"A Stable Future" Capital Campaign
Since the resurrection of the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit in 2009, after a sixty-three-year hiatus, officers assigned to the unit have had a dream. Their dream is to provide their four-legged partners with an up-to-date, safer stable and training facility within the City of Bethlehem that will ensure a horse healthy environment. The horses’ stable at Burnside Plantation, while historic and quaint, was not conducive to proper grass turnout, care, and safety. Improvements on site are not possible due to the historic surroundings.
In 2013, this dream came closer to reality with the establishment of the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police as a not-for-profit corporation charged with supporting the Unit. Board members, along with the officers assigned to the unit, approached Bethlehem’s Chief of Police and Mayor with their goal for a new facility. Approval of the future stable facility was granted, to be located on a leased parcel.
The new stable facility provided the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit with updated stalls for its horses including additional space to accommodate their peers, such as the Lancaster City Mounted Patrol, during Bethlehem’s Musikfest each August. Included in critical support features will be: warm water for a horse wash and groom stall; a washer and dryer, and a meeting space.
Four acres of grass grazing turnout allow the Unit’s four horses, Pharaoh, George, Asa, and Grey, the opportunity to graze naturally on grass when they are off duty, thereby promoting healthier, happier partners. The new contemporary facility enables the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit to flourish, and continue to provide unique public safety to the Bethlehem community.
We are grateful for financial support, both large and small, to help ensure a successful campaign for the construction of a new stable facility. Naming opportunities and sponsorships are available. Please join our naming sponsor, Quadrant Private Wealth, and Air Products & Chemicals, Straight Arrow Inc. makers of the Original Mane ‘n Tail and Cowboy Magic, Just Born Quality Confections, the R.K. Laros Foundation, the Bethlehem Parking Authority, The Philadelphia Trust, and Altronics Security Systems as sponsors and contributors to the new stable. A special “Thank You” for the leased land for the project!
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