Horses

March 22, 2019

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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WACO, Texas — Madison Day of Brick, N.J. earned Most Outstanding Performer (MOP) honors as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (7-3, 3-1 Big 12) locked up the No. 1 seed for the Big 12 Championship meet. In the weekend’s National Collegiate Equestrian Association action, Baylor earned an 11-7 road win over ...

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Somerset, Burlington Win New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl Contests Take the quiz below WESTHAMPTON, N.J. — Young equestrians squared off in the New Jersey 4-H Horse Bowl contests on Feb. 23. In the Senior division Somerset County came out on top while Burlington County won in the junior ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Increased purses, big fields, competitive racing and – of course – a dedicated fan base led to the biggest night of wagering of the year at the Meadowlands on March 2. Purses were raised thanks to a $20 million annual subsidy from the  state recently signed by the ...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The issue of where carriage horses wait for passengers will be back in court on March 1. Meanwhile, a proposed rule that would prevent them from working when the heat index — not the actual temperature — hits 90 has been introduced in city council. On Jan. 4, the city Department ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Beginning Friday, March 1, purses at the Big M — thanks to the recent purse subsidy legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy — will get a $40,000 per-card boost. Purses will get another $40,000 jolt on March 29. In recent years, the Big M has experienced a lull ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — A bill regarding the sale of horses at auction, has passed both houses in the New Jersey legislature. The Senate version passed that body by a vote of 33-0 in July, 2018. Then the Assembly released an identical version from committee in late January. On Feb. 25, the measure ...

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WACO, Texas – Local riders continue to do well for their teams in National Collegiate Equestrian Association action. Madison Day, of Brick, N.J. scored twice as No. 5 Baylor equestrian (6-3, 2-1 Big 12) clinched a 11-8 home win over No. 7 Georgia (3-5, 2-2 SEC) on Feb. 23 at the Willis Family ...

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STONE TAVERN, N.J. — The 17th annual Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event (JFI) will take place May to 12, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Over the years, JFI has helped determine both United States’ and Canadian World Equestrian Games and Pan Am Games Teams. In 2018 the event was a ...

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LOUISEVILLE, Ky. — Several tri-state area women are in the running to march in the 11th annual Survivors Parade before the Kentucky Oaks Day, on Friday, May 3. The Survivors Parade is a march of breast and ovarian cancer survivors, which takes place on Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack.

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WELLINGTON, Fla. — Jessica Springsteen was named the Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award winner on Saturday, Feb. 23, during CSI5* week, the seventh week of competition at the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in Wellington, Fla. "It's really exciting to be named Leading Lady!” said ...

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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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