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Equestrian Ruth Mulvey Passes Away

February 21, 2018

Fellow horsemen mourn the death of Ruth Mulvey, who competed in the sport of combined driving.

Mulvey died Feb. 10, 2018. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa.

Her love for horses began when she was little. Each summer her large family would head to the Catskills to visit their grandparents; she would ride Candy or Champ, horses that belonged to her childhood friend.

Mulvey went ...

Serio Wins $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

WELLINGTON, Fla. — For Louise Serio, contesting the $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular is always special. And this year it was particularly rewarding when she piloted Jennifer Burger's Rock Harbor to victory, earning her third title in a class that she was instrumental in establishing back in 1997.

"You never know when you're going to get back here ...

U.S. Wins Bronze At FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA CSIO5* Ocala

OCALA, Fla. — The U.S. Show Jumping Team jumped to a bronze medal finish in the FEI Jumping Nations Cup USA CSIO5* Ocala on Feb. 18 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla.

With Canada taking home the gold, and Brazil finishing on silver, the team of Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.); McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.); Lauren Hough (Wellington, Fla.) and Laura Kraut (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), were ...

Horse Park of New Jersey Needs A Leg Up With Its Footing Campaign

ALLENTOWN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is celebrating its 30th anniversary year in 2018 and is working to update the footing in the competition arenas.

A capital campaign is underway to raise the needed funds.

Starting with the Grand Prix Arena, the plan is to provide a consistent, well drained surface without undulation that’s safe and stands the test of time. The ...

In The Ribbons: N.J. Rider Wins in Fla.; Serio Honored & More

New Jersey Rider Wins At Friday Night Lights

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Feb. 2, competitive Child/Adult and Open jumpers took to the course at Polo West for the third edition of Friday Night Lights presented by The Ridge at Wellington.

Kelly McInerney and Dinletto RK topped the $1,000 M&S Child/Adult Jumper Classic. McInerney noted that a show with so much atmosphere and excitement was ...

Robert Matz Follows In Dad's Footsteps

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Robert Matz and Venturesome took top honors in the $10,000 1.15m class topping a field of 63 starters at the CP Palm Beach Masters CSI3* on Feb.4.

Matz sped to victory going double clear in 35.630 seconds. Deborah Perkins finished second riding Chivu with a jump-off clear round time of 36.371 and Claire Schreder was third on That’s It 3 clearing the jump-off ...

Applications Open for 2018 Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships

Zones 1 & 2 Championships To Be Held in New York

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — After two successful years of offering team championships for Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter riders, the USHJA Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships, presented by SmartPak, are moving to a zone-based geography in 2018.

USHJA is now accepting applications for this year's Championships ...

Delaware Valley Horsemen's Association Awards Year-End Honors

SERGEANTSVILLE, N.J. — The Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association celebrated held its annual awards banquet in Jan. 27. The night was dedicated to Susan Varano-Sierp, a longtime member and volunteer who died in April 2017.

DVHA president Sue Haydu choked back the tears as she remembered Varano-Sierp, who had battled cancer twice. A memorial award was created in the ...

Saddlebred Enthusiasts Gather To Celebrate & Educate

United Professional Horsemen Association Chapter 15 Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jersey held its Mid Atlantic Winter Get Away conference at the Sheraton Bucks County hotel on Jan. 12-14, 2018. Both organizations worked hard to make sure that it was a jam-packed weekend full of fun, great speakers, awards, and special guests.

Saturday ...

USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships To Be Held in N.J.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Applications are open for the 2018 USHJA Zone Jumper Team Championships, which will again offer individual medalists the opportunity to earn the title Gold Star Emerging Jumper Rider.

The Zones 1 and 2 championships will be held at Princeton Show Jumping, in Princeton, N.J. Aug. 22 to 26.

The 2017 Championships were also held in Princeton.

The USHJA Zone Jumper ...

Equestrian Events, February 2018 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail lshupe@tapinto.net

Feb. 23 — Hearts for Horses Fundraiser to Benefit Special People United to Ride, Inc.’s Scholarship Fund. 6:30 p.m. at On the Deck Restaurant and Bar, 10 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 07716, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets can ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

American Horse Council To Announce Study Results on Feb. 28

February 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) will announce that the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study on Feb. 28 at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill.

 “We know that the industry has been eagerly awaiting the results of this study,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “We are pleased to be able to hold this ...

Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Feb. 23 benefits SPUR

Come in from the cold and join Special People United to Ride, Inc. (SPUR) at its Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the SPUR Scholarship Fund. The event will be hosted by On the Deck Restaurant and Bar and will feature live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be obtained for $25 at ...

Author Donates Portion Of Sales To Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the Equestrian Aid Foundation through February.

Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.

Purchase “Sycamore ...

SRF Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...