Horses Top Stories

January 19, 2019

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Barbara M. Gilbert recently joined Brooke USA’s board of directors to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world. Gilbert is a senior advisor with Castle Wealth Management. Originally from Larchmont, N.Y.

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Open to High School and College Students WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council (AHC) will again offer internship programs available to both high school and college students. Students are eligible to apply to one internship, per year in the AHC Internship Program. “We feel that ...

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular. The inaugural ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to present its inaugural Photo Finish juried photography exhibition this winter. The new exhibition will open to the public in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 20 and remain on display through March ...

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Spectators welcome BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center. Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing. Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders. This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat ...

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners is applauding the “good works” of veterinarians who are dedicating their time, money and resources to the health and welfare of the horse beyond the call of their normal day-to-day obligations. The AAEP’s Good Works Campaign will feature ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com — offering a record $150,000 prize pool — has been pushed back a week to Saturday, April 13. The adjustment will ensure all partner outlets have enough time to run their qualifiers and allow ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced the addition of a new challenge scholarship prize for riders who attend two or more competitions in 2019. The CPI Penultimate High-Point Challenge will be awarded to the cumulative high-point rider competing at the CPI Florida ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — The late Hunter Harrison, prominent owner of Double H Farm and driving force behind the corporate sponsorship of CN and CP in the horse show world, was awarded a Richard E. McDevitt Award of Merit at the Pegasus Awards Ceremony on Jan. 10 during the 2019 US Equestrian Annual ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — An exceptional rodeo, a pleasure draft show and speed horses had their turns at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show which concluded on Jan. 12. The Exceptional Rodeo took place the afternoon before First Frontier Rodeo Circuit Finals on Jan. 10. Kids with physical or mental ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Steuart Pittman received the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 10 during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla. The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation established the Humanitarian Award in ...

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SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. — Nominations are now open for the 18th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis since its inception, the prestigious award is the first of its kind to showcase innovation across the entire equine market, as well as ingenuity and service. Award nominees may ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed Equine Herpesvirus in three horses in two counties, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center. A Paint mare, from Erie County that exhibited ataxia and falling was confirmed positive for EHV-1 via nasal ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A Cape May County horse has tested positive for rabies. According to a press release from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture: The horse, which was on a farm in a rural part of the county, was being treated at a referral facility and was tested for rabies because it ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pulling horses continued a long-time tradition at the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show. The sport of horse pulling likely began in the early 1900s with farmers competing against other farmers to prove who had the strongest horse, according to www.horsepull.com. Now, most ...

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These questions are all based on stories that ran on TAPinto Horses in 2018.       See more Equestrian news at www.TAPintoHorses.net Contact TAPinto Horses at lshupe@tapinto.net Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TAPintoHorses/ Sign Up for E-News to get top ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court has ordered a hold on a new rule that would change where the New York City carriage horses pick up customers. The rule was adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation on Jan. 4 and was set to take effect by Feb. 15. But a lawsuit that was filed before ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Farm Show is underway with horses showcasing their many roles in agriculture in the Keystone State in competition and demonstrations. Huston’s Belle exhibited by Joseph Mark Ryburn of Ryburn Homestead, Washington, Washington County, was named the Supreme ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — There were no equine cases of rabies in New Jersey in 2018 but several wild and domestic, animals which horses could encounter were diagnosed. According to the annual report from the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive New York Racing Association year-end training title, jockey Manny Franco picked up his first crown and Michael Dubb earned his fifth straight title on the circuit as the curtain came down on racing for the year on Dec. 31 at Aqueduct ...

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MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park. According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th ...

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Deadline For Applications Is March 15 LEXINGTON, Ky. — The USHJA Foundation is accepting applications for the Gochman Family Grant, which helps riders attend the USEF Pony Finals each year. "This sport gives us all so much, and the Foundation gives us a way to give a little bit of that back ...

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HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — Equestrians shipped in from near and far for the First Day Trail Ride held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride was the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.  One rider ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — New rules that change where the New York City carriage horses may wait for customers has been adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation. A motion in a lawsuit that was filed before the rule was even adopted, is also set to be argued in court on Jan. 8. Based ...

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables' Mind Control set the early pace and maintained that edge in the stretch, outkicking a charging Our Braintrust to win the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome for newly minted 3-year-olds on New Year's Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Jerome, ...

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It’s a new year and already the “52 Thoroughbreds need homes” post is being re-circulated on social media. In 2011 there were indeed, 52 horses in Ohio needing to be re-homed after their owner died. They were all successfully placed. Since then the post periodically pops up and goes viral — ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Contestants have until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4 to register and make their selections in the Meadowlands Winter Meet Survival Challenge powered by 123Racing. The grand prize is $1,000 & 2019 WHHC Spot The second-place prize is $500 & 2019 WHHC Spot The ...

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NEWPORT, N.Y. — State police are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver who allegedly hit a buggy and then fled the scene. According to a press release: On Jan. 2, at 8:05 a.m., State Police in Herkimer responded to a reported hit and run collision that occurred on Summit Road just ...

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