Thinking Outside of the Ring

November 13, 2018

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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