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Scott Lake Records His 6,000th Training Victory

April 23, 2019

BENSALEM, Pa. — When I’m the Talent came home a winner in the fifth race on April 22 at Parx Racing, the victory gave trainer Scott Lake the 6,000th win of what has become an historic career.

In doing so, he became just the sixth trainer in thoroughbred racing history to reach that milestone.

“The wins have certainly come slower than they did 20 years ago,” said ...

Nutley, N.J. Resident Wins World Harness Handicapping Championship

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Russell Slader of Nutley, N.J. captured the $43,200 grand prize in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on April 13 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.  

Slader finished the tournament with a $2,518 bankroll to top the field of 108 players from across North America who competed for $108,000 in prize ...

Monmouth Park's Dennis Drazin To Be Inducted Into Sports Betting Hall Of Fame

CEANPORT, N.J. – Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the organization announced.

Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development, operator of Monmouth ...

Meadowlands To Host ‘Sportscasters Charity Derby’ On May 11

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment To Donate $5,000 To Charities Of Winning Broadcasters

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” — two harness races to benefit each participating Sportscaster’s selected charitable organizations — on Saturday, May 11. 

The ...

Rice, Franco And Dubb At Aqueduct's Spring Meet Champions

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Trainer Linda Rice (45 wins) won her first NYRA meet title since 2017, jockey Manny Franco paced all riders with 98 victories and Michael Dubb led all owners with 15 wins for the winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that spanned Dec. 7, 2018 to March 31.

Rice tallied five more wins than second-place trainer Rudy Rodriguez. The native of Racine, Wisconsin earned her ...

Mind Control Ditches Derby Trail, Outduels Much Better In G3 Bay Shore

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stable's Mind Control rebounded from a second-place finish in the Grade 3 Gotham to earn his second career graded stakes victory, outdueling a game Much Better to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Bay Shore for 3-year-olds on April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Breaking alertly from post 3 as the 2-1 second-choice with Hall of Famer John ...

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George And Nancy Williams Join Dressage At Devon Board

April 24, 2019

DEVON, Pa. — George Williams, past President of the United States Dressage Federation and Nancy Williams, an attorney with a special interest in equine activities have joined the Dressage at Devon Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have George and Nancy on our Board,” said Robbie Kankus, Chair of the Board. “George’s national and international fame are ...

Preliminary Derby Added To Jersey Fresh Int'l 3-Day Event Roster

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — A new, preliminary event derby will be held on May 12 during the final day of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.

The derby is sponsored by East Coast Equine Performance LLC, Dr. Ted Mazzarisi, DVM and will be held about noon.

An event derby includes a dressage test followed by a course that features show jumping fences and cross country ...

American Saddlebreds Set to Showcase Beauty and Versatility at 2019 Devon Horse Show

DEVON, Pa. — A vision of spirited beauty and power, the American Saddlebred excels in the show ring, demonstrating two unique gaits to the breed: the Slow Gait and the accelerated Rack. Tracing the breed's ancestry to the early 1700s, the classic American Saddlebred will once again be showcased in a variety of divisions because of their incredible versatility at the historic Devon Horse ...

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Named Horse Show of the Year by National Show Hunter Hall of Fame

DEVON, Pa. — The historic Devon Horse Show and Country Fair was named the recipient of this year's Horse Show of the Year award (for the 2018 show season) by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame (NSHHF).

Winners in various categories are chosen annually by the members of the NSHHF. The events or individuals with the most number of nominations are placed on ballots, ...

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Inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational To be Held April 26

April 22, 2019

UIONDALE, N.Y. — Athletes from the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) will showcase their equitation on an international stage at Longines Masters New York. The inaugural IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational will be held April 26 at NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, in Uniondale, New York, at 3 p.m.

The IHSA Metropolitan Equitation Invitational ...

Local Riders Earn Points At National Collegiate Equestrian Association's National Championship

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s (NCEA) National Championship concluded on April 20 at the Extraco Events Center with several local riders making the trip.

Auburn University took home the 2019 hunt seat title. There are riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania on the team but none rode in the finals.

The runners up University of Georgia ...

Young Barrel Racer Sets Eye On Goal And Achieves It

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — At the start of the barrel racing series at the Horse Park Of New Jersey, Mary Diaz set a goal — to win the fancy buckle that goes to the rider that scores the most points in the series.

In the end she got not one, but two buckles. Diaz, 15, of Sandyston, N.J. won both the youth and open divisions.

Series organizer, Erica Friedman explains that to be ...

Brick, N.J. Equestrian Earns NCEA All America Honors

BRICK, N.J. — When the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its Ariat All-America Teams Madison Day of Brick, N.J. was listed as honorable mentions in both equitation on the flat and over fences.

A junior at Baylor, Day inherited her love of horses from her mother. “She started putting my sister and I on horses as soon as we were old enough and I started competing ...

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New York Veterinarian Honored For His 'Good Works'

April 17, 2019

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 ...

