Horse Health & Wellness

August 18, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals." Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) celebrated women and their contributions to the thoroughbred industry while raising funds to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) during Fabulous Fillies Day at Saratoga Race Course. As a new element to the ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C. After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the ...

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VINELAND, N.J. — Mannetta McAvaddy of Vineland, N.J. will be a busy member of the American Junior Paint Horse Association for the next year or two. McAvaddy is the Zone 7 Representative for 2018-19 as well as president-elect . She has been riding paint horses for 13 years and involved in the ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — ”I'm walking on air right now,” The speaker is Thoroughbred trainer Jorge Navarro after Find the Money staged a hard fought battle to win the eighth race on Thursday's Monmouth Park card. That win gave the Panamanian-born conditioner 66 winners for the season to break the old ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — The feature class of Monmouth at the Team on Aug. 14 at Hamilton Farm was the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Eastern Hay. Sunny skies turned dark and rain started shortly after the first horse hit the course. After a brief delay due to lightning, the ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome racing fans to get an up-close look at the new Triple Crown trophy in conjunction with Lustgarten Foundation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, Aug. 18. The afternoon will feature the running of the Grade 1, ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Saratoga 150 Committee announced the two newest inductees to the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course: champion horse Checkmate and Travers winner General Assembly. Modeled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hoofprints Walk of Fame was installed outside ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Georgina Bloomberg is sponsoring Paralympian Sydney Collier in support of her bid to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Bloomberg, who is one of the United States’ top show jumpers, has been friends with Collier for years and is excited to help the talented ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Call Paul, a 2-year-old son of Friesan Fire from the Forestry mare Avanti Force, survived a bumping incident in the home stretch and went on to a 1-3/4 length win in Saratoga's $200,000, Grade 2 Saratoga Special on Aug. 12. The colt, who was bred in Pennsylvania by ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The National Standardbred Horse Show was held Aug. 10 to 12 at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Trotters and pacers proved they could do more than ust pull sulkies as they participated in western and English pleasure, gaited, roadsters, hunter, jumpers and games classes. The ...

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BROMONT, Quebec, Canada — Young American rider Lucy Deslauriers won three classes at the 2018 International Bromont. Deslauriers, 19, of Brewster, N.Y. and her mount Hester won the Quebec Original Grand Prix at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park during International Bromont I on July 30. The ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS,  Ill. — Chad Brown became only the third trainer of Thoroughbred horses to send out the winner of the Grade 1 Arlington Million, Arlington Park's signature race three times, when Carlos E. Lavin's Chilean-bred Robert Bruce won the 36th running of North America's first million ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. —  In honor of her many years of dedication and hard work, the Hampton Classic Horse Show is naming its famed Boutique Garden after longtime Board member and former chairman Agneta Currey. Agneta is retiring from the Classic’s Board of Directors after more than 35 years of ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Ever wonder what the judges are really thinking? How they came up with the scores? Dressage with the Experts gives you the inside track. An over-ear style personal receiver allows spectators to follow all the commentary of some of the foremost experts in the world of dressage. For ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) honored police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics during First Responders Appreciation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 1. First Responders Appreciation Day was presented by Brookview Village.    The day featured ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Jonathan Corrigan of Southampton, N.Y., claimed both first and second place in the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix, presented by Purina Horse Feed, on Aug. 4, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which continues through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Racing over the jumps returned to the Jersey Shore Thursday when Monmouth Park carded three races sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association — two for maidens and one for handicap horses. The husband and wife team of trainer Kate and jockey Bernie Dalton scored a training ...

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ADDISON, N.Y. — The New York State Dept of Agriculture and Markets confirmed the state’s first 2018 West Nile Virus case, according to the Equine Disease Communications Center. http://equinediseasecc.org/alerts/outbreaks The horse, from Addison, Steuben County N.Y., a 15-year old gelding, ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — Pony Club members returned to Tryon International Equestrian Center for the USPC Charles Owen 2018 Championships East, presented by Flair, LLC and Airowear July 25 to 29, 2018. There was great competition in dressage, eventing, quiz, show jumping and tetrathlon but the ...

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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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Equine laminitis is a devastating condition impacting the equine population for decades, but despite research and development, progress has not advanced in reaching a solution. Most recent research however has indicated that there might be a connection between the bacterial species present in the ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — Riders from New York and New Jersey headed north for the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival. Competition at the Vermont Summer Festival runs for six consecutive weeks through Aug. 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vt. Simons Back in the Tack After 17-Year ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The International Equestrian Group (IEG), managing entity of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show (RCPHS), has announced the postponement of the 2018 edition of the show due to competition conflicts slated during the event's time frame. IEG has also confirmed the 2019 Rolex Central ...

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ELKTON, Md. — Two prominent organizations within the steeplechase community, the National Steeplechase Foundation and the Temple Gwathmey Fund, are merging to form the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation. The new Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, will continue ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The ninth Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day, will be held Aug. 18 and 19. Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day is a campaign event designed to educate people about the importance of wearing a helmet, following dressage Olympian Courtney King-Dye’s ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — For the 11th time in the history of the event, Zone 2 show jumpers claimed Young Rider team gold in team competition at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships. The international affair took place at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y., Aug. 1 to 5. On Aug. 3, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Hambletonian Day on Aug. 4 served as the grand finale of the Meadowlands racing meet. Trainer Rick Zeron, an admitted crier, had reason to well up after the 93rd Hambletonian. Not only had the veteran horseman won the trotting classic in his first try. His son Scott was ...

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KERHONKSON, N.Y. — Summer is in full swing at the iconic Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, the place generations of families have visited annually to see their favorite horses and breathe the clean, mountain air.  Pine Ridge, which had its soft opening on April 2 and grand reopening on Memorial Day ...

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