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T.I.P. Non-Competition Award Applications Available Online

April 25, 2018

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30.

The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted ...

Somerset, Ocean and Hunterdon Win NJ 4-H Horse Judging & Hippology Contests

AUGUSTA, N.J.— New Jersey 4-H members convened at the Sussex County fairgrounds, April 14 and 15 to put their horse knowledge to the test in the New Jersey 4-H Hippology and Horse Judging contests.

Somerset County came out on top in both contests in the senior division.

In the junior division a team from Ocean topped judging while Hunterdon won the hippology contest.

The hippology ...

Two N.Y. Students To Serve As IHSA Photographers At Nationals

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) selected two members out of 22 applicants for the 2018 IHSA National Championship Candid Photography Internship. Lisa Giris and Madison Dempster will travel to Nationals May 3 to 6 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., to capture the action behind the scenes. Each year the photography interns ...

Collegiate Equestrian: Auburn Wins National Championship

WACO, Texas — The Auburn University equestrian team capped its season by winning the 2018 NCEA team title, followed by wins in the Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship events competitions. Success there helped the Tigers earn the Western and Hunt Seat discipline titles as well. There were seven championships available on April 21 — Auburn went home with five.

Auburn defeated top ...

NYRA teams with TAA to support Thoroughbred aftercare

April 25, 2018

Horseplayers can make tax-deductible donations through self-service terminals

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at New York Racing Association tracks can now share their good fortune with retired thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service AmTote betting terminals.

Horseplayers cashing a winning ...

Ortiz, Brown and Klaravich Stable Notch Aqueduct Spring Meet Titles

OZONE PARK, N.Y.— Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. rode three winners — including Significant Form in the $100,000 Memories of Silver Stakes—to lock up the riding title as Aqueduct's Spring Meeting concluded on April 22.

Trainer Chad Brown trained Significant Form and thereby clinched the training title.

Wealth Effect, racing for Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stable's ...

Steeplechasing: Lyonell Wins Temple Gwathmey Handicap

MIDDLEBURG, Va. — Lyonell, racing in the colors of Robert A. Kinsley of Seven Valleys, Pa., took the lead over the last national fence and went on to win Saturday’s $75,000, Grade 2 Temple Gwathmey Handicap, the feature race of the 98th annual Middleburg Spring Races.

With leading 'chasing rider Jack Doyle of Monkton, Md. in the saddle for trainer Elizabeth Voss, the ...

Heavenly Prize Elected To National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Eclipse Award winner Heavenly Prize has been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

She will be inducted at ceremonies onFriday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion. The public is invited and admission is free.

The Phipps Family color-bearer was the only contemporary selection from among 10 finalists chosen by the Hall ...

Application Deadline Extended for Team Competition at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

April 25, 2018

Retired Racehorse Project is testing an expansion to the Thoroughbred Makeover with the addition of a team competition in 2018. The Starting Gate Consulting Team Competition will allow members of Pony Clubs and collegiate, high school and show stable teams to collaborate in transitioning a horse off the track, under their coach or trainer’s guidance. It will also allow those considering ...

TAPInto Dressage: New Board Members Join Dressage at Devon & More

DEVON, Pa. — Kathleen M. Kiesel, MJ, BSN, RN, and Anne Snipes Moss, both of Coatesvillle, Pa., were elected to the Board of Directors of Dressage at Devon (DAD), a non-profit, internationally recognized horse show.

Kathy Kiesel currently works as a Risk Management Coordinator for Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and has been in health care for more than 30 years.

But, in ...

Winston Hill Farm Wins Tack Room Award In Florida

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Uprooting your barn and moving six horses from South Hampton, N.J. to Wellington, Fla. for two whole months to compete at the highest levels in equestrian sport is no small task according to Winston Hill Farm’s head trainer, Carolyn Desfor.

To do so effectively and efficiently, even the smallest details of barn management become vitally important. That’s ...

