Kingston Police are proud to announce that the 2016 North American Police Equestrian Championships (NAPEC) will be hosted in the Limestone City and held at Kingston Penitentiary this fall, with tickets immediately available online to the public for the dates of September 17th and 18th.
As part of the celebrations and events occurring for the 175th anniversary of the Kingston Police, riders from across Canada and the United States will be attending Kingston for conference sessions and to train and compete. The Kingston Police are proud to partner with the Correctional Service of Canada to allow the event to occur within the historic grounds of Kingston Penitentiary. The recipient for funds raised during this historic event is the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. Some of the events include:
Saturday, September 17
9:00am - Equitation Class
12:00pm - Lunch, Western Pleasure Class,
12:30pm - Canine Demonstration
1:30pm - Equitation Class resumes
5:00pm - Opening Ceremonies
5:30pm - Liberty demonstration performed by Ron Pyne (3-star Parelli Professional)
6:00pm - Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit demonstration on Crowd Management
7:00pm - RCMP Musical Ride
8:00pm - End of evening
Sunday, September 18
8:00am - Uniform Class
9:00am - Obstacle Class
12:00pm - Lunch and Canine Demonstration
1:00pm - Obstacle Class resumes
3:00pm - Liberty demonstration performed by Ron Pyne (3-star Parelli Professional)
3:30pm - Toronto Mounted Unit demonstration on Crowd Management
4:30pm - RCMP Musical Ride
5:30pm - End of evening
Canadian Equestrian Olympian, Gina Smith, will also be in attendance and judging some of the competitions.
Please join us in celebrating our 175th anniversary, be a part of a unique event like NAPEC, experience the grounds of historic Kingston Penitentiary, and support the United Way.
North American Police Equestrian Council’s main goal is to provide support to Mounted
Units in North America through training and being a resource center for those units.
NAPEC at the present time offers only two training sessions a year one is at the annual
conference which held by a different hosting agent each year in the fall. Kingston Police
will have the honour of hosting this prestigious event September 17-18, 2016 as part
of our yearlong celebration of our 175th Anniversary.
The North American Police Equestrian Council provides opportunity for law enforcement officials across North America to put their skills to the test.
Bringing officer and horse together to display their trust and confidence to the public we are sworn to protect.
Can I purchase tickets in-person before the event?
Yes, the United Way office, located at 417 Bagot Steet, Kingston, ON, will take cash or debit purchases, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Can I purchase tickets on the day of the event?
Yes, but only if we have not reached our maximum seating capacity before the day of the event. Cash, credit and debit will be available on-site.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, but youth under the age of 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Can I bring a toddler and is there a cost for them to enter the event?
Children 3 years of age and under qualify for free admission but need to be seated on the lap of a parent or guardian to guarantee space.
Is there a group discount?
Yes. Groups of 20 people or more receive a 10% discount, reducing the entry fee from $25.00 to $22.50 per ticket. After choosing which date you wish to attend select "Group Ticket", enter the number attending, and the discount is automatically applied.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be made available on site or nearby at no extra charge.
Is there accessible parking, access and seating?
Yes, there will be marked accessible spaces for parking in the main east lot of Kingston Penitentiary, at the T-intersection of King Street West and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard. There are no stairs or hindrances to gain access to the inside of Kingston Penitentiary. For those with mobility concerns carts will be available to drive guests all the way into the main riding arena. The first row of bleachers will be reserved for those with accessibility concerns, and while portable or foldable chairs are not allowed by the general public, those with accessibility issues can bring such items and there will be spaces made between the bleachers for these items and wheelchairs.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Photo and video recording equipment is allowed. Noise makers are prohibited. No outside food or beverages except for water. All bags are subject to search.
Can I bring food or will food be offered on-site?
No outside food or beverages except for water or those with specific dietary or medical concerns. Western Cut BBQ will be offering such fare as: pulled pork, smoked sausage, wings, burgers, brisquit, poutine, fries and drinks. There will also be hot dog and ice cream vendors on-site. Food can be kept and accessed in the parking lot or guests are welcome to eat off-site since your ticket is a day-pass that allows for exit and re-entry.
Can I come and go from the event if it's all day?
Yes, your ticket purchase is a day-pass and allows for exit and re-entry throughout the event. Your will receive a stamp or bracelet to allow for easy re-entry.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Kingston Police Media Relations office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.