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Strauss Named Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for May

June 15, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Katherine Strauss was named Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for May.

Strauss competes in the East Conference, Amateur-Owner Division of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. She earned the award by riding All In to first place during both weeks of competition at the Old Salem Farm ...

'Most Beautiful' Race Horse Turns Heads At Jersey Classic Show

UPPER FREEHOLD, N.J. — The “most beautiful horse to race at Freehold Raceway” now has a new career, and he did very well at the Jersey Classic Horse Show, held June 8 to 10 at the Horse Park of New Jersey (HPNJ).

Helene Gregory, track photographer, recalls that Kings Point Grad raced a lot at Freehold and he always was a favorite of hers to watch. “He raced on the pace ...

N.J. Equestrian To Serve On International Working Group

GALLOWAY, NJ — Dr. Kerri Sowers, DPT, PhD(c), NCS, has been named to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Classification Working Group.

The FEI, founded in 1921, is the sole controlling authority for all international equestrian events in Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Jumping, Eventing, Driving and Para-Equestrian Driving, Endurance, Vaulting, ...

Springsteen Replaced By Keenan For World Equestrian Team Consideration

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jessica Springsteen, of Colts Neck, N.J. has withdrawn herself from consideration for the team that will compete in the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018.

Springsteen had been named to the short list for the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team.. As a result, Lillie Keenan (New York, N.Y.) will replace her on the short list, as approved by the US Equestrian Board of ...

Steeplechase Horseman, Eugene E. Weymouth Passes Away

June 16, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — Eugene E. Weymouth, a Steeplechase horseman who was prominent in the sport for decades died June 11 at age 85. He had been in poor health.

Weymouth was born into the sport. He was the son of owner George Tyler Weymouth and was the name sake of his grandfather, Eugene Eleuthere duPont.

His late younger brother, George (Frolic) Weymouth was the founder of the ...

Sports Betting Is Off And Running in New Jersey

OCEANPORT, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy officially ushered in sports betting in New Jersey when he made the initial wager at Monmouth Park  on June 14.

Governor Murphy, an avid soccer fan who has called ESPN’s “Sportscenter” his favorite show, placed the first bet  — $20 on Germany to win the World Cup. He also bet $20 on the N.J. Devils to ...

New Jersey Governor Signs Sports Betting Legislation

TRENTON, NJ — Operators of Monmouth Park and other race tracks have been champing at the bit to start accepting bets on sports other than its own horse racing.

The track is one step closer to doing so as on June 11, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic ...

Could Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational Be On Justify's Agenda?

ELMONT, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes.

When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of the race. He could have gone around again.”

The brilliantly colored ...

NJ Teen Steers His Mustang Into Tractor Supply Store

June 13, 2018

MONROE TWP., N.J. — James Duffey, 18 of Garwood, drove his 2014 mustang through the doors of the Tractor Supply in Monroe Township, N.J. on Tuesday, June 12, about 12:30 p.m.

But it isn't what you think. Duffey is a lot like other high school Seniors. He likes to go out with his friends for a soda. In Duffey's case, his friend is a 4-year-old American Mustang he named "Star ...

N.J. Rider Leads U.S. Team To Gold Medal in Children’s Nations Cup

LANGLEY, Canada — A young rider from new Jersey lead the U.S. team to victory in the Children’s Nations Cup competition at the Langley Odlum Brown BC Open on June 2.

The U.S. competed against fellow North American countries Canada and Mexico. Led by Chef d’Equipe DiAnn Langer, the Children’s Team of Emma Callanan, of Tewksbury Township, Dylan Laiken, Parker Cliff, and ...

Being Blind In One Eye Is No Obstacle For Devon Junior Hunter Champ

DEVON, Pa. — Despite being blind in one eye, a horse named Tztargazer is a champion in the show ring.

Most recently, the coveted Devon Grand Junior Hunter Champion title was presented to the 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding owned by Steve Schaefer and ridden by Chloe White of Berwyn, Pa. on May 26.

After accumulating 28 points across the board and winning the championship ...

