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Court Rules In Favor Of City On New Carriage Horse Rules

February 14, 2019

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The court has ruled in favor of the city which adopted a new rule that would change where the New York City carriage horses pick up customers.

The rule, adopted by the New York City Department of Transportation on Jan. 4 is set to take effect on Feb. 15.

A  lawsuit that was filed before the rule was even adopted, and another filed more recently, sought ...

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Opens for 2019

Nationals to offer $4,000 in grants to continue sport education

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association opened the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, an online quiz that tests participants' knowledge about horse anatomy, horse care and health, riding theory, stable management, and more horsemanship topics.

Open to USHJA members (at any paid membership level) 21 and ...

Rutgers Management Seminar Focuses on Breeding And Young Horses

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. —The Rutgers 2019 Horse Management Seminar was held Feb. 10, with a focus on “Feeding and Care of Mare/Foal, Stallion and Growing Horse.”

Carey Williams, equine specialist and associate director of extension at the Equine Science Center, assembled presenters who are recognized as the leading experts in their field to offer perspectives and ...

Proposed Helistop At Golf Course Worries Equestrians That Use Trails Nearby

EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — A proposed helistop at a golf course has local horsemen and others worried.

The Ridge At Back Brook is on a 300-acre property on Wertsville Road. The business has applied to the state Bureau of Aeronautics for the “restricted use helistop.” A public notice in early November sought comments from the public.

The Township Committee sent a letter on ...

Veterinarian Dan Keenan Honored As N.J.'s Horse Person Of The Year

TRENTON, N.J. — The 2018 Governor’s Award for Horse Person of the Year was awarded to Dr. Daniel Keenan, who has been an equine veterinarian in New Jersey for more than 30 years.

Dr. Keenan, whose practice is in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, accepted the award at the 62nd Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon on Jan. 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn in ...

Bill That Would Require Horses At N.J. Auctions To I.D. Horses, Clears Another Hurdle

 TRENTON, N.J. — Assembly bill, 3673, regarding the sale of horses at auction, was voted out of committee on Jan. 24.  

The Senate of the version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018.

According to the bill statement:

If the horse has an implanted microchip, tattoo, or brand, the auction organizer would be required to post, on its website, all identifying ...

New York Horse Farms Eligible For Property Tax Exemptions On Buildings And Facilities

ALBANY, N.Y. — In December, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the extension of the state's Real Property Tax Law exemption on farm buildings, which will provide continued tax relief for New York farmers, including horse facilities. The Real Property Tax Law exempts agricultural producers from paying real property tax on buildings that are essential to the operation including riding ...

American Horse Council Celebrates 50 Years of Advocating for Equine Industry

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1969 when the founders of the American Horse Council (AHC) first gathered to discuss formalizing an organization to advocate for the equine industry, no one had a crystal ball to look into the future to see all possible changes that could take place or how things could evolve so rapidly in 50 years.

Through the years the one enduring variable has been the necessity ...

Tucker Johnson Honored with R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award

WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla.

In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announced the creation of the award in honor and recognition of the late Bruce ...

Barbara M. Gilbert Joins Brooke USA’s Board of Directors

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Barbara M. Gilbert recently joined Brooke USA’s board of directors to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world.

Gilbert is a senior advisor with Castle Wealth Management. Originally from Larchmont, N.Y. she also calls Philadelphia and South Florida, home and focused her career there.


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