McInerney Rides Away with High Point Prestige Italia Saddle At Turf Tour

WELLINGTON, Fla. —The Ridge wrapped up its final week of Friday Night Lights and Turf Tour shows before heading back to their spring, summer, and fall base in Asbury, N.J.

The High Classic’s reserve champion rider and overall high point winner, Kelly McInerney, stole the show under the lights. She and Dinletto RK placed so well during the Friday evening series at Polo West their ...

Mylestone Celebrates Help a Horse Day at Horsemen’s Outlet on April 28

April 25, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue, based in Pohatcong Township, N.J. will hold a Help A Horse Day fundraiser on Saturday April 28, at Horsemen’s Outlet, 37 Molasses Hill Rd., Lebanon, N.J.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

This year, one donor is offering to match all donations made up to $10,000. Supporters can send donations through the mail, ...

NYRA teams with TAA to support Thoroughbred aftercare

Horseplayers can make tax-deductible donations through self-service terminals

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at New York Racing Association tracks can now share their good fortune with retired thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance at self-service AmTote betting terminals.

Horseplayers cashing a winning ...

Former Owners Retrieve Horses From 'Kill Pen,' More Need Help

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Some Standardbreds in imminent danger of shipping to slaughter were returned to their former owners, but others await help.

Since Friday, April 20, of the 21 horses weighed and tagged to ship for slaughter:

Mr. Mystic N was helped by his past owner, Eric Goodell, and trainer Joshua Green, and is being returned to Goodell.
Jeremy Sharky was helped by ...

20 Tri-State Area Rescues Plan Help A Horse Day Events

NEW YORK, N.Y. — ASPCA Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 — a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse mistreatment.

A national grant competition in honor of Help a Horse Day ...

Quarantine Lifted At Union County, N.J. Stable

April 10, 2018

WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days later a second horse developed the respiratory form of the disease, according to the New Jersey ...

Watchung Stable Remains Closed Due to EHV-1 Quarantine

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation.

The virus does not affect humans and other domestic animals, with the exception of llamas ...

Use Caution & Common Sense When Vaccinating the Older Senior Horse

For anyone who owns a super senior horse (in their upper 20s and older) you might want to be conservative with your spring vaccines. 

"The best advice is to ask your vet what your horse really needs," says Laurie Cerny, editor of www.equineseniors.com.  "Once my older senior horses become pasture pets — not leaving the farm, or having exposure to new horses, they ...

Updated AAEP Biosecurity Guidelines Now Available

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published updated biosecurity guidelines to help minimize the occurrence and mitigate the spread of potential disease outbreaks.

The downloadable PDF file incorporates comprehensive information and step-by-step protocols in three distinct areas: identification of key personnel, important contacts and reference materials; routine ...

Pennsylvania Artist's Work Selected For 2018 Hampton Classic Poster

April 26, 2018

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — Jennifer Brandon, of Waverly, Pa., has been selected as the 2018 Official Poster Artist by the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

The 43rd annual show returns to Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 for a week of thrilling world-class competition that features the nation's best horses and riders. The highly sought-after souvenir poster is currently ...

T.I.P. Non-Competition Award Applications Available Online

Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s (T.I.P.’s) two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30.

The T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award recognizes a Thoroughbred that has excelled in a non-competitive career, such as equine-assisted ...

Suzy Lucine Honored By Morgan Horse Industry

With more than 35 years of experience as a writer, photographer, editor and video producer in the equine industry, Suzy Lucine of Reading, Pa., recently received another award in The Morgan Horse Industry Honors 2017. She was the first recipient of the Favorite Writer/Show Reporter award, as voted by her peers in the Morgan horse industry.

“It truly is an honor to be nominated and voted ...

The Back Country Horsemen Education Foundation: Keeping Trails Open, One Project at a Time

As a service organization with an exemplary record of volunteerism, Back Country Horsemen of America knows the true cost of keeping trails open, not only for horse use but for all users of every kind. They occasionally receive donations of funds, materials, or labor, but BCHers frequently bear the majority of the cost of those projects themselves, out of their individual pockets.

