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50 Years After First Win in New York, Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Be Honored At Aqueduct

March 21, 2019

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — A half-century ago, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a race in the Empire State, drawing national attention after piloting Bravy Galaxy to victory in front of a packed grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Rubin, who will be honored with a winner's circle presentation at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, Wood Memorial Day, to commemorate ...

Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019 Introduced In Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Horseracing Integrity Act of 2019, has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Andy Barr (R-KY).

The bill, designated as H.R. 1754, would create a private, independent horse racing anti-doping authority, the Horseracing Anti-Doping and Medication Control Authority, responsible for developing and administering a nationwide anti-doping and medication ...

Jockey Wins First Stakes, Graduates From Apprentice To Journeyman

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Three Diamond Farm's Do Share ran down three horses with a strong stretch-drive surge, clearing away for an impressive 6 1/2-length win in the 44th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Gotham Day, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

The 6-year-old Candy Ride gelding earned his first trip to the winner's circle since 2017, ...

Harness Driver, Daniel Dube Wins 9,000th Race

YONKERS, N.Y. — Say this much for Dan Dube…he appreciates timing.

Approaching his latest driving milestone for a while, Dube coordinated it just right, stylishly winning the March 16 opener of Yonkers Raceway’s George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series.

His open-length romp with favored Western Fame ($4.40) not only served as the 9,000th win of his career, but threw down ...

Meadowlands To Hold WHHC Last Chance Qualifier

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On Saturday, March 16 the Meadowlands will host its Last Chance WHHC Qualifier. Two spots are up for grabs in the $200 Qualifier ($100 entry plus a $100 real-money bankroll). The format requires players to make $10 Win, Place, Show or any combination WPS bets on 10 Meadowlands races of their choice. Players can wager more than $10 a race if they desire. Players can ...

Watch Live As Mares Give Birth On Pennsylvania Farm

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. — More than 1.2 million people tuned in to a webcam to watch April the Giraffe give birth at a New York zoo in 2017. Mark Reid, owner of Walnut Green Farm 40 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Pa., plans to capture at least some of that same excitement with a webcam that follows the birth of foals.

The 24/7, live video feed can be viewed via ...

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N.J. Rider To Serve On New Endurance Sport Committee

March 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF).

Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base at the national level for endurance athletes to expand into international levels of ...

Hampton Classic, Old Salem Farm Offer New Hunter Rider Challenge

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the country’s biggest and most prestigious equestrian events, has joined forces with Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows to offer a new $5,000 Mane ‘n Tail Hunter Rider Challenge. 

A $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the rider who accumulates the most points in open hunter classes, 3’6” and higher, ...

Tickets Now Available For The Horse Park Of New Jersey's 50/50 Raffle

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — Tickets are now available for the Horse Park of New Jersey’s 50/50 raffle.

Proceeds will benefit the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event to be held May 8 through 12.

Call or e-mail to purchase tickets: 609-259-0170, horseparkonj@aol.com or buy tickets at the event.

The drawing will be held May 12.

For more information about the Horse Park of New ...

Flax-Clark and El Paso Win FEI Para Individual Champ Test At AGDF

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Alanna Flax-Clark and El Paso, her 15-year-old Dutch Riding gelding by Elegant, won the FEI Para Individual Champ Test Grade II – CPEDI 3* with a score of 65.294% during week 9 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) on March 9.

Grade II is for riders who mainly use wheelchairs and have some combination of trunk, arm, or leg impairments. Flax-Clark is ...

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N.J. 4-H Members Become The Teachers At Equine Presentations Contest

March 21, 2019

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17.

The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 states together to compete in equine knowledge contests.

Members did demonstrations or ...

New York Teen Wins First Show Jumping Grand Prix Of Her Career

WELLINGTON, Fla.— Samantha Cohen, 18, of New York City won the first grand pirix of her career on the final day of week 9 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Cohen and Carmen won the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI 2*.

