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#RideForHorses Online Auction Runs Through Feb. 25

February 21, 2018

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. #RideForHorses is the nationwide effort of the EQUUS Foundation to inspire and engage everyone who cares about horses to help ensure the welfare of all of America's horses

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Local Equine Rescues Invited To Participate In Help A Horse Day

NEW YORK—The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has opened registration for its fifth annual ASPCA Help a Horse Day contest.

The nationwide competition for equine rescues and sanctuaries is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work rescues do to find homes for horses. This year’s contest has been expanded to ...

New York Volunteer Honored By EQUUS Foundation

HONEOYE, N.Y. — "Jolene is just one of many that we care for and love until we can find them a forever home," said Deb Bott, of the mammoth mule who was rescued from the kill pen by Begin Again Rescue where Bott volunteers.

Bott, is being honored by Ariat International for her volunteer service on behalf of horse welfare. She will receive a pair of Ariat boots. Ariat sponsors ...

500+ Retired Racehorses Helped by New Vocations in 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program had 398 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses go through the program in 2017, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, 125 horses remained in the program throughout the new-year transition, receiving rehabilitative care or transitional training with hopes of placement in 2018. 

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Mylestone Valentines Help Rescued Horses

Instead of candy or flowers that will soon be gone, send a Valentine's gift sponsorship to help a rescued horse at Mylestone Equine Rescue.

Valentine sweeties to choose from this year are Scout, Misty, Ghost, Jackson and Piper. If you just can't decide, Mylestone can choose a horse for you, one in particular need who may have pressing medical or other needs at the moment.

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Many Local Trainers Accepted For Thoroughbred Makeover

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A record 794 trainers have been accepted to compete for their share of $100,000 in prize money at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

The competition will be held Oct. 4-7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. It is a 37 percent increase from the 578 trainers accepted in 2017.

Pennsylvania, with 77 trainers, ...

Rescue Roundup: #Rideforhorses Event Held in Florida; Sign up For Help A Horse Day

Horses Find New Homes At #Rideforhorses Event in Florida

Hundreds of visitors from famous riders and equestrians competing at the Winter Equestrian Festival to local horse lovers of all ages took part in the first ever #RideForHorses Rally sponsored by Upper Echelon Academy (UEA) to benefit the EQUUS Foundation on Jan. 15 at Cloverleaf Farm in Wellington, Fla.

#RideForHorses is the ...

Killean Cut Kid Is Fully Recovered, Ready For New Home

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Killean Cut Kid, now a 13-year-old gelding, the son of Mach Three who earned $315,239 in his career, is ready for a home nearly six months after he was found in a Louisiana kill pen. 

It was noted on Facebook, by the owner that the horse was deceased. Kid was helped by a volunteer group on Facebook, Save Our Standardbreds From Slaughter (SOSS), and ...

Rescues Can Apply For Free Vaccines, Deadline is Feb. 1

Equine rescue and retirement facilities are invited to apply for free vaccines through the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC), a program sponsored by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health.  

The deadline to apply for spring vaccines is Feb. 1.

Qualifying equine facilities will be provided with equine vaccines protecting against eastern ...

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 ...