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N.J. Rider To Serve On New Endurance Sport Committee

March 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF).

Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base at the national level for endurance athletes to expand into international levels of ...

Hampton Classic, Old Salem Farm Offer New Hunter Rider Challenge

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 accumulates the most points in open hunter classes, 3’6” and higher, ...

Tickets Now Available For The Horse Park Of New Jersey's 50/50 Raffle

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 event.

The drawing will be held May 12.

For more information about the Horse Park of New ...

Flax-Clark and El Paso Win FEI Para Individual Champ Test At AGDF

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 wheelchairs and have some combination of trunk, arm, or leg impairments. Flax-Clark is ...

Shaughnessy Named Executive Director of Washington International Horse Show

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 from Baltimore, Md., began working with WIHS in 2015 as Sponsorship Coordinator and then ...

Mars Essex Horse Trials Adds Advanced Division; Event Returns June 21-23

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 variety of family friendly events.

"Following the success of our first two years back, ...

U.S. Show Jumpers Win Nations Cup After Jump-Off

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 class. The team, consisting of Wilton Porter, Beezie Madden, Adrienne Sternlicht, McLain ...

Jersey Fresh Returns May 8 to 12 at the Horse Park of New Jersey

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 17th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May 8 to 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams. In 2018 the event was a qualifying selection event for the U.S. Eventing Team whose athletes competed in the ...

Springsteen Is Leading Lady Rider For Winter Equestrian Festival Week 7

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Jessica Springsteen was named the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award winner on Saturday, Feb. 23, during CSI5* week, the seventh week of competition at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla.

"It's really exciting to be named Leading Lady!” said Springsteen, of Colt’s Neck, N.J., who competed two different horses ...

Anne Gribbons Joins Board of Directors Of Dressage at Devon

DEVON, Pa. — Anne Gribbons has joined the Board of Directors of Dressage at Devon (DAD), announced DAD President, Lori Kaminski.

“Dressage at Devon is an historic show with strong traditions,” said Gribbons. “Riding down the centerline at Devon is a wonderful memory for many top riders and a dream to those working their way up the levels. I look forward to being a part ...

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Lord Stirling To Host Spring Nature Ride On March 31

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the annual Spring Nature Ride on Sunday, March 31, on the trails of Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge. The hour-long ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. 

This horseback riding event is open to all adult riders and their family and ...

Lord Stirling Lists Events For April, May And June

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — All programs at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable

256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 908-766 5955

Information on the following events may be obtained by calling Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010 or at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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Weekly “Dog Walks” provide owners and their canine ...

Harness Museum To Host St. Patrick’s Day Open House Workshop On March 10

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Before heading to the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for its annual open house family workshop on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 3-12 will make lucky horseshoe hats and shakers to bring to the parade, fill shamrock candy boxes with golden chocolate treats and play holiday and ...

'The Sleighs of Currier & Ives' On Display At Harness Racing Museum

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Celebrate the joys of winter with the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame. Home of one of the world’s largest compilations of Currier & Ives equine lithographs, the Museum proudly presents highlights from its collection in the current exhibition “Horse Drawn: The Sleighs of Currier & Ives.” 

Until the early 20th century, horse-drawn ...

Therapeutic Recreation Seeking Volunteers For Adapted Horseback Riding Program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable are seeking volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2019 or Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two class options are available each evening from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:15 to 8:30 ...

National 4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Set for March 27-April 7

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National 4-H Council announced the launch of the spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the ninth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting 4-H programming.

The spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place March 27 to April 7. Shoppers at ...

EQUUS Film Festival Announces Meadville Pa. Tour Stop 2019

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The MEADVILLE Tour Stop of 2019 will be held April 12 to 14. A collection of equine feature films and documentaries from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City will be screened. The focus will be on the SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series documentary “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law”. The documentary is a follow up to the rescue of the Meadville “Hanging ...

Spring Reins Of Life To Hold Appreciation Dinner On March 23

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Join Spring Reins of Life, Inc. for a special night of music, comedy, testimonials from the people served, and great food, while the organization expresses gratitude to volunteers, donors, supporters and SRoL family.

The Polish American Citizens Club will host this event on Saturday March 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Whitehouse Station. Friend of SRoL, Darren Devone ...

American Horse Council Announces New Member Benefits & Anniversary Contests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In conjunction with the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 50th anniversary celebration, AHC announced a number of new member benefits, and launched a membership drive campaign that includes several contests.

AHC members can now enjoy $1,000s more in membership benefits through partners Tickets at Work, a FREE USEF Fan Membership which entitles them to USEF Member ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, March 23

USET Headquarters, Gladstone

Int'l Side Saddle Organization Annual Meeting And ...

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Sun, March 24, 12:00 PM

Horse Park of New Jersey, Stone Tavern

March At The Horse Park Of New Jersey

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