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Mounted Patrol


Douglas County Mounted Patrol Mission Statement 

As Ambassadors of Douglas County, Mounted Patrol Volunteers are dedicated to public safety and protecting the county's land and resources. The Mounted Patrol educates and assists visitors in need and promotes the values and ideals of Douglas County Open Space.

The Volunteer Mounted Patrol assists Open Space staff by providing an additional presence on the trail systems and at some special events.  Occasionally, they lead guided rides for approved special events.  Finally, they may be asked to assist Search and Rescue.

Participation in the Mounted Patrol requires additional screening and verification of the rider's skill and ability, along with the horse's temperament and skills.  

Time Commitment:

Typically, members can expect to spend about 50 hours in the saddle on the trails and an additional 10 hours of training per year.

Volunteer Benefits:
  • Enjoy the properties
  • Access to training
  • Assist with learning the properties
  • Interact with our visitors and staff
Outdoors - Horseback Riding
GPS, Equestrian, Monitoring/Research

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Kirk Inderbitzen
(303) 501-0522