PO Box 1318

Grants Pass, Oregon 97528

Welcome to the Josephine County Sheriff's Mounted Posse website.

        The Josephine County Sheriff's Mounted Posse was formed by Sheriff Lloyd Lewis in the fall of 1946 for the purpose of

    county disaster and emergency services. In addition, members assist in the search for missing persons, stimulate

horsemanship, good fellowship, and perpetuate the customs, traditions, and pageantry of the early days of the

State of Oregon. 

Annual activities include a State Convention in February, our local Posse sponsors a series of community Gymkhana and

Horse shows in February, March and April at the local Fair Grounds, a Search and Rescue Symposium in May, a

State Pistol Shoot in June, A State Trail Ride in July, assist at the local Fair in August and participate in Shodeo in September

which is competition between State Posses. Events at Shodeo include games, performance classes, trail classes,

drill team competition, and matched pairs.

Monthly activities consist of an organization meeting the first Wednesday of each month, and ride nights are held all

other Wednesdays starting at 7:00p.m. at the Josephine County Fairgrounds. Wednesday ride nights, include

improving horsemanship, showmanship, gaming events and drill practice.

Parades and monthly trail rides are scheduled when possible.

Persons interested (18 years of age or over) in becoming a member of the Josephine County Sheriff's Mounted Posse

may contact any active member, or stop by on a Wednesday ride night to observe and to speak to members. 

For further information call Captain Carlee Gilbert  541-659-2615

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