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Rutgers Study: Therapy Horses Are Not Stressed When Working With Veterans

November 11, 2017

As the old saying goes, “There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.”

But how do the outsides of a man, particularly a veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, affect the horse? That is the question, Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D., director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center, is seeking to answer.  She presented the results of a pilot study ...

Laurie Landy Honored With Spirit of the Horse Award By Rutgers Equine Science Center

MONROE, N.J. — Laurie Landy, Executive Director of Special Strides Therapeutic Riding Center was presented the "Spirit of the Horse Award" for her contributions to "improving the quality of life for all individuals who pass through the stable gates; patients, riders, families, volunteers, staff, donors and community members."

The award was presented during The Rutgers ...

PATH Intl. Webinar on Special Education

DENVER, COLO. — In early 2017, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) launched an outreach campaign for special education teachers to heighten awareness of EAAT and the crucial role PATH Intl. Member Centers and Professionals play in the industry. Through education, the objective is to facilitate connections between special education teachers and ...

Photos: Team Velvet Equine Costume Show

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Horses, Velvet, Precious and Annie donned costumes with the help of some young volunteers as part of a fundraising event for Team Velvet, which provides non-mounted horse therapy for children who have experienced trauma and loss,

The event was held Oct. 22, at Journey's End Farm.

The equine costume show included, a one-eyed, one-horned (not-so) giant ...

Therapeutic Riding Championships Showcased at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The 2017 Therapeutic Riding Championships were showcased as part of Foundation Friday at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, presented by the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. on Oct. 20.

Riders qualified for these Championship classes by competing in any one of five qualifying competitions held at Columbia ...

Centenary's Lucy is Regional Therapy Equine of The Year

DENVER, Colo.  –  Lucy, a member of the Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC) herd has been named Region 2 Equine of the Year by PATH Intl.

According to its website: “TRAC is housed at the Centenary Equestrian Center, Califon Road, Long Valley, N.J. The center serves children and adults with a variety of disabilities from the surrounding area.  It also offers ...

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Equine Events, November 2017 Onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to lshupe@tapinto.ne

Nov. 14 — Trivia Night in partnership with the Hampton Classic, Wölffer Estate Vineyard, 6-8 p.m., Teams can include 2-6 people, $15 per person over 21 - includes one glass of house wine; $5 under 21, www.wolffer.com/events

Nov 18 — Mix 'N Match HT weather permitting XC, Bucks ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces “Horse Explorers” children’s educational programs

November 17, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present an ongoing children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers” beginning Nov. 30.

Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including ...

Senior Horses in Competition; "Show Some Love" and Share Your Story

Now that the 2017 horse show season is coming to an end, equineseniors.com wants to hear about equine senior horses that successfully competed throughout the year. It’s part of the website’s “Show Some Love” campaign, which helps to promote the use of horses in the show pen well into their upper senior years.

“We know that there are many senior horses that are ...

IEA Extends Deadline for Western Membership Until Dec. 15

The Board of Directors of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) voted to extend the 2017-2018 membership deadline for Western riders and teams until Dec. 15. 

The decision was made as part of a larger effort to expand the Western discipline within the IEA and assist those individuals, coaches, and teams with the variety of recent changes made to the Western ...

Pacing For The Cure's Next Stop is Harrah's Chester

CHESTER, Pa. — Pacing For The Cure is pleased to announce the next stop in the 2017 tour date schedule will be at Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The event will include a walk/run around the racetrack for a $10 donation, a meet and greet with the drivers before the races begin, merchandise and other great raffle ...