Do you know that there is another big equine event coming up? The Haskell Invitational is a major race for three-year-old thoroughbreds in between the Triple Crown series and the Breeders’ Cup. With a current purse of $1,000,000, and its location in NEW JERSEY at Monmouth Park racetrack, you want to be sure not to miss this exciting event!! This year it takes place on Saturday, July 29! In addition to the race, there will be other activities in the picnic area like face painting, live music, pony rides, and maybe even strawberry frosted donuts!
Guess what time of year it is?? It’s summer so that means the Equine Science Center’s annual Summer Showcase is coming up!! The event will take place on Wednesday, July 11th from 10:00am – 12:00pm. My gal-pals Randy and Jolee will be participating in the crowd favorite high-speed treadmill demonstration! In addition, my good pal RU Wishone, the full-size equine skeleton, will be used to teach anatomy. You will have to put your equine science knowledge to the test with our famous jeopardy game! And finally, we will be reviewing the new “Equine Science 4 Kids” Interactive dentition presentation. OH I forgot to mention the best part: the event is FREE.
Have you ever been to the Horse Park of New Jersey?? Residing on 185-acres, it has become the destination for equestrian enthusiasts of every discipline! The park opened in 1988 and has continued to host events and shows through the generosity of sponsors, members, and volunteers.
Terra Bella, a race horse living in Belize, reporting for blog post duty! Lord Nelson wanted me to tell you about the Junior Breeder Symposium, which will take place at the Red Barn on the Rutgers Farm next Saturday, April 7th!! I highly suggest you guys register to learn about all things equine!
Oh boy were my ears were ringing this weekend because “Horse Cloning” was featured as a topic on 60 minutes this past Sunday. Everyone always told my owner that I should have cloned because of my superstar personality and great looks 😉 And I mean, what better way for my legacy to live than with a Lord Nelson 2.0!!
Spring is here to stay!!! Good-bye to the minimal 8-hour days of sunlight and hello fresh pastures and warmer temperatures!! Now is the perfect time to evaluate your fields and barn management routines to ensure you and your horse will have an easy transition to the new season.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year! This February is the annual horse management seminar! All of my best two legged friends are going to be there to teach you about gastrointestinal (GI) health. It is on Sunday, February 11th from 8:30am-3:30pm in the Cook Student Center. Make sure to secure your spot for early bird registration at https://goo.gl/2ZNHR2.
I’m Lord Nelson, a American Quarter Horse.
My first job at Rutgers University was on mounted patrol. I also carried the Scarlet Knight mascot at football games. One day I became famous when I got excited, stepped onto the field and became the only horse in history to receive a penalty in a football game! And I’m curious and mischievous! I love to be outside, so don’t ever leave my stall door open. I love all kinds of food – just about nothing at a picnic is safe. I also don’t like cheese puffs. That cheetah on the bag scares me to death! After 22 years on mounted patrol, I’m proud to be back, working for the Rutgers Equine Science Center and telling everyone what I know.