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Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Are Winners On Hunt Night At The Pennsylvania National

October 17, 2018

Olympic eventer Boyd Martin wins the Gentleman's Hunter Hack

HARRISBURG, Pa. — History and pageantry were evident in the arena at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, as competitors in the Hunt Night classes brought their unique style, foxhounds and fun-loving attitude to this traditional facet of riding.

Members from 13 recognized or registered Hunts, from all across ...

Mentor/Student Among National Champions Crowned At Garden State Driving Event

STONE TAVERN, N.J. – Five USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions were crowned at the Garden State Combined Driving Event CDE at the Horse Park of New Jersey on Oct. 14.

It was the debut of national championships at the preliminary level in order to serve as a catalyst to ignite further interest in the combined driving discipline, and cultivate combinations for the ...

Pennsylvania Junior Wins Barrel Racing At Thoroughbred Makeover

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A junior rider from Pennsylvania won the barrel racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover.

Jade Wirick, of Windber, Pa. and Miss Classy posted the fastest times in all three runs, competing against professionals, adult amateurs and other juniors.

Miss Classy is a 2013, 15.2 hand tall, grey mare by Old Fashioned out of Annika Rules, ...

Garden State Combined Driving Event Set to Host USEF Preliminary National Championships

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Combined driving competitors have gathered at The Horse Park of New Jersey for a shot at winning a national title at the Garden State Combined Driving Event (CDE) set to run Oct. 12 to 14.

There are 21 entrants across six USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship divisions. The preliminary national championships make their debut in 2018 as a catalyst to ...


Spectators Cash In At Far Hills Races For The First Time

October 21, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — When Caldbeck, won the Far Hills Races’ $50,000 Gladstone Stakes for three-year-old he made history.

It was not because he won by 11 1/2-length victory but because he was the first time spectators could cash wining pari-mutuel tickets on any race.

Caldbeck paid his backers $6.60 for every $2 win bet. Those who had less confidence in him actually made $7 per ...

New York-Bred Diversify Won't Run in Breeders' Cup

ELMONT, N.Y. — Multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify has been officially removed from consideration for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic, said co-owner Ralph Evans on Friday morning.

The 5-year-old Bellamy Road gelding earned an all-fees-paid berth into the Classic by virtue of his 3 ½-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the Grade 1 Whitney on Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race ...

Meadowlands And SBOANJ At Odds Over 2019 Race Date Request

A bill that would provide $20 million to boost purses sits in committee

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it.

The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 days of racing ...

Legendary Ron Teams With Legendary Ron Burke To Win Pa. Fairs Title

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Legendary Ron entered the PA Fairs Championship off three straight victories. Moreover, he was teamed for the first time with another legendary Ron — trainer Ron Burke. That combination proved unbeatable, as Legendary Ron drew off late to capture the $25,000 final for 3-year-old colt and gelding pacers.

The Meadows hosted all eight Fairs championships on Oct. 6 ...


Ponies Are A Family Affair For Lignelli

October 19, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Family Fun Day was in full swing at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) on Oct. 13 as children and their parents filled the stands to watch pony hunters of all sizes and colors compete for champion ribbons while also enjoying story hour and craft activities.

Surrounded by her family, Alexa Lignelli, New York, N.Y., took both Small Pony Hunter Champion and ...

N.Y. Teen Wins Style Of Riding Honors At Pennsylvania National

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Madison Goetzmann, 17, of Skaneateles, N.Y.had a successful outing at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

On Oct. 12, Goetzmann was on the Zone 2 team with Samantha Cohen, New York, N.Y., with Carmen; Carolina Villanueva Suarez, New York, N.Y., with Think Big Van TL; Dagny Mactaggart, Millbrook, N.Y., with Ziezo and Gracie Allen, Moorestown, N.J., with Rivage de ...

The Hunterdon County 4-H Pink Ladies Ride With A Purpose

RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease.

Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was diagnosed. 

The Pink Ladies set out to help other people and families battling ...

Area Young Riders Set To Compete At Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18.

As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to step it up and will now be offering over $6,500 in scholarship awards.

Known as the ...


Buy Treats For Humans, Help Rescued Horses

October 18, 2018

PERRINEVILLE,N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is having a fall fundraiser.

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation.

In the last nearly 11 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between. It is an expensive process.

Sales of buying popcorn, chocolates and wrapping paper is the ...

New Vocations Seeks Pledges From Breeders’ Cup Contenders to Support Aftercare

LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Vocations launched of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge. The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 to ...

Slide Show: Mylestone Equine Rescue's Open House

POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue held its 19th Open House on Oct. 7.

The horses at Mylestone are not just any horses — they are all rescued horses who once faced cruelty, starvation, the auction, or slaughter. Many have special needs.