Mylestone's Help A Horse Day Event To Be Held April 28

LEBANON, N.J. — Mylestone's Help a Horse Day event will be held at at Horsemen’s Outlet on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

A donor is offering to match all donations made up to $10,000. Send donations through the mail, PayPal, or go to Horsemen’s Outlet on April 28. Include a note that the donations are for Help A Horse Day to be eligible for the ...

Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program Coming To New York

Oxford, NY — There is good news on the horizon in the Empire State for Standardbreds who are closing in on the end of their career. Prominent New York philanthropist and noted horse owner Wanda Polisseni has announced that the site of her new Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program (PHSAP) is nearing completion.

The PHSAP is Polisseni’s latest effort designed to ensure ...

Volunteer Spotlight: In Good Times Or Sad, Helping Hearts Equine Rescue's Helpers Are Dedicated

PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Perhaps no one appreciates dedicated volunteers as much as other dedicated volunteers.

Julie Stern has been volunteering with Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in Perrineville, N.J. for eight years, “along with the many other long term amazing volunteers.”

Helping Hearts was founded in 1988 by Lisa M Post, who now serves as the organization’s ...

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Local Equine Research Projects Receive Funding From Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Board

April 3, 2019

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities, nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. This is the fifth straight year that more than $1 million has ...

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Coalition For Recreational Trails Seeks Awards Nominations, Deadline Is May 1

April 23, 2019

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Recreational Trails seeks nominations for its Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. Winners are recognized in Washington, D.C. each June during Great Outdoors Month.

A trail restoration at Horseshoe Bend Park in Hunterdon County New Jersey was an award winner in 2018.

This awards program, active for more than 20 years, ...

Krymsun Legacy Lives On at the Penn State Quarter Horse Sale On April 27

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The 17th annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Quarter Horse Sale will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State’s University Park Campus on Saturday, April 27.

This year’s attendees have the opportunity to bid on a 3-year-old gelding by Top 10 AQHA World Champion and Reserve Congress Champion, Mechanic.

The doors open at ...

National Volunteer Week Spotlight: Hunterdon 4-H Leader Amanda Kovacs

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Each year, thousands of volunteers in New Jersey donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the nation who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 7–13.

In January, the Hunterdon County 4-H Association honored Amanda Kovacs, a leader with the Round ...

Berkley & Stewart Team Up With Filmmaker Ron Davis To Tackle The Opioid Crisis

FLEMINGTON. N.J. — Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart of River's Edge Farm are executive producers of a new documentary with Harry & Snowman and Life In The Doghouse filmmaker, Ron Davis.

The film, To Serve & Protect, will chronicle a paradigm shift in efforts by law enforcement through the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (PAARI) to combat the national opioid ...

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Horses and Humans Research Foundation Research Grant Challenge Extended

April 24, 2019

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The deadline for Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF)’s Research Grant Challenge has been extended.

 An anonymous donor posed the $25,000 challenge. If the collective matching support raised equals $25,000 there will be a new, HHRF research grant in 2019 at the $50,000 level.

Robust, rigorous, and replicable scholarly research is imperative ...

The Barn At Springbrook Farm Honored By Pa. State Senate For Autism Awareness

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently marked April as Autism Awareness month in Pennsylvania by presenting an official Senate Resolution to Mary Beth Drobish, founder of The Barn at Springbrook Farm.

Drobish founded the nonprofit organization in 2006 at her 17-acre farm in Pocopson when she felt called to combine her passion for farm animals with her love for ...

Team Velvet Wants To Help Children Deal With Stress

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — “Visits with Velvet,” stress management for kids will be held Saturdays, May 4 and 18 and June 1 from 10 to 12 p.m. at Journey’s End Farm.

Psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards and the helping horses of Team Velvet, Inc. are offering a series of psycho-educational group sessions for parents, and their children ages 5 to 12.  The program includes ...

GallopNYC To Honor Instructor, Suzy Marquard At Barn Dance On May 14

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. — At this year's Barn Dance, GallopNYC will honor its Board Chair and PATH Int'l Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Suzy Marquard.

For more than a decade Marquard has been one of the guiding forces to build GallopNYC from a small, part-time volunteer organization to New York City’s premiere therapeutic riding programs.  She is a quiet ...

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Horses and Humans Research Foundation Research Grant Challenge Extended

April 24, 2019

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The deadline for Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF)’s Research Grant Challenge has been extended.

 An anonymous donor posed the $25,000 challenge. If the collective matching support raised equals $25,000 there will be a new, HHRF research grant in 2019 at the $50,000 level.

Robust, rigorous, and replicable scholarly research is imperative ...

The Barn At Springbrook Farm Honored By Pa. State Senate For Autism Awareness

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — State Senator Andy Dinniman recently marked April as Autism Awareness month in Pennsylvania by presenting an official Senate Resolution to Mary Beth Drobish, founder of The Barn at Springbrook Farm.

Drobish founded the nonprofit organization in 2006 at her 17-acre farm in Pocopson when she felt called to combine her passion for farm animals with her love for ...

