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Fix-A-Test with Marilyn Payne

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Jointly Present
2019 USDF Dressage Tests
Fix-a-Test with USDF “S”Judge: Marilyn Payne

This is a USDF University Program and is approved for Continuing Education for L Graduates

Location:  The Horse Park of New Jersey – Indoor Arena
626 Route 524, Allentown, NJ 08501
Saturday March 9, 2019

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2018 Year End Award Winners Announced

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Congratulations to everyone!


2018 Award Winners




Information on our annual awards luncheon can be found here:


2019 ESDCTA Annual Awards Luncheon



Lilo Fore Symposium

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

An approved USDF “L’ Continuing Education program, USDF University program, and a USDF National Education Incentive Program



April 6 and 7th 2019

Horse Park of New Jersey, Allentown NJ

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Join us at the Horse Park of NJ, April 6th (9:00 am-4:15 pm) and 7th (8:00 am-3:15 pm) for Dressage Training Symposium with Lilo Fore. This seminar is a wonderful opportunity for all dressage riders, trainers and judges to be exposed to top quality training at a cost-effective price.

Demo Riders
We will be seeking demo riders for the seminar. If you are interested in being considered as a rider please fill out the rider application and mail or email this application to:
Willette Brown, PO Box 217, Roosevelt, NJ 08555

Rider Application (applications accepted until March 1)

Auditor Registration Form (fillable)

Complete the form and enclose a check made out to ESDCTA
Mail to:
Kem Barbosa
282 Carter Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

Pre-Registration (before March 25)
ESDCTA, Horse Park of NJ & Pony Club Members – $50 per day ($100 for 2 days)
Non-Members – $75 per day ($150 for 2 days)

Regular Registrations (March 25 and later and at the door)
ESDCTA, Horse Park of NJ & Pony Club Members – $60 per day ($120 for 2 days)
Non-Members – $85 per day ($170 for 2 days)

ESDCTA Volunteer Bucks Welcome: $20/day. If you are using volunteer bucks you must mail in a registration form with your check and volunteer bucks to Kem Barbosa. Mailing information on Registration Form.

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Lunch is included.  For more information, please contact Kem Barbosa

Lilo Fore is a FEI 5 Star Dressage Judge (Ret), US Equestrian “S” Judge, “R” Dressage Sport Horse Judge, USDF certification instructor/examiner, and trainer of numerous Grand Prix horses. She is an accomplished competitor and former USET short listed rider.


The Turkey Trot

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The Turkey Trot
November 18, 2018
Horse Park of New Jersey

Click here for Prizelist, entry form, and information

Thanks to everyone that participated in this year’s Turkey Trot, both volunteers and competitors

Turkey Trot 2018 – results 2018-11-18



Equine Environmental Stewardship Short Course

Friday, October 7th, 2016

As equine owners you face many challenges maintaining healthy horses and environmentally friendly farms. Learn about the implementation, challenges, and results of adopting Best Management Practices (BMPs) on equine farms at our Environmental Stewardship Short Course.

The course will run for 4 weeks on Wednesdays starting October 5th to October 26th. The course is open to all interested horse owners, barn managers, equine industry personnel. The course will be held at Caitlyn & Cody’s Diner located just off the Quakertown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 1907 John Fries Highway, Quakertown.  The course runs from 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM. Cost is $55 per person and includes lectures, materials and light refreshments. Advance registration is required before September 30th.  Registration information can be found at or you can contact the Northampton County Extension Office 610-746-1970.  

Speakers will include Donna Foulk, Equine Natural Resources Educator with Penn State Extension; Andrew Frankenfield, Agricultural Educator with Penn State Extension Laura Kenny, Equine Educator with Penn State Extension; and Suzette Truax, Grazing Specialist with USDA/NRCS. Representatives from County Conservation Districts will be available during the last evening to help address any concerns you have in your county.

Those attending the course will develop the knowledge and skills to adopt environmentally sound practices aimed at managing healthy animals, healthy farms and a healthy environment. On October 5, we will discuss grazing management, pasture renovation and forage biology & species. On October 12, we will cover management of weeds & toxic plants. On this evening we encourage you to bring any plants you would like help identifying. October 19 will cover soil health & fertility management. All participants will be sent home with a Penn State Soil Test kit the first evening so we can discuss your results at this meeting. We wrap up the program on October 26 by discussing farm management practices to benefit your farm and the environment. We will also be discussing manure as a resource, not just a waste product. This program is recommended for anyone who currently owns a horse or horse farm, thinking of purchasing a farm, or works with horse farm owners. 

To receive a brochure about the course, Contact Heather Stofanak, Equine Team Program Assistant ( or Donna Foulk, Equine Extension Educator ( or call 610-746-1970. To learn more about the Penn State Equine Team programs visit the website at: To be added to the email list regarding future equine extension offerings, contact Norma Young at Penn State is an equal opportunity university.



Creating a Horse Quarantine

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Good article from The Horse website:

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Equine Infectious Anemia

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

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NOTICE: Comments on Equine Infectious Anemia by January 22, 2016

APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) recently hosted a discussion group seeking input on approaches for equine infectious anemia (EIA) control.  The summary document from the EIA Discussion Group is posted at VS is soliciting additional public comment about EIA through January 22, 2016.  We will use the input we receive from these comments and the discussion group to formulate recommendations for EIA control.  Please submit comments via email to 



Please share the following link with others who may be interested in these updates. Click here to subscribe to the VS Animal Health Stakeholder Registry. This link will also allow you to change or cancel your subscriptions.  

Source: United States Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

2016 AWEG Symposium

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

18th Annual Animal Emergency

Working Group (AEWG) Symposium

April 25, 2016

$20.00 per person – Lunch Included

Burlington County Emergency Services Training Center

53 Academy Drive, PO Box6000, Westhampton, NJ 08060

Topics Include:

Requests between CARTS and OEM’s

How to deal with vaccination status, rabies suspects and bite wounds in a CART Shelter

Dealing With Exotics in a CART Animal Emergency Shelter

Small Animal Restraint

Crisis Management – How to deal with distraught or emotional owners

For more information please contact Lynn Mathews at

609-292-2888 or

Are YOU the Next Leader of the Equine Industry?

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

The Rutgers Equine Science Center Presents

Developing Future Leaders for the Equine Industry

Winter Short Course

Meet Experts and Learn Industry Secrets

Experts from various aspects of the equine industry will discuss networking, relationship-building, decision-making strategies, building coalitions, marketing, industry management, financial and legal strategies, and the socio-economic value of the equine industry.

Winter Short Course- Not Just For Students

This course is open to the public with at least a high school diploma.  Register below.
Students must contact Dr. Karyn Malinowski to obtain a special permission number, then register for 11:067:413.

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Cook Campus Center
59 Biel Rd., Room 202
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Tuesday, January 5 &
Thursday, January 7, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Preparing Your Horse for Winter

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Click Here to read an article by on preparing your horse for winter.

This article features tips on nutrition and health, along with blanketing and exercising tips.