Pennsylvania Riders Compete In Prince Philip Cup In Kentucky

May 19, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A team that included riders from Pennsylvania placed third in the Prince Philip Cup that was held during the Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event.

The team, called Switch Blade, consisted of members from Eastern Pennsylvania, Old Dominion and Tri-State Regions. They included Jesse Bradley-Johnson (C-2 of Brandywine Hounds Pony Club) and Maggie Buchanan (c-2, Mr.

Collegiate Riding: Sweet Briar Earns Sportsmanship Award

WACO, Texas — The Sweet Briar College equestrian team was chosen as this the 2018 NCEA Team Sportsmanship award winner.

The annual award is a coveted honor that reflects on the outstanding nature of collegiate equestrian athletes and their respective programs.

The 2018 NCEA Team Sportsmanship trophy was presented to the Sweet Briar College equestrian team for humility in victory ...

New York Teams Win At Interscholastic Equestrian Championships

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is experiencing another record breaking year.

Celebrating its 16th competition season, the IEA, again set a record for membership. This season (2017-2018), membership is nearly 14,000. While the highest concentration of members is East of the Mississippi; the Western states are experiencing a greater percentage of growth.

USHJA President Mary Babick Will Judge NJ College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show

ASBURY, N.J. — USHJA President Mary Babick will serve as judge for the College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) set for mid-September at The Ridge, Asbury.

The two-day event includes a clinic on Saturday, Sept. 15, and a collegiate style horse show to follow on Sunday, Sept. 16. Only 100 riders will be accepted to the CPI New Jersey event; which also includes a college fair as well as ...

Steeplechasing: Surprising Soul Wins Nat'l Hunt Cup At Radnor

May 21, 2018

MALVERN, Pa. — Making his first start of the year at a National Steeplechase Association  sanctioned meeting, Wendy Hendriks' Surprising Soul sat back off the pace until the field turned into the home stretch the final time.

That was the point where jockey Ross Geraghty pushed the “Go” button. From there on, the six-year-old gelding made steady progress over the 12th ...

Two Down: Justify Wins Preakness, Belmont Ticket Sales Likely To Boom

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ka-Ching! Ka-Ching!

That's the sound of the New York Racing Association's cash register ringing up ticket sales for the June 9 running of the Belmont Stakes that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd.

Racing fans and just plain wannabes will turn out to see Justify, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Saturday's $1.5 million, Grade 1 ...

Jockey 'Jersey Joe' Bravo To Receive Venezia Award

ELMONT, N.Y. — Long Branch, New Jersey's Joe Bravo has been voted the recipient of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award that is presented to jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship — on and off the track.

Bravo, who is known to his legion of fans as “Jersey Joe,” will receive the award at ceremonies after the third race at Belmont Park on ...

The Meadowlands' Jeff Gural To Talk Sports Betting On May 18 Broadcast

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Meadowlands chairman Jeff Gural will talk about what lies ahead for Garden State bettors Friday night, May 18 as the Big M prepares to take action on professional and college sports in the coming weeks.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with New Jersey and ruled that sports betting is now legal across the country.

Gural will be interviewed by ...

New York Reiner Makes World Equestrian Games Nominated Entry

May 22, 2018

CAMPBELL HALL, N.Y. — Jeremy Gates, head trainer at Stony Ford Ranch in Campbell Hall, N.Y. has been named as a reserve on the nominated entry list for the FEI World Equestrian Games for reining.

US Equestrian named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Reining Squad for the games which will take place in Tryon, North Carolina in September. Five others were named as reserves to ...

In The Ribbons: It's A Short Ride Home For Many Winners At Old Salem

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The 2018 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., wrapped up on Sunday, May 20. Many winners had short rides home during the two weeks of competition that also drew riders from around the world.

Jessica Ott and Rizzi’s Comet Claim Jockey Club T.I.P. Championship

Jessica Ott of Katonah, N.Y., christened the 2018 Old Salem Farm ...

Boyd Martin Wins 3 of 4 Divisions At Jersey Fresh International 3-Day

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — How does the Boyd Martin International Three Day Event sound?

 For 2018, the 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, held May 9-13 at the Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ), was dominated by Martin, an Olympian who won the CCI2*, the CIC3* and the CCI3*. He rode On Cue, Kyra and Long Island T, respectively. The large cardboard display check at the ...

2019 USDF Regional Championship To Be Held in Saugerties, N.Y.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak.

Region 8 is scheduled to return to at HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, N.Y., Sept. 19-22, 2019.

These championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and ...

UHVRC Provides 3,500 Vaccines to Horses in Need

May 11, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — In the 10th year of partnership between the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) provided 3,500 doses of vaccines. The donated vaccines are to protect horses from eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), western equine encephalitis (WEE), equine rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1 and EHV-4), tetanus, West ...

Recipient Of Gift Ticket Wins Trip To Sweden For Elitloppet

MILLSTONE TWP., N.J. — The annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), the raffle to win a trip to the fabulous Elitloppet race in Sweden, has some terrific history behind it.

First, the winner is Adam Skipper of Hardwick, N.J. The story behind it all starts with the wonderful sponsorship of the trip by Marc and Marci Goldberg, the owners of Arch Madness who is ...

Helping Hearts Equine Rescue To Hold Open House On May 6

PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year will hold an open house on May 6 in honor of Help A Horse Day.

