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N.J Driver Helps U.S Team Wins First-Ever World Equestrian Games Gold Medal

September 24, 2018

MILL SPRING, N.C. — James “Jimmy" Fairclough, of Newton, N.J. helped the U.S. team win the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games.

He along with Misdee Wrigley Miller and Chester Weber  won the United States Equestrian Team’s first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 in the competition that concluded on Sept. 23.  

The three drivers and their ...

U.S. Show Jumpers Win Team Gold At World Equestrian Games

MILL SPRING, N.C. — To the roars of the home crowd, the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured an historic gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden on Sept. 21, in the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018.

McLain War, of Brewster, N.Y. secured team victory in a jump-off and then narrowly missed the podium in the individual ...

'Real Riders' Will Test Their Mettle At Plantation Field on Sept. 23

UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pa.

Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts will compete ...

Dressage at Devon To Host Adult Amateur Seminar with Lisa Schmidt

DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to the Adult Amateur in addition to a Q&A that will answer all those nagging ...

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McKinzie Wins PA Derby; Midnight Bisou Declared Winner Of Cotillion

September 22, 2018

BENSALEM, Pa. — McKinzie made his East coast debut a winning one in the 39th Running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing.

The Pa. Derby is the final stop for the 3-year-old division before they move on to the Breeders' Cup on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.

McKinzie was making his first start since March 10 for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.  Irwin ...

Zanjabeel, Boss Man Win Belmont Steeplechases

ELMONT, N.Y. — Rosbrian Farm and Meadow Run Farm's Zanjabeel stayed off the speed and gained command in the flat portion of the race, fending off Hinterland's late challenge to win the 10th running of the Grade 1, $175,000 Lonesome Glory on Sept. 19 at Belmont Park in the fall meet's steeplechase centerpiece.

Zanjabeel, ridden by Jack W. Kennedy, stayed off Clarcam's ...

Cate Johnson Named Acting Director of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named Cate Johnson as its acting director. Johnson, formerly the Museum’s director of development, takes over for Cathy Marino, the Museum’s director since 2016. Marino will continue to work for the Museum as project leader of the upcoming Hall of Fame Education Experience, which will open in July 2020.

Foiled Again Stars At The Open Space Pace At Freehold Raceway

FREEHOLD, N.J. — Soon to be Hall of Fame member, Foiled Again was the star of the Open Space Pace at  Freehold Raceway on Sept. 15.

The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in the nation’s most densely populated state. The Open Space Pace raises funds in support of ...

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Taylor Griffiths Wins Region 2 Maclay Championship

September 23, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm.

Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22.

Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify for the coveted ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championship, to be held at the National Horse Show ...

Auburn Tops NCEA Preseason Poll As 2018-19 Is Set To Jump Off

WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Auburn, which won the 2018 NCEA Overall National Championship, is the preseason No. 1 ...

Antoniadis Wins NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals East at HITS Saugerties

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — A field of 20 set out on Sept. 11 in the NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals East with Kierstin Antoniadis coming out on top.

The NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal Finals were developed for athletes interested in competing on intercollegiate team during their college career. The first round was scored over a jumper style course. The top 10 riders would then return for the ...

College Prep Invitational Horse Show Makes New Jersey Debut

ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J.

USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college fair as well as educational seminars.

A professional horsewoman for more than 38 years, Babick ...

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Meet Mylestone's Rescued Horses On Oct. 7

September 23, 2018

POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Sunday, Oct. 7 is the date for Mylestone Equine Rescue’s 19th Open House. The annual event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. at their farm in Pohatcong, N.J., rain or shine.

For anyone who’s ever wanted to meet a horse up-close and personal, this is your opportunity. But the horses at Mylestone are not just any horses — they are all rescued horses ...

Standardbred Adoption Special Runs Through Oct. 15

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is offering an adoption special through Oct. 15, 2018.

The fee for all horses is $350 and companion horses have no fee at all.  

There are more than 100 to choose from, most are not on the SRF website yet because they come and go so quickly. Potential adopted can describe what they are looking for on the ...

