from the SPHO-NJ
Millstone Township, NJ — The pre-registration deadline is nearing for the 24th annual National Standardbred Horse Show, to be held at the Horse Park of NJ in Allentown, N.J., with more than $11,000 in prize money.
The annual all Standardbred horse show is co-hosted by the SPHO-NJ and the SBOA-NJ as well as numerous other sponsors and volunteers. For the first time the show will be held over three days Friday (Aug. 10), Saturday (Aug. 11), and Sunday (Aug. 12). Pre-registration closes Wednesday (July 25). It is strongly recommended to pre-enter to save on entry fees.
New for 2018 are two classes for horses that are currently available for adoption; these two classes will not have an entry fee. Also, the Sam McKee Memorial Barrel Race on Friday night with a special silk cooler sponsored by The Meadowlands.
We are proud to host for the second year in a row a Pacing For The Cure event on Sunday, which will be a Two Gait Pleasure Horse Challenge; this class is open to all horses and all disciplines. The $20 entry fee into this class will be 100 percent donated to PFTC.
The 2018 edition of the show offers the following divisions: Showmanship, In-Hand, Western, Jumpers, Dressage, Fresh Off The Track, English Pleasure, Equitation, Rookie Horse, Hunter, Speed, Fun, In Harness, Obstacle Driving, Roadster, War Horse, Jersey Bred, and Gaited.
The following division must be pre-registered in order to verify eligibility: Fresh Off The Track (horses that have raced on or after Aug. 12, 2017), War Horse (horses that have lifetime earnings over $200,000 or made over 100 lifetime starts, or 20 years of age or older) and Jersey Bred (horses that were born in the state of NJ or sired by a stallion standing in NJ) .
Special thanks to Marx Equine Dentistry, Lynn Pebole and Rob Pennington for sponsoring an Ice Cream Truck each day.