Patrick Robinson
Tinkerbelle and Wilson from Dreamland Ponies were joined by the Seattle Police Mounted Patrol at Morgan Junction Park, just adjacent to the Beveridge Place Pub on Friday Feb. 21 for a fundraiser aimed at helping the patrol. It is funded entirely by the Seattle Police Foundation and depends on donations to care for the food, and support for the horses.

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Mounted Patrol fundraiser was sweet and satisfying

If you've ever seen Seattle Police on horseback you were probably impressed not only by the fact that the police use horses (and have for more than 100 years), but that the officers ride them with skill, and that the horses are so well groomed and well behaved. What you likely did not know is that they are not paid for by the City of Seattle. In fact the mounted patrol, whose stables are located near Westcrest Park, is supported by the Seattle Police Foundation. But they need help to maintain the food, care and support for these animals.

That's why Virtue Cidermaker and Beveridge Place Pub, teamed with the Mounted Patrol and Dreamland ponies to hold a fundraiser on Feb. 21.

Officers on horseback were in Morgan Junction Park, right next to the pub and "Wilson and Tinkerbelle" from Dreamland Ponies were there for photos, and to meet kids and adults. Inside the pub, Virtue Cidermaker
was offering "tasting flights" of their ciders made from combinations of various fruits.

A variety of items were also contributed by various businesses to be raffled off in support of the patrol including:

  • Several $25 gift certificates from The Bridge
  • $50 gift certificate from Harry's Chicken Joint
  • $50 gift certificate from Elliott Bay Brew Pub
  • A branded hoodie from Löcol Barley and Vine
  • $30 gift certificate from Tap Station
  • $25 gift certificate from Kokoras
  • $25 gift certificate from Sweet Anthem Perfumes
  • Two gift baskets from Pet Elements (one for dogs one for cats)
  • Two tickets to Catsino from Furry Faces Foundation (worth $50)
  • Class haircut from Jen Duffy at Salon West
  • Gift bag from Full Throttle Bottle
  • Cooking class and wine tasting for 4 form The Station Pizzeria and Robert Ramsay Cellars ($400 value)
  • 2 season tickets to the Seattle University men's and women's basketball season & merchandise ($900 value)
  • Gift certificate for a four course dinner for two and two hours of billiards or bowling at The Garage ($100 value)
  • $75 gift certificate to Poquitos
  • Wine basket ($45 value)
  • Coffee package with SPF and SPD coffee mugs and $15 gift card to Cafe Vita

and MORE.

If you'd like to learn more about the patrol or make a donation please visit http://saveourhorses.net/
for more info.

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