IN HISTORY - Vigilantes organized in Ft. Scott, Kansas and founded the Horse Thief Detectives in 1892. Chartered in 1900 with the full authority of the law (Bill 467, Vol. 84 O.S) to arrest and deliver horse thieves and other felons to justice. Quieted by the decline of horse thievery, the GOSHEN, OHIO CHAPTER reorganized in 2008.
TODAY- We strive to bring equines and people together for mutual enjoyment and betterment of the community. Our largest project underway is the development of our 13 acre easement, acquired from the Goshen Park District in Stagge-Marr Park. This hub, called the "Hide-Out", is intended to have walking / horse riding trails extending west to Little Miami /Loveland Trails and east to Stonelick. You may have seen us in The Red's Opening Day / Findley Market Parade, the Lebanon Antique Carriage Parade, St. Patrick's Day Parade or just hanging out together, horses or not. We would love to have you join us!
THE HORSE THIEF DETECTIVES "Captured" Milwaukee Brewers players before the Cincinnati Red's Opening Day Parade and hauled then off in the Tumbleweed Wagon during the Findley Market Parade !
Building the Hide-Out at Stagge-Marr Park in our easement obtained through the Goshen Park Board.
Christmas party at the Horse Thief Tavern
- Captain Jeff Corcoran
Good friends enjoying horses through trail development, parades & comradery!
In and around Goshen, Ohio
HIDE-OUT - Stagge Marr Park
HORSE THIEF TAVERN
HILL JACK BARN
MEETINGS on the fIrst Monday evening of the month.