• Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser

    October 14th, 2018

    Come one come all to the El Bekal Claybuster's Turkey Shoot Fundraiser! For more information click on the link provided to view event details and flyer. Click here for more information.

  • February Ceremonial & Date Festival 2019

    October 17th, 2018

    Latest information for the February Ceremonial and Date Festival trip for 2019. Plan ahead, RSVP and mark your calendars! Click here for more information.

  • Rose Parade Float Decorating

    October 19th, 2018

    Read the latest release regarding the Rose Parade Float decorating. Click here for more information.

  • Latest El Bekalans

    Nov 1st, 2018

    Download the latest edition of our Shrine's newsletter, The El Bekalan. Click on the link below to see our collection of El Bekalan newsletters. 

    See the November 2018 El Bekalan
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El Bekal Shrine 2018 Illustrious Potentate Larry Griffin

Mounted PatrolPresident: William Hardy
Secretary: Boomer Smith

Welcome to the Mounted Patrol Page

The El Bekal Mounted Patrol is a Horse Parade Unit. We ride in parades, participate in ceremonies, contribute entertainment to hospital patients, give riding lessons to underprivileged children, have monthly trail rides and serve at the will and pleasure of the Potentate. Our parade cowboy outfits consist of black western pants, white long sleeve western shirt, fez, and red bolero. Each new member is given riding lessons if needed and assistance in getting the outfit together. Our Ladies, known as Wranglers, assist us at the parades, move trailers, and generally travel to all functions.
 
You do not have to be an expert rider to join as lessons are available to new members at Shady Oaks Ranch. Shriners and their families are welcomed to bring children to learn how to ride and work with horses.
 
Members who ride in parades need to own and maintain their own horse. The horse must be safe in a noisy situation and be able to carry a flag. Any breed or color of horse is welcomed. Western saddles are welcomed.
 
Members are invited to meet the first Sunday of each month at 10 A.M. for a meeting, horse back ride and parade practice. No meetings during bad weather. Contact Bill Hardy at Hardyshadyoaks@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the fun and helping kids build character and confidence through horses.
 

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