Horses

Scholars, Volunteers And Top NJ Horses Of 2017 Honored

6368a890fe7d4886692f_horse_park_volunteer_of_the_year_2017.JPG
Horse Park of New Jersey Volunteer of the Year Nancy Murray (right) accepts her award from Horse Park of New Jersey President Allyson Jeffrey. Credits: NJDA
6368a890fe7d4886692f_horse_park_volunteer_of_the_year_2017.JPG

 

The 61st Annual New Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon was held on Sunday at O’Connor’s Restaurant in Eastampton.

Nancy Murray was honored as Horse Park of NJ Volunteer of the Year:

Sign Up for E-News

A retired nurse-anesthesiologist from Lanoka Harbor, she has been volunteering at the horse park for the past three years, helping with hospitality, back-up horse ambulance and running scores at the Jersey Fresh 3-Day and at The Horse Trials.

Superior Achievement Award for Standardbred Pleasure was presented to Lather Rinse Repeat.

Lather Rinse Repeat has been competing in hunter paces since 2008 and has regularly finished sixth or better in the NJ High Point Awards in the Model, 3-Gait English Pleasure, Pleasure Horse & Rider, High Point Senior Horse and In-Hand Model divisions. Lather Rinse Repeat is owned by Betsy MacDonald-Cotter of Millstone Township and annually attends the Open Space Pace Parade and competes annually in the National Standardbred Horse Show and Central Jersey Horseman Association’s show series.

Superior Achievement Award for Pinto was presented to A Classic Romance.

A miniature horse, A Classic Romance is Tobiano colored and is owned by Lucinda Boddy of Mays Landing. A Classic Romance has earned a Register of Merit in Halter by the Pony Association of America, as well as Jumping In-Hand and Trail In-Hand awards and was the Pinto Horse Association Halter Champion in 2009.

The New Jersey Agricultural Achievement Award went to Brittany Smith, Oxford, N.J.

A 17-year-old Warren Hills Regional High School senior, Smith has been active in 4-H and agriculture for her entire life. She has competed and won many awards in 4-H. Her competition resume includes public speaking contests, hippology, horse judging, horse bowl, dairy judging and showing dairy goats.

She receives a $500 Scholarship.

Contestants must be a New Jersey resident and a high school senior who is planning on pursuing a career in the agriculture field and/or sciences.

Sara Dubinin Scholarship went to Bridget Fajvan, of Newton, N.J.

Fajvan is a sophomore at Newton High School where she is an active FFA member. This scholarship is presented annually in memory of Sara Dubinin to help 4-H or FFA members pursue their equine activities. Dubinin, a Sayreville resident, graduated from Cardinal McCarrick High School in South Amboy in 2006.

She receives a $1,000 scholarship.

The Bell Scholarship was presented to Chloe Baker, of Avon By The Sea, N.J.

The $1,000 scholarship is presented by the Equine Advisory Board and named for Ernest C. Bell, a horse breeder and one of the founders of the Equine Advisory Board.  Chloe, who is from Monmouth County and a senior at Rutgers University, is majoring in animal science with a concentration in the pre-veterinarian medicine/research.

Breeder of the Year is Fair Winds Farm.

Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge has been providing horse owners with broodmare and yearling care for more than 30 years. The farm’s reproductive services are trusted by many successful breeders in the business. One of Fair Winds Farm’s many success stories are Muscle Hill, who sired Ariana G.

The New Jersey Horseperson of the year was presented to Maggi Romano.

Madeline Crisp was crowned NJ Equestrian of the Year.

See more Equestrian news at www.TAPintoHorses.net

Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TAPintoHorses/

Sign Up for E-News to get top stories delivered daily to your inbox.

Download the FREE TAPinto App! Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening.;

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Milltown/Spotswood

Beyond Thoughts and Prayers: The Official Program for East Brunswick #Never Again Vigil

February 24, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A solemn vigil of remembrance will be held at the East Brunswick High School football field on Sunday, February 25th at 6:30 pm.  the program will feature blessings, speakers, and a call to action in response to the murders of 14 students and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The program has been ...

Somerville: What’s Up There? Take the Second Floor Tour

February 24, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Longtime residents, local historians and others concerned with the future path of the borough’s redevelopment will take a stroll along Main Street Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25  to look skyward and gaze at what’s above their heads.

“Second Story Somerville” a guided tour led by historian Bill Lawton, will look above the ground floor storefronts ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, February 25, 11:00 AM

East Brunswick Jewish Center, East Brunswick

PurimFest

Sat, March 3

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Summit

NJDTE Summer Dance Intensive & Young Dancers ...

Sun, March 4, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

Staatskapelle Weimar

Arts & Entertainment

EBPD: Safeguarding Students, Staff, and Residents in the Public Schools

February 21, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department, in cooperation with the East Brunswick Board of Education, will be assisting the school security staff by providing police officers at our township public schools. It is the goal of the East Brunswick Police Department and the East Brunswick Board of Education to safeguard our students, staff and residents at our schools on a daily basis ...

Diegnan: Computer Science Now Required in New Jersey Schools

February 24, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan to require school districts to offer course in computer science and Department of Education to adopt changes to NJ Student Learning Standards in computer science has been signed into law.

“To flourish in tomorrow’s digital economy and society, our children should be learning computer science,” said ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...