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Two New Yorkers Finish in Top 3 In USEF Under 25 Jumping National Championship

December 3, 2018

WELLINGTON, Fla. — New York riders finished second and third overall in the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship at the Holiday & Horses Show which concluded on Dec. 3.

The U25 athletes competed in the $25,000 two-round competition over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s two challenging tracks in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International Arena ...

New York Teen Jumps To Lead In $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Cohen, 17, of New York City and Carmen sped to the lead, winning the first competition of the $100,000 USEF U25 Show Jumping National Championship.

The $10,000 faults-converted competition started off competition at the Holiday & Horses Show over Anthony D'Ambrosio’s course in the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center’s International ...

Chris Mitchell Will Serve As CPI Florida Horse Show's Clinician And Coach-For-Hire

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Management of the 2019 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) announced that Chris Mitchell, head coach of the Randolph College equestrian team, will serve as clinician and CPI “Hire-a-Coach” at the Florida Horse Show. CPI Florida is scheduled for Jan. 17-20, 2019 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach.

Mitchell will lead six mounted ...

N.Y. Rider Is Reserve Champion at National Emerging Athletes Program

FINDLAY, Ohio — Maura Cherny of Cazenovia, N.Y. was named reserve champion at the 2018 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National Training Session, hosted by The University of Findlay, Nov. 9-13, in Findlay, Ohio.

On the final day of the session, after watching each of 16 riders complete two rounds in a Nations Cup-style competition the EAP Committee members ...

Skidmore Equestrian Team Undefeated In Fall Season

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The defending national hunt seat champions, Skidmore College closed out the fall Intercollegiate Horse Show Association season unbeaten with an 11-point win over second place Colgate on Nov. 17 at the Van Lennep Riding Center.

The day started out with Maeve Foley winning her Open Fences class. Madeleine Callanan put seven more points on the board ...

2 New York Teams Will Be Honored At USEF Annual Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Skidmore College IHSA team and Lucky C Stables’ IEA team will be honored at US Equestrian’s Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, January.

New to the Pegasus Awards celebratory evening, the 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Equestrian Team Awards will be presented Thursday evening, Jan. 10, 2019.

The 2018 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic ...

N.J. Rider Helps Auburn Stay Atop NCEA Poll For Fall Season

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the last Farnam Team Rankings of the fall season for collegiate equestrian, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee.

Auburn remained in the top position where they have been since the 2018 Preseason Poll.

SMU holds steady at No. 2 while South Carolina jumps up to No. 3. Texas A&M drops down one spot to ...

N.J. Teen Gets 'Once-In-A-Lifetime Chance' To Show Horses In Czech Republic

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic.

Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected and given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the Czech Republic and show ...

Applications Being Accepted For 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team

LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian is accepting applications for the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team. During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Rider Team will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions, whether at home or abroad. The purpose of the Young Rider Team is to develop athletes for future ...

New Jerseyans Are Tops At Eastern National 4-H Roundup

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Two members from New Jersey won first place in their competitions at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Roundup.

In the Horse Bowl competition, Anthony Leone of Somerset County was the high point individual while the New Jersey team finished as reserve champions. In Horse Bowl, competitors have to be quick on the buzzer to answer questions about horses. All topics are ...

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Equine Events Fall Planner November 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

Nov. 3 — Barrel Racing, Riders and their Horses run through a cloverleaf pattern timed to the hundredth of a second. The barrel racing competitor pays a cash entry fee and along ...

Dressage At Devon Seeks Board Members, Other Volunteers

DEVON, Pa. — Plans have begun for the 2019 Dressage at Devon ( As a part of the planning process, says Lori Kaminski, president. “We're always looking for new people to join our active DAD committee.”

“We are looking for people with financial, legal and/or fund raising experience for Board positions, as well as a person with excellent ...

N.J. High School Seniors Can Apply For Ag Achievement Award By Jan. 10

December 7, 2018

MANALAPAN, N.J. — New Jersey residents who are entering their senior year in high school this fall and are planning a career in agriculture or science may apply for the New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award.  One winner will be selected and awarded a scholarship to honor their achievements.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award, sponsored by Dr. Amy Butewicz, a former ...

Paris Or Ireland? SRF Raffle Winner Can Choose

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) added an option to its raffle to win a trip to the famous Prix d'Amerique race in Paris.

For those who prefer 1,000 acres to ride through in Ireland, an 1800's castle to tuck into at night, a full spa to relax at and so much more. SRF is offering your choice of either when you win. The drawing is Monday, Dec.

Registration For Winter Lessons At Lord Stirling Starts Dec. 8

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J.  Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience.  The 10-week ...

EQUUS Film Festival Hosts Noon Hour Of Horse Network Radiothon

NEW YORK, N.Y. — EQUUS Film Festival will be hosting the noon hour of Horse Network Radiothon on Nov. 26.

Festival co-organizer Diana De Rosa will be talking with Mario Contreras, lead trainer at the Medieval Times, and Ron Danta and Danny Robertshaw, whose movie, Life in the Doghouse, appeared on the Hallmark Channel.  This is Horse Radio Network’s fourth Annual Live 12 ...

Harness Racing Museum’s 44th Annual Holiday Concert Is Dec. 6

GOSHEN, N.Y. — Great music and fun are traditions of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame’s annual Holiday Concert.

 Celebrating its 44th year, this community event kicks off the holiday season. Laced with the jingle of sleigh bells and the warmth of gathered friends and neighbors, the evening is sure to help “make the season bright.” So mark your calendars ...