Collegiate Equestrian: Lynchburg College To Join NCEA

March 22, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Lynchburg College athletic director Jon Waters announced that the Lynchburg equestrian program will add the National Collegiate Equestrian Association format to its competitive riding program beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

The Hornets will continue to offer their championship-level Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association team in addition to the NCEA-style ...

NJ 4-H Horse Club Members Compete in Presentations Contest

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — The 2018 New Jersey 4‑H Equine Presentations Contest was held on March 18 at the Rutgers EcoComplex.

By learning to give presentations and demonstrations, 4‑H'ers gain self-confidence and speaking abilities that are valuable in life situations such as school, the work place and the community.

Participation in the Equine Presentation Project helps youth develop ...

Pa. Rider Is Youngest Winner at International Youth Dressage Championships

WELLINGTON, Fla.— The sixth annual Florida International Youth Dressage Championships (FIYDC) were the highlight of competition on the final day of week 10, Sunday, March 18, of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla.

The youngest division winner came in the form of 13-year-old Tori Belles from ...

Equine Science Center Accepting Applications For Doris C. Murphy Scholarship

The Equine Science Center will be accepting applications for the Doris C. Murphy Scholarship until May 1 for the 2018-19 school year. 

The scholarship is available to undergraduate women who are New Jersey residents majoring in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Equine Science. Scholarships are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate Rutgers University students (including at ...

Jockey Jose Flores Succumbs To Injuries Suffered In Spill At Parx

March 22, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Veteran jockey Jose Flores has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident at Parx on March 19.

The veteran horseman was in a coma following the accident in which he and his mount, Love Rules, went down between two other horses while dueling for the lead around the far turn in the ninth race, a starter allowance. The Pooch and Ruben Silvera fell over ...

Midnight Disguise, Midnight Bisou Lead Derby Oaks Standings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Here are the current standings of the top 14 fillies racing in North America that are trying to qualify for the May 4 running of the Kentucky Oaks. A field of 14 will be selected. In the event of a tie in qualifying points, purse earnings in unrestricted races will be used to break the tie. Under the system formulated by Churchill Downs, there is no advantage in ...

The Stretch at Saratoga Race Course to debut on opening day of 2018 Meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) recently announced a major capital improvement project at Saratoga Race Course designed to create an enhanced hospitality area for racing fans and revitalize the section of the grandstand near the Top of the Stretch.

The Stretch, located in the grandstand at the Top of the Stretch, will debut on opening day of the 2018 ...

Sponsorship Opportunities Available For Monmouth Park Charity Fund's Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration

MONMOUTH, N.J. — Sponsorship opportunities are available for one of the most highly anticipated events of the year - the Annual Kentucky Derby Celebration at Monmouth Park. This is an incredible opportunity for businesses to show their support for the vital services of the organization in the widely read Ad Journal.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available for this sold ...

After Late Start, Bloomberg Named Leading Lady Rider At WEF Week 10

March 22, 2018

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Georgina Bloomberg was named the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider (in memory of Dale Lawler) on March 17 at the end of week 10 of the 2018 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla.

Bloomberg is getting onto a rhythm in the later weeks of the Winter Equestrian Festival after a late start to the ...

Show Horse Trainer, Ronnie Graham Passes Away

TAMPA, Fla. — Ronald E. “Ronnie” Graham passed away on Tuesday, March 13,2018 during the Gasparilla Charity Horse Show.

The recipient of the 2015 UPHA Tom Moore Professional Horsemen’s Hall of Fame Award, Graham was said to be the first to lend a hand to those in need. Willing to don the most outlandish of costumes to entertain a crowd, he had a wonderful, ...

Stepping Stone Farm Earns Vita Flex Tack Room Award

WELLINGTON, Fla.  — The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla., is 12 weeks of intense competition between top quality horses and riders. With all the excitement of competition, most of the focus is in the show ring. But leading supplement company Vita Flex recognizes the work that goes into keeping an organization running smoothly during such a long horse show and presents the ...

Hirosh Eyes Spot On Israeli Team For World Equestrian Games

WELLINGTON, Fla. —  During week eight of the tremendous Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., Omega Alpha® Pharmaceuticals awarded its Healthy Horse Award  to popular dressage trainer/competitor Sahar Daniel Hirosh and the Grand Prix horse, Whitman.

The handsome 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Rhodium out of a Saluut mare) is owned by Jane ...

Proposed Standardbred Transition Alliance Would Help Retired Harness Racers

March 13, 2018

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Mike Tanner, USTA Executive Vice President and CEO, unveiled a proposal for a Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) at the general session of the USTA Board of Directors annual meeting on March 11.

In his address to the board, Tanner proposed the creation of the STA, which would be an industry-wide group that would, according to its mission, “accredit, inspect, ...

Items Sought For Auction To Benefit Standardbred Retirement Foundation

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — One highlight of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) annual golf outing is the online auction. SRF is seeking memorabilia, collectibles, trips, sporting tickets, artwork, tours, and all other items to spice up the auction and help raise funds for the largest Standardbred adoption program in the country.

Last year’s items in the auction ...

Homes for Horses Coalition Announces its 2018 Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Place to be for Equine Welfare Professionals: The Homes for Horses Coalition Announces its 2018 Conference Sept. 21-23 in Orlando

Are you a stakeholder in an equine rescue, sanctuary or safety-net program? Are you thinking of starting one? Are you an equine welfare advocate? Join the only national conference designed for the equine welfare community.

