Everyone loves the Budweiser Clydesdales! At least everyone in my house loves these amazing and beautiful horses. Now you and your family can meet them in person at the 6th annual Horses, Hops and Cops event presented by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5-9 pm at the NOPD Mounted Stables.
Jefferson Parish is proud to once again be a sponsor of Horses, Hops and Cops.
About Horses, Hops and Cops
This event is free and open to the public. Live music will be performed by The Wise Guys. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including products from Coca Cola and Budweiser. There will also be craft vendors selling local goods, face painting for children, and pictures with the Budweiser Clydesdales. There will be an on site raffle or a chance to win a ride for two on the Budweiser Clydesdale wagon in the 2017 Krewe of Argus Mardi Gras day parade (winner and guest must be 21 or older to ride – food, drink and throws are provided.).
Proceeds from Horses, Hops and Cops will support the NOPD Mounted Unit and the department’s new horse-breeding program. Two pregnant mares and a stud horse were recently purchased from the Louisiana State Prison at Angola’s horse-breeding program, and the foals are due in late spring 2017. The NOPD Mounted Unit is a vital resource in helping deter criminal activity in the City of New Orleans.
“Our goal is to expand the size and the reach of the Mounted Unit so that the horses and officers are able to patrol additional areas on a regular basis,” said Superintendent Michael S. Harrison. “Right now the horses are primarily used to patrol the French Quarter and Central Business District. We hope to continue to develop the division so that the Mounted Unit will be able to become an integral part of neighborhoods around the city.”
VIP Experience at Horses, Hops and Cops
For the first time ever, a limited number of VIP experience tickets are available. The VIP experience will provide guests with early entry to the event, a private guided tour with a Clydesdales horse trainer, and a gift bag including a t-shirt, $5 in event food and beverage tickets, a PJ’s Coffee travel tumbler with coupon, and a Zatarain’s gift item, valued at $60.00. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.gambitweekly.com/hops.
So come have a good time, eat some local food, meet the Clydesdales and support a great cause at Horses, Hops, and Cops! For more information, visit HorsesHopsandCops.com.
For More February Fun check out our post on 28 Things To Do In February.
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