Pa. Rider Is Youngest Winner at International Youth Dressage Championships

March 19, 2018

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 ...

Nazareth, Pa. Rider Is 3rd in 2017 Pony Hunter Derby Rankings

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Since the USHJA Pony Hunter Derby, presented by Markel, debuted in 2017, these classes have generated more than $100,000 in prize money pay outs to participants. In addition to reaching this milestone, the program has celebrated the success of ponies and their riders by awarding year-end national and zone awards throughout the country.

"To see the derby concept ...

Collegiate Riding: Regular Season Concludes, Career High Score For Duerr

WACO, Texas – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team capped the 2017-18 regular season on March 10, defeating Fresno State, 15-2, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center. The Tigers improved to 9-3 overall with the victory.

The Horsemanship corps continued its unbeaten streak, going 4-0-1 against Fresno State. Sophomore Kara Kauffman of Belvidere, N.J. bested Taylor Dixon, 73-69, and ...

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

March 19, 2018

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 ...

Racing Roundup: New NYRA Programs, Breeders' Cup News and More

Once around the training track...

...At New York

The New York Racing Association is offering two programs aimed at more horses per race and more starts per horse.

Owners and trainers will have an opportunity to compete for purse bonuses of 5% to 15% based on the number of starts each of their horses make between April 2, 2018 and April 1, 2019. Belmont's spring/summer meeting will ...

Derby Dreaming: Magnum Moon Wins Rebel Stakes For 50 Points

HOT SPRINGS, Ariz. — Mega-trainer Todd Pletcher, the winner of last year's Kentucky Derby with Always Dreaming, took dead aim on a repeat when Robert and Lawana Low's Magnum Moon came home a 3-1/2-length winner in the March 17 running of Oaklawn Park's $900,000, Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The win gave the 3-year-old colt 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points and virtually assured him a ...

Merriman Wins #10,000, 13th Harness Driver To Reach Milestone

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Aaron Merriman, whose quest for career win 10,000 suffered a temporary setback this week when an administrative ruling cost him two 2017 victories, got the milestone mile on March 17 at The Meadows when he piloted Icy Crystals to victory in Race 6. Merriman collected win 9,999 with I’m Feelin Good in Race 3 and later win 10,001 with Gee Wizz George in Race ...

Stepping Stone Farm Earns Vita Flex Tack Room Award

March 19, 2018

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 ...

Goldstein Receives Triple Crown Excellence Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. —  The Triple Crown Excellence Award is given to a rider and horse team that demonstrates exemplary achievement within the equestrian community, as well as showing exceptionally good health and fitness. Danielle Goldstein and Lizziemary received the honor during week eight. Winners received a tri-colored ribbon, engraved silver tray, and sample products.

Goldstein ...

Lillie Keenan Presented the Kate Nash Boone Style Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Top athletes from around the world visit the Winter Equestrian Festival each year to represent their countries during the famed CSIO4* Nations Cup week. One of the United States' top young athletes, Lillie Keenan, of New York City, was presented the Kate Nash Boone Style Award during the $205,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSIO4*.

The award is given to the ...

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 ...

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

March 16, 2018

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 ...

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

February 24, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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Tue, March 20, 10:30 AM

Hunt Cap Farm, Three Bridges

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Tue, March 20, 10:30 AM

Hunt Cap Farm, Three Bridges

Medal Of Honor Ceremony For Spring Thaw, Therapy ...

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

March 17, 2018

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 ...

NRHA Derby Seeks Interns

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The application period is now open for 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby interns. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience within the horse industry, learn essential knowledge on event organization and be a part of the third-largest reining event in the world. Internships with NRHA also provide individuals with ...

Junior Summer Workshops To Be Held at Lord Stirling Stables

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Junior Summer Workshops, which are themed five-day programs focusing on riding and horse care. The Stable is located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge.

Junior riders may enroll in Summer Workshops beginning Saturday, March 17, 2018 at ...

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 ...