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Welcome to the Horse Park of New Jersey

The Horse Park of New Jersey opened in 1988. Over the years, it has become a world-class equestrian destination. The 185-acre facility was developed from an unassuming tract of farmland and forest into a premiere venue attracting equestrian enthusiasts of every discipline.

The Horse Park of New Jersey is designated as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Your contribution whether through membership or volunteer hours helps sustain and promote local land conservation and equestrian excellence, now and for future generations.

Horse Park of New Jersey Ring Renovations

Check out the video below with arena consultant Brian McNeil

For two years, the Horse Park has been working on researching options for ring refurbishment and development while fundraising for the project. It has been a slow process as the Park receives no funding from the State whatsoever, maintenance of the entire park must continue as well as supporting a capital campaign. Diligent measures in financial planning must be taken to fund a project of this magnitude. This is a project not to be taken lightly and experience in ring development is critical to success. At HPNJ we are extremely excited to have had a recent meeting with an expert who has over 25 years experience building rings, improving existing rings, equipment techniques, and working within the budget restraints of a 501(c)(3). 

Wednesday June 21st, Independent arena consultant Brian McNeil, came to the park to evaluate the current arena conditions, equipment resources , and drainage methods. The evaluation was followed by a meeting that included show managers representing multiple disciplines, riders, trainers, horse park board members, the HP manager, as well as a local arena contractor. The group was responsive and informative to the findings and concerns Mr. McNeil presented. The enthusiastic group had a lengthy discussion working to identify the primary issues to be addressed in Phase 1,  as well as the subset, second-tier issues.

The board is currently awaiting the findings of the report to begin projections for Phase 1. In the meantime we will continue to evaluate and improve the arena maintenance program until redevelopment of the arenas is complete. Upon completion, a relevant material maintenance process will be established. The importance of keeping our horses comfortable and confident in their work is our goal, please send us your feedback as we work together for our equine community.

Let's strive to make this Mid- Atlantic gem the equine destination of our region.


The Horse Park of New Jersey is appreciative of the ongoing sponsorship of La Piazza Ristorante. Many Horse Park friends have  dined at La Piazza where you can immerse yourself in the unique festive spirit of the Italian piazza, enjoy a delicious, genuinely Italian meal, and become a member of their Italian family.

La Piazza Ristorante is located in picturesque Allentown, NJ, at 11 Church Street, phone number 609.208.0640, and is just 10 minutes from the Horse Park of NJ, and less than 1 minute from Exit 7 of Interstate 195.

La Piazza Ristorante strives to recreate the unique atmosphere of an Italian piazza, where people gather to share conversation, laughter, and of course, great food. With its beautifully stenciled walls and rustic decor, the dining room at La Piazza Ristorante provides the perfect setting for a large family get-together or a quiet candlelit dinner for two. And, be sure to thank them for their continuing support of the equine community in Allentown and surrounding areas. 


Rent the Park

The horse Park of New Jersey is available for rental for equine and agricultural activities. The Park's facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, stables, covered grandstand, and more.

The Park has various rental options, making it suitable for small and large events. We welcome your inquiries to see if the Park might meet your needs for later this summer of fall.

The following weekend dates are available; and remember that we can also meet your weekday and evening needs:

August 19
September 23 & 24
October 14 & 15
October 21 & 22
October 28
November 4

For additional information, please contact the Horse Park at 609-259-0170.


OPEN SCHOOLING AT THE PARK

Reminder:  The Cross Country Course is NOT available during Open Schooling days at the Park.  HPNJ Members taking advantage of Open Schooling may use the indoor arena and designated schooling arena(s). For those looking for access to the Cross Country Course, check out the HPNJ Event Calendar for hosted Cross Country Schooling events.


 Dedication Benches

These custom benches are a wonderful way to memorialize a loved one or to showcase a business! They will be placed in high visibility areas around the Park grounds. The benches have concrete ends and are six feet in length. You can choose your logo or wording to be printed in the concrete.

$600.00

Download: Bench Order Form

For more information, email or call Nancy Wolek:

emdan8892@verizon.net
 732-431-8337



THE PARK IS HIRING!

Check out the employment opportunities by clicking
the link below:

Park Employment

You can complete the application online
or download it and mail it in.




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