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N.J. 4-H Members Become The Teachers At Equine Presentations Contest

March 21, 2019

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17.

The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 states together to compete in equine knowledge contests.

Members did demonstrations or ...

New York Teen Wins First Show Jumping Grand Prix Of Her Career

WELLINGTON, Fla.— Samantha Cohen, 18, of New York City won the first grand pirix of her career on the final day of week 9 of the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival.

Cohen and Carmen won the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI 2*.

Forty-five entries lined up for the chance to be named the winner of the $50,000 Griffis Residential Grand Prix CSI 2*. Of those 45, 10 went on to ...

Young N.J. Rider Earns Thoroughbred Incentive Program 2018 Performance Awards

HOLLAND TWP., N.J. — Emma Scheier, 13, of Holland Township earned several awards in the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding.

Her horse’s registered name is Open Now, but Scheier shows him as “And Then The Stars Aligned.” Around the ...

Collegiate Riding: Teams Honor Seniors, Prepare For Conference Championships

WACO, Texas — The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team did something no other program has done in the modern history of the sport. The Tigers put together an undefeated regular season as the squad topped rival and No. 7 Georgia, 17-3, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center on March 8.

The win moved the squad to 13-0 overall and 6-0 in the Southeastern Conference

"Going undefeated is ...

Collegiate Riding: N.J. Seniors Honored In Weekend NCEA Action

WACO, Texas — Madison Day of Brick, N.J. earned Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (7-3, 3-1 Big 12) locked up the No. 1 seed for the Big 12 Championship meet.

In the weekend’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association action, Baylor earned an 11-7 road win over No. 8 TCU (5-6, 1-3) on March 2 at Turning Point Ranch in Springtown, Texas.

BU ...

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Somerset, Burlington Win New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl Contests

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WESTHAMPTON, N.J. — Young equestrians squared off in the New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl contests on Feb. 23.

In the Senior division Somerset County came out on top while Burlington County won in the junior division.

The competition pits teams of four members in head-to-head questioning. The fastest to ...

Collegiate Riding: New Jersey Rider Helps Baylor Move To 6-0 At Home

WACO, Texas – Local riders continue to do well for their teams in National Collegiate Equestrian Association action.

Madison Day, of Brick, N.J. scored twice as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (6-3, 2-1 Big 12) clinched a 11-8 home win over No. 7 Georgia (3-5, 2-2 SEC) on Feb. 23 at the Willis Family Equestrian Center in its first non-conference meet of the spring season.

The meet started off ...

N.J. Rider Helps Texas A&M Move Up In NCEA Rankings

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Equestrian jumped two spots in the latest NCEA rankings with the help of a rider from New Jersey.

In victory over Sweet Briar on Feb. 15 in a Hunter Seat-only competition at the Rogers Riding Complex in Sweet Briar, Va., Adele McKenna of Rumson, N.J. scored a career high 90 to won her point in Equitation on the Flat.

The next day back at home at ...

SUNY New Paltz Joins National Collegiate Equestrian Association

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — State University of New York New Paltz will join the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) beginning with the 2019-20 academic year.

State University of New York at New Paltz Athletic Director Stuart Robinson said, "I think like all of our programs right now they've all been on an upswing in terms of their overall success," Robinson said.

Friends From New York Bring Home The Gold For Team U.S.A.

WELLINGTON, Fa. — Four friends from New York teamed up to win the gold medal for the United States on Feb. 16 in international team competitions at the CSIO5* Longines FEI Nations Cup of the United States of America at the Palm Beach Masters Series®.

The U.S.’s winning CSIO Young Rider Nations Cup team consisted of Samantha Cohen, of New York City; Madison Goetzmann, of ...

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Unmounted Horse Care Workshop Begins March 30 In Basking Ridge

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable is offering a basic Horse Care Workshop 101 for adults and youth seeking to gain experience and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on practice.

Horse Care Workshop 101 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ beginning ...

Lord Stirling To Host Spring Nature Ride On March 31

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable will host the annual Spring Nature Ride on Sunday, March 31, on the trails of Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge. The hour-long ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. 

This horseback riding event is open to all adult riders and their family and ...

Lord Stirling Lists Events For April, May And June

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — All programs at Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable

256 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 908-766 5955

Information on the following events may be obtained by calling Lord Stirling Stable at 908-722-1200, ext. 5010 or at

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Harness Museum To Host St. Patrick’s Day Open House Workshop On March 10

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Before heading to the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, join the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame for its annual open house family workshop on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 3-12 will make lucky horseshoe hats and shakers to bring to the parade, fill shamrock candy boxes with golden chocolate treats and play holiday and ...

Therapeutic Recreation Seeking Volunteers For Adapted Horseback Riding Program

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission Therapeutic Recreation Department and Lord Stirling Stable are seeking volunteers to assist with the T.R.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Recreation Adapted Instruction at Lord Stirling) program beginning Tuesday, March 26, 2019 or Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Two class options are available each evening from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:15 to 8:30 ...

National 4-H Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Set for March 27-April 7

March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National 4-H Council announced the launch of the spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the ninth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting 4-H programming.

The spring 2019 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place March 27 to April 7. Shoppers at ...

EQUUS Film Festival Announces Meadville Pa. Tour Stop 2019

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The MEADVILLE Tour Stop of 2019 will be held April 12 to 14. A collection of equine feature films and documentaries from the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City will be screened. The focus will be on the SPOTLIGHT Rescue Series documentary “Hold Your Horses: The Limit Of The Law”. The documentary is a follow up to the rescue of the Meadville “Hanging ...

Spring Reins Of Life To Hold Appreciation Dinner On March 23

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Join Spring Reins of Life, Inc. for a special night of music, comedy, testimonials from the people served, and great food, while the organization expresses gratitude to volunteers, donors, supporters and SRoL family.

The Polish American Citizens Club will host this event on Saturday March 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Whitehouse Station. Friend of SRoL, Darren Devone ...

American Horse Council Announces New Member Benefits & Anniversary Contests

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In conjunction with the American Horse Council’s (AHC) 50th anniversary celebration, AHC announced a number of new member benefits, and launched a membership drive campaign that includes several contests.

AHC members can now enjoy $1,000s more in membership benefits through partners Tickets at Work, a FREE USEF Fan Membership which entitles them to USEF Member ...

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Horse Park of New Jersey, Stone Tavern

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County Complex, Building 1, Flemington

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Sat, March 30, 10:00 AM

County Complex, Building 1, Flemington

Round Valley Riders 4-H Tack Sale