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Collegiate Riding: Georgia Remains No. 1 in NCEA: Centenary IDA Team Undefeated

November 17, 2017

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its latest Farnam Team Rankings for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

The Georgia Bulldogs claim the top spot for the fifth consecutive week after a road win against the Auburn Tigers. Texas A&M holds at No. 2 following a week off from competition and SMU jumps ahead to No. 3 ...

Mandarino Named NCEA October Standout Student-Athlete of the Month

Emma Mandarino, of Bedminster, N.J. was selected as the National Collegiate Equestrian Association October Standout Student-Athlete of the Month.

Every month the NCEA recognizes student-athletes for their accomplishments in the ring, however the NCEA would like to highlight athletes on their outstanding performances out of the ring, including academics, philanthropy, outstanding attitude, ...

Belvidere, N.J. Rider Places 2nd in Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. —  Kara Kaufmann, of Belvidere, N.J., was the reserve champion at the 2017 American Quarter Horse Association Collegiate Horsemanship Challenge, held Nov. 11-12 during the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla.

A Sophomore at Auburn University, Kaufmann was one of only 16 riders invited to compete.

“Kara has proven ...

N.J. and N.Y. 4-Hers Prove Their Mettle On The National Stage

New Jersey took home the team award in the communications contest at the 2017 Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup. Both New Jersey and New York took home ribbons in each of the events which put a 4-H member’s equine knowledge to the test.

Contests are held in speaking, horse judging and hippology.

The communications contest was comprised of public speaking, individual and team ...

SBOANJ Seeks Pacing Stallions To Stand In New Jersey

November 18, 2017

MANALAPAN, N.J. — The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association is looking for pacing stallions to stand stud in the state of New Jersey. While our state is fortunate to have several strong trotting stallions standing in 2018, we lack significant representation on the pacing side. 

The SBOANJ has developed the “Home Grown Pace” for pacing foals of 2016 in an attempt ...

Steeplechasing: N.Y.-bred Down Royal Wins at Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Down Royal took the lead at the three fences from home, fought off a challenge from Alshibaa in the stretch and went on to win the $25,000 allowance feature at the Steeplechase of Charleston, the final race meeting of the 2017 steeplechase season, on Nov. 12.

The 3-year-old filly, racing in the colors of Sean Clancy's Riverdee Stables, is a New York-bred that ...

Steeplechasing: Colonial Cup To Return in March 2018

Steeplechasing fans who saw a major loss in their sporting lives when the Grade 1 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup was canceled and removed from the National Steeplechase Association fixture card for 2018 can rejoice.

The Colonial Cup, formerly the last Grade 1 race on the NSA calendar, will now be run as the first graded stake in 2018. The date: March 31, 2018.

The purse will be $150,000 ...

Ben's Cat Laid To Rest At Laurel Park

LAUREL, Md. — With his breeder, owner and Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury and 150 or so horsemen, riders and racing fans on hand, they committed the remains of the legendary Ben's Cat to the earth in the paddock at Laurel Park on Nov. 11.

The famed sprinter died from complications following surgery earlier this year.

Leatherbury laid a bouquet of orange roses (his ...

Rules affecting Hunter/Jumper competition taking effect Dec. 1, 2017

November 15, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky — The USHJA is helping members Know Before You Show with a simple guide of rule changes taking effect for the new competition year. The following are important rule changes that will be effective Dec. 1, for the 2018 competition year and affect Hunter/Jumper competition.

The new rules include:

Microchipping: These rule changes, originally approved in January 2016, set in ...

Region 8 Riders Come Home With Top Awards From Dressage Championships

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With multiple titles already to her credit, Heather Mason of Tewksbury Township, N.J. knows her way around victory lane at the US Dressage Finals.

Once again, she had no problem finding her way there with her 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding RTF Lincoln on a top score of 72.852% to win the Fourth Level Open Championship at the finals held Nov. 9 to 12 in ...

HH Carlos Z Closes Out Show Jumping Career With A Win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HH Carlos Z went ended his show jumping career on top with victory in the $50,000 International Jumper Speed Final, presented by the Man O’ War Project in partnership with Columbia University Medical Center at the Washington International Horse Show on Oct. 27.

As HH Carlos Z and McLain Ward of Brewster, N.Y., entered the arena for their victory gallop, it was ...

Pennsylvania National Horse Show wraps up for 2017

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 2017 Pennsylvania National Horse Show wrapped up on Oct. 21 and riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania came home with top prizes.

Amy Jo Magee of Coatesville, Pa., and Little Lady were named Reserve Champions in the Sidesaddle Division, sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Hornberger.

Magee and Little Lady were consistent, placing second in all three ...

Online Auction of Coolers Donated By McLain Ward Benefits Omega Horse Rescue

November 17, 2017

Coolers awarded to McLain Ward’s top horses over the years are being auctioned off online to benefit Omega Horse Rescue Fund.

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament is organizing the auctions through it website.

An auction that ended on Nov. 15 and included the American Invitational championship cooler awarded to Sapphire in 2008, raised $2,300.

Sapphire earned two Olympic medals before ...

Help An Unwanted Horse On Giving Tuesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) will be celebrating #GivingTuesday by hosting an #UNselfie contest to promote giving and gelding on the global day of philanthropy.  

Occurring this year on Nov. 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the U.S. to kick off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate ...

