Horses

April 21, 2019

WACO, Texas — The National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s (NCEA) National Championship concluded on April 20 at the Extraco Events Center with several local riders making the trip. Auburn University took home the 2019 hunt seat title. There are riders from New Jersey, New York and ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Russell Slader of Nutley, N.J. captured the $43,200 grand prize in the 2019 World Harness Handicapping Championship presented by DerbyWars.com on April 13 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment.   Slader finished the tournament with a $2,518 bankroll to top the field ...

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CEANPORT, N.J. – Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park, who spearheaded the effort to make sports betting legal in New Jersey and ultimately throughout the United States, will be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 25, in a ceremony that will be held in New York City, the ...

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RARITAN TWP., N.J. — “Visits with Velvet,” stress management for kids will be held Saturdays, May 4 and 18 and June 1 from 10 to 12 p.m. at Journey’s End Farm. Psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards and the helping horses of Team Velvet, Inc. are offering a series of psycho-educational group sessions ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — At the start of the barrel racing series at the Horse Park Of New Jersey, Mary Diaz set a goal — to win the fancy buckle that goes to the rider that scores the most points in the series. In the end she got not one, but two buckles. Diaz, 15, of Sandyston, N.J. won both the ...

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LEBANON, N.J. — Mylestone's Help a Horse Day event will be held at at Horsemen’s Outlet on Sunday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. A donor is offering to match all donations made up to $10,000. Send donations through the mail, PayPal, or go to Horsemen’s Outlet on April 28.

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BRICK, N.J. — When the National Collegiate Equestrian Association announced its Ariat All-America Teams Madison Day of Brick, N.J. was listed as honorable mentions in both equitation on the flat and over fences. A junior at Baylor, Day inherited her love of horses from her mother. “She started ...

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Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment To Donate $5,000 To Charities Of Winning Broadcasters EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment will host its “2nd Sportscasters Charity Derby” — two harness races to benefit each participating Sportscaster’s selected charitable ...

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PERRINEVILLE, N.J. — Perhaps no one appreciates dedicated volunteers as much as other dedicated volunteers. Julie Stern has been volunteering with Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in Perrineville, N.J. for eight years, “along with the many other long term amazing volunteers.” Helping Hearts was ...

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OLDWICK, N.J. — After more than 50 years of having horses in her life, Maggie Conroy was not prepared for an empty barn when the last of her horses had to be put down at the age of 28 in early 2018. “I have to say, I never took him/them for granted but I was not prepared to be horse-less,” she ...

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LOGAN TWP., N.J. — The Children’s Benefit Horse Show was held April 5 to 7 at the Gloucester County Dream Park. The show is hosted by the United Professional Horsemen’s Association, Chapter 15. The show featured Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackneys shown by equestrians of all ages. The ...

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RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Each year, thousands of volunteers in New Jersey donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the nation who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 7–13. In January, ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — College-bound equestrians exploring equine science and career-focused liberal arts colleges and universities will have an opportunity to experience Centenary University firsthand. Known for their world-class equestrian program, Centenary University will partner with College ...

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FLEMINGTON. N.J. — Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart of River's Edge Farm are executive producers of a new documentary with Harry & Snowman and Life In The Doghouse filmmaker, Ron Davis. The film, To Serve & Protect, will chronicle a paradigm shift in efforts by law enforcement through the ...

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WACO, Texas – The conference championships concluded and the bracket for the National Collegiate Equestrian Association’s national tournament has been set. Local riders helped their teams get on the bracket. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championships take place April 17-20 in ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — On the final day of the 2019 Adequan® Global Dressage Festival on March 31, freestyle music sounded throughout the venue as competitors rode their last tests of the season. Topping the FEI Intermediaire-1 Freestyle CDI3* presented by Vita Flex were Betsy Steiner and Swiss ...

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. —Gary and Mary West’s homebred, Maximum Security, trained by New Jersey resident and Monmouth Park regular, Jason Servis, surprised in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. The win earned 100 points and a spot in the Kentucky Derby for the ...

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SOURLANDS, N.J. — The NJ Conservation Foundation is conducting a survey is to obtain feedback for the preparation of a stewardship plan for the new Preserve in the Sourlands, which is nearly 1,200 acres and includes lands owned by New Jersey Conservation Foundation and Somerset County. There are ...

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CHURCHILL DOWNS, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby which is the first leg of the Triple Crown series is about to unfold on the 4th of May. This will take place in the dirt race track of Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., Surely, this year’s edition of the Kentucky Derby will be attended by a lot of horse ...

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ALEXANDRIA TWP., N.J. — Riding with HEART is an equine assisted therapeutic riding center in Hunterdon County, N.J.  A donor is willing to match $100,000 to help the organization build an indoor arena so lessons can go one rain or shine. Riding with HEART — Hunterdon Equine Assisted Recreation ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Trainers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York are planning to attend the Extreme Mustang Makeover in Lexington, Ky., June 20-22. Emma Minteer, of Naples, N.Y., Kayla O’Leary of Center Moriches, N.Y., James Duffey of Garwood, N.J., Gerardo Garro of Washington, N.J., Dawson ...

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ANDERSON, Ind. — The Harness Horse Youth Foundation will host events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. Preregistration is required for all events. Applications and more information are available at  https://www.hhyforg/schedule-applications.html. Dates, type of event, and locations ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — Trial Victory, a 27-year-old son of Valley Victory, now has a home to live out his last few years. In February, the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) was made aware the elderly stallion was in a “kill pen” in Tennessee, and was about to be shipped for ...

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BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Nearly two dozen 4-H members from across the state competed in the New Jersey State 4-H Equine Presentations contest at the Rutgers Eco-Complex on March 17. The contest determines who is eligible to represent New Jersey at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup which brings 26 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Meg Sleeper, of Frenchtown, N.J., was appointed to the Endurance Sport Committee (ESC) by US Equestrian (USEF). Areas of focus for the ESC include clearly defining pathways for athletes within the sport, growing the sport of endurance within the U.S., and building a strong base ...

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HOLLAND TWP., N.J. — Emma Scheier, 13, of Holland Township earned several awards in the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines upon completion of careers in racing or breeding. Her horse’s registered name is ...

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WACO, Texas — The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team did something no other program has done in the modern history of the sport. The Tigers put together an undefeated regular season as the squad topped rival and No. 7 Georgia, 17-3, at the Auburn University Equestrian Center on March 8. The win moved ...

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For more than three decades, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has led the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an engaging public awareness campaign in March of each year. Traumatic brain injuries are common in equestrian sports. One of the highest profile ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Come visit the 2019 Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) at a ‘Meet-n-Greet’ on March 30. The herd includes ‘foster’ horses from rescues which will be available for adoption at the end of the semester. Students are working with the horses and will show them on Ag Field ...

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NEWTON, N.J. — The Sussex County St Patrick's Day parade is set to take place on Saturday, March 16 in Newton. Equestrians are invited to join the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association with or without horses of any breed. Parking for trailers is at the corner of South Park Drive and Route 206 ...

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