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American Horse Council Meets With FMCSA About Driver Requirements

February 22, 2018

The American Horse Council met with Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Deputy Administrator and leadership team in mid-February in response to a letter sent to Secretary Chao on Jan. 28, 2018. AHC staff went to DOT headquarters to raise the industry’s concerns and solicit clarification on how the existing regulations should ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Rutgers Seminar Focuses On Equine Gastrointestinal Health

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Horse owners gathered on a rainy Feb. 11 to learn more about gastrointestinal health and management at the Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University got things started with “How does physically effective fiber behave in the equine gut? – A ...

Pony Club Inducts Pa. Alumni Into Academy of Achievement.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Equine enthusiasts and Pony Club members and leaders converged on the Galt House Hotel, in Louisville, Ky. Jan. 24 to 28, for the 2018 Equine Symposium and Convention hosted by United States Pony Club.

More than 600 attendees were treated to more than 60 educational workshops, presentations, and interactive learning experiences on a variety of equine topics.

Every ...

Bill Aims To Eliminate Sales Tax On N.J. Horse Stalls

A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental was introduced on Feb. 1 in the New Jersey Assembly by Ronald Dancer. 

Separately stated charges for stall rental became subject to sales tax on Oct. 1, 2006. Such charges are treated as the “furnishing of space for storage.”

This bill would clarify the sales tax collection responsibilities of horse boarding ...

Certified Horsemanship Association Offering Clinics In New York

HOUGHTON, N.Y. — The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) will offer several chances to become a Certified Riding Instructor at clinics in New York state.

CHA has been certifying riding instructors afor the past 50 years, and in 2018, many more will become certified at a CHA Certification Clinic.

Find a certification clinic to attend in 2018 online at ...

N.J. Equine Artists' Association Accepting Entries For Juried Show

STOCKTON, N.J. — Submissions are being sought for the New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s National Juried Exhibition, “NJEAA Art of the Horse.”

The eighth biennial exhibit will be held May 20 to June 17, 2018 at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J.

Entries should depict a horse in any setting.

The show is open to artists 18 and over. Original work in ...

Maggi Romano Honored As NJ's Horseperson Of The Year

The 2017 New Jersey Horseperson of the Year has worked tirelessly for numerous equine organizations. Maggi Romano, 63, of Millstone, received the honor at the 61st annual New Jersey Breeders Luncheon, held on Jan. 28 at O’Connor’s Restaurant, in Easthampton.

Romano has served as president of the New Jersey Horse Council (NJHC) and represented the NJHC at the American Horse Council ...

Scholars, Volunteers And Top NJ Horses Of 2017 Honored

 

The 61st Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon was held on Sunday at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Eastampton.

Nancy Murray was honored as Horse Park of NJ Volunteer of the Year:

A retired nurse-anesthesiologist from Lanoka Harbor, she has been volunteering at the horse park for the past three years, helping with hospitality, back-up horse ambulance and running ...

Wanted: A Few Good Horses, Pa. State Police Seeks Donations

HERSHEY, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Police is once again looking for a few good horses.

The force’s 26-horse mounted patrol unit is seeking donations of horses to be used statewide for searches, crowd control, security, and patrol operations of remote areas. As a secondary function, the animals participate in parades, demonstrations, and other community events.

Horses must be ...

Equestrian Events, February 2018 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to list your dates e-mail lshupe@tapinto.net

Feb. 23 — Hearts for Horses Fundraiser to Benefit Special People United to Ride, Inc.’s Scholarship Fund. 6:30 p.m. at On the Deck Restaurant and Bar, 10 Simon Lake Drive, Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 07716, live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets can ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

American Horse Council To Announce Study Results on Feb. 28

February 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council Foundation (AHCF) will announce that the results of its 2017 Economic Impact Study on Feb. 28 at a reception with the Congressional Horse Caucus on Capitol Hill.

 “We know that the industry has been eagerly awaiting the results of this study,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “We are pleased to be able to hold this ...

Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Feb. 23 benefits SPUR

Come in from the cold and join Special People United to Ride, Inc. (SPUR) at its Hearts for Horses Fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the SPUR Scholarship Fund. The event will be hosted by On the Deck Restaurant and Bar and will feature live music and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be obtained for $25 at ...

Author Donates Portion Of Sales To Equestrian Aid Foundation

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Author Shane Ledyard will donate a portion of the paperback sales of his latest book, “Sycamore Whispers,” to the Equestrian Aid Foundation through February.

Equestrian Aid Foundation provides financial assistance to horse people from all corners of the U.S. equestrian world who are facing catastrophic injury or illness.

Purchase “Sycamore ...

SRF Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...