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Equine Trust Accepting Grant Applications From Non-Profits

March 15, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. — USA Equestrian Trust is now accepting proposals from IRS-registered equine non-profit organizations for its 2019 grants program.

To submit an application, visit and complete the online form. Any organization applying must submit copies of its IRS non-profit determination letter and most recent Form 990, as well as a proposed budget for its project.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: How Much Do You Know About Equestrians And TBIs?

For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year.

Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile cases is that of dressage rider, Courtney King Dye.

According to her website: King Dye is a USDF ...

Free Webinar On March 19 Covers Dealing With Opposition To Equestrian Trails

My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resources to Co-Host Trails Webinar

LEXINGTON, Ky. — My Horse University and Equine Land Conservation Resource will co-host a free webinar on March 19, at 7 p.m. entitled “How They Did It: Dealing with Opposition to Equestrian Trails,” presented by trails expert Mark Flint.

Why attend this webinar? There are a variety of ...

Come Meet The New Rutgers University Teaching Herd On March 30

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Come visit the 2019 Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) at a ‘Meet-n-Greet’ on March 30.

The herd includes ‘foster’ horses from rescues which will be available for adoption at the end of the semester. Students are working with the horses and will show them on Ag Field Day on April 27.

The foster horses include a Quarter Horse Pony ...

Equestrians Sought To Participate In Newton's St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEWTON, N.J. — The Sussex County St Patrick's Day parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 in Newton.

Equestrians are invited to join the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association with or without horses of any breed.

Parking for trailers is at the corner of South Park Drive and Route 206 (between Shop Rite and Weiss). Arrive after 9:30 a.m. and be ready to move by 11 a.m. to ...

Court Rules Again In City's Favor, NYC's Carriage Horse Drivers Plan To Appeal

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court again ruled in favor of the city regarding a new rule setting where carriage horses wait for passengers.

On Jan. 4, the city Department of Transportation adopted a rule that moved the horses from Central Park South and Grand Army Plaza to three locations inside of Central Park. After lawsuits were filed, a temporary injunction was ordered. The rule was upheld ...

NYC's Carriage Horses Moving To New Boarding Areas, Drivers Continue Court Battle

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The issue of where carriage horses wait for passengers will be back in court on March 1. Meanwhile, a proposed rule that would prevent them from working when the heat index — not the actual temperature — hits 90 has been introduced in city council.

On Jan. 4, the city Department of Transportation adopted a rule that moved the horses from Central Park South ...

Bill That Would Require N.J. Auctions To I.D. Horses Awaits Governor's Signature

TRENTON, N.J. — A bill regarding the sale of horses at auction, has passed both houses in the New Jersey legislature.

The Senate version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. Then the Assembly released an identical version from committee in late January. On Feb. 25, the measure passed the full Assembly by a vote of 75 to 0.

According to the bill statement:

If the horse ...

Beloved Equestrian Competitor, Teacher, Dorothy Maxfield Passes Away

READINGTON TWP., N.J. — Dorothy Knocke Maxfield, who had a major influence in the equine industry in New Jersey and beyond, died Feb. 17, 2019 in Mobile, Ala.

She was born in 1943 in New York, N.Y. While growing up on the family farm, Hobby Horse Hill, in Readington Township, Maxfield and her sisters owned their first pony. This sparked a life-long passion and dedication in her as an ...

Marsh Creek State Park's Newest 57 Acres Will Be Open For Trail Riding

WALLACE TWP., Pa. — Marsh Creek State Park, which already has 11.5 miles of trails open to equestrians, will have some more to explore.

Natural Lands has purchased and transferred a 57-acre property to Marsh Creek State Park. Located in Wallace Township, Chester County, the land was slated to be developed. Now as part of the State Park, it will be open to the public for horseback riding, ...

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