Day At The Track

"Open House" to celebrate "Month Of The Horse"

02:50 AM 27 Jun 2015 NZST
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Fair Winds Farm
Fair Winds Farm

MANALAPAN, NJ - June 26, 2015 - New Jersey's annual salute to the horse moves to Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge this Sunday, June 28, 2015.

Fair Winds will open its gates from 1 to 4 p.m. for the celebration of the Month of the Horse. Events are free and will take place rain or shine.

Fair Winds is home to dozens of mares and foals, and to the Hogan Equine operated by Dr. Patricia Hogan. Dr. Hogan will show visitors the workings of the clinic, where hundreds of horses, mostly thoroughbreds and standardbreds, are treated each year. Her client list reads like a "Who's Who" of horse racing, and includes 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones.

Farrier Tom Mulryne will demonstrate how horses' feet are kept healthy by regular trimming and shoeing when needed. There will also be a few friendly horses for visitors to pet and groom; selfies are welcome. Horse drawn wagon rides throughout the farm will be available.

The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey will demonstrate all the ways standardbreds excel off the track.

Trainer-driver Jacqueline Ingrassia will prepare a "well-dressed standardbred" with the equipment worn on the racetrack.

The Rutgers Equine Science Center and racing's ambassador, Independent Act - Indy - will also be among the participants.

Food concession stands will be available.

Guests are asked to leave dogs at home and to wear sensible shoes for walking around the farm.

Fair Winds, located at 74 Red Valley Road, Cream Ridge, is off of County Road 526 [Trenton Lakewood Road].

For directions click here

By Carol Hodes for SBOANJ








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