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Svanstedt Sweeps In Graduate At Big M

May 21, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If excelling with trotters was a course one could take in school, there’s little doubt Ake Svanstedt would get straight ‘A’s.

On May 18 at the Meadowlands, Svanstedt — serving as both trainer and driver — won both divisions of the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-olds on the trot with Six Pack and Muscle M Up.

In the ...

Fans Cheer Maximum Security In NJ,; War Of Will Wins The Preakness

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security drew a large crowd of well-wishers as he schooled in the paddock prior to Monmouth Park’s fifth race on Saturday, with trainer Jason Servis saying his star colt could breeze next week as he continues to weigh his options for the horse’s next start.

“It’s great to see this,” Servis said of the crowd. “Like I have told ...

Maximum Security's Owner Issues $20 Million Challenge To His Foes

OCEANPORT, N.J. — In an unprecedented move in thoroughbred racing, Gary West is offering up $20 million of his own money to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those horses finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time any of them race against him through the end of this year.

West believes his offer of $5 million apiece to each of ...

10 Charities To Benefit From Handicapping Contest at Meadowlands On May 25

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ten local New Jersey charitable organizations have been selected to compete in the Charity Handicapping Contest on Saturday, May 25.

The Contest offers a $15,000 total donation/prize pool, with all 10 charities receiving a donation. Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st Place: $5,000, 2nd Place: $3,000, 3rd Place: $2,000, 4th Place: $1,500, 5th Place: $1,000, ...

Maximum Security Won't Be Running In The Preakness But Come See Him At Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, whose popularity has soared since he was disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans on Saturday at Monmouth Park when he schools in the paddock.

The Jason Servis-trained colt will be brought to the paddock area with the horses for Saturday’s fifth race at approximately 2:20 p.m. before being ...

Tierney and Max Win Charity Sportscaster Derbies at the Meadowlands

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ten NY sportscasters competed in two non-wagering harness races to benefit their selected charitable organization on Saturday, May 11 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.

Brandon Tierney, co-host of CBS Sports Radio’s “Tiki & Tierney” and a CBS Sports Network analyst, took the win in the first charity derby raced of the night. Tierney ...

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N.J.-Based Trainer Will Ride With, And Coach Maccabi USA Team In Hungary

May 19, 2019

WEST GROVE, Pa. — Rebecca Cord of West Grove, Pa., will not only represent the USA as an athlete at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, she’ll be coaching the team as well.

The Maccabi Games bring together Jewish athletes from around the world for competition as well as to celebrate Jewish unity, culture and heritage, while gaining valuable team competition experience.

Among the ...

Historic Coaching Division to Return to Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

DEVON, Pa. — The competitive sport of coaching, a time-honored Devon Horse Show and Country Fair tradition, allows spectators a unique glimpse into 19th century life. As one of the few venues where competitive coaching can be seen, Devon's coaching division is open to entries driven to authentic road coach or park drag. Held in honor of Robert A. Weaver and John M. Seabrook, this ...

After A Year Off Due To Injury, Playmaker Is Back In Championship Form At Old Salem Farm

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — After superb catch rides from Hannah Isop of Pawling, N.Y., Playmaker, owned by JT Farm based in South Salem, N.Y., received the Grand Hunter Champion title during the stiff competition of World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Week at Old Salem Farm.

“I got a very lucky phone call from [owner] Ellen [Toon] this week!” said Isop, who had not sat on the ...

Beezie Madden Guides Garant To First Grand Prix Victory At Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Four-time U.S. Olympian and New York State native Beezie Madden of Cazenovia, N.Y., was unbeatable in the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix CSI2*, presented by The Kincade Group, riding young mount Garant on Sunday, May 12, at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows running May 7-12 and May 14-19 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y.

Before Sunday, Garant, an ...

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Young Equestrians Encouraged to Apply For Sportsmanship Award

May 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The application period for US Equestrian’s 2019 Youth Sportsman’s Award is now open. The award serves to identify future leaders across US Equestrian’s 29 recognized breeds and disciplines and to distinguish outstanding youth for their achievements.

Active members aged 17 years and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, and in good standing with US Equestrian ...

Two Young New York Volunteers Awarded EQUUS Scholarships

WESTPORT, Conn. — Two young New York volunteers will each receive an EQUUS Foundation $1,000 Champion of Equine Service Academic Scholarship to assist with the pursuit of undergraduate studies in appreciation of their volunteer service on behalf of horse welfare.

Lydia Savitt, who helps out at Access Equestrian, Inc. in Valhalla, N.Y. and Sarah Lloyd, a volunteer at Lucky Orphans Horse ...

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Crowns Its 2019 Champions

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) held its National Championship at the New York State Fair Expo Center in Syracuse, May 2 to 5.

