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One-of-a-Kind MKE Urban Stables to Open in Bay View

The newly constructed MKE Urban Stables, located at 143 East Lincoln Avenue in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, has three unique goals. It will be a center for trauma-informed equine assisted therapy in the city of Milwaukee; it provides a permanent home for the Milwaukee Police Department Mounted Patrol; and it will provide a platform for police/community relations using horses as a city-wide draw.

The facility is owned by MKE Urban Stables, a nonprofit entity that originates from the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. The City of Milwaukee’s Redevelopment Authority donated the land. The space includes a 1,500-square-foot community room to host visiting school groups, police/community and Rotary meetings; a heated indoor riding arena; state-of-the-art stables; outdoor paddocks for the horses; and a wing for the Mounted Patrol Unit.

MKE Urban Stables’ equine therapy program will serve people with physical or emotional trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and youth suffering from emotional issues. Equine therapy programs are expected to be established in early 2021.

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