Say hello to our new horse Ben

Date published: 24 July 2019 09:35
Dated: 24 July 2019 10:34:59

We have recently welcomed a new police horse to our mounted section following completion of his four-week trial at Ring Farm in Barnsley.

Following the news that police horse George, also known as Oakwell was retiring after 16 years of service, we had a very big hole to fill in our mounted section.

We welcomed Ben on a trial to see if he could rise to the challenge and he has proven after town and city centre patrols, public interaction and public order training, that he has what it takes!

Sergeant Clive Colling describes Ben’s gentle but brave nature, he said: “We are thrilled that Ben has successfully completed his four-week trial with us and will be joining our team at Ring Farm.

“Ben is a grey seven-year-old, Irish draught so is a replica of a young George, and, while being a big boy, has a gentle, friendly demeanour.”

Ring Farm has recently been refurbished and the team, who are were currently based at Cudworth Station will be are relocating to the farm. On Friday 26 July, Chief Constable Stephen Watson will be officially opening the farm refurbished building and granting Ben with his official police title- he will be named after an area of South Yorkshire.

We wish Ben the very best of luck and know the team already love and adore him.

To see him develop in his police career follow our horses on Instagram @SYPHorses.

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