Hampton Classic Board Member Agneta Currey Retiring After 35 Years Of Service

August 11, 2018

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 service including nearly three decades as Chair. She will continue to serve as an ...

International Helmet Awareness Day Is Aug. 18 and 19

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 accident from which she suffered a brain injury.

To mark the occasion, the ...

Iconic N.Y. Dude Ranch Rides Again After Foreclosure

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 weekend, has hosted hundreds of families this summer from the metro area and tri-state ...

'Horses In Hunterdon' Showcases Various Equestrian Pursuits On Aug. 4

DELAWARE TWP., N.J. — Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association will host Horses in Hunterdon on Aug. 4 at the showgrounds at 299 Rosemont-Ringoes Road.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per car.

There will be vendors, food trucks, exhibitions and more. DVHA will showcase jumpers, hunters, western, dressage, driving and more. The Hunterdon County 4-H ...

Meadows’ Track Chaplain, Pastor Joe Honored For 25 Years of Service

WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honored Pastor Joe DiDonato on July 21 for his 25 years’ service as track chaplain, presenting him with a plaque and a donation for his chapel.

Fans were invited to join “Pastor Joe” and his family in the winners’ circle. An estimated 100 people congregated ...

Penn. Native Joins USTPA As New Director of Member Services

WEATHERFORD, Texas — The United States Team Penning Association, Inc. (“USTPA”) has hired Stephanie Ball as their new Director of Member Services.

Ball takes over on July 30 for Bailey Gonzales (née Nichols) who recently relocated to California with her new husband.

Originally from Reading, Pa., Ball now resides in Wellington, Colo., just north of Fort Collins.

Horse Club Leader Honored By Somerset County 4-H Program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Somerset County 4-H Leader Judy Hennessy was among four people recognized for their efforts and dedication,

Hennessy was awarded the 4-H Outstanding Volunteer Award on July 18, during a 4-H Association meeting, as well as a dinner reception on July 25.

Hennessy, formerly from Pluckemin, N.J. has been with the 4-H program for a total of 46 years. Her involvement ...

N.J. Horsewoman, Lisa Schmidt Will Teach Aspiring Dressage Judges

PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Lisa Schmidt, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty, the United States Dressage Federation announced recently.

Schmidt operates out of Dutch Valley Equestrian in Pittstown, N.J.

Faculty members are responsible for providing instruction to and conducting ...

Alexa Forman Joins Horse Park of NJ Board of Directors

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey elected a new board member at its annual meeting on June 25.

Alexa Forman succeeds retiring member, Ricki Neuberg.

“I’ve been coming to the Horse Park since I was a very small child,” Forman said before the vote was taken. She said her goal was to increase park membership and using social media to get the word out.

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