Horses

April 7, 2019

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Each year, thousands of volunteers in New Jersey donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the nation who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 7–13. In January, ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — College-bound equestrians exploring equine science and career-focused liberal arts colleges and universities will have an opportunity to experience Centenary University firsthand. Known for their world-class equestrian program, Centenary University will partner with College ...

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FLEMINGTON. N.J. — Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart of River's Edge Farm are executive producers of a new documentary with Harry & Snowman and Life In The Doghouse filmmaker, Ron Davis. The film, To Serve & Protect, will chronicle a paradigm shift in efforts by law enforcement through the ...

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WACO, Texas – The conference championships concluded and the bracket for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s national tournament has been set. Local riders helped their teams get on the bracket. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships take place April 17-20 in ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — On the final day of the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival on March 31, freestyle music sounded throughout the venue as competitors rode their last tests of the season. Topping the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle CDI3* presented by Vita Flex were Betsy Steiner and Swiss ...

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. —Gary and Mary West’s homebred, Maximum Security, trained by New Jersey resident and Monmouth Park regular, Jason Servis, surprised in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The win earned 100 points and a spot in the Kentucky Derby for the ...

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SOURLANDS, N.J. — The NJ Conservation Foundation is conducting a survey is to obtain feedback for the preparation of a stewardship plan for the new Preserve in the Sourlands, which is nearly 1,200 acres and includes lands owned by New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Somerset County. There are ...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby which is the first leg of the Triple Crown series is about to unfold on the 4th of May. This will take place in the dirt race track of Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., Surely, this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby will be attended by a lot of horse ...

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ALEXANDRIA TWP., N.J. — Riding with HEART is an equine assisted therapeutic riding center in Hunterdon County, N.J.  A donor is willing to match $100,000 to help the organization build an indoor arena so lessons can go one rain or shine. Riding with HEART — Hunterdon Equine Assisted Recreation ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Trainers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are planning to attend the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Lexington, Ky., June 20-22. Emma Minteer, of Naples, N.Y., Kayla O’Leary of Center Moriches, N.Y., James Duffey of Garwood, N.J., Gerardo Garro of Washington, N.J., Dawson ...

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ANDERSON, Ind. — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation will host events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Preregistration is required for all events. Applications and more information are available at  https://www.hhyforg/schedule-applications.html. Dates, type of event, and locations ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years. In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for ...

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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 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF). Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Come visit the 2019 Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) at a ‘Meet-n-Greet’ on March 30. The herd includes ‘foster’ horses from rescues which will be available for adoption at the end of the semester. Students are working with the horses and will show them on Ag Field ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — The Sussex County St Patrick's Day parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 in Newton. Equestrians are invited to join the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association with or without horses of any breed. Parking for trailers is at the corner of South Park Drive and Route 206 ...

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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 ...

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Somerset, Burlington Win New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl Contests Take the quiz below 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 ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Increased purses, big fields, competitive racing and – of course – a dedicated fan base led to the biggest night of wagering of the year at the Meadowlands on March 2. Purses were raised thanks to a $20 million annual subsidy from the  state recently signed by the ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The issue of where carriage horses wait for passengers will be back in court on March 1. Meanwhile, a proposed rule that would prevent them from working when the heat index — not the actual temperature — hits 90 has been introduced in city council. On Jan. 4, the city Department ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Beginning Friday, March 1, purses at the Big M — thanks to the recent purse subsidy legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy — will get a $40,000 per-card boost. Purses will get another $40,000 jolt on March 29. In recent years, the Big M has experienced a lull ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill regarding the sale of horses at auction, has passed both houses in the New Jersey legislature. The Senate version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. Then the Assembly released an identical version from committee in late January. On Feb. 25, the measure ...

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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 ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 17th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May to 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams. In 2018 the event was a ...

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LOUISEVILLE, Ky. — Several tri-state area women are in the running to march in the 11th annual Survivors Parade before the Kentucky Oaks Day, on Friday, May 3. The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack.

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Jessica Springsteen was named the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award winner on Saturday, Feb. 23, during CSI5* week, the seventh week of competition at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. "It's really exciting to be named Leading Lady!” said ...

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READINGTON TWP., N.J. — Dorothy Knocke Maxfield, who had a major influence in the equine industry in New Jersey and beyond, died Feb. 17, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. She was born in 1943 in New York, N.Y. While growing up on the family farm, Hobby Horse Hill, in Readington Township, Maxfield and her ...

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