More Classes Offered For Ponies At Dressage at Devon

July 16, 2018

DEVON, Pa. — Dressage at Devon will have more classes for ponies and renovations to the show grounds have been completed in time for the show in September.

“These classes will ‘mirror’ the breed division in-hand classes. While ponies were included, we felt that classes specifically for ponies would open the field. Classes will include the Colt, Filly, Foal, Mare, ...

Slide Show: Side Saddle At the USET

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The backdrop of historic Hamilton Farm was appropriate for a horse show that was reminiscent of a time long ago.

All the classes in the show on July 14 were ridden in side saddles. The show followed three days of Camp Leaping Horn where riders learned from top clinicians from around the world. The classes included modern as well as historic attired for ladies. On ...

Briarwood Farm's Derby Day Raises $36,000 For Cancer Care

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The ninth annual Briarwood Farm Derby Day Horse Show in memory of Jack Benson raised more than $36,000 Tuesday, July 10, to benefit Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

Over the previous eight years, Derby Day had raised more than $200,000 for the Center.

"Funds raised benefit cancer patients directly or when appropriate the cancer center helps families ease the ...

New Jersey's Chapot Stars At The Lake Placid Horse Shows

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — A win in the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix was just one of many for New Jersey’s Laura Chapot in the second week of competition at the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC.

Seven of 36 entries reached the jump-off by riding clean over the 13-jump, 16-effort ...

Familiar Names Top Belmont Spring Meeting Standings

July 16, 2018

ELMONT, N.Y. — Do the names Dubb, Ortiz and Brown have a familiar ring?

Fans of racing in New York know Thoroughbred owner Michael Dubb, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown as surely as they know their own names.

When the Belmont Spring/Summer meeting concluded, those three were runaway winners in their respective categories—again.

Brown, a native of Mechanicsville, ...

Trotters Set World Records On Meadowlands Pace Night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Although the feature race of the night was the Meadowlands Pace, trotters on the Meadowlands’ July 14 undercard did their best to upstage the main event.

Plunge Blue Chip, driven by Ake Svanstedt, nipped 1-2 favorite Manchego in a world-record performance to win the second of two $128,500 divisions of the Del Miller Memorial for 3-year-old trotting ...

New Jersey-bred Wins At Delaware Park, Elate Wins Handicap

WILMINGTON, Del. — The New Jersey-bred Golden Brown, who went postward at odds over 15 to 1, and Elate, the 3 to 5 favorite, shared top honors on Saturday, Delaware Park's biggest racing day of the summer.

Golden Brown came from fifth place in a field of eight and ran down the leaders in the last eighth of mile to post a win of 1-3/4 lengths in the Kent Stakes, racing for ABL Stable, ...

20th Time In The Meadowlands Pace Is The Charm For Miller

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — David Miller flashed a wide smile as he guided Courtly Choice to the winner’s circle after winning the $701,830 Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace.

The monkey was off the Hall of Famer’s back. After 19 failed efforts, Miller finally owned a victory in the Meadowlands Racetrack’s signature event for 3-year-olds.

Courtly Choice rallied to win the ...

U.S. Saddle Seat Teams Win Gold Under Guidance of N.J. Coach

July 7, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team emerged victorious at the 2018 Saddle Seat World Cup this week, winning the gold medal in both the three-gaited and five-gaited divisions.

One of the team coaches is Hilary Wilcox of Kierson Farm in Readington Township, N.J. Along with fellow coach, Jonelle Chovanec  and team mentors, Cindy Mugnier and Barbe Smith, the team of 12 ...

Rutgers Mounted Patrol Makes College Memorable For Pre-Vet Student

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Ever since a young age, Jaclyn Bird has always been outside riding horses. Growing up in West Deptford, N.J., she followed in her older sister’s footsteps and began riding when she was 8 years old.

Although it was an activity for fun when she first started, Bird has become more serious about horseback riding. She started competing at schooling shows and ...

N.J. Native Wins Youth Mustang Makeover In Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Jersey native Cat Zimmerman added another jewel to her crown at the Extreme Mustang Makeover.

On June 21, adult and youth competitors traveled to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, for the chance to win the championship title at the Extreme Mustang Makeover. With approximately 100 days, trainers and mustangs work on bonding, gentling and natural ...

Nominations Close July 31 For Several 2018 USHJA Annual Awards

Member nominated awards include Amateur Sportsmanship Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Youth Leadership Awards and more

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Hunter Jumper Association is accepting nominations for 2018 annual awards to recognize the significant accomplishments of members.

The following awards are based on member nominations and have a nomination deadline ...

Equine Sanctuary Owner To Appear In Court On Animal Cruelty Charges

July 17, 2018

WATERFORD, N.J. — A woman operating an equine sanctuary is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on July 24 to answer dozens of charges after allegedly neglecting the animals in her care.

Sarah Rabinowitz, 62, of Waterford, who operates Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary, was charged with with 57 counts of fourth degree “Causing Bodily Injury to a Living Animal or ...

EW Podcast “Real Horse Rescues With Susan Kayne” Now Available In iTunes

Explore the Big Questions About What We Do with Horses and Why

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. — Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation released its educational podcast “Real Horse Rescues” now available on iTunes and via

Created and hosted by lifelong horse lover Susan Kayne, Real Horse Rescues is a groundbreaking equine advocacy series that focuses on equine welfare and ...

