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Centenary's Dowling Giving Clinic at College Preparatory Invitational

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Centenary University's IHSA Coach Michael Dowling conducts a clinic at the 2017 College Preparatory Invitational. Credits: Provided
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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Centenary University's IHSA Team Coach and Professor Michael Dowling has agreed to return as clinician for the College Prep Invitational horse show weekend, Jan. 12-14, 2018, at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, Fla.

The clinic, which has space for 24 riders, is currently full, but there is a cancellation list and CPI attendees are encouraged to audit the clinic. For more information, go to http://www.collegeprepinvitational.com.

A well-known and respected horseman, Dowling is a professor of Equine Studies at Centenary University. He serves as the coach for Centenary’s nationally ranked IHSA team, which has maintained a steady position at the top of the IHSA standings after winning the national title three times in the previous six years, having produced three Cacchione Cup winners during this same time period.

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After completing his undergraduate studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut and continuing his graduate studies at the University of Lancaster in Lancashire, England, Dowling opened Windham Hill training facility in northwest New Jersey. There he focused on training and preparing horses and riders for the show ring.

Dowling’s philosophy uses the forward riding system of teaching and training to incorporate flatwork and gymnastics to develop the skills necessary for riders. Riders in his program have qualified for the ASPCA Maclay Finals, USEF Pessoa Medal FInals, USET Finals, Young Riders, USEF Junior Hunter Finals, USEF Pony Hunter Finals and Indoors, with many of riders placing or winning at these and other esteemed shows.

“We are so excited that an excellent trainer and coach like Michael Dowling will join us again as clinician this year,” said CPI President Lindsay Martin. “Young riders participating in and auditing the clinic will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best coaches in the IHSA.”

About the College Preparatory Invitational

The CPI is a three-day event designed to educate student riders about the different formats of college equestrian competitions and provide riders with resources to help them create their desired college equestrian experience. Riders in grades 8 through 12 have a chance to win scholarships in hunt seat equitation competition and participate in educational presentations throughout the event. In an effort to encourage academic excellence and embed social integrity as a lifelong commitment to the equestrian sport, the CPI Scholarship and Educational Fund also awards riders the opportunity to win scholarships for academics and community service. To learn more about the CPI, please visit www.collegeprepinvitational.com.

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Equestrian Events January, 2018 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to lshupe@tapinto.net

Jan. 6 — Barrel Racing, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., 908-963-1989, http://horseparkofnewjersey.com

Jan.  6-13 — Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, Pa., www.farmshow.pa.gov 

CANCELED Jan. 9 and 11 — Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry, 8:30 ...

2018 Stallion Breeding Auction to Benefit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

January 19, 2018

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is lining up its stallion roster for the 2018 season. Stallion or breeding owners are invited to put their breedings to work for the benefit of all – the breeding donor, the mare owner and the Harness Racing Museum.

For information on donating a breeding or placing a bid and would like more information, please contact ...

Tickets To 'Springsteen on Broadway' Among Auction Items

GLADSTONE, N.J. — On Friday, Jan. 19, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation will be hosting a benefit event at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

The "Triumph in Tryon" gala, co-chaired by Jim and Haity McNerney, will help raise funds for the USET Foundation to further support the USET athletes as they prepare to compete at the 2018 FEI ...

Museum Presents 1920s Thoroughbred Racing-themed Murder Mystery On Jan. 20

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will play host to a 1920s thoroughbred racing-themed murder mystery event on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Tickets are $125 for Museum members and $150 for the public. They may be purchased at https://mysteryattheracingmuseum.eventbrite.com or by calling (518) 584-0400 ...

EQUUS Film Festival Announces Camden, S.C. Tour Stop

The second EQUUS Film Festival Tour Stop of 2018 will be hosted by the Marley Project and Classically Carolina.  It will be held at the Little Theater in Camden, S.C., Feb. 23 to 25 on two screens. A collection of equine films, fresh from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City, will be screened. Films will be presented along with a mid-winter equestrian art, literary and food ...

Help Out At The Horse Park of New Jersey

The Horse Park of New Jersey hosts many equestrian events throughout the year thanks to the help of many volunteers. More help is always welcomed.

Here's the Horse Park's Winter Wish list:

Plowing and salting the park roads, even just one time
Donating a chain saw or other equipment to help with post-storm clean up
Providing snow and ground maintenance equipment, ...

BB Advises Barking Dog

BB is a lovely, intelligent Arabian mare. Life can be pretty quiet at home and she had become bored with the daily routine. She discussed this with her owner, animal communicator Anita Curtis and she decided that she would like to give advice to animals who were having problems. Due to opposable thumb problems, Curtis agreed to do the typing and computer work as long as she was allowed to give ...