'Real Riders' Will Test Their Mettle At Plantation Field on Sept. 23

UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, Pa.

Teams of Thoroughbred owners, trainers, exercise riders and racing analysts will compete ...

Pa., N.J. and N.Y. Thoroughbred Owners Eligible For Training Scholarships

GRANTVILLE, Pa. — CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) will name three recipients for its annual training and educational scholarship program created to honor the memory of Becky Julian, an educator and Thoroughbred advocate.

The scholarships of $500 each are to be used for training purposes only such as riding lessons, clinics, camps or horse related seminars. The grants are open to Mid-Atlantic ...

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Five New Cases Of West Nile Reported In New York Horses

September 23, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed five more cases of West Nile Virus in 2018, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

A 4-year gelding from Ft. Edward (Washington County) was euthanized on Sept. 6, 2018 after falling on Sept. 3. A 9-year old gelding from Lyndonville (Orleans County) is recovering. A 10-year old mare from ...

Equine Health Alert: 5th Horse Dies From Encephalitis In New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. — A 12-year-old gelding in Gloucester County is the fifth reported case in New Jersey for 2018 of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses. 

The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE in 2018 and was euthanized on Sept. 13, 2018. 

EEE causes inflammation of the brain tissue and has a significantly higher risk of death in ...

Help The AAEP Foundation Equine Disaster Relief Fund Aid Hurricane Florence Equine Victims

LEXINGTON, Ky. — As Hurricane Florence makes landfall in the eastern Carolinas, the AAEP Foundation is accepting charitable contributions from individuals and industry organizations in support of its Equine Disaster Relief Fund.

Just as was done in 2017 during hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the Foundation will work with agencies and veterinarians in the region to identify the needs ...

Equine Health Alert: Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Found In 2 More N.J. Horses

TRENTON, N.J. — A 10-year old Burlington County mare is the first reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) and an Ocean County gelding is the fourth reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), each serious, mosquito-borne illnesses in horses, in New Jersey for 2018.

Neither horse had been vaccinated against WNV or EEE in 2018. The Burlington County horse is undergoing treatment ...

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Hearing On Proposed Carriage Horse Rule Set For Oct. 3 in NYC

September 21, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A public hearing will be held on Oct. 3 regarding a proposed new rule that would apply to the horse drawn carriages that operate in Central Park.

The New York City Department of Transportation is proposing a change to where the horses await passengers, according to a public notice. The horses currently line up on Central Park South just outside of Central Park. The ...

Wandering Horse In Warren County, N.J. Reunited With Owner

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner.

The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night.

Facebook posts and links to the prior story on TAPinto Horses were shared many hundreds of ...

NYSHC Turns 50! Celebrate At HITS On The Hudson On Sept. 15

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —The New York State Horse Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will hold its annual meeting at HITS-on-the-Hudson on Sept. 15.

The HITS showgrounds are located at 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, N.Y. 12477.

The meeting will be held ringside in the VIP tent during the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals.

Registration is ...

The Search Continues For The Owner Of Stray Horse Found In Warren County, N.J.

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward.

The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night. klinger has been searching for the owners ever since.

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

September 24, 2018

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 ...

Veterans Ride Horses Through New York City To Raise Awareness Of Suicide

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans.

BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold star father, and three support staff on a 20-mile ride through the concrete ...

Still Waiting....Edith The Donkey Keeps Everybody Guessing When The Stork Will Arrive

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation.....

It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive. 

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, (SRoL). The organization is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine ...

A Decade+ Of Perseverance Pays Off For New York Rider At Hampton Classic

Hampton Classic Horse Show Hosts Year-End Championships For Long Island Riders with Disabilities

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — It takes perseverance and plain old hard work to chase a Championship title for more than 10 years. That’s what Victoria Natale of Bayville, N.Y., has been doing at the Hampton Classic.

The 2018 LIHSSRD Championship Finals were held at the Hampton Classic ...

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