The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and Budweiser present the annual Horses, Hops and Cops fundraiser scheduled for Monday, February 20, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. As in past years, the event will be held at the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit horse stables in New Orleans City Park. The event is free for all ages to attend.
Attendees will enjoy live music from The Wiseguys, food and beverages including Budweiser and Coca-‐Cola products, arts and craft vendors, children’s face painting and the opportunity to have a professional photo taken with a Budweiser Clydesdale horse. There will also be an on-‐site raffle for 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.)
A limited number of VIP experience tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00am CST. 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.
Proceeds from the event 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.
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