Horse Happenings

Equestrian Events, February 2018 onward

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The Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association held its annual awards banquet on Jan. 27, 2017 to honor the 2017 accomplishments of its members. Credits: Lillian Shupe
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Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail lshupe@tapinto.net

Feb. 23 — Hearts for Horses Fundraiser to Benefit Special People United to Ride, Inc.’s Scholarship Fund. 6:30 p.m. at On the Deck Restaurant and Bar, 10 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 07716, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets can be obtained for $25 at www.spuronline.org, at Sunnyside Equestrian Center, 628 Middletown Lincroft Rd., Lincroft, New Jersey 07738, or at the door. Each ticket comes with a SPUR cup, which can be picked up at the event, to enjoy free draft beer. 732-224-1367, ext. 1#, spur.sunnyside@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/SpecialPeopleUnitedtoRide/

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/

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Feb. 24 — IEA Regional Finals, Horse Park of New Jersey, www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

March 3 — Alexandria Eq. Assoc. Dressage Schooling , Alexandria Park http://www.aeanj.com/

March 11 — Dressage, opportunity for the experienced or green horse and rider to perform a Dressage Test in a fun, no pressure environment. The show is hosted by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable, 11 divisions will be separated into two sections – one includes those riders with privately owned horses and the other includes Lord Stirling Stable students on school horses. Divisions include USDF Intro Level, Test 1 (walk/trot), Training Level Tests 1 through 4, First Level Tests 1 through 4, and two “Test of divisions. Quadrille, freestyle, and musical kur entries are also welcome. Please visit www.flssnj.org for further information, Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908 766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

March 17Berks Saddle-ites 9th Annual Model Horse Show, in Leesport, Pa. lelong@ptd.net

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

March 18 — Bit O Woods Farm Dressage, and Clear Round, Bit O Woods Farm http://www.bitowoods.com/

March 18 — Eventing Clinic with Sally Cousins, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., spectators free admission, rider participants, e mail jane@pleasanthollow.com, with name, address, level of horse, cell number, and any pertinent information to help assign to appropriate group, http://horseparkofnewjersey.com

March 24 — In-Gate Eventing Schooling CT/HT, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

March 24-25 —Spring Tack Sale benefitting Riding With HEART, 10 a.m to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, https://www.ridingwithheart.org/ .

March 26 — First day of Spring lessons session, English Saddle Balanced Seat riding lessons are offered at beginner through advanced jumping levels for juniors and adults. Trail, specialty, and flat (non jumping) classes are also offered. Online and walk in registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on March 10. Lessons begin on Monday, March 26, and meet one hour per week for 10 consecutive weeks. Junior riders must be a minimum age of 9 at time of registration. Riders must be under 225 pounds for flat classes and under 200 pounds for classes over fences. Participants must have a current Lord Stirling Stable classification card as proof of their riding level; experienced English saddle riders who do not have a Lord Stirling Stable classification card should make an appointment to be tested prior to registration. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908 766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

March 31 — Day one of Horse Care Workshop 101, The horse care workshops offer people a chance to gain experience and confidence around horses. Participants learn the proper way to groom and tack up a horse. The parts of the horse, saddle, and bridle are discussed. Students learn the different colors and breeds of horses, as well as the important role the farrier and veterinarian play in a horse’s life.The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday, March 31. The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class, space permitting. This workshop does not include riding.

April 5 — Sharon Camarillo Clinic, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

April 7 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Danielle Toscano, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

April 7 — April Fools No Frills, Fulton, N.Y., ctdunnagan@aol.com, 315-598-3774, 315-391-8003 www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

April 7 — Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hunterdon County Complex, Route 12, Flemington, N.J., 30” by 6’ vendor tables $10 each, donations of gently use, clean tack accepted, indoors, light lunch available for purchase, Contact Karen, 609-462-6953 Cell- or KRZRPH@COMCAST.NET

April 7 — Alexandria Eq. Assoc. Dressage Schooling , Alexandria Park http://www.aeanj.com/

April 7 — Saddlebrook Ridge Dressage, Western Dressage, Combined Test, and Clear Round, Saddlebrook Ridge Equestrian Center http://saddlebrookridge.com/indexa.htm

April 7 — Current Issues in Equine Health Conference, Best Western Conference Center, Bethlehem, Pa., For more information and to receive a brochure, contact Donna Foulk dlf5@psu.edu or call Northampton Extension Office 610 813 6617

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 ROCKin' Model Horse Extravaganza in Slippery Rock, Pa., sruwesternequestrian@gmail.com

April 8 — Fun Trail Ride or Drive, Hosted by, Mid Atlantic Regional Search & Rescue, (Rain or Shine) Trail Riders: First Rider Starts at 9 am and Last Rider goes out at 11 a.m. Carriage Drivers: First Diver Starts at 11:30 a.m. and Last Driver goes out at 1:30 p.m. Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor, Entry Fee: $25 or Pre Registration Fee: $20 (Due by April 2) 3 Divisions: 18 Years & Under Riders, Adult Riders, and Open Carriage Drivers Prize for Best Poker Hand per Division, ASTM/SEI Helmet Required for 18 and Under, Bring Water for Your Horse. Have fun trying our obstacle challenges. Leave only Hoof prints, 609 646 8293 or boddyca@comcast.net

