Thinking Outside of the Ring

January 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1969 when the founders of the American Horse Council (AHC) first gathered to discuss formalizing an organization to advocate for the equine industry, no one had a crystal ball to look into the future to see all possible changes that could take place or how things could evolve so ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla. In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Barbara M. Gilbert recently joined Brooke USA’s board of directors to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world. Gilbert is a senior advisor with Castle Wealth Management. Originally from Larchmont, N.Y.

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SOUTH DAYTONA, Fla. — Nominations are now open for the 18th annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Sponsored by Zoetis since its inception, the prestigious award is the first of its kind to showcase innovation across the entire equine market, as well as ingenuity and service. Award nominees may ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court has ordered a hold on a new rule that would change where the New York City carriage horses pick up customers. The rule was adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation on Jan. 4 and was set to take effect by Feb. 15. But a lawsuit that was filed before ...

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MILLVILLE, N.J. — The Millville Historical Society has the unique opportunity to purchase an original carousel horse that thrilled and delighted children (and adults) at Millville’s long-gone Union Lake Luna Park. According to historical records, Union Lake Park was opened in the late 19th ...

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HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — Equestrians shipped in from near and far for the First Day Trail Ride held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride was the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the state.  One rider ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — New rules that change where the New York City carriage horses may wait for customers has been adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation. A motion in a lawsuit that was filed before the rule was even adopted, is also set to be argued in court on Jan. 8. Based ...

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NEWPORT, N.Y. — State police are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver who allegedly hit a buggy and then fled the scene. According to a press release: On Jan. 2, at 8:05 a.m., State Police in Herkimer responded to a reported hit and run collision that occurred on Summit Road just ...

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AARONSBURG, Pa. — Several equines were among 118 animals seized by the Pennsylvania SPCA from a Centre County property. According to a press releases and court records: The Pennsylvania SPCA executed a search warrant on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at a property in Centre County where Jahjah Melhem was ...

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Part of the mission of the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) is to provide top-notch education to members and to the horse industry as a whole. This is the CHA Speakers Bureau. This program features CHA Certified Equine Professionals who speak at various events to share their love of ...

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MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. — A country estate built by the Rockefeller family that features many miles of carriage roads is among several properties the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The Rockefeller Pocantico ...

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Editor's note; Updated with new lunch location HAMPTON TWP., N.J. — A First Day Trail Ride will be held in Sussex County on Jan. 1 to kick off the new year. The ride is the only equestrian event that is part of the New Jersey State Parks First Day hikes being held throughout the ...

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NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY — The famed Budweiser Clydesdales will be in the area through early December. According to the Budweiser website, the original Clydesdales were a gift to August A. Busch, Sr. to commemorate the repeal of the Prohibition. Since 1933, the eight-horse hitch has been ...

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Films, Pop-Up Gallery and Hotel all in One New Location BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The annual EQUUS Film Festival has a new location with everything all in one building. Book your room at the WYTHE Hotel in Brooklyn, N.Y., and then walk downstairs to watch films all day or enjoy time in the Pop-Up ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Brooke USA, along with the World War I Centennial Commission, have completed of their Horse Heroes website, in commemoration of the World War I Armistice Centennial. Horse Heroes is an extensive and meticulously researched web-based presentation documenting all aspects of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center presented the annual Gold Medal Horse Farm honors to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, N.J. at its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8 The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax, a renowned horseshow judge and clinician from Westfield, N.J. was presented with the 2019 “Spirit of the Horse Award” at the Rutgers Equine Science Center’s  “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Nov. 8.  Former Governor and current New Jersey ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council is seeking help from equestrians to help move two bipartisan bills through Congress which would improve access to land for riding, as well as other recreation. The first, the Restore Our Parks Act (S. 3172) would supports the National Park Service ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center will host its 2018 “Evening of Science & Celebration” on Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick, N.J. The event is being sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. The Evening of ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gwen Wills of the Pennsylvania Equine Council will conduct webinar for The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource on Nov. 13. The webinar is part of a 'How They Did It' Trails Series Presentation. Nov. 13 will be Part 1: Action for Equestrian Trails in Pennsylvania and ...

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TEWKSBURY, N.J. — Equestrian Heritage will be the subject of Barry Thomson's free talk at the Tewksbury Historical Society's Covered Dish Supper Meeting Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at Fairmont Presbyterian Church Community House, 247 Old Turnpike Rd. in the Fairmont ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Robbie Kankus, Chair of Dressage at Devon (DAD)(www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that a portion of the gate from Sunday – Family Day at Dressage at Devon, will be donated to the All 4 Paws Rescue, (www.all4pawsrescue.com), a foster-based, all-breed, no-kill animal rescue based in ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — A competition like the Garden State Driving Event takes a small army of volunteers to happen and armies need to be fed. As Hospitality chair, Janine Howley has been the one to make sure officials and volunteers have lunches and nobody goes hungry at the Saturday night ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — A lawsuit has been filed ahead of the adoption of a rule that would change where the New York City carriage horses wait for customers. A temporary injunction has also been granted.  A public hearing was held on Oct. 3 regarding the rule proposed by the New York City Department ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable hosted the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace on Sunday, Oct. 21. Despite chilly and blustery conditions dozens of riders took to the trails. The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up to 3’ in ...

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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 ...

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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 https://kwiksurveys.com/s/LS3jP4gA The second is for all horse owners, to help identify ...

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