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Ponies Are A Family Affair For Lignelli

October 19, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Family Fun Day was in full swing at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) on Oct. 13 as children and their parents filled the stands to watch pony hunters of all sizes and colors compete for champion ribbons while also enjoying story hour and craft activities.

Surrounded by her family, Alexa Lignelli, New York, N.Y., took both Small Pony Hunter Champion and ...

N.Y. Teen Wins Style Of Riding Honors At Pennsylvania National

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Madison Goetzmann, 17, of Skaneateles, N.Y.had a successful outing at the 73rd Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

On Oct. 12, Goetzmann was on the Zone 2 team with Samantha Cohen, New York, N.Y., with Carmen; Carolina Villanueva Suarez, New York, N.Y., with Think Big Van TL; Dagny Mactaggart, Millbrook, N.Y., with Ziezo and Gracie Allen, Moorestown, N.J., with Rivage de ...

The Hunterdon County 4-H Pink Ladies Ride With A Purpose

RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease.

Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was diagnosed. 

The Pink Ladies set out to help other people and families battling ...

Area Young Riders Set To Compete At Mid-Atlantic Equestrian Festival

UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18.

As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to step it up and will now be offering over $6,500 in scholarship awards.

Known as the ...

Collegiate Riding: Local Riders Earning Points For Their Teams

WACO, Texas — There was plenty of movement in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee with local riders making an impact.

As of Oct. 9, No. 1 Auburn remained on top of the coach's poll with Texas A&M sliding into the No. 2 spot. Baylor and SMU jumped up to No. 3 and No. 4.  Georgia dropped ...

Farish, Goetzmann Finish 1-2 In USEF Talent Search Finals

GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone, N.J.

“This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it all together,” Farish said. “That was very special to me, that I ...

Delaware State Moves Up In NCEA Rankings With Help From N.J. Riders

WACO, Texas — The Delaware State equestrian team achieved their highest national ranking in team history, holding the No. 8 spot in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings. New Jersey natives helped get them there.

DSU’s best previous ranking was No. 10 in the 2016-17 NCEA preseason poll.

A victory over highly-regarded Fresno State and a ...

Dressage4Kids Celebrates 20 Years Of Creating Better Horsemen

BEDFORD, N.Y. — In 1999 a young rider was encouraged by her barn mates to attend a new show called the Northeast Junior/Young Rider Championships. That show later became Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival and Dressage4Kids soon evolved out of that event.

The Youth Dressage Festival at HITS-on-the-Hudson Show Grounds in Saugerties, N.Y. is now an annual event usually held in July or ...

N.J., Pa. Teens Win Jockey Club’s T.I.P. Program Young Rider Awards

SARATOGA, N.Y. — Three Thoroughbred owners received The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Young Rider of the Year Awards, for 2018.

The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, has been awarded to Katelynn Krieger, Katie Kalfayan, and Caitlin McFarland.

Katelynn Krieger, ...

Taylor Griffiths Wins Region 2 Maclay Championship

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm.

Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22.

Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify for the coveted ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Championship, to be held at the National Horse Show ...

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Equine Events Fall Planner 2018

Events are listed for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. To have your event listed e-mail For premium event listings enter them online at

Oct. 3-7 — Fall III, Jumper 4 and Outreach, North American Young Jumper Finals, Princeton Show Jumping, Skillman, N.J.,

Oct. 5-7 — ...

Fall Horse Care Workshops Set To Begin On Oct. 27 At Lord Stirling

October 20, 2018

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. —  Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable has announced the dates for the Fall Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103, designed for individuals who are seeking to gain knowledge and confidence around horses through a combination of non-riding activities and hands-on experience.

Horse Care Workshops 102 and 103 will be held at Lord Stirling Stable, 256 ...

Have Some Halloween Fun At Harness Museum In Goshen

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Bring the kids to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, N.Y. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a fun-filled old-fashioned Halloween celebration with a walk through our spooky stable. 

Participate in creepy crafts, play hauntingly fun games games and enjoy sweet treats. Decorate a headless horseman, ...

Lord Stirling To Host Introductory Western Ride on Oct. 7

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J, is offering an Introductory Western-style horseback ride on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1: p.m

 Registration is available online at and at the Stable office through Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. The office is open for transactions ...

Team Dressage Competition Set For Horse Park

REVERE, Pa.  — Dressage at the Park will host a Team Competition on Oct. 20 at the Bucks County Horse Park.

USEF & USDF memberships not required but non-member fees will apply for second level and above.

A team can be three or four riders, and may represent a dressage club, farm, barn, instructor, riding club, or be a group of individuals. Each team should have a name and ...

Para-Equestrian Will Share Her Journey On Oct. 4 At Mane Stream

TEWKBURY TWP., N.J. — After competing internationally for less than two years, Alanna Flax-Clark is currently ranked seventh in the world for her classification in para-dressage.

After years of illnesses, hospital stays and surgeries, Flax-Clark found horses when she needed them most. She is now training for the Paralympics in 2020 with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso, at Sara ...

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