In the last 10 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between.

At the open house, visitors can meet the equine residents, watch demonstrations and peruse the Silent ...

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

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, ...

AHC Announces Adoption Of Safe Sport Code of Practice

May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council (AHC) announced the adoption of a Safe Sport Code of Practice.

“The reputation and integrity of equestrian sports and all equine related programs and activities is maintained when all person’s act, and are seen to act, in a way which is of the highest ethical standards,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “The #MeToo ...

Rutgers Study on Therapy Horse Published in Journal of Equine Veterinary Science

NEW BRUNSWICK - Animal therapy helps people to relax, but how do the animals feel about it? A Rutgers University-New Brunswick study finds that horses don’t mind working as part of therapy for traumatized veterans.

The small pilot study by Rutgers’ Equine Science Center, which appeared in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, May volume included nine horses and seven ...

Equestrian Businesses Invited To Participate In The Time To Ride Challenge

May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Registration is open for the 2018 Time To Ride Challenge.  

The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the opportunity to grow their business by introducing non-horsey people to the beauty and ...

NJ Equine Artists Association Show Kicks Off In Stockton, N.J.

STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” opened with a public reception on May 20 in an historic saw mill in Prallsville Mills.

The historic site, that now serves the arts community and cultural events is located at 33 Risler Street, (Route 29) Stockton, ...

Pennsy Rider Is A USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is has launched the USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador Program.

This program is comprised of selected ambassadors, from participants ages 18-30, who have attended multiple events within USDF’s Sport Horse Education Programs. Each ambassador will attend a USDF Sport Horse Education Program, and have opportunities to be ...

American Horse Council Urges Implementation Of Anti-Soring Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Almost a year and a half after a federal rule was adopted to end the practice of soring in gaited horses, the rule is still on hold.

Soring is a practice of using caustic chemicals and chains or other devices on the pasterns of gaited horses like Tennessee Walkers, to produce an accentuated gait for competition. It was outlawed by the Horse Protection Act in 1970 but ...

'Purpose' Features New York Programs That Use Horses To Help Veterans

May 18, 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y. — SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary located in Montgomery, N.Y and Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center are featured in America’s Best Racing (ABR)’s “Purpose.”

Purpose is a three-part digital video docuseries exploring the anecdotal evidence and quest for scientific proof supporting the critical and effective role that ...

Zip, A Blind Appaloosa Named Horse Star For His Service To Special Needs Riders

GARNET VALLEY, Pa. — Zip, a therapy horse at All Riders Up has been entered into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame.

Zip is among 12 horses in the country that earned their place in perpetuity in 2018 in recognition of their stellar athletic performances and inspirational impact on people.

According to the Horse Stars Hall of Fame website:

A very good therapy horse must have certain ...

New York Therapy Horse Enters The Horse Stars Hall Of Fame

HONEOYE FALLS, N.Y. — Rayne, a therapeutic riding horses from EquiCenter was selected for The Horse Stars Hall of Fame.

Rayne is among 12 horses in the country that earned their place in perpetuity in 2018 in recognition of their stellar athletic performances and inspirational impact on people.

According to Horse Stars Hall of Fame website:

Rayne is a big horse with an even ...

Hope for Children Foundation Helps Bring 'Peace, Love & Horses' To Special Needs Students In NJ

HOLMDEL, N.J. — Peace, Love & Horses (PLH), Farm Academy Program, at Lucky Star Farm in Middletown, N.J. provides special individuals with an opportunity to experience the healing power of horses and farm life'.

Recently, the Holmdel Board of Education (BOE) accepted funding from Hope For Children Foundation (HFCF) to support participation of students from Holmdel's W.R. Satz ...

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May 15-20 — Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show, North Salem, N.Y.

May 17 — Preakness Stakes celebration, National Museum ...

Golf Outing On May 26 Benefits Retired Racehorses

May 18, 2018

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —May 29, will mark Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 26th Annual Charity Golf Outing being held at the beautiful Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, N.J.

This much anticipated event is held in conjunction with SRF's online auction which will open for bidding beginning Friday, May 25 and end at 7 p.m. on  Thursday, June 7. The outing ...

World Renowned Course Designers Coming To Lake Placid Horse Shows

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. —  The Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm, LLC, announced that world-renowned international course designers Olaf Petersen, Jr. and Michel Vaillancourt will head the list of top officials slated for the 49th annual event.

The Lake Placid Horse Show will run June 26 - July 1 followed by the I Love New York ...

U.S. Dutch Warmblood Stallions To Be Tested For Fragile Foal Syndrome Gene

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The office of the Royal Dutch Warmblood Association of North America (KWPN-NA) has been closely monitoring the recent developments with Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS). The organization previously encouraged breeders to voluntarily test their breeding stock.

The KWPN in Holland has since updated its policy to require testing. 

Three KWPN-approved stallions ...

Star-studded Lineup Set to Compete at 2018 Devon Horse Show

DEVON, Pa. — The Devon Horse Show is synonymous with elite show jumping competition and is well-respected as the most prestigious and largest outdoor, multi-breed and multi-discipline horse show in the country since 1896. Scheduled for Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, June 3, the historic Devon Horse Show will once again feature international show jumping at a world-class level with an FEI CSI4* ...

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 ...