NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – On Saturday, September 17, 2016, the Rutgers University Equine Science Center will attend the Open Space Pace at Freehold Raceway in Freehold, New Jersey for its 5th annual Parade and Festival.
The scheduled events for the day will begin at 10:30 AM with a parade of horses from the Monmouth County Hall of Records to Freehold Raceway. The Grand Marshal for this year’s event is New Jersey State Senator Jennifer Beck. The parade features the Freehold Township High School and Middletown High School North Marching Bands, antique cars and various equine groups. Once at the racetrack, the festival begins with an opening ceremony followed by a wide variety of entertainment including a petting zoo, educational exhibits, live harness racing, vendor tables, food trucks and much more.
The Rutgers University Equine Science Center will march in the parade and then table throughout the day. The Center will have information about what it does, flyers for upcoming events, and give-a-ways including its “Equine Science 4 Kids” draw-string bags that are shaped like horse.
For college students, the Open Space Pace will have several college scholarship drawings. Any college student in attendance with a valid student ID will be eligible to enter the drawing for a scholarship.
The CentraState Healthcare Foundation will offer health screening and fitness demonstrations on stage, and a concert featuring The Eddie Testa Band will begin at 1pm followed by Burlap to Cashmere at 4:30pm.
The Open Space Pace is a nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate the horse, New Jersey’s official state animal, and to promote open space in our nation’s most densely populated state, the great state of New Jersey. The Open Space Pace raises funds in support of non-profit organizations that promote open space in New Jersey.