Horses

October 13, 2018

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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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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POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Sunday, Oct. 7 is the date for Mylestone Equine Rescue’s 19th Open House. The annual event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. at their farm in Pohatcong, N.J., rain or shine. For anyone who’s ever wanted to meet a horse up-close and personal, this is your opportunity. But the ...

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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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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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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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WACO, Texas — Auburn University will kick off the 2018-19 The National Collegiate Equestrian Association on season ranked No. 1 in the preseason national team rankings, as determined by the NCEA Selection Committee. The 2018-19 collegiate equestrian season officially begins on Thursday, Sept.

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Police horses and carriage horses were not the only equines in New York City on Sept. 15 — several riders on horses in western saddles took an extended tour of the Big Apple to raise awareness about suicide among veterans. BraveHearts, based in Illinois, took 10 veterans, a gold ...

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  THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Anticipation..... It's been three months since it was determined that Edith the donkey was expecting. As of the morning of Sept. 17, the stork had yet to arrive.  Donkeys, Edith and her daughter, Gloria were a gift to Christiana Capra, founder and director of ...

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ASBURY, N.J. — The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) New Jersey was held Sept. 15 and 16 at The Ridge, Asbury, N.J. USHJA President Mary Babick judged the horse show on Sept. 16. The day before, young riders learned from Olympian Nona Garson, who owns The Ridge. There was also a college ...

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s State Horse Racing Commission has partnered with Delaware Valley University to conduct an economic impact study to analyze the current status of the industry. Standardbred and Thoroughbred stakeholders are encouraged to take the survey, which only takes a few ...

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DEVON-BERWYN, Pa. — Dressage at Devon (DAD) (www.dressageatdevon.org) announced that Lisa Schmidt, founder of Adult Amateur Dressage Access) (AADA) (www.aadressageaccess.com), will present at DAD on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the picnic area near the Pub. She will provide insights and tips targeted to ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Devin Ryan of Long Valley, N.J. and McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.J. are among the definite entries for the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018. Led by Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland, the show jumping competition kicks off on Sept. 19 and ...

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DEVON, Pa. — It’s often called “horse ballet,” with horse and rider working in partnership to execute complicated movements that take years to perfect. But while kids are welcome at dressage shows, it’s rare that there are activities geared toward the education and entertainment of the next ...

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OPGLABBEEK, Belgium — Two New Yorkers helped the U.S. Team end their FEI Jumping Nations Cup Youth Finals experience on a high-note, winning the Young Rider ‘Challenge Cup’ on at SenTower Park on Sept. 8 in Belgium. The team of Samantha Cohen, of New York City, Madison Goetzmann, of Skaneateles, ...

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Olympian Joe Fargis and Stable Manager Anne Thornbury to lead session at The University of Findlay FINDLAY, Ohio — Two local riders and one stable manager have been invited to the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association 10th annual Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund/USHJA Emerging Athletes Program National ...

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Brynn Topolski and Mercy Paine take gold in the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Championships SAUGERTIES, N.Y. — Brynn Topolski of Charlton, N.Y., and Mercy Paine of New York City, N.Y., claimed the Individual Children's and Adult Amateur Hunter Championship victories, respectively, on ...

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New Jersey and Pennsylvania Riders Earn Top Finishes In Illinois WAYNE, Ill. — Alice Tarjan, of Oldwick, N.J. came home with two reserve championships from the 2018 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions held at the at the Lamplight Equestrian Center in Illinois, Aug. 21 to 26. In the ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A 12-year-old Camden County gelding is the second reported case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)in New Jersey in 2018. EEE is a serious, mosquito-borne illness in horses.  The horse had not been vaccinated against EEE and was euthanized on Aug. 27. “With this being our ...

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The stated mission of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America in New York is to serve workers who toil behind the scenes in support of the thoroughbred racing industry at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track, and Saratoga Springs Race Course. “The New York Race Track ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Riders from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania ventured to Kentucky for the 2018 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, a.k.a. "Pony Finals." Samantha Takacs, 13, of Oldwick, N.J. and Galianna, Kim Wolf’s nine-year-old German Riding Pony mare earned the title of ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place Sept. 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C. After competing in designated Observation Events throughout the summer, the ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — The feature class of Monmouth at the Team on Aug. 14 at Hamilton Farm was the $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, sponsored by Eastern Hay. Sunny skies turned dark and rain started shortly after the first horse hit the course. After a brief delay due to lightning, the ...

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GLADSTONE, N.J. — Competition at Monmouth at the Team begins Monday, Aug. 13 with pony classes, equitation competition and breeding classes. The show is being held at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, and runs through Aug. 20. Action gets underway 7 a.m. each ...

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EAST DORSET, Vt. — World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) events for competitors hoping to qualify for WCHR Finals, held at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, highlighted the third week of competition at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vt. In WCHR ...

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DELAWARE TWP., N.J. — Delaware Valley Horsemen’s Association will host Horses in Hunterdon on Aug. 4 at the showgrounds at 299 Rosemont-Ringoes Road. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per car. There will be vendors, food trucks, exhibitions and more. DVHA will showcase ...

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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Good Magic, the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and Eclipse Champion 2-year-old, set out to capture more trophies in prestigious races when he started, as his trainer said “a new form cycle,” by winning the $1 million, Grade 1 Betfair Haskell Invitational, Monmouth Park's ...

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FAR HILLS, N.J. — "Every once in a while, something special crosses your path, and with that, an opportunity presents itself. And so it is with Lafitte De Muze," said Cheryl Olsten. Back in October of 2017, Olsten and her trainer and rider Amanda Steege, who is based at Ashmeadow Farm in Far ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. —James Duffey, 18, and his American Mustang, "Star Spangled Dunes," accomplished their goals for the 2018 Extreme Mustang Makeover. The event was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in late June with the competing horses going to new homes at the conclusion. Duffey competed last ...

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