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Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

January 22, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Tickets Go On Sale To General Public On Jan. 24

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 10 a.m.

Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, to take place at beautiful ...

Two Horses Born In New Jersey Headed To Harness Racing Hall Of Fame

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame.

Museum members voted for the three horses they felt best exemplified greatness. Their choices are racehorses Foiled Again and Captaintreacherous, ...

Pegasus World Cup Preview: City Of Light And Accelerate Renew Rivalry

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26.

Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular.

The inaugural running of the Pegasus in 2017 was billed as a clash of the Titans with California Chrome ...

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Hunter Harrison Awarded Posthumous Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit from US Equestrian

January 15, 2019

WELLINGTON, Fla. — The late Hunter Harrison, prominent owner of Double H Farm and driving force behind the corporate sponsorship of CN and CP in the horse show world, was awarded a Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony on Jan. 10 during the 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Named for Richard E. McDevitt, AHSA President from 1975-1987, ...

Exceptional Rodeo & More Scenes From the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — An exceptional rodeo, a pleasure draft show and speed horses had their turns at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show which concluded on Jan. 12.

The Exceptional Rodeo took place the afternoon before First Frontier Rodeo Circuit Finals on Jan. 10. Kids with physical or mental disabilities, plus their parents and grandparents were invited to get an up close at rodeo ...

Ready, Set, Pull! Powerful Horses Flex Their Muscles At The Farm Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pulling horses continued a long-time tradition at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

The sport of horse pulling likely began in the early 1900s with farmers competing against other farmers to prove who had the strongest horse, according to www.horsepull.com. Now, most competitors do it just for fun.

At the Farm Show the pullers came in various sizes from miniature ...

Draft Horses And Mounted Police Kick Off PA Farm Show Equine Events

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway with horses showcasing their many roles in agriculture in the Keystone State in competition and demonstrations.

Huston’s Belle exhibited by Joseph Mark Ryburn of Ryburn Homestead, Washington, Washington County, was named the Supreme Champion Draft Horse on Jan. 4.

Huston’s Belle won the Mare 5 Years and Older class ...

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American Horse Council Offers Internships To College And High School Students

January 18, 2019

Open to High School and College Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council (AHC) will again offer internship programs available to both high school and college students. Students are eligible to apply to one internship, per year in the AHC Internship Program.

“We feel that offering an internship is a great way for students to understand exactly what it is the AHC ...

N.J. 4-H Model Horse Show To Be Held In Somerset County On Jan. 19

Spectators welcome

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center.

Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing.

Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and will continue through early afternoon.

The primary objective of the 4-H Model Horse Project ...

N.J. Rider Makes 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders.

This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event from May 2-3, in New Orleans, La., against teams from South Africa.

Ficci has ...

CPI Adds Penultimate High-Point Challenge for Multiple Event Attendees

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced the addition of a new challenge scholarship prize for riders who attend two or more competitions in 2019. The CPI Penultimate High-Point Challenge will be awarded to the cumulative high-point rider competing at the CPI Florida Horse Show Jan. 17-20 and March 16-17 held at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm ...

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ASPCA Help a Horse Home Equine Adoption Challenge Focused on Finding Homes for Horses

January 22, 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is kicking off its annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge with a free webinar for equine organizations to learn how they can compete to win some of the $150,000 available in prize money.

In 2018, equine organizations adopted out more than 1,000 horses during the two-month Help a ...

RRP Founder, Steuart Pittman Honored as 2018 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Steuart Pittman received the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 10 during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.

The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation established the Humanitarian Award in 2009 to honor a member of the equestrian world who has devoted considerable personal time to ...

Yes, Those 52 Thoroughbreds Found Homes, Many Others Have Not

It’s a new year and already the “52 Thoroughbreds need homes” post is being re-circulated on social media.

In 2011 there were indeed, 52 horses in Ohio needing to be re-homed after their owner died. They were all successfully placed. Since then the post periodically pops up and goes viral — again and again.

While those horses are safe, there are certainly many horses ...

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Nominate Your Horse's Veterinarian For Their “Good Works”

January 16, 2019

The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations.

The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature AAEP-member veterinarians whose volunteer efforts are positively impacting the equine ...

Equine Herpes Quarantines Imposed In Two Counties in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed Equine Herpesvirus in three horses in two counties, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

A Paint mare, from Erie County that exhibited ataxia and falling was confirmed positive for EHV-1 via nasal swab PCR test the week ending Jan. 11.

The mare and all other horses on the farm are ...

Cape May County Horse Diagnosed With Rabies

TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies.

According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture:

The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it showed neurologic symptoms. The 20-month-old colt was previously vaccinated as were all other ...

111 Raccoon, But No Equine Cases Of Rabies Reported In New Jersey In 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — There were no equine cases of rabies in New Jersey in 2018 but several wild and domestic, animals which horses could encounter were diagnosed.

