Equine Events, November 2017 Onward

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Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk returns to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame on Dec. 13, 2017 to bring to life A Christmas Carol, the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens. Credits: Provided by Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
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Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to lshupe@tapinto.ne

Nov. 24 — Fall "Family & Friends" Introductory Ride, 10 a.m., the "rider in the family" can share their love of horses with the rest of the clan! A brief lesson will take place before a one hour trail ride. Inexperienced riders will enjoy a leisurely walk along the trails. Participants must be at least 9 years of age and weigh less than 200 pounds, Registration is available in the Stable office from Nov. 6-16. Fee — $40 Somerset County residents/$50 non-residents, Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org

Nov 25 — Thanksgiving Hunter Pace, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. — www.BucksCountyHorsePark.org, Office@BucksCountyHorsePark.org, 610-847-8597

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Nov. 26 — Hunter Pace, Furlong. Pa. $40 per person. 3 Divisions.Approximately 8 Mile course. All obstacles are optional. Call Claire Harris for more info: 215-598-7792, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10115548180498534&set=gm.1234522606650020&type=3&theater

Dec. 2-3 — Holiday Horse Shows, 9 a.m., Cheer for Lord Stirling Stable's students as they showcase the horsemanship skills that they have been working on in lessons. Show classes range from beginner through advanced jumping levels. A drill team performance highlights the lunch break each day. Ribbons awarded. The public is welcome; admission and parking are free. Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org

Dec. 2-3 — Holiday Festival, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Take a hayride to see Santa Claus, ride a pony, decorate ornaments, and enjoy many other activities. Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction, which benefits the School Horse Retirement Fund. Fees vary; admission, parking, hayrides & pony rides are free, Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org

Dec. 2-3 — Palermo Winter Festival, Bedminster, N.J., 908-719-7500 or 210-860-5688, info@palermoshowstable.com, PalermoShowStable.com

Dec. 2-3: —  Dressage clinic with Double “A” Rated Pony Club Graduate, Nick Hansen, USET headquarters, Gladstone, N.J. and Rainbow Ridge Equestrian, 12 Rainbow Hill Rd., Flemington, N.J., 908-996-6029 home or 908-510-7999, cathybrogan@earthlink.net , www.njregionponyclub.org/

Dec. 4 — Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Mixed thoroughbred sale, Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., entries close Sept. 25, 410-392-5555

Dec. 7: Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual holiday concert, 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y., limited seating so reservations are strongly suggested. 845-294-6330, Concert admission is $3 per person, and is waived for Museum members. Non-members who bring a new unwrapped toy for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program receive a $1 admission discount, www.harnessmuseum.com

Dec. 9 — Lord Stirling Stable Winter Program Registration — riding lessons, special programs, and Horse Care Workshops will be conducted in the Stable office and online, Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.org

Dec. 10 — Jingle Bell Trail Ride — 11 a.m. to noon, A short break from holiday preparations can feel like a vacation when you are on the back of a horse! Registration is open from Nov. 27-Dec. 7. For riders at Intermediate 2/C-2 and higher levels, Fee — $28 Somerset County resident/$36 non-resident, Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766-5955. www.somersetcountyparks.or

Dec. 13 — A Christmas Carol, presented by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y., Doors open at 6:15 p.m. There is limited seating so reservations are strongly suggested. 845-294-6330, Tickets are $10 for Museum members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students, www.harnessmuseum.com

Jan. 9 and 11 — Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rutgers Equine Science Center, New Brunswick, N.J.  This two-day short course is open  to individuals with a high school diploma who are involved in the equine industry and agricultural-related businesses. Equine Professionals: $150; Students: karynmal@njaes.rutgers.edu, www.esc.rutgers.edu

Jan. 13 — Open Dressage Schooling Series, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J. ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized, eclark8968@gmail.com,   enter online at www.horseshowoffice.com

Feb. 3 — Open Dressage Schooling Series, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J. ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized, eclark8968@gmail.com,   enter online at www.horseshowoffice.com

Feb. 18 — Open Dressage Schooling Series, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J. ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized, eclark8968@gmail.com,   enter online at www.horseshowoffice.com

Feb. 24 — Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show, Centenary College Equestrian Center, Long Valley, N.J., www.centenaryuniversity.edu/about-centenary/locations-maps-directions/equestrian-center/

March 17 — Open Dressage Schooling Series, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J. ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized, eclark8968@gmail.com,   enter online at www.horseshowoffice.com

April 7 — Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show, Centenary College Equestrian Center, Long Valley, N.J., www.centenaryuniversity.edu/about-centenary/locations-maps-directions/equestrian-center/

April 8: Open Schooling Dressage Show at USET, Gladstone, N.J . Fund Raiser for the NJ Region  Pony Club, ESDCTA registered  and ECRDA recognized, www.njregionponyclub.org/

May 3-6, 2018 — IHSA National Championships, Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, Pa. http://www.ihsainc.com/

May 26-27 — D4K TEAM Program Clinic, Willowbrook Farms, Northampton, Pa., http://dressage4kids.org/news-events/event-calendar.html

June 23-24: Essex Horse Trials, Far Hills, N.J., http://www.essexhorsetrials.org/

Schedule of equestrian events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

Schedule of equestrian events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

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