Beacon Hill Students Dominate Equitation Division At The Devon Horse Show

DEVON, Pa. — Students of Beacon Hill Show Stables in Colt’s Neck, N.J. took home the top prizes in the equitation classes that kicked off the Devon Horse Show.

On opening day, May 24, Madison Goetzmann and Alexandra Worthington frequented the winner’s circle to make the team at Beacon Hill Show Stables and head trainer Stacia Madden proud.

Worthington piloted her own ...

Connections of Triple Crown Contender Justify Pledge to Support New Vocations

June 6, 2018

ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify arrived at Belmont Park on June 6 in advance of his bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown winner  in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9.

A day earlier, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that all five of Justify’s owning connections, as well as trainer Bob Baffert and ...

Horses Start Their Next Chapter At Old Salem Adoption Event

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — After more than a week of intermittent rain and thunderstorms, the sun came out on Sunday, May 20, not only for the always exciting $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix at the Old Salem Spring Horse Show, but also to showcase horses that are currently up for adoption and horses that were recently adopted as part of the EQUUS Foundation Next Chapters program.

EQUUS ...

Gagliano Elected as Chairman of AHC Board, Tauber Named Vice-Chair

June 17, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years.

“I’m honored to lead the American ...

Horse Slaughter Not Funded In Senate Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In late May, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill without funding for inspections for slaughter plants that process horses.

Without the funding for inspections, the effective ban on the slaughter of horses and burros for human consumption on U.S. soil remains.

Similar language was included in the FY18 omnibus spending ...

Hamilton Farm, Home To The U.S. Equestrian Team Listed On Historic Registry

BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The stable complex at Hamilton Farm, the long time home of the United States Equestrian team is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

According to www.uset.org:

The original farm dates back to 1911, when Wall Street financier James Cox Brady purchased 180 acres in New Jersey for $100 per acre only 50 miles outside of New York City. It was ...

Hunterdon Polo Classic In Photos

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J — Tents lined the polo field at Fieldview Farm for the Hunterdon Polo Classic on June 9.

Despite the weatherman predicting rain for the weekend, sunny skies and a gentle breeze prevailed. 

The event supports several worthy causes — the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ Prevent, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick - Hunterdon, Riding with ...

Therapy Horses Demonstrate How They Help Humans' Mental Health

June 4, 2018

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Visitors got a glimpse of how horses are used in mental health therapies during Spring Reins of Life’s open house on June 3.

Spring Reins of Life is a non-profit , EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which incorporates the use of horses for ...

Equine Events June 2018 Onward

Events are listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To have your event listed e-mail lshupe@tapinto.net. For premium event listings enter them online at https://www.tapinto.net/events/new?premium=true

June 8-10 — Jersey Classic Horse Show, Horse Park of NJ, http://www.ashanj.net/, www.horseparkofnewjersey.com

June 8 — Atlantic County 4-H Open Gaming Show - Atlantic ...

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Horse Care Workshops at Lord Stirling Start June 23

June 17, 2018

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 June ...

Hampton Classic Prizelist Available

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic is set to run Aug. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 2.

The 2018 Prize list is now available at www.hamptonclassic.com.

A new online entry system is available directly through The Hampton Classic website.

Grandstand tickets for Grand Prix Sunday are also now on sale.

Information on advertising in the program is also available online or contact ...

Penn National Revises Green Hunter 3' and 3'3" Acceptance Policy

HARRISBURG, Pa. — After much debate and numerous exhibitor requests, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) announced it is going to maintain its previous policy regarding the acceptance of entries into the 3' and 3'3" "Green Hunter" divisions for the 2018 horse show.

On May 23, 2018, the PNHS announced the 3' and 3'3" Green Hunter entries would ...

MARS Essex Horse Trials Offers Top Equestrian Competition and Family Weekend in the Country 

FAR HILLS, N.J. — Whether you're an eventing enthusiast, just love horses, or are looking to spend an enjoyable early summer day in New Jersey's beautiful countryside, the Mars Essex Horse Trials offers all of the above in one of the most breathtaking settings in the state.

The Mars Essex Horse Trials returns with premier equestrian competition and a weekend of outdoor ...