Raffle Of Trip To Paris Benefits SRF

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) raffle to win a trip to the famous Prix d'Amerique race in Paris is anyone's win. The trip for two includes a five day/four night stay in Paris at a four star hotel; including sightseeing and city tours; a tour to Grosbois, the training center; cocktail parties, up to a $1,200 voucher for airfare, and the ...

Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support to New Vocations

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its eighth year, the Pledge has raised over $420,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and re-homing efforts.

New Vocations has several locations including ...

No New Equine Herpes Cases Reported in Warren County, N.J.

November 13, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — No new cases of illness have been reported since a Warren County, N.J. farm was placed under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1), according to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

The 25-year-old quarter horse mare was euthanized Nov. 2, according to a statement by the New Jersey ...

Rutgers Study: Therapy Horses Are Not Stressed When Working With Veterans

As the old saying goes, “There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”

But how do the outsides of a man, particularly a veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, affect the horse? That is the question, Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D., director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, is seeking to answer.  She presented the results of a pilot study ...

Health Alert: Horse Diagnosed With Neurological Form of Herpes in N.J.

TRENTON, N.J. — A Warren County, N.J. farm has been placed under quarantine after a horse tested positive for equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) caused by equine herpes virus-1 (EHV-1). The 25-year-old quarter horse mare was euthanized Nov. 2, according to a statement by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Other horses at the home farm that have been exposed to the positive ...

National Equine Health Plan Published  

WASHINGTON, D.C — The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, announced that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available atequinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan.

“The horse industry is unique because horses ...

Equestrian News Roundup

November 17, 2017

Springsteen Tends Bar for a Good Cause

TRYON, N.C. — In addition to the well-attended $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted a fundraising event for Brooke USA on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event featured celebrity bartenders and a silent auction to benefit working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest countries around the ...

EQUUS Film Festival Kicks Off On Nov. 17

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Helen Mills Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City.

The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and ...

Monmouth County Woman Honored For Years of Service To 4-H

It’s been a year of honors for Farmingdale horsewoman Jeanne Vuyosevich. In November, 2016, she was presented with the prestigious Spirit of the Horse award by the Rutgers Equine Science Center. Less than a year later, she received the Rutgers Monmouth 4-H Alumni Award for her many years of service to 4-H.

The alumni association held a covered dish supper in the new county agriculture ...

Dorsett Farms Earns Gold Medal Horse Farm Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Dorsett family from Dorsett Farms in Woolwich Township, N.J., was presented the Gold Medal Horse Farm Award by the Rutgers Equine Science Center on Nov. 9.

The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship Program, gives recognition to outstanding equine farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management.

According to ...

Rutgers Study: Therapy Horses Are Not Stressed When Working With Veterans

November 11, 2017

As the old saying goes, “There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”

But how do the outsides of a man, particularly a veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, affect the horse? That is the question, Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D., director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, is seeking to answer.  She presented the results of a pilot study ...

Laurie Landy Honored With Spirit of the Horse Award By Rutgers Equine Science Center

MONROE, N.J. — Laurie Landy, Executive Director of Special Strides Therapeutic Riding Center was presented the "Spirit of the Horse Award" for her contributions to "improving the quality of life for all individuals who pass through the stable gates; patients, riders, families, volunteers, staff, donors and community members."

The award was presented during The Rutgers ...

PATH Intl. Webinar on Special Education

DENVER, COLO. — In early 2017, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) launched an outreach campaign for special education teachers to heighten awareness of EAAT and the crucial role PATH Intl. Member Centers and Professionals play in the industry. Through education, the objective is to facilitate connections between special education teachers and ...

Photos: Team Velvet Equine Costume Show

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Horses, Velvet, Precious and Annie donned costumes with the help of some young volunteers as part of a fundraising event for Team Velvet, which provides non-mounted horse therapy for children who have experienced trauma and loss,

The event was held Oct. 22, at Journey's End Farm.

The equine costume show included, a one-eyed, one-horned (not-so) giant ...

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Equine Events, November 2017 Onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to lshupe@tapinto.ne

Nov. 14 — Trivia Night in partnership with the Hampton Classic, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 6-8 p.m., Teams can include 2-6 people, $15 per person over 21 - includes one glass of house wine; $5 under 21, www.wolffer.com/events

Nov 18 — Mix 'N Match HT weather permitting XC, Bucks ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces “Horse Explorers” children’s educational programs

November 17, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present an ongoing children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers” beginning Nov. 30.

Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including ...

Senior Horses in Competition; "Show Some Love" and Share Your Story

Now that the 2017 horse show season is coming to an end, equineseniors.com wants to hear about equine senior horses that successfully competed throughout the year. It’s part of the website’s “Show Some Love” campaign, which helps to promote the use of horses in the show pen well into their upper senior years.

“We know that there are many senior horses that are ...

IEA Extends Deadline for Western Membership Until Dec. 15

The Board of Directors of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) voted to extend the 2017-2018 membership deadline for Western riders and teams until Dec. 15. 

The decision was made as part of a larger effort to expand the Western discipline within the IEA and assist those individuals, coaches, and teams with the variety of recent changes made to the Western ...

Pacing For The Cure's Next Stop is Harrah's Chester

CHESTER, Pa. — Pacing For The Cure is pleased to announce the next stop in the 2017 tour date schedule will be at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event will include a walk/run around the racetrack for a $10 donation, a meet and greet with the drivers before the races begin, merchandise and other great raffle ...