8th Annual Open Space Pace

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the Open Space Pace will be coming back to Freehold Raceway in Freehold, New Jersey for its 8th annual Parade and Festival! 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 Open Space Pace raises funds in support of non-profit organizations and the CentraState Healthcare System.

The scheduled events for the day will begin at 11:00 AM with a parade of horses from the Monmouth County Hall of Records to Freehold Raceway. The parade features the Freehold Township High School and Middletown High School North and the Red Bank Regional Marching Bands, antique cars, various equine groups and the Rutgers seeing eye puppy club! We are also inviting all friendly dogs to take part in the parade this year! 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. Throughout the day, the Open Space Pace will have eight one-thousand-dollar college scholarship drawings. Any college student in attendance with a valid student ID will be eligible to enter the drawing for a scholarship. A concert featuring The Eddie Testa Band will begin at 1pm. The Open Space Pace has entertainment and activities that cater to all ages, so bring the whole family for a day of free, fun-filled excitement!

The Open Space Pace is a perfect event for many occasions and gatherings, including corporate parties, family reunions and many other types of social or professional gatherings. The Open Space Pace is an entirely free event thanks to the generosity made possible by its sponsors. We at the Open Space Pace greatly appreciate our sponsors and continue to seek additional supporters of any kind. The event raises funds from sponsorships, ad journal sales, tailgate space sales and vendor booth sales. If you wish to support the Open Space Pace or bring your dog to the parade, please contact Brett Taft at 732-577-4059 or by email at BTaft@umh.com

We hope to see you at Freehold Raceway!