Horses

February 22, 2019

READINGTON TWP., N.J. — Dorothy Knocke Maxfield, who had a major influence in the equine industry in New Jersey and beyond, died Feb. 17, 2019 in Mobile, Ala. She was born in 1943 in New York, N.Y. While growing up on the family farm, Hobby Horse Hill, in Readington Township, Maxfield and her ...

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New Jersey Graduate Student On research Team SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Anyone who's been to the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at Slippery Rock University can see the benefits horseback riding has for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Until recently, the evidence was based on the ...

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Equestrian jumped two spots in the latest NCEA rankings with the help of a rider from New Jersey. In victory over Sweet Briar on Feb. 15 in a Hunter Seat-only competition at the Rogers Riding Complex in Sweet Briar, Va., Adele McKenna of Rumson, N.J. scored ...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Already, despite the main prep races being one to two months away, we have an early idea of which horses to watch in advance of the 145th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, but who are they? From the imperious unbeaten juvenile champion Game Winner to an eye-catching debutant ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Amanda Steege of Bedminster, N.J., and Lafitte de Muze finished in the $100,000 World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Following the opening round at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) in Wellington, Fla. on ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill that will provide $100 million over five years to support horse racing in New Jersey. Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District 36, which includes, Bergen ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Samantha Weinerman of Chester, N.J. beat 45 other junior riders on Feb. 8 during the fifth week at the 2019 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). The first equitation class of the weekend was the USHJA Jumping Seat Medal. With a solid plan of action and confidence in her new ...

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WACO, Texas. — Local riders scored points for their team in National Collegiate Equestrian Association Action of the weekend. Kara Kaufmann tied once and earned a point while competing for the No. 1 Auburn equestrian team in horsemanship. She rode to a 72.5 tie in the meet with U.T Martin on ...

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View Survey NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. —The Rutgers 2019 Horse Management Seminar was held Feb. 10, with a focus on “Feeding and Care of Mare/Foal, Stallion and Growing Horse.” Carey Williams, equine specialist and associate director of extension at the Equine Science Center, assembled presenters ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Yannick Gingras, Ron Burke and big action highlighted a huge weekend of racing at the Meadowlands Feb. 1 and 2 and they don’t look to be cooling off. Formal records aren’t available, but when it comes to what Burke and Gingras combined to do that weekend, they likely ...

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EAST AMWELL TWP., N.J. — A proposed helistop at a golf course has local horsemen and others worried. The Ridge At Back Brook is on a 300-acre property on Wertsville Road. The business has applied to the state Bureau of Aeronautics for the “restricted use helistop.” A public notice in early ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — More than 100 of the 673 trainers accepted for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, hail from the tri-state area. Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Thoroughbred Makeover will take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Pennsylvania ranks ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Sitting atop the state seal is the horse, which also happens to be the state animal. The animals are used for racing, breeding, showing, pleasure riding and, more recently, therapy for children and adults with disabilities. Equine therapy is a growing industry in the Garden ...

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WACO, Texas. — National Collegiate Equestrian teams returns to action after the winter break and local riders are helping their teams. The UC Davis equestrian team kicked of its 2018-19 campaign in a big way on Jan. 31, earning the program's first-ever win in its inaugural home meet against ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — The 2018 Governor’s Award for Horseperson of the Year was awarded to Dr. Daniel Keenan, who has been an equine veterinarian in New Jersey for more than 30 years. Dr. Keenan, whose practice is in Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, accepted the award at the 62nd Annual New ...

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TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would appropriate $20 million to boost horse racing in New Jersey has passed the Assembly by a vote of 68-6 with one abstention. Sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal of District 11 in Monmouth County, home to Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway, and Sen. Paul A. Sarlo, District ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Riley Chenoweth-Hafner, 17, was named the 2019 New Jersey Equestrian of the Year by the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board on Jan. 27 at the 62nd Annual New Jersey Breeders’ Luncheon in Hamilton.  The Southern Regional High School junior from Manahawkin, Ocean County, represented ...

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 TRENTON, N.J. — Assembly bill, 3673, regarding the sale of horses at auction, was voted out of committee on Jan. 24.   The Senate of the version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. According to the bill statement: If the horse has an implanted microchip, tattoo, or brand, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — The Rutgers Equine Science Center released its “2019 State of the New Jersey Horse Racing Industry” report which found that New Jersey racehorse owners and breeders continue to remain non-competitive with New York and Pennsylvania, where horse racing is subsidized by revenue ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — T.I.P. also announced its Youth Ambassadors for the 2019 T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Program. Two of the 13 ambassadors hail from New Jersey. The ambassadors represent 11 states and cover multiple disciplines, including hunters, jumpers, eventing, and dressage. Katie Kalfayan, ...

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NEW EGYPT, N.J. — Marcus Melander’s name will be on the U.S. Harness Writers Association’s 2018 Rising Star Award, but the 27-year-old horse trainer says the recognition extends beyond one person. “It’s a great accomplishment, but it’s not really just my award,” Melander said. “It’s my whole ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. —  Several trotters and pacers were spared from a trip to the Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses thanks to the efforts of two groups. On Jan. 16 the 35 horses had been tagged to ship to slaughter but Save Our Standardbreds From Slaughter, (SOSS), which is active on Facebook ...

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Audrey Schulze, a 10th grader from Ridgewood, N.J. earned the CPI Overall High-Point Rider award at the ninth Annual College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) Florida Horse Show Jan.17-20 at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in West Palm Beach. At the premier college equestrian ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Meadowlands kicked off the weekend by honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 18 with a race that featured only African-American drivers. Mike Cruse’s name was one of the more recognizable to Meadowlands' regulars in the race and one of the driving ...

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LUMBERTON, N.J. —  Two miniature horses received the greatest gift of all during the holidays — a new home — when Gleneayre Equestrian Program partnered with the EQUUS Foundation and Artemis Farm Rescue. The story began when Ellen Healey, Founder and Executive Director of Gleneayre Equestrian ...

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — On Jan. 18, S. Tucker S. Johnson was presented with the 2019 R. Bruce Duchossois Distinguished Trustee Award during the USET Foundation’s Gold Medal Club Reception held at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Fla. In 2015, the United States Equestrian Team (USET) ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — The Living Horse Hall of Fame nominating committee of the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame has announced the results of recent balloting to determine the 2019 inductees into the Harness Racing Living Horse Hall of Fame. Museum members voted for the three horses they felt ...

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The final pieces of the jigsaw are falling into place for the third running of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. Hot favorite, Accelerate and market rival City Of Light are both on course for the nine furlong $9 million spectacular. The inaugural ...

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Spectators welcome BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The New Jersey 4-H State Model Horse Show will be held at the Somerset County 4-H Center. Spectators are welcome but competition is open only to current New Jersey 4-H members. Members from nine counties are competing. Judging starts at 9:30 a.m. and ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Hallie Ricci, of Allentown, N.J. will once again represent the United States in an international competition for saddle seat riders. This time, Ricci will be on the Stripes Team, in the three-gaited division. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat ...

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