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Houghton College Honored By Certified Horsemanship Association

November 20, 2017

HOUGHTON, N.Y. —  Houghton College, was named CHA Partner in Safety  by the Certified Horsemanship Association at its International Conference.

CHA’s 50thAnniversary Celebration was held in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 28.

The CHA Partner in Safety Award recognizes an outstanding individual or organization that has helped not only the equine industry and CHA, but the ...

Equestrian News Roundup

Springsteen Tends Bar for a Good Cause

TRYON, N.C. — In addition to the well-attended $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted a fundraising event for Brooke USA on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event featured celebrity bartenders and a silent auction to benefit working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest countries around the ...

EQUUS Film Festival Kicks Off On Nov. 17

The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Helen Mills Theater & Event Space, 137-139 W. 26th St., in New York City.

The EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and ...

Monmouth County Woman Honored For Years of Service To 4-H

It’s been a year of honors for Farmingdale horsewoman Jeanne Vuyosevich. In November, 2016, she was presented with the prestigious Spirit of the Horse award by the Rutgers Equine Science Center. Less than a year later, she received the Rutgers Monmouth 4-H Alumni Award for her many years of service to 4-H.

The alumni association held a covered dish supper in the new county agriculture ...

Dorsett Farms Earns Gold Medal Horse Farm Award

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Dorsett family from Dorsett Farms in Woolwich Township, N.J., was presented the Gold Medal Horse Farm Award by the Rutgers Equine Science Center on Nov. 9.

The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship Program, gives recognition to outstanding equine farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management.

According to ...

South Jersey Carriage Club Formed To Promote Equestrian Driving

South Jersey Carriage Club (SJCC) is a new Carriage Driving Grouped formed to promote, grow and improve carriage driving as a sport by helping people get started, get better or get to the right hands to help achieve their goals.

The club will meet once a month at a central location in South Jersey, likely in the Vineland area.

The club is planning carriage driving related activities in ...

Endurance Riding Is Made Easier With Help From The Green Beans

Endurance riding can be an intimidating equine sport. After all, the shortest distance offered is 25 miles long. But a grassroots effort has been growing for the past few years to help the newest riders to learn the sport, meet other new riders, and compete for fun awards just for their group of “newbies.”

Named after the green ribbons new members often tie into their horse’s ...

Camp Hebron's Matthew is CHA School Horse of The Year

HALIFAX, Pa. — Every year, the Certified Horsemanship Association awards the CHA Stone School Horse of the Year Award to an extra-special horse whose job is to be a riding instructor.

The horses that students ride, drive, or vault with are probably the most patient of all riding instructors. This October at the Awards Banquet at the CHA International Conference in Lexington, Ky, Matthew ...

Horse Farms May Be Eligible For Crop Insurance Coverage of Pastures and Hay Fields

Horse farm owners in the tri-state area may be eligible for crop insurance to cover losses due to lack of rainfall that reduces hay production or pasture growth.

In 2015 the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) expanded crop insurance coverage for ranchers to help them protect against loss of forage produced for feeding livestock.

Farm owners have ...

Rutgers Equine Science Center Evening of Science and Celebration

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Rutgers Equine Science Center will host its 2017 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick, N.J.

The Evening of Science and Celebration is an opportunity to unite equine professionals, horse owners, farm owners and barn managers, educators and students, 4-H members, and ...

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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 ...