George And Nancy Williams Join Dressage At Devon Board

DEVON, Pa. — George Williams, past President of the United States Dressage Federation and Nancy Williams, an attorney with a special interest in equine activities have joined the Dressage at Devon Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to have George and Nancy on our Board,” said Robbie Kankus, Chair of the Board. “George’s national and international fame are ...

Scott Lake Records His 6,000th Training Victory

BENSALEM, Pa. — When I’m the Talent came home a winner in the fifth race on April 22 at Parx Racing, the victory gave trainer Scott Lake the 6,000th win of what has become an historic career.

In doing so, he became just the sixth trainer in thoroughbred racing history to reach that milestone.

“The wins have certainly come slower than they did 20 years ago,” said ...

Coalition For Recreational Trails Seeks Awards Nominations, Deadline Is May 1

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Recreational Trails seeks nominations for its Tom Petri Annual Achievement Awards. Winners are recognized in Washington, D.C. each June during Great Outdoors Month.

A trail restoration at Horseshoe Bend Park in Hunterdon County New Jersey was an award winner in 2018.

This awards program, active for more than 20 years, ...

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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 ...

South Jersey Horse Rescue Has Many Unpaid Jobs To Fill

WEEKSTOWN, N.J. — South Jersey Horse Rescue is a non-profit horse rescue and rehabilitation facility.

The rescue is entirely volunteer run.

Horse care help needed and includes cleaning up around the farm at 5745 Pleasant Mill Road, Weekstown, aw well as grooming the horses,

Those savvy with social media can help with getting the news on the rescue out to followers. Volunteers ...

On And Off The Farm, Rivers Edge Horse Rescue Needs Helpers

NEWTON, N.J. — Rivers Edge Horse Rescue is looking for help on and off the farm.

The rescue is located at 104 Halsey Road in Newton, N.J.

On the farm help is needed cleaning stalls, feeding and helping with the rehabilitation of the sanctuary horses. Less physically demanding help is need in the office with administrative and clerical work.

Training is provided.  

For those ...

Honor An Equestrian Helper During National Volunteer Week

BANGOR, Pa. — Each year, thousands of volunteers in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live.

These volunteers will be among the millions across the nation who will be spotlighted during Points Of Light's National Volunteer Week, April 7 to 13.

National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown ...

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 ...

PATH Intl. Virtual Conference Offers Education Wherever You Happen to Be

DENVER, Pa. — If you have not yet experienced the PATH Intl. Virtual Conference, it is the perfect opportunity to share, collaborate and gather with a global audience of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) professionals from the comfort of your home, office or even barn. Are you new to PATH Intl. or to EAAT? This conference will enlighten you on who PATH Intl. is and the great ...

Unmounted Horse Care Workshop Begins March 30 In Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering a basic 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 ...

Lord Stirling To Host Spring Nature Ride On March 31

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the annual Spring Nature Ride on Sunday, March 31, on the trails of Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge. The hour-long ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. 

This horseback riding event is open to all adult riders and their family and ...

Certified Horsemanship Association Offers Local Certifications, Need More Host Sites

April 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Anyone who wants to further their career by earning a Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) Certification is encouraged to check out the CHA Certification Schedule online at http://CHAinstructors.com/clinics. CHA Certifications are intensive multi-day events in which attendees learn and demonstrate their skills so they can be certified at one of CHA’s various ...

2019 Breedings Available From The Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Harness Racing Museum has the following breedings available for mares not yet booked in 2019:

Pacing Stallions

Ohio - Racing Hill, Art Director, Manhardt, Mister Big, Semalu Express, Well Said, We Will See

New York - Dude’s The Man

Pennsylvania - Pacific Renegade

Ontario - Royal Mattjesty, Sportswriter

Illinois - Yankee Skyscaper

Trotting ...

SRF Seeks Donations For Annual Online Fundraiser

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) annual online auction of fabulous items is scheduled for May 28 to June 4. 

The 30-year-old organization appreciates donations of all kinds from racing memorabilia, collectibles, trips, equine jewelry, sporting tickets, artwork, tours, and others to raise funds for the largest Standardbred adoption program in ...

Meet The SRF's New Foal, Taste Craft Beer Too On May 18

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will host a Meet and Greet on Saturday, May 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the farm at 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, N.J.

Come meet the new foal born to a mare who was recently rescued by SRF. There will also be 65 adoptable horses ready to meet the public.

Sample craft beers and wine while meeting a great ...

Spring Family Fun Craft Workshop To Be Held At Harness Museum

Easter Trinket Cans, Horseshoe Printing & Egg Hunt On The Schedule

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Bring the kids ages 3 to 12 to the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun-filled event of seasonally oriented crafts, horse-themed games, egg hunt and a ride on the Harness Racing 3-D Simulator, all ...

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USET Headquarters, Gladstone

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Penn State University, University Park

Penn State Quarter Horse Sale

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Sun, April 28

USET Headquarters, Gladstone

Garden State Horse Show

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USET Headquarters, Gladstone

Garden State Horse Show

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