Forty-five entries lined up for the chance to be named the winner of the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI 2*. Of those 45, 10 went on to ...

Young N.J. Rider Earns Thoroughbred Incentive Program 2018 Performance Awards

HOLLAND TWP., N.J. — Emma Scheier, 13, of Holland Township earned several awards in the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding.

Her horse’s registered name is Open Now, but Scheier shows him as “And Then The Stars Aligned.” Around the ...

Collegiate Riding: Teams Honor Seniors, Prepare For Conference Championships

WACO, Texas — The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team did something no other program has done in the modern history of the sport. The Tigers put together an undefeated regular season as the squad topped rival and No. 7 Georgia, 17-3, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center on March 8.

The win moved the squad to 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference

"Going undefeated is ...

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Elderly Trotting Stallion Finds New Home In Georgia With Help Of SRF

March 22, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years.

In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for slaughter.

Just 15.1 hands, small, very quiet and mannerly, there isn't a thing about him ...

Daughter Of Secretariat Settling In At Bright Futures

COCHRANTAN, Pa. — A 30-year-old daughter of Secretariat is settling in at Bright Futures Farm.

Trusted Company was born on Valentine’s Day 1989 at Stone Ridge Farm in New York. Her race career was nothing like her famous father’s, in fact she only ran once and only beat two other horses in a field of 12. She was then retired to broodmare duty and produced nine registered ...

Statistics Show Most Horses Need To Be Re-homed More Than Once

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), operating since 1989, compiled its data on the number of homes an adopted horse needed, based on the information it has collected from 1992-March 11, 2019.

The number of horses this data is based on is 1,692.

1 Home       8.5%
2 Homes     49.0%
3 ...

Daughter of Secretariat Needs Some Help Getting Home To Bright Futures

COCHRANTAN, Pa. — A 30-year-old daughter of Secretariat is ready to come home to Bright Futures Farm but she could use a little help with her cab fare.

Trusted Company was born on Valentine’s Day 1989 at Stone Ridge Farm in New York. Her race career was nothing like her famous father’s, in fact she only ran once and only beat two other horses in a field of 12. She was then ...

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The Survey Says: More Answers Are Needed When It Comes To Colic

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation.

In 2018, AAEP ...

Horses Diagnosed With EHV-1 In New York, Quarantines In Place

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is advising owners, boarders and riders to watch their horses closely for signs of Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1) after several cases of the virus were confirmed in horses boarded in Canton, St. Lawrence County and Geneseo, Livingston County.

According to a press release:

The virus is not a threat to humans, ...

New York Veterinarian Joins AAEP On Call Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sara Langsam, VMD, of Garden City, N.Y. is one of two veterinarians dedicated to caring for Thoroughbred racehorses that have joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. On Call is a media-assistance program that provides timely health updates on equine athletes during nationally televised events.

Langsam, partner in Fort Lauderdale, ...

EHM Quarantine Lifted In Schuyler County, N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets released a Schuyler County farm from quarantine for Equine Herpesvirus, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center.

Previously the state reported one Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) case and one positive test for EHV-1 at the same quarantined premises.

An aged Quarter Horse mare, displaying ...

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Equine Trust Accepting Grant Applications From Non-Profits

March 15, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — USA Equestrian Trust is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2019 grants program.

To submit an application, visit www.trusthorses.org and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: How Much Do You Know About Equestrians And TBIs?

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.

Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile cases is that of dressage rider, Courtney King Dye.

According to her website: King Dye is a USDF ...

Free Webinar On March 19 Covers Dealing With Opposition To Equestrian Trails

My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resources to Co-Host Trails Webinar

LEXINGTON, Ky. — My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resource will co-host a free webinar on March 19, at 7 p.m. entitled “How They Did It: Dealing with Opposition to Equestrian Trails,” presented by trails expert Mark Flint.

Why attend this webinar? There are a variety of ...