Not only will ...

Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm Announces $50,000 Match Challenge

WELLINGTON, Fla. — To celebrate the launch of Brooke USA's new initiative, Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm welcomed Brooke USA and its supporters to her home in Wellington, Fla. to kick off the Women 4 Donkeys program with a cocktail reception.

Duprey, Brooke USA's first ambassador, has a been a long-time supporter and issued a fundraising dollar-for-dollar challenge up to ...

Second Horse Ill On Union County, N.J. Farm Already Quarantined

March 21, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. — A second horse test positive for the respiratory form of equine herpes at a Union County property already under quarantine by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM).

According to the NJDA: The second horse had an elevated ...

Union County, N.J. Horse Farm Quarantined, 1st Case of EHM In State In '18

TRENTON, N.J. – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has quarantined a property in Union County after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). EHM is the often deadly neurologic form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) infection. No recent movement had occurred at the index property prior to this case. 

The horse has been moved into the ...

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted At Belmont Park

ELMONT, N.Y — Officials at the New York Racing Association, the New York State Veterinarian, and the New York State Gaming Commission have removed the quarantine on Barn 10 at Belmont Park, effective immediately, following the conclusion of the 21-day quarantine period.

Overseen by Dr. Anthony Verderosa, Director of NYRA's Veterinary Department, and in consultation with the State ...

Quarantines Continue As Racing Resumes At The Meadows

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Three barns at The Meadows Racetrack remain under quarantine for having or previously having horses with the neurological form of equine herpes virus (EHM). Despite the quarantines, the track has resumed racing.

According to the Equine Disease Communications Center, a total of four horses developed and an additional eight horses have tested positive for EHV-1 ...

Photos: Horses In The Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2018

Photos by Lillian Shupe

NEWTON, N.J. — The 2018 Sussex County St. Patrick’s Parade was held March 17.

The New Jersey Quarter Horse Association brought several different breeds of horses, the Happy Horses 4-H Club marched, The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show 2016 Queens rode on a wagon and cowboys and cowgirls from Wild West City participated.

It was ...

Luminary Award Presented to Riggio Bulger By Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, board members, staff and friends honored Stephanie Riggio Bulger with their Luminary Award for her invaluable service to the organization.

Founders Robert Dover, chef d’équipe of the U.S. Dressage team and Robert Ross hosted a private party Sunday, Feb. 4, at their home in Wellington’s Palm Beach Polo and Country ...

Ag Truck Drivers Get Another 90-Day Exemption From ELD Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On March 14, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture related transportation.

The FMCSA is also taking additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further ...

Working Equines Are Important Part Of The Economic Impact Of Horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s economic ...

NJ Therapy Horse Honored For His Service To Veterans

March 21, 2018

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Several dozen veterans, volunteers, dignitaries and other supporters gathered on a very chilly March 20 to honor a special horse.

Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL)., was honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the Planetree Therapy Animal Medal of Honor. It would have been the Appaloosa's 31st birthday. Spring was ...

Horsepower's Ebony Chosen as Hope in the Saddle Therapy Horse of the Year

HUNTINGDON, Pa. — A mare named Ebony is the winner of the inaugural Hope in the Saddle Therapy Horse of the Year contest.

The Therapy Horse of the Year contest was a national competition hosted by Hope in the Saddle, along with sponsors Nutrena and Tractor Supply Company, to acknowledge the hard work, special skills, and selfless contributions of therapy horses.

Selected from more ...

Equine Events: March & More

Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail

March 20 — New Jersey nonprofit Spring Reins of Life (Three Bridges) is hosting Veterans and NJ VA Healthcare System to receive a national medal of honor for a horse in their veterans therapy program called Operation Horse. The event is public. Spring Thaw is a horse who gave his all in ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, March 29, 4:00 PM

Texas Roadhouse, Hamilton

Horse Park of NJ Fundraiser


ELCR to Host Webinar: ‘How to Use and Understand ELCR’s 'Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities'

March 22, 2018

LEXINGTON, KY — Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), in partnership with My Horse University, announced a new webinar “How to Use and Understand ELCR’s “Horse-Friendly Zoning Practices in American Communities” guide. Author and planner Christine Hughes, AICP, will show viewers how to navigate and use the new guide.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March ...

Registration is Now Open for Horse Care Workshop Beginning 3/31

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning Saturday March ...

Applications Open for New USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The USHJA Foundation opened applications for the 2018 USHJA Foundation J.T. Tallon Memorial Equitation Grant, which provides $1,000 to one junior rider who has qualified for a select national equitation championship at a fence height of 3' or higher. Completed applications must be received by Aug. 1, 2018.

"We are very excited to offer this new grant to USHJA ...

Zone 2 USHJA Championships To Be Held in NJ and Pa.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Hunter Jumper Association announced the dates for 2018 Zone Horse of the Year, Stirrup Cup and Equitation championships, which provide members with an exciting opportunity to earn Championship Points toward zone year-end HOTY and Stirrup Cup awards. 

The championships are open to all zone competitors who meet the minimum requirements, except the ...

Well This Stinks: 'Lonely' Only Wants A Human To Play With

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 ...