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 Terry Cooke 541-660-5767

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