The first class was Individual Open Equitation Over Fences, sponsored by Cazenovia College Equestrian Team and Cazenovia College. Adam Edgar earned the national championship with a score of 86. Fortune was shining on ...

Pennsy Rider Wins All Of Her Classes, Helps Findlay Win IHSA Western Finals

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The final day of the 2019 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championships featured the conclusion of the Western divisions.

Julia Roshelli, of Collegeville, Pa. and won every class she qualified for at Nationals. She earned the championship honors in Individual Open Reining, AQHA Team Open Horsemanship and the AQHA High Point Rider. Ironically, ...

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Mark Dively Wins SRF Trip Raffle

May 20, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Mark Dively, a Buckeye, is the winner of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation’s (SRF) annual raffle to win a trip to the Elitlopp or to ride in Ireland.

“It’s amazing,” shared Mrs. Dively. “I’m so excited”, she added. The Divelys have a teenage son and will likely add on to the big win to have him join them.

The ...

Help a Horse Home Challenge Adoption Challenge Kicks Off April 26

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced the participants in its annual Help a Horse Home: ASPCA Equine Adoption Challenge.

More than 170 equine organizations from 41 states and Puerto Rico are participating in the nationwide competition for equine rescues, shelters, and sanctuaries which is designed to increase adoptions of ...

New Safe Passage Program Aims To Get Retiring Standardbreds Into New Careers

ARCANUM, Ohio — Starting Gaits Standardbred Transition Program, located in Arcanum, Ohio, has launched a new program called Safe Passage in an effort to make doing the right thing for horses even easier for owners than before.

Founded in 2013, Starting Gaits is a private organization that has placed more than 600 Standardbreds into new homes by providing transitional training under ...

New York Veterinarian Honored For His 'Good Works'

RAVENA, N.Y. — The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) congratulates Dr. Steve Naile, the March honoree of the Good Works for Horses Campaign, for protecting the welfare of horses by voluntarily training, educating and assisting law enforcement in the identification and pursuit of cases of equine cruelty and neglect.

Good Works for Horses honors AAEP-member practitioners ...

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Tick Control Bill Takes a Step Forward In New Jersey Legislature

May 20, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would provide $250,000 to help develop method of tick control was voted out of committee on May 16.

The Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee made some amendments, before releasing Assembly Bill No. 5160. There is no Senate version of the bill as of May 20.

This bill, as amended, requires the State Mosquito Control Commission to ...

Chester County, Pa. Farm Quarantined After EHV-1 Diagnosis

CHESTER CO., Pa. — A private farm in Chester County has been placed under quarantine by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

The affected horse remains at the farm and had not left the premises for at least three weeks before becoming ill. The horse was immediately placed in isolation.

All other ...

Southern States Triple 10 Horse Feed Subject To Cargill Recall

CLEVELAND, N.C. — Cargill’s animal nutrition business is conducting a voluntary recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels.

The recall includes Southern States Triple 10 (CN) for horses.

According to the company’s notice published on the FDA’s website:

The affected products, which were manufactured and ...

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Journalist Diana De Rosa To Be On 'Because Of Horses" Podcast On May 24

May 23, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — For more than 35 years, veteran equestrian journalist, photographer and public relations maven Diana De Rosa has covered equestrian sport around the world, including the past eight Olympic Games, all eight World Equestrian Games, several Pan Am Games and FEI World Cups. Diana enjoys creating richly told stories through photography and writing and has over 1,000 published ...

New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association Show opens June 9 In Stockton

STOCKTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association's 2019 Invitational Exhibit of equine art by local/regional artists, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open on June 9.

A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be on opening day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton., N.J. 

About 3:30 p.m. noted author, ...

Bring The Horse & A Potluck Dish And Come Ride At Lusscroft

WANTAGE, N.J. — Five benefit horse trail rides and camping at Lusscroft Farm are scheduled starting June 1.

The first ride will be held on National Trails Day, Saturday June 1. The other rides will be held July 13, Aug. 3, Aug. 31 and Oct. 5

Riders must bring their own horse and come feel the magic riding on the Lusscroft Farm marked trail system and fields. Enjoy a quiet, relaxed ...

Governor Signs Bill That Requires N.J. Auctions To I.D. Horses Before Selling

 TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law that requires auctions to properly identify horses that are to be sold.

The Senate of the version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. The Assembly passed the bill on Feb. 25. Governor Murphy signed it on May 10.

According to the bill statement:

If the horse has an implanted microchip, tattoo, or ...

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Para-Equestrian Returns To N.J. After Successful Florida Winter Show Season

May 22, 2019

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — Alanna Flax-Clark, U.S. Para Equestrian, recently returned to Mane Stream (an adaptive riding and therapy services non-profit in Oldwick) after spending a successful winter season competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Over the winter she showed and trained in Wellington, Fla. with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, or “Taco” as he is ...