But ...

G.A.I.T. Volunteer, Dawn Benko Named 'EQUUS Champion'

April 21, 2018

MILFORD, Pa. — Dawn Benko a volunteer at G.A.I.T. Inc. was honored by as part of the EQUUS Foundation's Champions program which aims to inspire and reward equine service.

"The horse's innate ability to touch and heal the human soul, as well as the human body, is unparalleled by any other animal," said Dawn Benko, EQUUS Foundation Champion. "The more I am ...

$50,000 Available to Researchers Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

Accepting Applications until June 30, 2018 for Grants up to $50,000

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO — Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and ...

Team Velvet Welcomes New Board Members, Plans Fundraiser

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Team Velvet recently welcomed tow new board members, Kathy Piparo, Ph.D. and Chery Swanson, RN joined the board of the 501-(c)-3 organization providing pediatric nonmounted horse therapy for children with adjustment and trauma.
Dr. Piparo is a long-term resident of Hunterdon County and most people recognize her from her 4-H equine leadership, biochemistry research and ...

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Equine Events: April Onward

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

April 7 — Burlington County Horse 4-H, Advisory Council Open Horse Show, Springfield Twp., N.J., www.bchorseadvisory.com/

April 7 — April Fools No Frills, Fulton, N.Y., ctdunnagan@aol.com, 315-598-3774, ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, April 26, 4:00 PM

Texas Roadhouse, Hamilton

Horse Park of New Jersey Fundraiser

Horses

Fri, April 27, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

History Day

Education Food & Drink Horses

Fri, April 27, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

History Day

Education Food & Drink Horses

Equine Non-Profits Granted More Than $130,000 By USA Equestrian Trust

April 26, 2018

2018 Grant Application Deadline Is May 7

LEXINGTON, Ky. — USA Equestrian Trust awarded more than $130,000 in grants to help fund equine-focused projects at 12 non-profits. The organizations receiving funding all submitted applications as part of the Trust’s 2017 application period. Since the inception of its grants program, the Trust has awarded nearly $2.1 million in ...

Lake Placid Horse Shows To Name Ring In Honor of Kiki Umla

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The Lake Placid Horse Show Association has initiated plans to expand riding areas at the North Elba Showgrounds to provide exhibitors with more space for riding during the annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. The 2018 Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, return June 26 to July 8 at the shows' world-class ...

Equine Rescues Can ID Their Horses Through Operation Chip

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) will be expanding its Operation Chip program to equine rescues wishing to chip horses in their care.

“We have seen a wonderful response to the Operation Chip program with equine organizations hosting Operation Gelding clinics and applying for microchips to be placed into the stallions getting gelded,” said UHC Director ...

Youth Reining National Championship Qualifiers To Be Held in NY & NJ

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2018 US Equestrian (USEF) Youth Reining National Championships are set to take place during the Tulsa Reining Classic on Friday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The qualifying period ends Aug. 1 so there is still time for youth competitors to take advantage of the upcoming qualifying events for a chance to compete for the title.

Local riders can qualify at the ...

Hampton Classic Seeks Intern

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show is looking for a highly motivated intern to assist in the following areas of horse show and event management for the 2018 horse show.

Duties include:

• Assist in sponsorship fulfillment, including tracking amenities and hospitality benefits.

• Assist with VIP hospitality activities and providing services to our ...

How Do Human Foals Ever Walk On Those Funny Hooves?

BB is a lovely, intelligent Arabian mare. Life can be pretty quiet at home and she had become bored with the daily routine. She discussed this with her owner, animal communicator Anita Curtis and she decided that she would like to give advice to animals who were having problems. Due to opposable thumb problems, Curtis agreed to do the typing and computer work as long as she was allowed to give ...