BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SALLY MANSHARDT - CHAIR
My name is Sally Manshardt and it is a great pleasure to serve as a board member on The Friends of The Madison Mounted Patrol. It is also an honor to support this dedicated and caring Unit! I have a lifelong passion for Peace, Community and horses and being on the Board allows me support my passion.
LISA HIEBING - TREASURER
Lisa Hiebing works at Hiebing's Refrigeration, Inc., and handles the administrative and bookkeeping duties. Lisa and her family have lived in De Forest for almost 20 years. Lisa's family adopted a burro and a mustang from the Bureau of Land Management and found Natural Horsemanship as a valued method of training. Lisa is committed to helping Madison Mounted because she understands the value and unique abilities that police horses are able to provide!
NATASHA HIEBING - SECRETARY
Natasha is currently a student planning to go to college to major in business, and she is also the intern with the Madison Mounted Patrol Unit. Since a very young age, Natasha always wanted to be around horses, and always admired the idea of becoming a mounted police officer, hence her joining the board to support the unit. She (her family) has two horses, a rescue named “Blue Ghost” and a BLM mustang, “Sassy”.
Coco moved to Madison in 1994 and immediately fell in love with the city. She eventually moved out of the city where she can have her 4 horses with her. She enjoys trail riding and working cows. She stumbled upon Natural Horsemanship in 2008 while being treated at the ER by a doctor who told her all about it. Looking for a local trainer, she came to The Horse First Farm in Brooklyn and discovered that it was the resort of the Madison mounted horses. Witnessing the officers' dedication to their partners, she wanted to be part of it and help this great organization to keep the patrol going and bring the community together.
Jenn has been a horse lover since she was a little girl. She graduated from The University of Findlay in 2008 and received a Bachelors degree in Equine Business Management with an Associates in Western Training and a minor in Fine Arts. She is currently a staff member at The Horse First Farm where the Madison Mounted Patrol horses are kept and enjoys caring for them every day, making sure they are happy and healthy. She owns an Appaloosa mare named Misty who has been her equine partner for 16 years. When Jenn isn't hanging out at the barn she loves to work on various art projects for her crafting business "The Creative Odyssey" and is also an avid reader. She has volunteered for the Madison Mounted Unit for the past 6 years, and was invited to join the board last fall. Jenn believes that the Mounted Unit serves an important role in the relationship between the community and the Madison Police Force by allowing people to connect with officers in a unique way, establishing a positive rapport with citizens.
Ms. Amundsen has been practicing law in Madison, Wisconsin, since 2003 when she graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Among other areas of practice, she brings her many years of legal experience to bear on matters affecting horses and companion animals; their owners, breeders and trainers; and related businesses, clubs, and organizations. She recently realized her lifelong dream of owning a horse and enjoys spending time with Nick. She is also a devoted lover of dogs and is active in several dog clubs. Ms. Amundsen is active on social media as The Dog Savvy Lawyer. The Dog Savvy Lawyer loves horses, too!
Chad owns and operates Becker 505 Inspired Ideas in Stoughton. Chad and his wife Wendy have three horses and enjoy having them on their farm. Chad is newer to having horses but loves having them around. Chad is committed to helping the Madison Mounted Patrol because he understands the value that the unit brings to the area and wants to increase the awareness of the unit in the community.
There are many great ways to get involved with the Friends of Madison Mounted Horse Patrol. Click on the button below to find out more or to make a cash donation.
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The Madison Mounted Police Team was informally started in 1986 when six Madison Police Officers asked the Chief if they could ride their personal horses while in uniform in the November Annual Holiday Parade. The uniformed team was such a big hit ...