Come Meet The New Rutgers University Teaching Herd On March 30

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Come visit the 2019 Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) at a ‘Meet-n-Greet’ on March 30.

The herd includes ‘foster’ horses from rescues which will be available for adoption at the end of the semester. Students are working with the horses and will show them on Ag Field Day on April 27.

The foster horses include a Quarter Horse Pony ...

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Elderly Trotting Stallion Finds New Home In Georgia With Help Of SRF

March 22, 2019

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years.

In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for slaughter.

Just 15.1 hands, small, very quiet and mannerly, there isn't a thing about him ...

The Survey Says: More Answers Are Needed When It Comes To Colic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Colic (gastrointestinal diseases) is considered by both equine veterinarians and horse owners as the most important equine health care problem in need of more answers, according to the results of research surveys conducted in partnership by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation and the American Horse Council (AHC) Foundation.

In 2018, AAEP ...

50 Years After First Win in New York, Jockey Barbara Jo Rubin To Be Honored At Aqueduct

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — A half-century ago, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a race in the Empire State, drawing national attention after piloting Bravy Galaxy to victory in front of a packed grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Rubin, who will be honored with a winner's circle presentation at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, Wood Memorial Day, to commemorate ...

N.J. 4-H Members Become The Teachers At Equine Presentations Contest

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17.

The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 states together to compete in equine knowledge contests.

Members did demonstrations or ...

N.J. Rider To Serve On New Endurance Sport Committee

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF).

Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base at the national level for endurance athletes to expand into international levels of ...

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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 ...

Lord Stirling Lists Events For April, May And June

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — All programs at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable

256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 908-766 5955

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

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Harness Museum To Host St. Patrick’s Day Open House Workshop On March 10

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Before heading to the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for its annual open house family workshop on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 3-12 will make lucky horseshoe hats and shakers to bring to the parade, fill shamrock candy boxes with golden chocolate treats and play holiday and ...

'The Sleighs of Currier & Ives' On Display At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Celebrate the joys of winter with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Home of one of the world’s largest compilations of Currier & Ives equine lithographs, the Museum proudly presents highlights from its collection in the current exhibition “Horse Drawn: The Sleighs of Currier & Ives.” 

Until the early 20th century, horse-drawn ...

Therapeutic Recreation Seeking Volunteers For Adapted Horseback Riding Program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable are seeking volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2019 or Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two class options are available each evening from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:15 to 8:30 ...

National 4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Set for March 27-April 7

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National 4-H Council announced the launch of the spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the ninth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting 4-H programming.

The spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place March 27 to April 7. Shoppers at ...

EQUUS Film Festival Announces Meadville Pa. Tour Stop 2019

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The MEADVILLE Tour Stop of 2019 will be held April 12 to 14. A collection of equine feature films and documentaries from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City will be screened. The focus will be on the SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series documentary “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law”. The documentary is a follow up to the rescue of the Meadville “Hanging ...

Spring Reins Of Life To Hold Appreciation Dinner On March 23

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Join Spring Reins of Life, Inc. for a special night of music, comedy, testimonials from the people served, and great food, while the organization expresses gratitude to volunteers, donors, supporters and SRoL family.

The Polish American Citizens Club will host this event on Saturday March 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Whitehouse Station. Friend of SRoL, Darren Devone ...

American Horse Council Announces New Member Benefits & Anniversary Contests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In conjunction with the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 50th anniversary celebration, AHC announced a number of new member benefits, and launched a membership drive campaign that includes several contests.

AHC members can now enjoy $1,000s more in membership benefits through partners Tickets at Work, a FREE USEF Fan Membership which entitles them to USEF Member ...

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Sat, March 23

USET Headquarters, Gladstone

Int'l Side Saddle Organization Annual Meeting And ...

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Horse Park of New Jersey, Stone Tavern

March At The Horse Park Of New Jersey

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