The United Mounted Peace Officers of Texas


Upcoming training in Ft. Worth Texas at the Will Rodgers Memorial Center @ The Multipurpose Equestrian Center. Four nine hour days jammed packed. We have put together every expert we have access to from every school we have ever have held across Texas. This June 9th-12th 2018 we will hold a true state mounted school. Everything you would expect in a Mounted Police school, plus our extra training in gait evaluation, nutrition, anatomy, eye sight, herd behavior, how to train with our step by step training that we have been doing for 21 years across Texas. Our eight thousand pounds of equipment, along with all the new pieces never used in any police school before. Normal formation training, and our unique arrest scene scenarios complete with the entire characters from previous state schools. Q&A with experts on training questions, how to correct trailer loading problems, why do horses buck, why is my horse heavy on the bridle, and how do you correct it? Dr. Fowlers holistic approach to standard non fixable veterinarian issues. Dr. Householders extensive knowledge on nutrition. Dr. Bonnie teaching on saddling fits, and bits. Capt. Nancy teaching obstacle training in a step by step methodology. All our assistant trainers.

Trainers: Dr. Doug Householder, Ph.D. Texas A&M University Equine Nutrition. AQHA  (B.S. - Ohio State – 1967; M.S. – 1973 & Ph.D. – 1978, Texas A&M) Dr. Householder worked as an Extension Horse Specialist in the Dept. of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, 1971-2001, conducting statewide educational programs for horse producers and users. His office provided leadership to the 7,500-member Texas 4-H horse program. As a present AQHA and former APHA, PHBA, APHC, NRHA & NRCHA judge, he has judged in every U.S. state and in nine  foreign countries.

Bonnie Wnenkowski PhD, MBA, MSE.

Alternate USEF team, CHA, current professional scribe; Reining, Dressage. Certified Fitter Society of Master Saddlers, UK. Retired (but still kicking!) AQHA judge, trainer, riding instructor, head engineer at Bell Labs and producer of ESPN “Lets Workout with Larry Weiss.”  Current CEO of Equine Goddess®, The Account Ants and B&B Properties. Always a Student of Quantum Savvy, Mary Wanless, Jane Savoie, and Dr. Ritter. State Board member.

Dr. Denise Fowler, DVM.

Texas A&M veterinarian. She grew up in Richardson, TX & attended high school at Ursuline Academy of Dallas (1997). For my undergraduate work, I traveled a short distance to TAMU-Commerce where I played soccer on scholarship and received my BS in Agriculture Science. Next, I attended the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine where I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, I attended the Chi Institute of Veterinary Chinese Medicine in Gainesville, Florida in 2006, and The Vluggen Institute of Equine Osteopathy in San Marcos, Texas in 2007.

Capt. Nancy Robichaux: Founding Director TUMPOT, Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer, TCOLE Instructor, and Mounted Officer for 21 years, Nancy has been traveling Texas for TUMPOT for 21 years training Officers and Posses statewide. She has received full training through Paramedic level, Instructor of CPR & AED. Years as a special assignment officer afforded her such jobs as protecting Laura Bush, leading Mounted Units at the Columbia Crash site, & working in crowds of 100,000+ for KAPA Weekend & Spring break in Galveston. She enjoys training with a halter first, before ever using a snaffle. She is a student of natural horsemanship, with Quantum Savvy, Tom Dorrance, & Bill Dorrance, Sally Swift.

Charity Gillean: Former 4-H Competitor, Charity has passed the Honor Guard test, ridden through several of our mounted police schools, and works full time as a professional trainer. Her extensive training at The Hiding Place Ranch prepared her for her role as trail guide for the dude ranch The Double S Ranch. She enjoys teaching new tricks to her draft & quarter horses. State Board Member.

Leilani Lemieux: Founding Director, former Instructor for TUMPOT. Leilani no longer rides due to injuries (not horse-related). She is a great stand-up comedian and all-around cheerleader for riders. State Board Member. Leilani trained with the US Border Patrol in man-tracking, and studied emergency medicine.

Stanley Whittiker: State Honor Guard rider, all- around Equipment Operator, Instructor in Paramedic Medicine, & Instructor in Emergency Wilderness Medicine. Stanley has been a rider all his life. He owns a ranch near Quitman, Texas, where he runs a herd of cattle and horses. State Board Member,

Angela Norton, J.D., M.B.A., L.L.D. Former Director of Criminal Justice for East Texas COG. Arabian  horse owner/exhibitor/breeder since 1971. Fabulous grant writer! State Board Member. Photographer.