Turning For Home Turns 10, Aztec Sense Wins Stakes At Parx In Its Honor

BENSALEM, Pa. — Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense took command coming off the final turn and then drew away in the last furlong to win the $100,000 Turning for Home Stakes by three and a half lengths on June 23 at Parx.

The race was the centerpiece of an afternoon dedicated to the Turning for Home program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Turning For Home is the racing industries ...

Need To Sell Your Horse? Website Offers Alternative To the Traditional Auction

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. —There are many reasons why horses are put up for sale at auctions. Often it's due to difficult and unforeseen circumstances — job loss, illness or death of an owner — which can leave few options for finding their horse a new home in a short amount of time.

There are risks involved in sending a horse to auction including injuries during shipping, and ...

Barn At Finger Lakes Race Track Quarantined After Strangles Diagnosis

July 17, 2018

FARMINGTON, N.Y. — A case of strangles has been reported in New York state according to the Equine Disease Communications  Center.

According to the site:

Racing officials and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets have quarantined Barn 19 as a precaution at the Finger Lakes Race Track along with one training stable in Ontario County, N.Y.

The ...

Reduce The Costs of Senior Horse Maintenance and Care

Maintaining and caring for a senior horse can get expensive. Many senior horses require special supplements and feed, and others also need therapeutic shoeing.

"Some of our senior horses cost more to maintain than their younger peers," says Laurie Cerny, editor of " When older horses are arthritic and have become hard keepers the cost to maintain them ...

N.J. Horsewoman, Lisa Schmidt Will Teach Aspiring Dressage Judges

July 17, 2018

PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Lisa Schmidt, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty, the United States Dressage Federation announced recently.

Schmidt operates out of Dutch Valley Equestrian in Pittstown, N.J.

Faculty members are responsible for providing instruction to and conducting ...

Alexa Forman Joins Horse Park of NJ Board of Directors

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey elected a new board member at its annual meeting on June 25.

Alexa Forman succeeds retiring member, Ricki Neuberg.

“I’ve been coming to the Horse Park since I was a very small child,” Forman said before the vote was taken. She said her goal was to increase park membership and using social media to get the word out.

Phelps Sports Founder, Equestrian, Kenneth Kraus Dies

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Kenneth Kraus, one of the founders of Phelps Sports died Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Kraus was involved in the equestrian industry since 1960 — first as a top junior rider and then as an announcer. He announced every major horse show in the country including the National Horse Show, the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the American Invitational and the Winter ...

Equine Photographer, DeRosa Honored By Press Club of Long Island

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Professional equine photographer and EQUUS Film Festival Co-Organizer, Diana De Rosa, was presented with first place at the Press Club of Long Island annual awards in the category of Non-Local Photo.

The photo was taken at a polo match during the 2017 International Polo Club season in Wellington, Fla. Second and third place went to photographers from Newsday, the ...

Can You Pin The Birth Date On The Donkey?

July 5, 2018

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Pin The Tail on The Donkey is a game that dates back to 1899 and has long been a staple of children's birthday parties. A new twist on the game will raise funds for a real life, long-eared equine — pin the birth date on the donkey.

Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of Spring Reins of Life, ...

House Approves $5 Million for Equine-Assisted Therapy to Aid Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 8 the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5895, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act; 2018that included an amendment to increase funding for the Veterans Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Grant Program for equine-assisted therapy. The amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) increases funding by $5 million for fiscal year ...

Equine Events in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania

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July 3-8 — I Love New York Horse Show, Lake Placid, N.Y., 518-523-9625 or online at

July 4-8 — Brandywine Horse Shows, hunters, jumpers, ...

Grandin to Keynote at the 2018 Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference

July 16, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Attendees of the Certified Horsemanship Association’s International Conference are in for a treat during the Sunday night Awards Banquet as Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker. The conference is set for Sept. 28-30 at Colorado State University and the Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins, Colo.

The Awards Banquet is the final event of three days of ...

Racing Partnership Open House at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Is July 23

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a unique opportunity for racing fans and people interested in thoroughbred ownership to meet representatives of notable racing partnerships on Monday, July 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery. Admission is complimentary and visitors are also invited to tour the ...

Durkin To Lead Guided Tours At The National Museum Of Racing  And Hall Of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Retired racecaller Tom Durkin, one of the most recognizable and vibrant personalities in the history of American thoroughbred racing, will lead personalized tours of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame throughout the Saratoga Race Course meeting this summer from July 20 through Sept. 3.

Tours will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Sunday with a ...

Get A Behind The Scenes View With Monmouth Park's Dawn Patrol

OCEANPORT, N.J. — The popular Dawn Patrol, which provides a free behind-the-scenes tour of Monmouth Park's stable area during training hours as well as the jockeys’ quarters, is underway on Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 19 with the exception of Haskell Day on Sunday, July 29.

The tram tour ride starts at 8 ...

Upcoming Events


Wed, July 18, 5:00 PM

Mennen Sports Arena, Morris Township

National Night Out

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Sun, July 22, 10:00 AM

Christie Hoffman Farm Park, Tewksbury Township

The 2018 Tewksbury Barn Tour