In 1983 our first National Mounted Police Colloquium began. The colloquium has been offered annually since. The idea was to assemble a “panel” of experts in equine issues that would most benefit the mounted officer. The event included competitions in uniform, equitation, and obstacle courses. The competition is open to full and part time law enforcement, search and rescue, mounted park ranger and volunteer posse members. Past instruction has been provided by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, London Metropolitan Mounted, New Orleans Mounted, U.S. Parks Police, Nassau County, Detroit Mounted and others.