Horses

September 18, 2018

FAR HILLS, N.J. — For the first time in its nearly century-long history, the Far Hills Race Meeting will offer pari-mutuel wagering on all of its races on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. With the introduction of wagering, Far Hills Race Meeting delivers on a long-held promise, pairing betting with its ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Horses and children donned hats, some fancy, some not, during a fundraiser for Team Velvet, Inc. a non-profit that uses horses to help children deal with traumatic experiences in their young lives. Three local individuals were also honored at the May 6 event — Lon Hosford, ...

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Cliff Hanger Stakes Decided After Stretch Duel OCEANPORT, N.J. — Force the Pass made Opening Day 2018 at Monmouth Park a local affair when he out dueled the New Jersey-bred Irish Strait to win the $75,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes. A crowd of 20,736 turned out to welcome the Thoroughbreds back to ...

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STOCKTON, N.J. — New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association’s eighth biennial national juried show and sale, “NJEAA Art of the Horse,” will open with a public reception, and an opportunity to meet the artists on Sunday, May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Prallsville Mills, 33 Risler Street, Stockton. The ...

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RINGWOOD, N.J. — Ringwood Manor's newly finished carriage barn exhibit will open to the public on May 6. The public is invited to visit the first section of the barn to be restored to the way it looked when the Hewitt family actively used it. Three original Hewitt carriages will be on display, ...

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue, based in Pohatcong Township, N.J. will hold a Help A Horse Day fundraiser on Saturday April 28, at Horsemen’s Outlet, 37 Molasses Hill Rd., Lebanon, N.J. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This year, one donor is offering to ...

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AUGUSTA, N.J.— New Jersey 4-H members convened at the Sussex County fairgrounds, April 14 and 15 to put their horse knowledge to the test in the New Jersey 4-H Hippology and Horse Judging contests. Somerset County came out on top in both contests in the senior division. In the junior division ...

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MILFORD, Pa. — Dawn Benko a volunteer at G.A.I.T. Inc. was honored by as part of the EQUUS Foundation's Champions program which aims to inspire and reward equine service. "The horse's innate ability to touch and heal the human soul, as well as the human body, is unparalleled by any other ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — ASPCA Help a Horse Day is celebrated annually on April 26 — a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for horse ...

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WACO, Texas — The Auburn University equestrian team capped its season by winning the 2018 NCEA team title, followed by wins in the Equitation over Fences and Horsemanship events competitions. Success there helped the Tigers earn the Western and Hunt Seat discipline titles as well. There were seven ...

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WASHINGTON, Pa. — Before he was a highly respected trainer/driver on the Pennsylvania/Ohio circuit, before he became the patriarch of one of harness racing’s most successful families, the late Richard Snyder was a World War II hero with the United States Coast Guard. To commemorate his service ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. —The Ridge wrapped up its final week of Friday Night Lights and Turf Tour shows before heading back to their spring, summer, and fall base in Asbury, N.J. The High Classic’s reserve champion rider and overall high point winner, Kelly McInerney, stole the show under the lights.

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 16th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May 9 through 13, 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, and will again be a ...

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PARIS, France — The podium was decorated in stars and stripes Sunday evening as Beezie  Madden and Breitling LS claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final on April 15. Not far behind her, with only six penalties, fellow American Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue stamped their names on ...

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WATCHUNG, N.J. — Watchung Stables can resume normal operations after two horses were sickened by the equine herpes virus and have since recovered. The initial quarantine was initiated on March 16. after a horse developed the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM). A few days ...

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WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced the 2018 Farnam NCEA All-Academic Teams on April 5, recognizing student-athletes for success both in the arena and in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year. Several riders are from New Jersey, New York and ...

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LONG VALLEY, N.J. - The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 3 hunter seat finals were held April 7, 2018 at Centenary University's equestrian center in Long Valley, N.J.  According to the IHSA, the Zone Championships represent the final step for IHSA hunter seat teams and individuals on ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — Watchung Stable remains closed to the public as of April 6 after one of its a horses tested positive for the highly infectious equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), according to Union County, which owns and operates the stable inside of Watchung Reservation. The virus does ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian (USEF) announced that 12 athlete/horse combinations have been selected for the Combined Driving Program for Elite Athletes, a new program overseen by the Driving Sport Committee. The Combined Driving Program for Elite Athletes replaces the previous High Performance ...

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BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. — Emma Mandarino of Bedminster, N.J. helped Georgia equestrian win the SEC Conference championship and notch the top seed going into the national finals. Georgia defeated the Gamecocks of South Carolina, 16-4, in the semifinal round of the 2018 SEC Championship on March 30 at ...

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AIKEN, S.C. — They're off and racing — over jumps! The National Steeplechase Association's 2018 season opened at Ford Conger Field on March 24 with a six race card that drew 36 entries — a creditable number considering the horrible training conditions that prevailed in the Northeast during ...

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American Horse Publications (AHP) has launched its fourth Equine Industry Survey at www.ahphorsesurvey.com. Horse owners who live in the United States, are 18 years of age and older, and who currently own or manage at least one horse are invited to complete the survey by April 1, 2018. The ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — “I will never forget GK Elite for recognizing adult amateurs like me,” said a grateful Laurie Diamond, whose dedication to her horse, Starlight, and to her sport resulted in a pair of reserve honors in Third Level tests during week 10 of the Adequan Global Dressage Festival at ...

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THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Several dozen veterans, volunteers, dignitaries and other supporters gathered on a very chilly March 20 to honor a special horse. Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL)., was honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the Planetree Therapy ...

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The Equine Science Center will be accepting applications for the Doris C. Murphy Scholarship until May 1 for the 2018-19 school year.  The scholarship is available to undergraduate women who are New Jersey residents majoring in Animal Sciences with a concentration in Equine Science. Scholarships ...

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Photos by Lillian Shupe NEWTON, N.J. — The 2018 Sussex County St. Patrick’s Parade was held March 17. The New Jersey Quarter Horse Association brought several different breeds of horses, the Happy Horses 4-H Club marched, The New Jersey State Fair/Sussex County Farm & Horse Show 2016 ...

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WACO, Texas – The No. 2 Auburn equestrian team capped the 2017-18 regular season on March 10, defeating Fresno State, 15-2, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center. The Tigers improved to 9-3 overall with the victory. The Horsemanship corps continued its unbeaten streak, going 4-0-1 against ...

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NEW YORK CTY, N.Y. — St. Patrick’s Day will be very special for Liam Picco, 15, the grandson of St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Loretta Brennan Glucksman, as Liam rides up Fifth Avenue with his Grandmom, his good friend, Hansom Carriage Driver Stevie Hand and Samson, a black ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. —  During week eight of the tremendous Adequan® Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Fla., Omega Alpha® Pharmaceuticals awarded its Healthy Horse Award  to popular dressage trainer/competitor Sahar Daniel Hirosh and the Grand Prix horse, Whitman. The handsome 15-year-old ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Horses and carriages were part of the 2018 Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Day Parade held on March 11. An antique hearse drawn by a pair of black Percherons was provided by Scala Memorial Home of Hackettstown. A team of Clydesdales pulling a wagon from Willow Grove Farms in ...

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