The North American Police Equestrian Council Inc. (NAPEC, Inc.) was started in 1983 by Officer Ralph Pfister, US Park Police; Mike Wynnyk, Maryland-National Capital Park Police Prince George’s County; Alex Wynnyk, US Park Police; and Steve Johnson, retired US Park Police, as the Police Equestrian Competition (P.E.C.).
We wanted to demonstrate what we believe the Mounted Police Officer was called on to do every day, and to emphasize the trust between an Officer and their mount. Through this, NAPEC, Inc. has shown the time Officers have spent on this valuable training is of benefit to their respective departments.
NAPEC, Inc. is a 501 (c) (7) organization, and is involved with two events each year. The National Law Enforcement Memorial held on May 15th each year in Washington, D.C., consisting of a week of activities including training days and a ride through Washington, D.C. for Mounted Officers. Since 1983, the North American Police Equestrian Conference has been held in various locations hosted by different agencies across the United States and Canada. In addition to training sessions tailored to the skills required by the Mounted Police Officer and his mount, events include an Obstacle Course, Equitation Class, and the Uniform Class.
For 40 years, it has been our mission at NAPEC, Inc. to provide quality training for Mounted Police officers and their mounts. We strive to uphold the principles of Safety, Knowledge, and Integrity.