Horses

February 18, 2019

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A pair of Clydesdales are expected to recover fully from their polar plunge into a lake near their farm. According to the farm's web site: On Feb. 16, Wilhelm and Gunther wandered from Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm onto the ice-covered lake on Quiet Valley Road.

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NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State University of New York New Paltz will join the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. State University of New York at New Paltz Athletic Director Stuart Robinson said, "I think like all of our programs right now they've ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on ...

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WELLINGTON, Fa. — Four friends from New York teamed up to win the gold medal for the United States on Feb. 16 in international team competitions at the CSIO5* Longines FEI Nations Cup of the United States of America at the Palm Beach Masters Series®. The U.S.’s winning CSIO Young Rider Nations ...

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It won't affect the official results, but vote in our polls below. You can choose more than one nominee. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Five racehorses, three trainers and one jockey account for the nine finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2019 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. — "Not just any day but every day at the barn is a great day," said Sara Garden, one of five volunteers to receive Ariat boots as part of the EQUUS Foundation Champions program, sponsored by Ariat International to inspire and reward equine service. "Everyone has a story to share ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — A training Symposium with USEF ‘S’ Judge and USDF Instructor/Trainer Examiner Lilo Fore will be held in April at the Horse Park of New Jersey. The symposium is part of The United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) new education events, which are part of the USDF National ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey. Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court has ruled in favor of the city which adopted a new rule that would change where the New York City carriage horses pick up customers. The rule, adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation on Jan. 4 is set to take effect on Feb. 15. A  lawsuit that was ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new ...

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WACO, Texas. — Local riders scored points for their team in National Collegiate Equestrian Association Action of the weekend. Kara Kaufmann tied once and earned a point while competing for the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team in horsemanship. She rode to a 72.5 tie in the meet with U.T Martin on ...

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Nationals to offer $4,000 in grants to continue sport education LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association opened the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, an online quiz that tests participants' knowledge about horse anatomy, horse care and health, riding theory, stable management, and ...

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View Survey NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. —The Rutgers 2019 Horse Management Seminar was held Feb. 10, with a focus on “Feeding and Care of Mare/Foal, Stallion and Growing Horse.” Carey Williams, equine specialist and associate director of extension at the Equine Science Center, assembled presenters ...

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HANOVER, Pa. — Larks Crown, who led all older trotters in wins in 1990 and later embarked on a second career as a teaser stallion at Hanover Shoe Farms, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, owner Dr. Bridgette Jablonsky said. He was 34. A son of Mighty Crown out of Lark’s Peacock, Larks Crown was born in ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Board of Directors recently voted to officially adopt the Dressage discipline into their program beginning in the 2019-2020 season. For the past three years, Dressage has been offered as a Pilot Program – allowing riders to ...

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BRIDGEHAMTON, N.Y. — EQUUS Foundation President, Lynn Coakley, met Sophie Baghdassarian, at the 2018 Hampton Classic's Adoption Day with Adoptable Horses presented by the EQUUS Foundation. Sophie had earned her place to compete in the championships of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders ...

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It will soon be time for spring vaccinations. What and how often you vaccinate depends on where you live, what you do with your horses, their age and health. Consult with your veterinarian about vaccination schedules for your horses. See https://aaep.org/guidelines/vaccination-guidelines for ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke and big action highlighted a huge weekend of racing at the Meadowlands Feb. 1 and 2 and they don’t look to be cooling off. Formal records aren’t available, but when it comes to what Burke and Gingras combined to do that weekend, they likely ...

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EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — A proposed helistop at a golf course has local horsemen and others worried. The Ridge At Back Brook is on a 300-acre property on Wertsville Road. The business has applied to the state Bureau of Aeronautics for the “restricted use helistop.” A public notice in early ...

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AIRVILLE, Pa. — When Georgina Bloomberg, EQUUS Foundation EQUUStar, renowned International rider, and animal welfare advocate, wanted to peak her five-year old son's interest in learning to ride, Bloomberg reached out to the EQUUS Foundation. "It was a given, knowing Georgina's passion for ...

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PARIS, Ky. — With Honors, a 5-year-old mare owned by LNJ Foxwoods, delivered a filly by Tapit at 9:10 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Claiborne Farm as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The foaling occurred about three weeks before the expected date, but the ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — More than 100 of the 673 trainers accepted for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, hail from the tri-state area. Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Thoroughbred Makeover will take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Pennsylvania ranks ...

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —  The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group announced that prize money totaling over $240,000 will be awarded at the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Championships.  This prize money will be divided evenly among the nine ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Sitting atop the state seal is the horse, which also happens to be the state animal. The animals are used for racing, breeding, showing, pleasure riding and, more recently, therapy for children and adults with disabilities. Equine therapy is a growing industry in the Garden ...

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Deadline is Feb. 14 KATONAH, N.Y. — The Right Horse Initiative is accepting applications for the Be Mine Training Grant. The Be Mine Training Grant will award three 501(c)3 adoption organizations $10,000 each to fund training expenses associated with preparing their horses for ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Repole Stable homebred Always Shopping, under a perfect trip engineered by meet-leading rider Manny Franco, made her stakes debut a winning one, graduating in style in the $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack on Feb. 3. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay daughter of Awesome ...

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WACO, Texas. — National Collegiate Equestrian teams returns to action after the winter break and local riders are helping their teams. The UC Davis equestrian team kicked of its 2018-19 campaign in a big way on Jan. 31, earning the program's first-ever win in its inaugural home meet against ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Earlier in the week, trainer Danny Gargan said Tax was "bred to run all day," and the Arch gelding proved his connections prophetic, surging up the rail to overtake Our Braintrust and Not That Brady in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers by a head on Feb. 2 at ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The 2018 Governor’s Award for Horse Person of the Year was awarded to Dr. Daniel Keenan, who has been an equine veterinarian in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Dr. Keenan, whose practice is in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, accepted the award at the 62nd Annual ...

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Shawn Reynolds, of the Eastern Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association will serve as NRHA Affiliate Ambassador for the Northeast region. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recognized volunteers from 14 regions around the world as special guests during the ...

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