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Horse Park Will Host 20th Annual 'Turkey Trot' On Nov. 18

October 18, 2018

STONE TAVERN, N.J. — ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey will present the 20th Annual Turkey Trot, a benefit fall pleasure ride on Nov. 18.

The ride will be held rain or shine with start times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Entries open on Nov. 3 and close on Nov. 11 if entering by mail or e-mail. Post entries will be accepted on the day of the event.

Prizes and ribbons through ...

Take The Survey: American Horse Council Seeks Info From Equestrians

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council is conducting two surveys.

One is for competitors, to help identify ways to encourage great participation in shows/competitions.

To take this survey go to

The second is for all horse owners, to help identify equine research needed. This will be used by organizations that fund equine research to help ...

Equestrians Help Dedicate New Frontier Town Campground In New York

NORTH HUDSON, N.Y. — On Oct. 4, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of phase one of the Frontier Town Campground, Equestrian and Day Use Area.

A ribbon cutting ceremony included the first horses to ride into town.

The new public campground facility, located on the site of the former Frontier Town theme park in the town of North Hudson, is a signature piece of the ...

Hunter Pace Benefits New Jersey 4-H Teams Headed to Nationals

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable will host the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace open to private horse owners on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. with the last team departing at 1 p.m.

The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in height. Fences 2’6” and higher are marked with a cone, and all ...

New York Horse Camp Operators Charged With Fraud

LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. — The operators of a ranch were arrested and charged with fraud after allegedly taking money for services they failed to provide.

According to a press release, on Sept. 25, New York State Police, arrested Travis S. Devalinger, 45 of Lake Clear and Natalia B. Fiedler, 34 of Lake Placid. The couple allegedly took payment of $6,420 from two would-be customers, with the ...

American Horse Council to Build Universal Equine Microchip Look-Up Tool

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Through the American Horse Council’s (AHC) has determined the need for a universal equine microchip look-up tool to coordinate and streamline horse identification across multiple breeds.

The AHC has worked with the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Animal Health Association, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ...

N.J. Bill Regarding Sales Tax On Horse Stalls Bill Now In Senate

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental is now in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

The bill was introduced on Feb. 1 in the New Jersey Assembly by Ronald Dancer. It passed the Assembly in early June and was introduced in the Senate in late August. No action has been taken since the bill was referred to the committee. Vin Gopal, ...

Hearing On Proposed Carriage Horse Rule Set For Oct. 3 in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. — A public hearing will be held on Oct. 3 regarding a proposed new rule that would apply to the horse drawn carriages that operate in Central Park.

The New York City Department of Transportation is proposing a change to where the horses await passengers, according to a public notice. The horses currently line up on Central Park South just outside of Central Park. The ...

Wandering Horse In Warren County, N.J. Reunited With Owner

LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — A horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has has been reunited with his owner.

The black gelding had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road at about 11:30 that night.

Facebook posts and links to the prior story on TAPinto Horses were shared many hundreds of ...

NYSHC Turns 50! Celebrate At HITS On The Hudson On Sept. 15

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. —The New York State Horse Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will hold its annual meeting at HITS-on-the-Hudson on Sept. 15.

The HITS showgrounds are located at 454 Washington Avenue Extension, Saugerties, N.Y. 12477.

The meeting will be held ringside in the VIP tent during the Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals.

Registration is ...

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Equine Events Fall Planner 2018

Events are listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To have your event listed e-mail For premium event listings enter them online at

Oct. 3-7 — Fall III, Jumper 4 and Outreach, North American Young Jumper Finals, Princeton Show Jumping, Skillman, N.J.,

Oct. 5-7 — ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Have Some Halloween Fun At Harness Museum In Goshen

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned Halloween celebration with a walk through our spooky stable. 

Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, ...

Lord Stirling To Host Introductory Western Ride on Oct. 7

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J, is offering an Introductory Western-style horseback ride on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1: p.m

 Registration is available online at and at the Stable office through Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The office is open for transactions ...

Team Dressage Competition Set For Horse Park

REVERE, Pa.  — Dressage at the Park will host a Team Competition on Oct. 20 at the Bucks County Horse Park.

USEF & USDF memberships not required but non-member fees will apply for second level and above.

A team can be three or four riders, and may represent a dressage club, farm, barn, instructor, riding club, or be a group of individuals. Each team should have a name and ...

Para-Equestrian Will Share Her Journey On Oct. 4 At Mane Stream

TEWKBURY TWP., N.J. — After competing internationally for less than two years, Alanna Flax-Clark is currently ranked seventh in the world for her classification in para-dressage.

After years of illnesses, hospital stays and surgeries, Flax-Clark found horses when she needed them most. She is now training for the Paralympics in 2020 with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, at Sara ...

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