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RRP Founder, Steuart Pittman Honored as 2018 EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian

January 13, 2019

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 2009 to honor a member of the equestrian world who has devoted considerable personal time to ...

Yes, Those 52 Thoroughbreds Found Homes, Many Others Have Not

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 — again and again.

While those horses are safe, there are certainly many horses ...

SRF 12 Days Of Christmas Continues Until Dec. 24

CREAM RIDGE, NJ — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign runs until Dec. 24.

More than 400 trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, help is needed and gifts are tax-deductible:

1. Senior feed for a month for 1 of the very golden oldies - $125 each. There are more than 80 over the age of 24. They need as many friends as ...

Applications Open for 2019 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Retired Racehorse Project is accepting applications for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15 and accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1.

Now in its fifth year in its current format and at its current location, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 disciplines ...

Gift Of A Raffle Ticket Turns Into Bigger Surprise

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) raffle winner of the trip to the Prix d'Amerique in Paris or to enjoy a castle stay and ride in Ireland is Donna Wenskoski of Iselin, N.J. When SRF shared the news she replied with, "You're kidding." That was repeated a few times until it finally made sense to her. A recent adopter, Linda Spoto, had bought ...

American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition Changes Name, Focus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition.

The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since the ...

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Lord Stirling Stable Posts Events For February, March And April

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable has posted its event schedule for February, through April.

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

Saturday Dog Walks

Weekly “Dog Walks” provide owners and their canine companions an opportunity to explore the beautiful ...

Join The Team At Mylestone Equine Rescue

POHATCONG, N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue is looking for help with various jobs.

Volunteers need to commit to a regular schedule, even if that's only once a week. The immediate need is on Tuesday mornings, and Monday and Friday evening feedings.

Jobs include:

mucking stalls and picking fields (not glamorous, but necessary)
feeding at the different meals throughout the ...

Team Velvet Needs Help With Barn Chores, Grants And Computer Work

RARITAN TWP. N.J. — Team Velvet, Inc. is a non-profit equine assisted mental health therapy program for children with trauma located on Old Clinton Rd., Flemington, N.J. 

New volunteers are needed.

Position 1 — Two teen/young adult volunteers for barn work, minimum of four hours each per week. This would require some heavy lifting — stall cleaning, field manure ...

2019 Stallion Breeding Auction to Benefit the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame

January 13, 2019

GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame is lining up its stallion roster for the 2019 season and invite owners to put their unused breedings to work for the benefit of all — the breeding donor, the mare owner and the museum.

For more information on donating a breeding or placing a bid, contact Joanne Young at development@harnessmuseum.com or 845-294-6330.

A ...

Mane Stream Seeks Donations For April 6 Tack Sale

TEWKSBURY TWP., N.J. —  Mane Stream (adaptive horsemanship and equine assisted therapies) is seeking donations of new and gently used tack or horse related items for its Spring Tack Sale to be held on April 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Get a jump on Spring cleaning by dropping off unwanted bridles, saddles, blankets, tack boxes as well as out grown boots, breeches, jackets, and any horse ...

​103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show Runs Jan. 5 to 12

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will honor agriculture’s rich heritage and promising future with this year’s theme, Inspiring Pennsylvania’s Story. The theme, which will be represented throughout of the weeklong event, will include related events like a daily story time for children, interviews with real Pennsylvanians working in agriculture, and ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, January 19, 9:30 AM

Somerset County 4-H Center., Bridgewater

New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show



Wed, January 23, 12:30 PM

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers Equine Nutrition Course Jan 23 to May 6

Education Horses


Wed, January 23, 12:30 PM

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Rutgers Equine Nutrition Course Jan 23 to May 6

Education Horses