PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release

Contact: Brenda Kissko, Tourism & Public Relations Manager (432) 686-3567

Midland, Texas —On Monday, May 31 through Friday, June 4, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Midland county sheriff’s office will present a week-long training school and certification on horseback. The event will take place at the Midland County Horseshoe, 2514 Arena Trail. Training graduation will be on Friday at 3:00 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. ribbon cutting and ceremony where the Midland County Horseshoe Outside Arena will be named the home arena for the Mounted Horse Patrol.

“It is so exciting for the Horseshoe Arena and Midland to host this event,” said Tammy Dooley, vice-president of Dooley Management Company. “We anticipate it will become an annual event for us. The economic impact is a win – win for everyone. After all, equestrian events are simply conventioneers on horseback. They stay in Midland hotels, they eat in Midland restaurants, and they buy gas at our convenience stores.”

The Midland County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol has been in service since 1990. Originally utilized as a search and rescue unit, the Mounted Patrol has evolved into a unit that specializes in crowd control, evidence searches and honorary escorts. The Mounted Patrol currently consists of 43 Troops from approximately seven different law enforcement agencies. Shorty’s Rental Center is making it possible for the Patrol to train and practice each month.

For more information, contact Commander Alan Thompson at (432)934-8610, Lieutenant Commander Jake Ussery at (432)553-6651, or Rick Woody, Horseshoe Arena Manager, at (432)682-1300.

The above information has been provided by the Midland Country Horseshoe and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau. The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination