Equine Rescue

September 20, 2018

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is offering an adoption special through Oct. 15, 2018. The fee for all horses is $350 and companion horses have no fee at all.   There are more than 100 to choose from, most are not on the SRF website yet because they come and ...

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UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, ...

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GRANTVILLE, Pa. — CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) will name three recipients for its annual training and educational scholarship program created to honor the memory of Becky Julian, an educator and Thoroughbred advocate. The scholarships of $500 each are to be used for training purposes only such as ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — Animal Adoption Day celebrated its eighth year at the Hampton Classic on Aug. 27, with rescue dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island and beyond on hand. Participating rescues and shelters included: Animal Rescue of the Hamptons, ...

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Most horses will have multiple homes during their lifetimes, but thousands of horses each year are at risk for abuse or neglect when their owners can no longer care for them. Over 75,000 American horses were shipped over the border for slaughter in 2017 — most were young, healthy and have untapped ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 4-7. The TCA ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, July 24, Jeanne Ryan, 52, of Goshen, was found guilty after a bench trial before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill on 10 felony counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in connection with the death ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation working to save more than three dozen Standardbreds due to ship to the slaughterhouse.  As of Aug. 8, 13 had been diverted but 25 were still at risk. Some were tagged for the trip on Aug. 8, a few have until Friday, Aug. 10. Those ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Retrained and Remarkable Challenge has pass the half-way mark.   Since the program was launched on March 1, 50 horses have been adopted out of a goal of 100. The Challenge was created to bring about a fundamental change in how former ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Whether it's talking to other rescuers or seeing presentations of innovative ideas and practices that really work, attendees will be inspired to think outside the box at the 2018 Homes for Horses Coalition Conference, Sept. 21 to 23 in Orlando, Fla. This is the only national ...

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DOVER PLAINS, N.Y. — Danica Rix-Wayne is one of five Champions selected to receive a pair of Ariat boots in recognition of her volunteer service on behalf of horse welfare. Ariat International sponsors the EQUUS Foundation's Champions program to inspire and reward equine service. Five people are ...

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Nominations are open for the The Retired Racehorse Project’s 2018 Ira Schulman Thoroughbred Rehoming Award, which will be presented at the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, in October  at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. This award celebrates the legacy of Ira Schulman, the ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — "Every once in a while, something special crosses your path, and with that, an opportunity presents itself. And so it is with Lafitte De Muze," said Cheryl Olsten. Back in October of 2017, Olsten and her trainer and rider Amanda Steege, who is based at Ashmeadow Farm in Far ...

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WATERFORD, N.J. — A woman operating an equine sanctuary is scheduled to appear in Camden County Superior Court on July 24 to answer dozens of charges after allegedly neglecting the animals in her care. Sarah Rabinowitz, 62, of Waterford, who operates Labrador Hill Equine Sanctuary, was charged ...

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Explore the Big Questions About What We Do with Horses and Why KINDERHOOK, N.Y. — Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation released its educational podcast “Real Horse Rescues” now available on iTunes and via www.RHRPodcast.com. Created and hosted by lifelong horse lover Susan Kayne, Real Horse ...

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BENSALEM, Pa. — Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense took command coming off the final turn and then drew away in the last furlong to win the $100,000 Turning for Home Stakes by three and a half lengths on June 23 at Parx. The race was the centerpiece of an afternoon dedicated to the Turning for Home ...

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NEW HOLLAND, Pa. —There are many reasons why horses are put up for sale at auctions. Often it's due to difficult and unforeseen circumstances — job loss, illness or death of an owner — which can leave few options for finding their horse a new home in a short amount of time. There are risks ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Retired Racehorse Project announced a new special award will be offered at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, taking place Oct. 4 to 7 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, New York Racing Association, and New York ...

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Justify arrived at Belmont Park on June 6 in advance of his bid to become racing's 13th Triple Crown winner  in the 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 9. A day earlier, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — After more than a week of intermittent rain and thunderstorms, the sun came out on Sunday, May 20, not only for the always exciting $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix at the Old Salem Spring Horse Show, but also to showcase horses that are currently up for adoption and horses that ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — In the 10th year of partnership between the American Association of Equine Practitioners and Merck Animal Health, the Unwanted Horse Veterinary Relief Campaign (UHVRC) provided 3,500 doses of vaccines. The donated vaccines are to protect horses from eastern equine encephalitis ...

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MILLSTONE TWP., N.J. — The annual fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF), the raffle to win a trip to the fabulous Elitloppet race in Sweden, has some terrific history behind it. First, the winner is Adam Skipper of Hardwick, N.J. The story behind it all starts with the ...

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PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year will hold an open house on May 6 in honor of Help A Horse Day. In the last 10 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between. At the open ...

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue, based in Pohatcong Township, N.J. will hold a Help A Horse Day fundraiser on Saturday April 28, at Horsemen’s Outlet, 37 Molasses Hill Rd., Lebanon, N.J. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This year, one donor is offering to ...

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Horseplayers can make tax-deductible donations through self-service terminals OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Horseplayers cashing winning tickets at New York Racing Association tracks can now share their good fortune with retired thoroughbreds by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Thoroughbred ...

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MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Some Standardbreds in imminent danger of shipping to slaughter were returned to their former owners, but others await help. Since Friday, April 20, of the 21 horses weighed and tagged to ship for slaughter: Mr. Mystic N was helped by his past owner, Eric Goodell, ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — ASPCA Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 — a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse ...

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GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — This year, more than 250 mustangs will find new homes across the United States through the TIP Challenge. The TIP Challenge was created by the MHF to increase the adoption of Bureau of Land Management-housed American Mustangs and burros through in-hand gentling/training ...

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MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. —  The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) invites all to a Meet & Greet, Ride, Drive a Standarbred on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the farm at 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, N.J. Meet more than 65 horses available for adoption, and ...

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TRYON, N.C. — The Organizing Committee of the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) is proud to announce the non-profit organization Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, has been chosen as the "Official Charity for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018" taking place at Tryon ...

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