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Aleppo Mounted Horse Patrol

We Ride So the Children Can Walk!

The Mounted Patrol was instituted in 1925, is a charter member of the International Shrine Horse Patrol and appears not only in parades, but also on occasion, at Northeastern Shrine Association Conventions. In days gone by the unit rode all Palominos and wore the traditional “English riding” uniform. Recently, the Mounted Patrol has moved to a “Western Cowboy" uniform on diverse horses.

Our unit works to raise money for Shriners Hospitals. The horses are greeted enthusiastically as they lead Aleppo in the parades, as the unit is the parade escort for the “Potentate”. Unit members own and care for their own horses. The unit is lead by;

Captain:   Charles aka “Doc” Mann
1st Lieutenant:  Doug Macone
2nd Lieutenant: Steven aka “el Diablo” Brackett

      • The Wranglers in the unit include:
        Mark Brown, Rick Shaw, Joshua Garfinkle
        Chris Pinto, David Elliott aka “Flip”, Ryan Reddell
        George Rivers, James Stallion
    • Past Captains
      • Ray Burgress
      • Skip Swinamer
      • Tom Cinelli
  • The horses include: Buck, Dancer, Classy, Sergeant, Foxy, Bert, Scooby
  • The pony cart is pulled by Ginger with George Rivers doing the driving.

Are you a FreeMason but Not a Shriner and want to work with horses?
No Problem we can help.

Aleppo Mounted PatrolJoin the mounted


  Ability to handle horses          Drive trucks, move          Ride in Parades & at Events
before and after parades          and stay with equipment                                             

The Unit has no initiation fee or annual dues.
We meet monthly at Aleppo Meeting Room on 2nd Thursday of Month at 7:00 pm to discuss plans and assignments.
If you have a horse of your own or have access to one, we invite your application for membership.
We parade approximately 8 times per year

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REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS: Every 2nd Thursday, Aleppo Meeting Room, 7:00 pm