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Suzy Lucine Honored By Morgan Horse Industry

April 15, 2018

With more than 35 years of experience as a writer, photographer, editor and video producer in the equine industry, Suzy Lucine of Reading, Pa., recently received another award in The Morgan Horse Industry Honors 2017. She was the first recipient of the Favorite Writer/Show Reporter award, as voted by her peers in the Morgan horse industry.

“It truly is an honor to be nominated and voted ...

The Back Country Horsemen Education Foundation: Keeping Trails Open, One Project at a Time

As a service organization with an exemplary record of volunteerism, Back Country Horsemen of America knows the true cost of keeping trails open, not only for horse use but for all users of every kind. They occasionally receive donations of funds, materials, or labor, but BCHers frequently bear the majority of the cost of those projects themselves, out of their individual pockets.

But ...

April 1 Deadline Approaches: Last Chance To Take Horse Industry Survey

American Horse Publications (AHP) has launched its fourth Equine Industry Survey at www.ahphorsesurvey.com.

Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1, 2018.

The survey, which is hosted every three years, will gauge participation trends and management ...

Once Bleak Prospects For A Brooklyn Stable Have Brightened

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Horses built Brooklyn, but in the 21st century they are a rarity in the city.

Fortunately, one stable in danger of closing — and there are only two others in Brooklyn — has received a reprieve. Kensington Stables, offering trail rides in Prospect Park and pony rides throughout the city along with lessons and a summer program, has been in existence since ...

New York Assembly Bill On Equine Safety Code Is Amended

ALBANY, N.Y. — Assembly Bill A4366A was recently amended and sent back to committee. The bill would enact the "equine activity safety code act," provides that an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person, which shall include a corporation or partnership, shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent ...

Photos: Horses In The Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Photos by Lillian Shupe

NEWTON, N.J. — The 2018 Sussex County St. Patrick’s Parade was held March 17.

The New Jersey Quarter Horse Association brought several different breeds of horses, the Happy Horses 4-H Club marched, The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show 2016 Queens rode on a wagon and cowboys and cowgirls from Wild West City participated.

It was ...

Luminary Award Presented to Riggio Bulger By Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Equestrian Aid Foundation founders, board members, staff and friends honored Stephanie Riggio Bulger with their Luminary Award for her invaluable service to the organization.

Founders Robert Dover, chef d’équipe of the U.S. Dressage team and Robert Ross hosted a private party Sunday, Feb. 4, at their home in Wellington’s Palm Beach Polo and Country ...

Ag Truck Drivers Get Another 90-Day Exemption From ELD Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On March 14, 2018 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an additional 90-day temporary waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture related transportation.

The FMCSA is also taking additional steps to address the unique needs of the country’s agriculture industries and provided further ...

Working Equines Are Important Part Of The Economic Impact Of Horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While the equine industry as a whole generates approximately $122 billion in total economic value, it’s commonly thought that the “big three” that are the primary economic drivers: Recreation, Racing, and Competition. However, the American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) felt it was also important to bring in a new sector of the industry’s economic ...

Photos: Horses At Hackettstown St. Patrick's Day Parade

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Horses and carriages were part of the 2018 Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on March 11.

An antique hearse drawn by a pair of black Percherons was provided by Scala Memorial Home of Hackettstown.

A team of Clydesdales pulling a wagon from Willow Grove Farms in Long Valley, N.J. participated.

If you missed the parade the Sussex County St.

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Equine Events: April Onward

April 7 — Dressage Schooling Show, judge, Danielle Toscano, Saddlebrook Ridge, Shamong, N.J., www.saddlebrookridge.com

April 7 — Burlington County Horse 4-H, Advisory Council Open Horse Show, Springfield Twp., N.J., www.bchorseadvisory.com/

April 7 — April Fools No Frills, Fulton, N.Y., ctdunnagan@aol.com, 315-598-3774, ...

Youth Reining National Championship Qualifiers To Be Held in NY & NJ

April 21, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The 2018 US Equestrian (USEF) Youth Reining National Championships are set to take place during the Tulsa Reining Classic on Friday, Aug. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The qualifying period ends Aug. 1 so there is still time for youth competitors to take advantage of the upcoming qualifying events for a chance to compete for the title.

Local riders can qualify at the ...

Tip Your Hat To Spring! To benefit Team Velvet

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — Come meet the therapy horses at Team Velvet, a 501-(c)-3 organization that provides pediatric non-mounted horse therapy for children with adjustment and trauma. “Tip Your Hat To Spring” on Sunday, May 6 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. will benefit the program.

A fun afternoon is planned with activities for children such as making a hat for Mother's Day, ...

Kentucky Derby Party Benefits CANTER PA

Put on your most stylish hat and join CANTER PA for their first-ever Kentucky Derby Party! The event includes dinner with one drink plus cash bar, a silent auction, games and contests, and live Kentucky Derby action. Held at the rustic Blue Hound Farm in Lewisberry, Pa., you'll have a lovely time relaxing with other horse enthusiasts.

A silent auction will be held with fantastic items up ...

Raffle For Trip To Sweden Benefits SRF, Drawing is April 27

MILLSTONE TWP., N.J. — The celebrated Elitloppet at the Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, Sweden is one of harness racing's largest events for those who love the sport of racing. This fabulous trip is a fundraiser for the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF); raffle tickets are available now by calling the office at 732-446-4422.

The Elitloppet is not just one of the greatest ...

Hampton Classic Seeks Intern

BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — The Hampton Classic Horse Show is looking for a highly motivated intern to assist in the following areas of horse show and event management for the 2018 horse show.

Duties include:

• Assist in sponsorship fulfillment, including tracking amenities and hospitality benefits.

• Assist with VIP hospitality activities and providing services to our ...