Horses Top Stories

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BEDMINSTER, Pa. — For her 50th birthday, all Donna Beers wanted was a miniature horse. The result was Penelope. It is a gift that keeps giving. A few years ago, Beers and her daughter, Kelsey went to a rescue and there they met the little chestnut mare. They planned to come back with a trailer ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Mike Repole's homebred Always Shopping settled off a moderate pace and launched a powerful stretch kick to make her graded stakes debut a winning one the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 6. Patiently guided by jockey Manny Franco for trainer Todd ...

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OLDWICK, N.J. — After more than 50 years of having horses in her life, Maggie Conroy was not prepared for an empty barn when the last of her horses had to be put down at the age of 28 in early 2018. “I have to say, I never took him/them for granted but I was not prepared to be horse-less,” she ...

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PARIS Ky. — Lassofthemohicans, a 7-year-old mare owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson’s Lael Stables, delivered a filly by Candy Ride at Denali Stud at 10:06 p.m. on April 6 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 ...

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TRYON, N.C. —  Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg sailed clear through the Cross-Country course to take top honors and conclude CCI 4*-S competition at The Fork at TIEC presented by Lucky Clays Farm at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Martin, of Cochranville, Pa., stopped the timers in 6:47 ...

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Beezie Madden was the highest placed American, finishing in sixth place in the on April 7 after the final two rounds in Final III of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Final. In a tight race to the finish, the top 10 competitors entered the arena with less than six penalties ...

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