Events and Clinics

Building Confidence Through Mounted Police Training: A De-spooking Clinic for You and Your Horse

Free Spirit Farm is proud to host Bill Richey of National Mounted Police Service, Inc. on October 3-4 for our semi-annual despooking clinic. Stabling and experienced despooking riders available for hire. Breakfast and lunch included.

$275.00 per rider
Auditor fee: $25 per day


For inquiries or more information, please call (732) 414-6435 or email Directions and hotel accommodations can be found here.

About the Clinician

bill_richeyBill Richey, the founder and CEO of National Mounted Police Services, Inc. is a POST certified mounted police instructor. He was instrumental in creating the mounted units for the city of Duluth, also in Forsyth and Gilmer Counties (Georgia) and training their officers and horses. Mr. Richey has also worked with Atlanta Police Mounted Unit in preparation for the 1996 Olympics and served as the chief instructor for Mobile Mounted Police Mardi Gras School. Mr. Richey has participated in and won or placed in every national mounted police competition he has entered. With over 30 years experience as a mounted police officer, and almost as many as a trainer/instructor, he has spent countless hours training officers and civilians from all over the United States to perform safely and professionally, from the trail and show ring to Mardi Gras.

Additional Information and Requirements

The clinic will start promptly at 9am. We ask those trailering in to arrive between 8am and 8:45am so we can get the trailers situated.

All horses must have current Coggins and be up to date on vaccinations.

If your horse is spending the night please bring his/her hay and grain. If you pre package your grain in Ziploc bags with your horses name we will be happy to feed him/her the mornings prior to the clinic when we feed our own horses.

You will be responsible for bringing your horse’s feed bucket and for mucking your horse’s paddock. Rakes and wheelbarrows will be provided.