Thinking Outside of the Ring

September 19, 2018

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 ...

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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 ...

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LIBERTY TWP., N.J. — The owner of a horse that was found wandering in the township on Sept. 8 has yet to come forward. The black gelding appears to be in good health but had no halter on and nothing to help identify him. He was taken in by Keith Klinger, who found him on Danville Mountain Road ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — The owner of several horses which died from starvation in 2017, was sentenced on Sept. 6 to two years in jail, the maximum term allowed by law. Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on July 24, that  Ryan, 52, of Goshen, was found guilty after a bench ...

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FREEHOLD, N.J. — A “Name the Foal” contest is being held in conjunction with the Open Space Pace to be held Sept. 15. The foal to be named is a bay colt sired by Lis Mara out of Where The Art Is. He and his mother will be present to meet everyone on Open Space Pace Day. The foal’s name can be ...

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JACKSON TWP., N.J. — A township man surrendered to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office on Aug. 28 after being charged with theft by deception for the misappropriation of association finances, a third degree crime. According to a press release: Eugene M. Nieratko, 42, surrendered to Economic ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. —  In honor of her many years of dedication and hard work, the Hampton Classic Horse Show is naming its famed Boutique Garden after longtime Board member and former chairman Agneta Currey. Agneta is retiring from the Classic’s Board of Directors after more than 35 years of ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The ninth Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day, will be held Aug. 18 and 19. Riders4Helmets International Helmet Awareness Day is a campaign event designed to educate people about the importance of wearing a helmet, following dressage Olympian Courtney King-Dye’s ...

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KERHONKSON, N.Y. — Summer is in full swing at the iconic Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, the place generations of families have visited annually to see their favorite horses and breathe the clean, mountain air.  Pine Ridge, which had its soft opening on April 2 and grand reopening on Memorial Day ...

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DELAWARE TWP., N.J. — Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association will host Horses in Hunterdon on Aug. 4 at the showgrounds at 299 Rosemont-Ringoes Road. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per car. There will be vendors, food trucks, exhibitions and more. DVHA will showcase ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — The Meadows Racetrack & Casino and the Meadows Standardbred Owners Association (MSOA) honored Pastor Joe DiDonato on July 21 for his 25 years’ service as track chaplain, presenting him with a plaque and a donation for his chapel. Fans were invited to join “Pastor Joe” and ...

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WEATHERFORD, Texas — The United States Team Penning Association, Inc. (“USTPA”) has hired Stephanie Ball as their new Director of Member Services. Ball takes over on July 30 for Bailey Gonzales (née Nichols) who recently relocated to California with her new husband. Originally from Reading, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Somerset County 4-H Leader Judy Hennessy was among four people recognized for their efforts and dedication, Hennessy was awarded the 4-H Outstanding Volunteer Award on July 18, during a 4-H Association meeting, as well as a dinner reception on July 25. Hennessy, formerly ...

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PITTSTOWN, N.J. — Lisa Schmidt, a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Senior ('S') Dressage Judge has been approved as the newest member of the USDF L Program Faculty, the United States Dressage Federation announced recently. Schmidt operates out of Dutch Valley Equestrian in Pittstown, ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey elected a new board member at its annual meeting on June 25. Alexa Forman succeeds retiring member, Ricki Neuberg. “I’ve been coming to the Horse Park since I was a very small child,” Forman said before the vote was taken. She said her goal ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Kenneth Kraus, one of the founders of Phelps Sports died Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Kraus was involved in the equestrian industry since 1960 — first as a top junior rider and then as an announcer. He announced every major horse show in the country including the National Horse ...

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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Professional equine photographer and EQUUS Film Festival Co-Organizer, Diana De Rosa, was presented with first place at the Press Club of Long Island annual awards in the category of Non-Local Photo. The photo was taken at a polo match during the 2017 International Polo Club ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is looking for new trustees. If you have a passion for the equine community be part of a group of volunteers that strives to improve the benefits the Horse Park of New Jersey brings to the public.  There are seats opening up starting in July ...

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Presentations provided valuable insight to all segments of the industry WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 12, attendees of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 2018 National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, gathered to learn more about the theme of “Let’s Capitalize On ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — In late May, the Senate Appropriations Committee adopted the FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill without funding for inspections for slaughter plants that process horses. Without the funding for inspections, the effective ban on the slaughter of horses and burros for human ...

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BEDMINSTER TWP., N.J. — The stable complex at Hamilton Farm, the long time home of the United States Equestrian team is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. According to www.uset.org: The original farm dates back to 1911, when Wall Street financier James Cox Brady ...

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J — Tents lined the polo field at Fieldview Farm for the Hunterdon Polo Classic on June 9. Despite the weatherman predicting rain for the weekend, sunny skies and a gentle breeze prevailed.  The event supports several worthy causes — the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ Prevent, ...

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UPPER FREEHOLD, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other state and local officials celebrated the Month of the Horse on June 8 with a visit to Fair Winds Farm where they toured the farm and the Hogan Equine Clinic. Governor Philip Murphy signed a proclamation ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental has cleared the New Jersey Assembly. The bill, A1045 was introduced in January and some amendments were made before it was released from committee. The Assembly voted on June 7, 72-0 to approve the measure with one ...

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WASHINGTON D.C. — New legislation aims to protect haulers of horses and other livestock from the implication of new regulations that were imposed on the commercial trucking industry at the end of 2017. Under the new rules, commercial truck drivers — which include many that haul horses — have to ...

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READINGTON TWP., N.J.  — The Readington Township Memorial Day Parade was held on May 28, 2018. The Hunterdon County 4-H Mounted Drill Team brought seven horses. The team will practice all summer to perform choreographed routines to music during the Hunterdon County 4-H & Agricultural Fair in ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Registration is open for the 2018 Time To Ride Challenge.   The purpose of the Challenge is to support individual equine businesses and organizations in attracting newcomers to horses by hosting an event at their facility. This grassroots approach gives barn owners the ...

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STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” opened with a public reception on May 20 in an historic saw mill in Prallsville Mills. The historic site, that now serves the arts community and cultural events is ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is has launched the USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador Program. This program is comprised of selected ambassadors, from participants ages 18-30, who have attended multiple events within USDF’s Sport Horse Education Programs. Each ...

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