Funds raised from a silent auction, featuring baskets, crafts, art, and much more; the bake sale and other sales will go toward the ...

The Right Horse Initiative Launches Adoptable Horse Listing Website

KATONAH, N.Y. — The Right Horse Initiative launched My Right Horse, an innovative web-based platform that connects potential adopters with available horses. My Right Horse simplifies the process of searching for and adopting a horse by collecting information on adoptable horses into one location and standardizing the quality of information, photos and videos for available horses.

My ...


More Equine Cases Of West Nile Reported In New York

October 14, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has confirmed four more cases of equine West Nile virus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

A yearling filly from Canajoharie, N.Y. (Montgomery County) started exhibiting symptoms on Sept. 23, 2018. She had been recently vaccinated but not for WNV.

On Sept. 29, a 13-year-old mare from Newfield, ...

Pennsylvania West Nile Cases Total 70 For 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania West Nile Surveillance program tallied 70 equine cases of the virus during 2018.

The state has ended monitoring for the year.

There were also 72 human cases, 4,680 mosquito samples and 106 avian cases tallied.

Mifflin County had the highest number of equine cases at 14, followed by Lancaster with 11, Centre with 6 and Juniata with 5. There were no ...

New York Reports Three More Cases of West Nile In Horses

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets has three more equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), according to the Equine Disease Communications Center (EDCC).

According to the EDCC:

This brings the total to 12 cases in 2018 in New York.

On Sept. 18, 2018 a 17-year old mare from Mayville, N.Y. (Chautauqua Co) was unsteady on her feet which progressed ...


Horse Park Will Host 20th Annual 'Turkey Trot' On Nov. 18

October 18, 2018

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey will present the 20th Annual Turkey Trot, a benefit fall pleasure ride on Nov. 18.

The ride will be held rain or shine with start times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Entries open on Nov. 3 and close on Nov. 11 if entering by mail or e-mail. Post entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

Prizes and ribbons through ...

Take The Survey: American Horse Council Seeks Info From Equestrians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council is conducting two surveys.

One is for competitors, to help identify ways to encourage great participation in shows/competitions.

To take this survey go to

The second is for all horse owners, to help identify equine research needed. This will be used by organizations that fund equine research to help ...

Equestrians Help Dedicate New Frontier Town Campground In New York

NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. — On Oct. 4, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of phase one of the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area.

A ribbon cutting ceremony included the first horses to ride into town.

The new public campground facility, located on the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson, is a signature piece of the ...

Hunter Pace Benefits New Jersey 4-H Teams Headed to Nationals

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable will host the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace open to private horse owners on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. with the last team departing at 1 p.m.

The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. Fences 2’6” and higher are marked with a cone, and all ...


World Renowned Riders Help Crown Therapeutic Champions At Pennsylvania National Horse Show

October 20, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The third PNHS Foundation Therapeutic Riding Championships were showcased as part of "Foundation Friday" at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Oct. 19, held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa.

Over the years, the has awarded numerous grants. In 2017, The PNHS Foundation awarded 36 grants supporting therapeutic riding and equine rescue totaling ...

It's A Boy! Edith The Donkey Delivers Foal On Sept. 24

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — The long wait is over. 

Three months after it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting, a baby boy was delivered at 1:01 a.m. on Sept. 24 after a little more than two hours of labor. 

Jamie Hahn who correctly guessed the birth date will the rights for the new long-eared lad. For each $10 donation, donors had the option to guess when ...


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Equine Events Fall Planner 2018

Events are listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To have your event listed e-mail For premium event listings enter them online at

Oct. 3-7 — Fall III, Jumper 4 and Outreach, North American Young Jumper Finals, Princeton Show Jumping, Skillman, N.J.,

Oct. 5-7 — ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Have Some Halloween Fun At Harness Museum In Goshen

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned Halloween celebration with a walk through our spooky stable. 

Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, ...

Lord Stirling To Host Introductory Western Ride on Oct. 7

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J, is offering an Introductory Western-style horseback ride on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1: p.m

 Registration is available online at and at the Stable office through Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The office is open for transactions ...

Team Dressage Competition Set For Horse Park

REVERE, Pa.  — Dressage at the Park will host a Team Competition on Oct. 20 at the Bucks County Horse Park.

USEF & USDF memberships not required but non-member fees will apply for second level and above.

A team can be three or four riders, and may represent a dressage club, farm, barn, instructor, riding club, or be a group of individuals. Each team should have a name and ...

Para-Equestrian Will Share Her Journey On Oct. 4 At Mane Stream

TEWKBURY TWP., N.J. — After competing internationally for less than two years, Alanna Flax-Clark is currently ranked seventh in the world for her classification in para-dressage.

After years of illnesses, hospital stays and surgeries, Flax-Clark found horses when she needed them most. She is now training for the Paralympics in 2020 with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, at Sara ...

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