Aspiring Journalists Can Enter AHP Student Award Contest

November 21, 2017

American Horse Publications knows all about students with a passion for horses and equine media. The AHP Student Award program, which began in 1993, was initiated to promote awareness to students of the career opportunities available in equine publishing. “AHP’s involvement with students is a rewarding experience for both the students and the association,” says AHP Executive ...

New York Jockeys Visit St. Mary's Hospital for Children

December 7, 2017

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — Members of the NYRA jockey colony, including Hall of Famers Javier Castellano and John Velazquez visited St. Mary's Hospital for Children on Tuesday. Top jockeys Manny Franco, Eric Cancel and Dylan Davis joined them to tour the facility and celebrate the holiday season with patients, staff and volunteers.

St. Mary's mission is to improve the health and quality ...

Ray Schnittker Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Ray Schnittker said, “If I had 10 dollars for every person in this room that I had a drink with…I would be a billionaire!”

Over 200 horse people enjoyed the Monticello-Goshen USHWA chapter’s 59th annual awards banquet at the Fountains at Wallkill Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 3. Those in attendance listened carefully as the Goshen ...

Racing Roundup: Appointments; Holiday Events and More

The Meadowlands’ Gural Honored

Meadowlands Racetrack chairman and CEO Jeffrey Gural was honored with New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy at a gala at Westmount County Club in Woodland Park, N.J. Nov. 17.

The gala and award is being presented by Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), a non-profit organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting youth ...

Health Alert: New Tick Found in N.J.; EHV Quarantine Lifted

November 26, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. — An exotic East Asian tick, also known as the longhorned tick or bush tick, was found on a farm in Hunterdon County on Nov. 9.

On Nov. 21, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa confirmed the tick’s species. Initial identification ...

Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 11, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

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Equestrian Events December, 2017 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to

Jan. 6 — Barrel Racing, Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown, N.J., 908-963-1989,

Jan.  6-13 — Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg, Pa., 

Jan. 9 and 11 — Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry, 8:30 a.m. to 5 ...