Jesters to Sponsor 2020 Horses, Hops, & Cops

Monday, February 10

New Orleans Jesters support 10th Annual Horses, Hops & Cops!
Annual event features equestrian soccer match Wednesday, February 12 at City Park

New Orleans, LA.  The New Orleans Jesters are proud to support this year’s Horses, Hops & Cops event on Wednesday, February 12 at the N.O.P.D. Stables in New Orleans City Park.  The event is free and open to the public starting at 5 PM with a visit from the world famous Budweiser Clydesdale’s and an equestrian soccer match featuring the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit. The soccer match is highlighted by a special giant soccer ball sponsored by the New Orleans Jesters.

“This is a great annual event and it’s something we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time,” said New Orleans Jesters Head Coach Kenny Farrell. “I’ll be out there myself with some of my Academy staff, I’m looking forward to the game and seeing how some of these horses perform in front of goal!.”

When the Budweiser Clydesdales come to New Orleans each year for their annual Carnival season visit, they dedicate an evening to support their fellow horses. In addition to the special equestrian soccer match the event allows families to view the Clydesdales up close, enjoy touring the N.O.P.D. stables, enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, food, beverages, and craft vendors.

Proceeds benefit the N.O.P.D. Mounted Unit and their horse breeding program. In 2016, the New Orleans Police Department began an in-house horse breeding program to ensure a continual source of quality horses for the future. This program exists because of generous tax-deductible donations from individuals, organizations and corporations, as well as events like Horses, Hops and Cops.

The New Orleans Jesters are getting set for the upcoming NPSL season beginning in May 2020.  Led by Head Coach Kenny Farrell, the Jesters return to NPSL action after a one-year hiatus and will compete in the NPSL Gulf Coast Conference. For additional information please visit


ABOUT 10th annual Horses, Hops & Cops
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
N.O.P.D. Stables in New Orleans City Park
1021 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124
3:30pm – 4:30pm VIP Experience (tickets required, limited quantity available)
5:00pm – 8:00pm General Admission (free for all ages)


Founded in 2003 the New Orleans Jesters have represented New Orleans in the sport of soccer for almost two decades.  The Jesters have enjoyed considerable success on the field making the postseason on six occasions including four of their past five seasons.

The Jesters have been coached since inception by Kenny Farrell and have a long history of developing players for the professional ranks including current MLS players Patrick Mullins and Andrew Tarbell.

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is one of the largest established men’s soccer leagues in the United States with over 90 teams competing across the country. The NPSL is a member of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and is thereby affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The NPSL’s cooperative and turnkey ownership platform has led to its explosive growth, countless player development opportunities, and commitment to grow the game in the United States.


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