An Evening of Science & Celebration Scheduled for Monday, November 10

Annual Year-End Event to Showcase Equine Research and Award Presentations

 New Brunswick, N.J. (October 13, 2014) – The Rutgers Equine Science Center will host its 2014 Evening of Science & Celebration on Monday, November 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The annual event will be held at the Cook Campus Center on the G.H. Cook Campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. The event is being sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center.

“The Evening of Science and Celebration is an opportunity to unite equine professionals, horse owners, farm owners and barn managers, educators and students, 4-H members, and all equine enthusiasts for the purpose of learning current projects and ongoing research initiatives currently being conducted at the Equine Science Center. The Center aims to address horse industry issues and challenges through sound-science and research.

This year, David Horohov, Ph.D. will deliver the keynote presentation titled, “Inflammation in Equine Athletes:  What We Know and How to Use this Information to Help our Horses Perform to a Higher Level.” Dr Horohov holds the Jes E. and Clementine M. Schlaikjer Endowed Chair in Equine Immunology at the Gluck Equine Research Center.

Also during the event, the Center will present its “Spirit of the Horse” award to a member of the equine community whose life has been profoundly changed because of their involvement with horses and who have acknowledged the impact by giving back to the horse industry. This year, the Center is pleased to announce Margret “Maggi” Romano as the recipient of the award.

The annual “Gold Medal Horse Farm” award will be presented to Wood Hollow Farm.  The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship Program, gives recognition to outstanding equine farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management. It also underscores the efforts of the New Jersey equine industry to maintain the beauty of the Garden State. The program is a collaborative initiative by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University, the Rutgers Equine Science Center, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Additional programs scheduled during An Evening of Science & Celebration will include:

  • Highlights of Center Activity
  • Pasture Sustainability
  • New Website Preview
  • Regenerating Insulin Sensitivity

Prior to the beginning of the event, the Equine Science Center will present a demonstration of the high-speed equine exercise physiology treadmill at 5:00 pm. Guests may also choose to Meet & Greet the Equine Science Center’s Horse Hero mares on the stall-side of the “Red Barn” on College Farm Road in New Brunswick.

An Evening of Science & Celebration will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. After dinner, Angela Howard, Eastern National 4-H Roundup member, will present “Preparing for Disasters.”

The event requires registration which can be made online at: The fee for the event, which includes dinner, is $30 for adults and $15 for full-time students.

For additional information, please contact the Equine Science Center at 848-932-9419 or Kyle Hartmann at