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/

April 12— Four Seasons Farm Horse Show, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

April 15 — Schooling Combined Test, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

April 15 — Suddenly Farm Dressage Schooling, Suddenly Farm http://www.suddenlyfarm.com/

April 15 — Spring Nature Trail Ride, The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host a Spring Nature Ride on the trails of Lord Stirling Stable beginning at 8 a.m. People with little or no riding experience are welcome on the one hour guided trail ride. Experienced English saddle riders may also enjoy this leisurely ride along the 18 miles of trails with their non rider friends. Junior riders (9 years of age and above if not currently enrolled at LSS) may participate if accompanied by an adult. Participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Certified ASTM/SEI equestrian helmets and hard soled boots or shoes with a well defined heel are required and may be borrowed from Stable office. Pre registration is required. Forms and fee information are available online at www.flss.org and in the Stable office, Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908 766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

April 20-22 — Appaloosas, Garden State Spring Fling, Logan Township, N.J., wunspot@gmail.com, 973-579-7661, 973-670-9290, www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

April 21— Pink Ribbon Gymkhana, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

April 22 — Dressage Experience USDF Dressage Show, Burlington County Fairgrounds http://www.transitions4hclub.com

April 22 — Private Horse Hunter Pace, Lord Stirling Stable invites riders and their horses to participate in the Private Horse Hunter Pace. The goal of a Hunter Pace is to ride a marked course in teams of two or three riders. Ribbons are awarded to the 6 teams in each division that finish the course closest to the “ideal time” set by the Pace Team. The distance is approximately 6 8 miles with 30 to 40 fences. The jumps along the well marked trail vary in height up to three feet with ample room to go around. Participants may register between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Divisions are offered in Open, Family, Junior, Senior, and Hilltopper. All riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved equestrian helmet. Western riders are welcome. This event is co sponsored by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable and SCPC Lord Stirling Stable, Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908 766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

April 26 — Open Schooling Indoor Only, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com      

April 27 — Friday Evening Eventing, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

April 28 — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

April 28 — Orange Co. Dressage Assoc Dressage Schooling, Thomas Bull Memorial Park http://www.orangecountynyparks.com

April 28-29 — The Garden State Preview , C-Rated, Augusta, N.J. www.gardenstatehorseshow.org/

April 29 — Jersey Palms Dressage Schooling, Jersey Palms Farm http://www.jerseypalmsfarm.com/

May 2-6 —Garden State Horse Show, AA-Rated, Augusta, N.J. www.gardenstatehorseshow.org/

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

May 4 — Keystone American Saddlebred Horse Association, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

May 5 — USEF/USDF, Dressage at the Park I, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

May 5-6D4K TEAM Program Clinic, Willowbrook Farms, Northampton, Pa.

May 5 — First day of Horse Care Workshop 102, Completion of Horse Care Workshop 101 is a prerequisite for this class. Students will explore more advanced topics such as nutrition, clipping, bandaging, and basic conformation. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

May 5 — Day one of Horse Care Workshop 103, Participation in the Horse Care Workshop 102 is a co- or prerequisite for this class. Students will explore more advanced topics to increase their awareness of equine behavior. The workshops are offered on five consecutive Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $60 for Somerset County residents and $90 for non-residents. Registrations will be accepted until the first day of class. This workshop does not include riding. Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, N.J., 908-766 5955, www.somersetcountyparks.org

May 6 —The 35th Annual Family Fun Day at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J. In addition to games on horseback for current riding students, this unique community event features pony rides and hay rides from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., local groups and organizations presenting demonstrations and sharing information, and child-friendly arcade games where everyone is a winner. Food, beverages, and gift items will be offered for sale by the Friends of Lord Stirling Stable as well as gently used riding apparel. For more information, call the stable office at 908-722-1200, ext. 5528.

May 8 —Tuesday Eve Dressage/ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

May 9-13 — The St. Christopher's Horse Show, Littlestown, Pa., 717-867-5643- or annettel@ryegate.com.

May 10 — Jersey Fresh International Three Day Event, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

May 11-13 — Competitive Trail, NJ100, https://www.njtrailride.org/

May 12 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Susan Jones Sinelik, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

May 12-13 —Spring Kick Off Classic, Horseheads, N.Y., oneille@empireone.net, 518-466-2445, www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

May 13 — Mother’s Day Ride, This is the perfect opportunity for non-equestrians to join "the rider in the family" on a relaxing, walk-only trail ride. The ride, sponsored by The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Registration is necessary; forms and additional information are available on the Friends’ web site at www.flss.org..

