Horses

December 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — College-bound equestrians should mark their calendars for the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show, scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 in West Palm Beach. This year the event kicks off with a welcome reception for all riders, trainers and ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Retired Racehorse Project is accepting applications for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15 and accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1. Now in its fifth year in its current format ...

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HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state. Horse trailer parking will be at Halsey Farm at the ...

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Godolphin and Chester and Mary Broman, Sr. tie for owner crown OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Trainers Rudy Rodriguez and Todd Pletcher (12 wins apiece) and jockey Manny Franco (25 victories) were the leaders in their respective categories for Aqueduct Racetrack's 22-day fall meet that concluded when the ...

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TAMPA, Fla. — Several New York residents were among those honored by the United States Hunter Jumper Association at the USHJA Annual Meeting, presented by World Equestrian Center, in Tampa, Fla., on Dec. 11. The USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award honors members whose lifelong involvement in the ...

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TAMPA, Fla. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors elected members to several positions during the USHJA annual meeting, held Dec. 9 to 13. Four at-large board members, secretary, and treasurer, and ratified Hunter and Jumper Working Group appointments for discipline vice ...

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SUDLERSVILLE, Md. — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation has launched an improved website. Now easier to use both for potential summer program participants and donors, the address remains the same www.hhyf.org. Allison Conte, chairperson of HHYF Public Relations Committee, explained “HHYF is ...

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is celebrating their 40-year anniversary of the Western disciplines. Recently, the organization’s leadership announced the locations for their Western Semi-Finals, sponsored by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), ...

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DULUTH, Ga. — Recognizing excellence within the equine veterinary technician/assistant profession, Boehringer Ingelheim announced the 2018 Champions of the Cause Award winners. Lisa Amtower from Rhinebeck Equine Hospital in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and Ashley Cashwell from Bristol Veterinary Service in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has been voted out of committee in the state Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) raffle winner of the trip to the Prix d'Amerique in Paris or to enjoy a castle stay and ride in Ireland is Donna Wenskoski of Iselin, N.J. When SRF shared the news she replied with, "You're kidding." That was repeated a few times ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Despite battling a brain tumor, Larry Lederman was on the microphone at the Meadowlands on Dec. 6 as the track kicked off its “Borrow Ken’s Binoculars” Thursdays as guest announcer. It was a great night for Lederman – and for the fans who love his style – given the fact ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey has announced its 2019 Winter Dressage series. Open schooling dressage shows will be held at the park Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 16 and March 31. The shows are ESDCTA and ECRDA recognized. Contact Ellen Brindle-Clark, 609-351-1054 or ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Little Annie is a miniature horse who helps children suffering from trauma. She also stars in Little Horse Big Medicine, which won a Winnie Award at the 2018 Equus Film Festival held in Brooklyn, N.Y.  from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The story is told from Annie’s point of view as she ...

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SNYDER COUNTY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Health placed a barn under quarantine after two horses tested positive for EHV-1. According to the Equine Disease Communications Center, on Dec. 7, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory in Harrisburg, Pa.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition. The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Take A Wish has been named the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year for 2018. The award, which is voted annually by the New Jersey Sire Stakes Board of Trustees, is based solely on performances in races for New Jersey-sired horses, including NJSS-sponsored races and other ...

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WAYMART, Pa. — Read a typical, classical dressage test and it will say “Trot down the center line.” It won’t say amble, running walk, pace nor paso corto. Therefore, for those with horses that do these gaits, dressage is not an option....or is it? Julie Druga Lamberton and her 13-year-old Paso ...

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HYDE PARK, N.Y. — Viva Sheila, a 4-year-old bay mare owned by Lady Sheila Stable and Edition Farm who resides at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, N.Y., will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online Dec. 28 at ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) announces steps to build on the success of the 60th Anniversary Show by establishing a special committee for the WIHS Regional Horse Show and naming U.S. Olympic gold medalist Beezie Madden as the new WIHS International Show Advisor ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Racing Commission is accepting comments on proposed rules regarding sports wagering at racetracks and former racetracks in New Jersey. On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain ...

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PARIS, France — New Jersey native Jessica Springsteen earned the lone victory for the United States as the Longines Masters Series officially got underway at the Longines Masters of Paris on Dec. 1. The Riders Masters Cup is an innovative show jumping competition launched in 2017 by EEM and ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has more than 100 horses ready for a home for the holidays and every day Adoption fees are just $350 and companion have no fee at all. The special runs until 2019 rolls in on Dec. 31, 2018. Hoping to fill your heart are Fast ...

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MONTICELLO, N.Y. — Name a committee, executive board or organization in all of harness racing, and chances are that Moira Fanning has served on it — well. In fact, her name has become synonymous with getting the job done in the Standardbred sport. On Dec. 2, United States Harness Writer’s ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — New York riders finished second and third overall in the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at the Holiday & Horses Show which concluded on Dec. 3. The U25 athletes competed in the $25,000 two-round competition over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s two challenging ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Trainer Rodolphe Brisset's Positive Spirit kicked off the stakes action on Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack in style, taking the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle by 10 ½ lengths over a field of six other 2-year-old fillies, in the process stamping herself as a filly to watch in ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Cash is King Stable and LC Racing's Maximus Mischief handled the step up to stakes company and stretch out in distance in impressive fashion, battling for the lead while still holding plenty in reserve to outkick post-time favorite Network Effect in the stretch to win the 105th ...

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — Danielle N. Robinson, of Hainesport, N.J., got off to a rough start at the seventh Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md., Nov. 15 to 18. However, she was all smiles as she exited the indoor ring aboard Juilliard after winning ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Jockey John Velazquez earned his 6,000th career North American victory, piloting Singapore Trader to victory in Race 5 on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Velazquez is just the 18th jockey to reach the milestone and one of just four active riders in the exclusive club, joining ...

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ATLANTA, Ga. — The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) has been found in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and several other states since its discovery in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’ Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Nov.

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