According to the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health, Infectious and Zoonotic Diseases Program there were a total of 199 cases of rabies ...

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American Horse Council Celebrates 50 Years of Advocating for Equine Industry

January 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1969 when the founders of the American Horse Council (AHC) first gathered to discuss formalizing an organization to advocate for the equine industry, no one had a crystal ball to look into the future to see all possible changes that could take place or how things could evolve so rapidly in 50 years.

Through the years the one enduring variable has been the necessity ...

Tucker Johnson Honored with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the creation of the award in honor and recognition of the late Bruce ...

Barbara M. Gilbert Joins Brooke USA’s Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Barbara M. Gilbert recently joined Brooke USA’s board of directors to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world.

Gilbert is a senior advisor with Castle Wealth Management. Originally from Larchmont, N.Y. she also calls Philadelphia and South Florida, home and focused her career there.

Nominations Being Accepted For Equine Industry Vision Award

SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. — Nominations are now open for the 18th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis since its inception, the prestigious award is the first of its kind to showcase innovation across the entire equine market, as well as ingenuity and service.

Award nominees may include individuals and/or organizations. Candidates may be considered for a single outstanding ...

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Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

January 21, 2019

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

Team Velvet Gets A Visit From PBS

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Team Velvet got a visit from PBS 39’s Erica Andrews the day after Christmas.

Andrews, who covers Hunterdon County, did a feature story on the program that uses horses as part of therapy for children who have suffered from trauma.

One of the team’s horses is Little Annie who starred in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 ...

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ASPCA Help a Horse Home Equine Adoption Challenge Focused on Finding Homes for Horses

January 22, 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is kicking off its annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge with a free webinar for equine organizations to learn how they can compete to win some of the $150,000 available in prize money.

In 2018, equine organizations adopted out more than 1,000 horses during the two-month Help a ...

Martin Luther King Remembrance Race Highlights Meadowlands' Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers.

Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving forces behind the event. During his career, he’s won 282 races, the most recent ...

Two Tiny Horses Get The Biggest Gift Of All, A New Home

LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue.

The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian Program, an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, reached out to the EQUUS Foundation to ...

American Horse Council Celebrates 50 Years of Advocating for Equine Industry

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1969 when the founders of the American Horse Council (AHC) first gathered to discuss formalizing an organization to advocate for the equine industry, no one had a crystal ball to look into the future to see all possible changes that could take place or how things could evolve so rapidly in 50 years.

Through the years the one enduring variable has been the necessity ...

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Tickets Go On Sale To General Public On Jan. 24

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that tickets for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 10 a.m.

Now in its fifth year as a 3-day event, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, to take place at beautiful ...

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Lord Stirling Stable Posts Events For February, March And April

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable has posted its event schedule for February, through April.

Information on the following events may be obtained by calling Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010 or at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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Weekly “Dog Walks” provide owners and their canine companions an opportunity to explore the beautiful ...

Join The Team At Mylestone Equine Rescue

POHATCONG, N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue is looking for help with various jobs.

Volunteers need to commit to a regular schedule, even if that's only once a week. The immediate need is on Tuesday mornings, and Monday and Friday evening feedings.

Jobs include:

mucking stalls and picking fields (not glamorous, but necessary)
feeding at the different meals throughout the ...

Team Velvet Needs Help With Barn Chores, Grants And Computer Work

RARITAN TWP. N.J. — Team Velvet, Inc. is a non-profit equine assisted mental health therapy program for children with trauma located on Old Clinton Rd., Flemington, N.J. 

New volunteers are needed.

Position 1 — Two teen/young adult volunteers for barn work, minimum of four hours each per week. This would require some heavy lifting — stall cleaning, field manure ...

2019 Stallion Breeding Auction to Benefit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

January 13, 2019

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is lining up its stallion roster for the 2019 season and invite owners to put their unused breedings to work for the benefit of all — the breeding donor, the mare owner and the museum.

For more information on donating a breeding or placing a bid, contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or 845-294-6330.

A ...

Mane Stream Seeks Donations For April 6 Tack Sale

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. —  Mane Stream (adaptive horsemanship and equine assisted therapies) is seeking donations of new and gently used tack or horse related items for its Spring Tack Sale to be held on April 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get a jump on Spring cleaning by dropping off unwanted bridles, saddles, blankets, tack boxes as well as out grown boots, breeches, jackets, and any horse ...

​103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show Runs Jan. 5 to 12

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage and promising future with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout of the weeklong event, will include related events like a daily story time for children, interviews with real Pennsylvanians working in agriculture, and ...

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Wed, January 23, 12:30 PM

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers Equine Nutrition Course Jan 23 to May 6

Education Horses

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Wed, January 23, 12:30 PM

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers Equine Nutrition Course Jan 23 to May 6

Education Horses

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Sat, January 26, 1:00 PM

Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, Goshen

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