wherever practical.  Classroom tables and communal equipment will be disinfected after each use.  Within 14 days before, during, or within 14 days after the class, if you test positive for Covid-19 or experience Covid-19 symptoms, please notify Suncoast Equine immediately.  


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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