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Warren County Equestrian is 2018 NJ Agricultural Fair Ambassador

December 3, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. – Pier Semanchik, of Great Meadows in Warren County, will serve as the 2018 New Jersey Agricultural Fair Ambassador. 

The 18-year-old Centenary University student was selected from among six contestants by the Agricultural Fair Association of New Jersey during the group’s fall dinner on Nov. 5 in Eastampton.

As ambassador, Semanchik is charged with visiting ...

Collegiate Riding: Texas A&M Honored At Whitehouse; NCEA Wraps Up Fall Season

WACO, Texas — For the first time in history, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Equestrian team traveled to the White House for a ceremony honoring its accomplishments.

On Friday, Nov. 17, President Donald J. Trump recognized the Texas A&M Equestrian Team for besting a field of 12 other NCAA Equestrian teams to capture the 2017 National Collegiate ...

Race Tracks Collect Toys For Tots Dec. 2 & 3

November 29, 2017

Toys for Tots returns to Aqueduct Racetrack on Cigar Mile Day

OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association’s (NYRA) annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation weekend of giving at Aqueduct Racetrack on Cigar Mile Day, Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3.

A holiday tradition at Aqueduct, Toys for Tots will collect new, unwrapped toys, cash contributions, and ...

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 ...

Steeplechasing: Colonial Cup To Return in March 2018

Steeplechasing fans who saw a major loss in their sporting lives when the Grade 1 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup was canceled and removed from the National Steeplechase Association fixture card for 2018 can rejoice.

The Colonial Cup, formerly the last Grade 1 race on the NSA calendar, will now be run as the first graded stake in 2018. The date: March 31, 2018.

The purse will be $150,000 ...

New Jersey Trainer Will Coach U.S. Saddle Seat Team

December 3, 2017

READINGTON TWP. N.J. —Hilary Wilcox has been named one of the coaches for the 2018 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team which will compete at the 2018 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup competition in July.

Wilcox of Kierson Farm in Readington Township has several years of experience coaching riders in the saddle seat discipline. She maintains a substantial lesson schedule and a string of show ...

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign; Best Performance Competition Year Starts Dec. 1

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America's horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors.

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign at http://www.equusfoundation.org/give/donate-form-rfh.php

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EQUUS Foundation Announces New Funding Program

December 6, 2017

"It's more important now than ever before that we have confidence in the charities that we support, and this is especially true among equine charities where there may be wide differences in how horses are cared for," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

The EQUUS Foundation has developed one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to inspire donor ...

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign; Best Performance Competition Year Starts Dec. 1

Whether you are a competing equestrian, a pleasure rider, or someone who loves horses — everyone can do something to ensure that America's horses live in comfort and with purpose and dignity. Help protect America's horses and inspire all horse lovers to become horse protectors.

Join the #RideForHorses Campaign at http://www.equusfoundation.org/give/donate-form-rfh.php

All it ...

Equestrian News Roundup

November 17, 2017

Springsteen Tends Bar for a Good Cause

TRYON, N.C. — In addition to the well-attended $380,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI 5*, the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) hosted a fundraising event for Brooke USA on Saturday, Oct. 21. The event featured celebrity bartenders and a silent auction to benefit working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest countries around the ...

EQUUS Foundation Announces New Funding Program

December 6, 2017

"It's more important now than ever before that we have confidence in the charities that we support, and this is especially true among equine charities where there may be wide differences in how horses are cared for," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President.

The EQUUS Foundation has developed one of the most comprehensive and impartial verification processes to inspire donor ...

The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center Holds Year-End Show

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center (BTRC) concluded its 2017 program schedule on Nov. 20, capping off a great year with the highly anticipated Year-End Celebration.

The BTRC thanked head instructor Amanda Calistro for a successful year as well as Michael Taylor and Taylor Harris Insurance Services for their sponsorship of the event.

The ...

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Equestrian Events December, 2017 onward

Dates listed for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, send dates to lshupe@tapinto.net

Dec. 2-3 — Holiday Horse Shows, 9 a.m., Cheer for Lord Stirling Stable's students as they showcase the horsemanship skills that they have been working on in lessons. Show classes range from beginner through advanced jumping levels. A drill team performance highlights the lunch break each ...

Dec. 13 Webinar Focuses Eco-Friendly Ways to Control Mud, Dust, Bugs and Weeds

December 4, 2017

Would you like to learn innovative, chore-efficient ways for mud management, least toxic pest control, managing odors, water conservation and on-farm recycling? Join The Homes for Horses Coalition for a free webinar on Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. to hear creative ways to put native plants to work on your farm including, rain gardens, dust barriers, visual screens, summer shade and ...

Registration Begins Dec. 9 For Winter Riding Lessons at Lord Stirling

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The Somerset County Park Commission announces that openings are available for Winter Horseback Riding Classes at Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge, N.J. 

Lessons are offered to juniors (ages 9-17) and adults, and will accommodate the absolute beginner through more advanced levels with jumping experience.  The ...

Lord Stirling's Holiday Festival is Dec. 2-3

BASKING RIDGE, NJ – The Friends of Lord Stirling Stable (FLSS) will present the support organization's 19th Annual Holiday Festival - a chance to visit Santa's workshop, ride ponies, and buy gifts - from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3, at Lord Stirling Stable in Basking Ridge.

Lord Stirling students will also display their equestrian ...

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announces “Horse Explorers” children’s educational programs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present an ongoing children’s educational program series called “Horse Explorers” beginning Nov. 30.

Recommended for ages 3-6, “Horse Explorers” is a hands-on series intended to creatively educate children about horses by developing age-appropriate skills in disciplines including ...

Horse Care Help Wanted At Spring Reins of Life

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — SPRING REINS of LIFE / Horses, Humans & Healing is in need of adult volunteers to help with barn chores for one or more days during the week.

The work could be done between 12 and 2 p.m. or 1 and 3 p.m. Days are flexible.

Duties may include loading hay, walking horses, grooming horses, barn chores, mucking stalls, cleaning barn and common areas, sweeping, ...