May 18 — NJ Half Arabian Horse Association, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

May 19 — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

May 20 — Schooling Horse Trials, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

May 20-25 — Certified Horsemanship Association All Discipline Standard Instructor Certification, Houghton College and Riding Camp, 585- 567-8142, $800, Houghton, N.Y. http://CHAinstructors.com/clinics

May 22 — Tuesday Eve Dressage/ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

May 24-June 3 —Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, www.devonhorseshow.net/

May 25-27 —Appaloosas, Keystone Classic, Logan Township, N.J., rebalou13@verizon.net, 717-541-5696, 717-648-5048 www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

May 26 — ESDCTA Memorial Day Dressage Show, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

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

May 27 — TMHS Spring Prevue Show, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

May 28 — Memorial Day Hunter Pace, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 1-3 —Greater Eastern Appaloosa Horse Club Regional, Logan Township, N.J., wunspot@gmail.com, 973-579-7661, 973-670-9290, www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

June 2 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Nancy Schmidt, L, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

June 3 — USEF/USDF, Dressage at the Park II, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 4 — Dressage Clinic with Ulf Wadeborn, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 5 — Tuesday Eve Dressage/ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 7 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 9-10 — Big Apple Shoot Out, Schaghticoke, N.Y., 4adiamond@frontiernet.net, 607-589-6548, www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

June 9 — The Hunterdon Polo Classic, Pittstown, N.J., tailgating, classic cars, Tewksbury Foot Bassets and Essex Fox Hound demonstrations. Gates open at noon, pre-match festivities start at 1 p.m., polo match starts at 2 p.m..www.hunterdonpolo.org, 908-713-POLO (7656).

June 10-15 — Certified Horsemanship Association All Discipline Standard Instructor Certification, Frost Valley/East Valley Ranch YMCA, Claryville, N.Y., $850, 845-985-2291, ext 240, http://CHAinstructors.com/clinics

June 14 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 17 — USEA Recognized Horse Trial, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 19 — Tuesday Eve Dressage/ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 21 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 22 — Hunter Clinic with Meg Black, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 22 — Friday Evening Eventing, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 23 — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

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

June 24 — Paper Chase/Trail Challenge, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

June 26-July 1 — Lake Placid Horse Show, Lake Placid, N.Y., 518-523-9625 or online at ww.lakeplacidhorseshow.com

June 28 —Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 1 — USEF/USDF, Dressage at the Park III, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 2 — Ulf Wadeborn Dressage Clinic, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 3 —Tuesday Eve Dressage, ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 3-8 — I Love New York Horse Show, Lake Placid, N.Y., 518-523-9625 or online at ww.lakeplacidhorseshow.com

July 4-8 — Certified Horsemanship Association All Discipline Standard Instructor Certification, Whisper Wind Equestrian Centre, Rome, N.Y., $750, 315- 335-3557, http://CHAinstructors.com/clinics

July 5 —Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 7 — Appaloosa, Lake Champlain Summer Classic, Plattsburgh, N.Y., sorrelld@aol.com, 518-298-5401, 518-578-0515, www.appaloosa.com/show/show-calendar.htm

July 9-11 — Certified Horsemanship Association Equine Facility Manager Certification, Whisper Wind Equestrian Centre, Rome, N.Y., $550, 315- 335-3557, http://CHAinstructors.com/clinics

July 10 — Eventing Clinic with Jim Wofford, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 12 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 13-15Lendon's Youth Dressage Festival, Hits on the Hudson Show Grounds, Saugerties, N.Y.

July 14: Polo, The Victory Cup Farm Bash, Patterson N.Y.

July 15 — Schooling Horse Trials, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 17 — Tuesday Eve Dressage, ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 19 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 26 —Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 28 — 4-H County Round Up, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

July 31 — Tuesday Eve Dressage, ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 2 —Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 5 — USEF/USDF Dressage at the Park IV, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 9 — Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 12 — Schooling Combined Test, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug 14 — Tuesday Eve Dressage/ESDCTA Registered, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 16 —Thurs. Morning Horse Show, Hunter/Jumper, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Aug. 18 — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

Aug. 19 — LVDA, USEF/USDF Dressage rental, Bucks County Horse Park, Revere, Pa. http://buckscountyhorsepark.org/

Sept 8 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Stephanie Burgess, L, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

Sept. 8 — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

Sept. 15 - New York State Horse Council 50th Anniversary Celebration at H.I.T.S Saugerties, NY., all are welcome to attend, www.nyshc.org/post.php?pid=97

Sept. 15 — Polo, Victory Cup Fall Classic, Governor’s Island, N.Y.

Oct. 6 — Competitive Trail, Mustang Memorial, https://www.njtrailride.org/

Oct. 13 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Tracy Wilson L, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

Oct. 20. — Central Jersey Horseman’s Association schooling show, Freehold, N.J., www.cjha.org/

Oct. 27-28 — Competitive Trail, Jersey Devil, https://www.njtrailride.org/:

Nov. 3 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Kem Barbosa S, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

 

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

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