Horses Top Stories

March 16, 2019

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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       ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — New York-bred Espresso Shot rallied from near the back of the pack to earn a three-quarter length score in Saturday's $250,000 Busher Invitational to close out a lucrative Gotham Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Jorge Abreu for owners NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Following a win in his stakes debut, Shadwell Stable's Haikal proved he could handle a step up in class, making a strong rally from the outside in the final furlong to run down three competitors and post a one-length win in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds as part of ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — The Sussex County St Patrick's Day parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 in Newton. Equestrians are invited to join the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association with or without horses of any breed. Parking for trailers is at the corner of South Park Drive and Route 206 ...

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The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that John C. “Jack” Oxley, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and supporter of Grayson, will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at a celebration of The Jockey Club’s 125th anniversary in New York City on Thursday, June 6. Earle Mack, ...

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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 ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C – Longtime supporter and integral staff member Mary Helen Shaughnessy has been named Executive Director of The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). The show will return to Capital One Arena in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., Oct. 22 to 27. Shaughnessy, who hails ...

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WACO, Texas — Madison Day of Brick, N.J. earned Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (7-3, 3-1 Big 12) locked up the No. 1 seed for the Big 12 Championship meet. In the weekend’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association action, Baylor earned an 11-7 road win over ...

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VERSAILLES, Ky. — Love and Pride, an 11-year-old mare owned by Three Chimneys Farm, delivered a filly by Gun Runner at 11:20 p.m. on March 2 as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2. The delivery went well and both mare and foal are in excellent health.

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — The Mars Essex Horse Trials celebrates its third running with the exciting addition of an Advanced division. Set to take place June 21-23 at the historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, N.J. The event will also feature Beginner Novice through Preliminary divisions as well as a ...

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Somerset, Burlington Win New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl Contests Take the quiz below WESTHAMPTON, N.J. — Young equestrians squared off in the New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl contests on Feb. 23. In the Senior division Somerset County came out on top while Burlington County won in the junior ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Increased purses, big fields, competitive racing and – of course – a dedicated fan base led to the biggest night of wagering of the year at the Meadowlands on March 2. Purses were raised thanks to a $20 million annual subsidy from the  state recently signed by the ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — In the 18-year history of the Nations Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), there had only been one jump-off to determine the gold medal. On Saturday, March 2, another jump-off took place and garnered the United States of America their seventh victory in the history of the ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court again ruled in favor of the city regarding a new rule setting where carriage horses wait for passengers. On Jan. 4, the city Department of Transportation adopted a rule that moved the horses from Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza to three locations inside of ...

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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 ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The issue of where carriage horses wait for passengers will be back in court on March 1. Meanwhile, a proposed rule that would prevent them from working when the heat index — not the actual temperature — hits 90 has been introduced in city council. On Jan. 4, the city Department ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Beginning Friday, March 1, purses at the Big M — thanks to the recent purse subsidy legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy — will get a $40,000 per-card boost. Purses will get another $40,000 jolt on March 29. In recent years, the Big M has experienced a lull ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Pennsylvania-bred, McWicked was named Horse of the Year, at the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s Dan Patch Award banquet at Rosen Shingle Creek on Feb. 24. The 7-year-old horse bested pacing mare Shartin N, 86-27, to claim the trophy. Atlanta, who was named Trotter of the Year, ...

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