MARS Essex Horse Trials & Family Weekend Returns June 23-24

June 19, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Moorland Farm provides a venue unlike any other, open just two weekends a year in providing the rare ability to get behind the gates at one of Somerset County's most majestic properties.

The Mars Essex Horse Trials & Family Country Weekend takes this VIP access even further as attendees at this year's event can enjoy premier equestrian competitions and a ...

Ryan Leads U.S. To Bronze Medal in FEI Jumping Nations Cup in Poland

SOPOT, Poland — The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team placed third in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Poland on June 17, at the Lotto CSIO Sopot. The team of Jamie Barge and Luebbo, Margie Engle and Royce, Lillie Keenan and Super Sox, and Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue was led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland.

“I thought coming in we had a team capable of really good results ...

Strauss Named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for May

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Katherine Strauss was named Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for May.

Strauss competes in the East Conference, Amateur-Owner Division of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. She earned the award by riding All In to first place during both weeks of competition at the Old Salem Farm ...

'Most Beautiful' Race Horse Turns Heads At Jersey Classic Show

UPPER FREEHOLD, N.J. — The “most beautiful horse to race at Freehold Raceway” now has a new career, and he did very well at the Jersey Classic Horse Show, held June 8 to 10 at the Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ).

Helene Gregory, track photographer, recalls that Kings Point Grad raced a lot at Freehold and he always was a favorite of hers to watch. “He raced on the pace ...

Jersey-Bred Brothers Fare Differently On Different Tracks

June 18, 2018

Irish Strait Wins, Irish War Cry Pulled Up

OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I have good news—and bad news,” said a follower of the New Jersey Thoroughbred racing scene.

The good news is Irish Strait, a full brother to the graded stakes winner Irish War Cry, took the lead approaching the far turn then stayed on to win the $63,300 Dan Horn Stakes for New Jersey-breds on ...

Racing Roundup: Supreme Aura Flies in Pegasus; Oscar Performance Sets Record

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Trainer Michael Stidham obviously likes to look at the sunny side of life. After Supreme Aura stuck his neck out to win the $100,000 Pegasus Stakes on Sunday afternoon, the veteran conditioner told Monmouth Park interviewers he is looking at the $1 million, Grade 1 Haskell Invitational that is carded for the Jersey Shore oval on July 29.

Since the Pegasus is ...

Steeplechase Horseman, Eugene E. Weymouth Passes Away

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Eugene E. Weymouth, a Steeplechase horseman who was prominent in the sport for decades died June 11 at age 85. He had been in poor health.

Weymouth was born into the sport. He was the son of owner George Tyler Weymouth and was the name sake of his grandfather, Eugene Eleuthere duPont.

His late younger brother, George (Frolic) Weymouth was the founder of the ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

Emerging Athletes Program Underway At Centenary, Auditors Welcome

June 18, 2018

LONG VALLEY, N.J.— The fourth of 10 Regional Training Sessions for the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program got underway on June 18 at Centenary University’s equestrian center in Long Valley, N.J.

Olympian Joe Fargis is leading the clinic with 24 riders participating with Colleen Reed providing stable management education throughout the five-day ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

N.J. Rider Leads U.S. Team To Gold Medal in Children’s Nations Cup

LANGLEY, Canada — A young rider from new Jersey lead the U.S. team to victory in the Children’s Nations Cup competition at the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open on June 2.

The U.S. competed against fellow North American countries Canada and Mexico. Led by Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer, the Children’s Team of Emma Callanan, of Tewksbury Township, Dylan Laiken, Parker Cliff, and ...

Being Blind In One Eye Is No Obstacle For Devon Junior Hunter Champ

DEVON, Pa. — Despite being blind in one eye, a horse named Tztargazer is a champion in the show ring.

Most recently, the coveted Devon Grand Junior Hunter Champion title was presented to the 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Steve Schaefer and ridden by Chloe White of Berwyn, Pa. on May 26.

After accumulating 28 points across the board and winning the championship ...

Connections of Triple Crown Contender Justify Pledge to Support New Vocations

June 6, 2018

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify arrived at Belmont Park on June 6 in advance of his bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown winner  in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9.

A day earlier, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that all five of Justify’s owning connections, as well as trainer Bob Baffert and ...

Horses Start Their Next Chapter At Old Salem Adoption Event

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — After more than a week of intermittent rain and thunderstorms, the sun came out on Sunday, May 20, not only for the always exciting $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix at the Old Salem Spring Horse Show, but also to showcase horses that are currently up for adoption and horses that were recently adopted as part of the EQUUS Foundation Next Chapters program.


Gagliano Elected as Chairman of AHC Board, Tauber Named Vice-Chair

June 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years.

“I’m honored to lead the American ...

Horse Slaughter Not Funded In Senate Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In late May, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill without funding for inspections for slaughter plants that process horses.

Without the funding for inspections, the effective ban on the slaughter of horses and burros for human consumption on U.S. soil remains.

Similar language was included in the FY18 omnibus spending ...

Hamilton Farm, Home To The U.S. Equestrian Team Listed On Historic Registry

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The stable complex at Hamilton Farm, the long time home of the United States Equestrian team is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

According to

The original farm dates back to 1911, when Wall Street financier James Cox Brady purchased 180 acres in New Jersey for $100 per acre only 50 miles outside of New York City. It was ...

Hunterdon Polo Classic In Photos

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J — Tents lined the polo field at Fieldview Farm for the Hunterdon Polo Classic on June 9.

Despite the weatherman predicting rain for the weekend, sunny skies and a gentle breeze prevailed. 

The event supports several worthy causes — the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ Prevent, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Hunterdon, Riding with ...

Therapy Horses Demonstrate How They Help Humans' Mental Health

June 4, 2018

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Visitors got a glimpse of how horses are used in mental health therapies during Spring Reins of Life’s open house on June 3.

Spring Reins of Life is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which incorporates the use of horses for ...

Equine Events June 2018 Onward

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

June 8-10 — Jersey Classic Horse Show, Horse Park of NJ,,

June 8 — Atlantic County 4-H Open Gaming Show - Atlantic ...

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Rutgers Equine Science Center Annual Summer Showcase Scheduled for July 11

June 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University is hosting its annual "Summer Showcase" from 10 am to noon  on Wednesday, July 11 at the Equine Exercise Physiology Laboratory on College Farm Road on the George H. Cook Campus in New Brunswick. The Summer Showcase, similar to an open house, is a FREE event that is open to the public and perfect for any and ...

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge Now Open

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Hunter Jumper Association invites equestrians of all ages to put their horsemanship knowledge to the ultimate test in the 2018 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Stable Challenge, presented by The Plaid Horse. The 30-day online quiz challenge is open to juniors and amateurs and brings barns together as teams to test their horsemanship knowledge for a chance to win ...

Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Start June 23

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday June ...

Hampton Classic Prizelist Available

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic is set to run Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The 2018 Prize list is now available at

A new online entry system is available directly through The Hampton Classic website.

Grandstand tickets for Grand Prix Sunday are also now on sale.

Information on advertising in the program is also available online or contact ...

The Parelli Foundation Seeks Volunteer Board Member

The Parelli Foundation is seeking a new board member to join our volunteer board. If you have experience with being on a non-profit board, have a passion for horses, and would like to help further our mission of helping to create a better world for horses and humans through natural horsemanship education, we encourage you to apply.

This is a remote/virtual position. Applicants must be United ...