Veterans Invited To Participate In Equine Assisted Mental Health Therapy, Next Session Starts May 7

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Operation Horse [Spring Reins of Life 501c3] is currently recruiting Veterans to participate in a group equine mental health intervention aimed at treating trauma and the impacts of military service.

Groups will consist of six participants, meeting weekly for eight weeks. Each session is for 90 minutes. The next group begins May 7. These services are being provided ...

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Journalist Diana De Rosa To Be On 'Because Of Horses" Podcast On May 24

May 23, 2019

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — For more than 35 years, veteran equestrian journalist, photographer and public relations maven Diana De Rosa has covered equestrian sport around the world, including the past eight Olympic Games, all eight World Equestrian Games, several Pan Am Games and FEI World Cups. Diana enjoys creating richly told stories through photography and writing and has over 1,000 published ...

Para-Equestrian Returns To N.J. After Successful Florida Winter Show Season

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. — Alanna Flax-Clark, U.S. Para Equestrian, recently returned to Mane Stream (an adaptive riding and therapy services non-profit in Oldwick) after spending a successful winter season competing at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival.

Over the winter she showed and trained in Wellington, Fla. with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, or “Taco” as he is ...

Svanstedt Sweeps In Graduate At Big M

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If excelling with trotters was a course one could take in school, there’s little doubt Ake Svanstedt would get straight ‘A’s.

On May 18 at the Meadowlands, Svanstedt — serving as both trainer and driver — won both divisions of the first leg of the Graduate Series for 4-year-olds on the trot with Six Pack and Muscle M Up.

In the ...

New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association Show opens June 9 In Stockton

STOCKTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association's 2019 Invitational Exhibit of equine art by local/regional artists, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open on June 9.

A public reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be on opening day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton., N.J. 

About 3:30 p.m. noted author, ...

Young Equestrians Encouraged to Apply For Sportsmanship Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The application period for US Equestrian’s 2019 Youth Sportsman’s Award is now open. The award serves to identify future leaders across US Equestrian’s 29 recognized breeds and disciplines and to distinguish outstanding youth for their achievements.

Active members aged 17 years and younger as of Dec. 1, 2018, and in good standing with US Equestrian ...

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Lord Stirling Events For May, June, July, August

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Information on the following events may be obtained by calling Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010 or at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

Horse Care Workshop 102

Completion of Horse Care Workshop 101 is a prerequisite for this class. Students will explore more advanced topics such as nutrition, clipping, bandaging, and basic conformation. The workshops ...

Brandywine Horse Shows 2019 Prize List Now Available Online

DEVON, Pa. — Entries are now open for the 2019 Brandywine Horse Shows, which will offer two weeks of superior hunter, jumper, and equitation competition at the iconic Devon Show Grounds. The event will feature two premiere rated shows, which will run June 26 to 30 and July 2 to 7, as well as the USEF Junior Hunter National Championships-East Coast, on July 8 and 9, 2019.

Entries must be ...

New York’s ‘I Love My Park Day’ Is May 4, Help Spruce Up Horse Trails

CHARLOTTE, N.Y — I Love My Park Day is an annual event that brings together thousands of volunteers to celebrate and enhance New York's parks, historic sites, and public lands. DEC has events at a variety of locations — from trails in the Forest Preserve to popular campgrounds to urban escapes — providing many opportunities for New Yorkers to help clean up, restore, and ...

Drawing For Trip To Sweden Or Ireland Is May 6, Still Time To Get Tickets

May 4, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Only a few days are left to purchase tickets to win either a trip to the Elitloppet race in Sweden or to Ride in Ireland to benefit Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). The drawing is Monday, May 6, 2019 at noon. The winner does not have to be present.

The Elitloppet trip includes a five days/four night stay for two in the very heart of Stockholm. Your visit ...

USHJA Opens Additional 3-Foot Sections Emerging Athletes Program Regional Training Session At Centenary University

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association opened a 3-foot section of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program at the Regional Training Session at Centenary University in New Jersey.

The deadline to apply is May 13.

The session at Centenary University in Long Valley, will be June 24-28 with clinicians Karen Healey and Nanci Snyder.

The 3-foot ...

Save the Dates of Oct. 24-26 for the 2019 Certified Horsemanship Association International Conference in New York

HOUGHTON, N.Y. — It’s time to save the dates of Oct. 24-27, 2019, for this year’s Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) International Conference. The conference will be held at Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., near Buffalo.

This event is open to the public. The conference includes presentations and the ever-popular mounted workshops for participants, who will get to ...

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Fri, May 24

Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown

Horse Park Of New Jersey

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Sat, May 25

Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown

Horse Park Of New Jersey

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Sun, May 26

Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown

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Mon, May 27

Smoke Rise Riding Club, Kinnelon

Smoke Rise Riding Club Open Horse Show

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Tue, May 28

Battleground Country Club, Manalapan

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