Horses

October 19, 2018

PERRINEVILLE,N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is having a fall fundraiser. Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation. In the last nearly 11 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between.

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RARITAN TWP. N.J. — A group of young riders directly impacted by breast cancer, has been working to raise funds and awareness about the disease. Four years ago the Pink Ladies was formed by members of the Round Valley Riders 4-H club in Hunterdon County after one of the members’ mother was ...

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Olympic eventer Boyd Martin wins the Gentleman's Hunter Hack HARRISBURG, Pa. — History and pageantry were evident in the arena at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, as competitors in the Hunt Night classes brought their unique style, foxhounds and fun-loving attitude to this traditional facet ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. – Five USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Champions were crowned at the Garden State Combined Driving Event CDE at the Horse Park of New Jersey on Oct. 14. It was the debut of national championships at the preliminary level in order to serve as a catalyst to ignite ...

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD —The Mid-Atlantic Equitation Festival, presented by County Saddlery, will be celebrating its seventh anniversary this year at the Showplace Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md, from Nov. 16 to 18. As one of the most celebrated events in equestrian competition, MAEF has continued to ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — A junior rider from Pennsylvania won the barrel racing division at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover. Jade Wirick, of Windber, Pa. and Miss Classy posted the fastest times in all three runs, competing against professionals, adult amateurs and other ...

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WACO, Texas — There was plenty of movement in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee with local riders making an impact. As of Oct. 9, No. 1 Auburn remained on top of the coach's poll with Texas A&M sliding ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands announced it would apply for 68 live racing dates for the 2019 and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association is not happy about it. The track must submit its date requests to the New Jersey Racing Commission by Oct. 15. The track was granted 90 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Combined driving competitors have gathered at The Horse Park of New Jersey for a shot at winning a national title at the Garden State Combined Driving Event (CDE) set to run Oct. 12 to 14. There are 21 entrants across six USEF Preliminary Combined Driving National Championship ...

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GARWOOD, N.J. — The father of a young mustang trainer hopes to bring the Extreme Mustang Makeover back to New Jersey. Jerry Duffey, father of James, said there was talk by the Mustang Heritage Foundation in June at their Lexington event about holding a Makeover to New Jersey in 2019. However, on ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey will present the 20th Annual Turkey Trot, a benefit fall pleasure ride on Nov. 18. The ride will be held rain or shine with start times between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entries open on Nov. 3 and close on Nov. 11 if entering by mail or ...

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team earned best of September honors from the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced. Also honored was indoor volleyball player Matt Anderson, of West Seneca, N.Y. and shooter Caitlin Connor, of ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Four solid rounds on four different horses put 17-year-old Daisy Farish on top of the 2018 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East, held Oct. 6-7, 2018, in Gladstone, N.J. “This is one final I’ve been close to winning before, but I had yet to put it ...

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POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue held its 19th Open House on Oct. 7. The horses at Mylestone are not just any horses — they are all rescued horses who once faced cruelty, starvation, the auction, or slaughter. Many have special needs. Funds raised from a silent auction, ...

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BARCELONA, Spain — The NetJets U.S. Jumping Team battled for second in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final Challenge Cup on Oct. 6. It came down to the final combinations, and a clear round from Germany meant the U.S. would miss out on a jump-off by a mere four faults. Led by Chef ...

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BREWSTER, N.Y. — Lee McKeever who grooms for show jumper, McLain Ward is a finalist for the FEI’s best groom award. He has been working with Ward for 30 years. According to his nomination, he “ seems just as enthusiastic about what he does and his dedication to the horses as he did then. Not ...

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — Lord Stirling Stable will host the third N.J. 4-H Benefit Hunter Pace open to private horse owners on Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. with the last team departing at 1 p.m. The Hunter Pace follows a well-marked course 6 to 8 miles in length with more than 30 fences up ...

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WACO, Texas — The Delaware State equestrian team achieved their highest national ranking in team history, holding the No. 8 spot in the latest National Collegiate Equestrian Association Farnam Team Rankings. New Jersey natives helped get them there. DSU’s best previous ranking was No. 10 in the ...

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LAKE CLEAR, N.Y. — The operators of a ranch were arrested and charged with fraud after allegedly taking money for services they failed to provide. According to a press release, on Sept. 25, New York State Police, arrested Travis S. Devalinger, 45 of Lake Clear and Natalia B. Fiedler, 34 of Lake ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — The Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to legendary horseman Ralph Caristo during the American Gold Cup CSI 4*-W on Sunday, Sept. 30, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, N.Y. The Old Salem Farm Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award was created by ...

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DEVON, Pa. — Two horses stood out in the breed division of Dressage At Devon which took place Sept. 25 to 27. The performance classes then run through Sept. 30. One of the standouts is Summersby II (Sezuan), bred by Nicole Wanning and owned by Grand Prix rider, Alice Tarjan of Oldwick, N.J. The ...

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SARATOGA, N.Y. — Three Thoroughbred owners received The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Young Rider of the Year Awards, for 2018. The young rider award, which recognizes riders 18 or younger who own or lease a Thoroughbred for use in 4-H, Pony Club, or other activities, has ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — Although everybody was declared a winner at the third annual Standardbred Makeover, some won the ultimate prize — a new home. Among the big winners was Sears Tower, a.k.a. Korra, trained by Brielle Roman, of Allentown, N.J. She was named "Best English Pleasure Potential," ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The sport of combined driving will take over the Horse Park of New Jersey, Oct. 12 to 14. All three days are open to spectators but the highlight is marathon day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Tailgating spaces are available for $50 each with funds ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would eliminate the sales tax on horse stall rental is now in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The bill was introduced on Feb. 1 in the New Jersey Assembly by Ronald Dancer. It passed the Assembly in early June and was introduced in the Senate in late ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey was introduced on Sept. 24. Sponsored by Senator Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park, and Senator Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen County, home of the ...

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THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — The long wait is over.  Three months after it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting, a baby boy was delivered at 1:01 a.m. on Sept. 24 after a little more than two hours of labor.  Jamie Hahn who correctly guessed the birth date will the rights for the new ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — James “Jimmy" Fairclough, of Newton, N.J. helped the U.S. team win the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games. He along with Misdee Wrigley Miller and Chester Weber  won the United States Equestrian Team’s first-ever four-in-hand team gold medal at Tryon 2018 in the ...

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MILL SPRING, N.C. — To the roars of the home crowd, the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team secured an historic gold medal in a thrilling jump-off against Sweden on Sept. 21, in the FEI World Team Jumping Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. McLain War, of Brewster, N.Y.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. — Taylor Griffiths of Brewster, N.Y. captured the Region 2 ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay Championship at Old Salem Farm. Old Salem Farm hosted both the Region 1 and 2 championships on Sept. 22. Elite equitation riders from both regions competed at Old Salem Farm with hopes to qualify ...

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