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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. 

The Turkey Trot

ESDCTA and the Horse Park of New Jersey
Proudly Present
The 20th Annual Turkey Trot
A Benefit Fall Pleasure Ride
November 18, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm (Rain or Shine)

Opening Date: NOVEMBER 3, 2018
Closing Date for Mail/Email Entries: NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Contact/FMI—Horse Park of NJ – a) phone (609) 259-0170, c) email:  HorseParkOfNJ@aol.com.


Senior (55 years and over), Junior (18 years and under), Family (you must be related to one another), or Open (to be ridden in pairs)  (Long or Short course for each)

*New* Intro:  Open division for those who are new or whose horses are not fit enough for the longer courses.

Entries—  a) Rider (to be ridden in pairs) $45 per rider. Post Entries (entry received after Nov 11, 2018 or on competition day) $60 per rider.  d)  Entry forms available from the secretary or the Horse Park or ESDCTA’s websites.  e)  Draw checks to “Horse Park of NJ” or provide credit card information.  f)  NO FAX entries, please. Entries MUST be legible and include credit card information or check. g)  Entries MUST include current negative coggins.  $5 discount if you are an ESDCTA or Horsepark of New Jersey member.  Join today!  h) Please include your Cell phone number and carry your phones on the course in case you are lost on course and we need to contact you.

COURSES— a) The short course will be about 5 miles and the long course about 6.5 miles.  The new Intro course will be 2-3 miles.  c) The courses will all start and finish from the Horse Park and will travel in and around the Horse Park and the Assunpink Wildlife Mgt. Area.

Awards— Award for first place and 8 ribbons for each division

Start Times— Competitors will receive a start time from the starter after picking up their packets.  Teams can start from 9:00-1:00 (i.e. last start time is 1:00 pm) with awards at 3:45pm. 

Directions to Horse Park of NJ  –  Follow signs to HP of NJ (white letters on brown background).  From NJ Turnpike:  follow to exit 7A.      I-195 East to exit 11 Imlaystown.  Turn left at top of ramp (North).  Follow to stop sign and turn right onto Route 524.  Horse Park is 1½ miles on left.  From Garden State Parkway:  Follow to exit 98 to I-195 West to exit 11.  Turn right at the top of the ramp (North).  Follow as above.

OTHER INFORMATION:    a)  Refunds after the closing date less $15 office fee (refund request MUST include Doctor’s note or Vet certificate), b)  Helmets are strongly recommended.  c)  Out of State horses must have a health certificate   d)  Note that there are no alcoholic beverages permitted, per Assunpink regulations  e) Show results will be posted on the websites below.  Any changes/corrections to the results must be submitted to the secretary by November 20.  The show results are final as of November 21.


Farm Credit East serves the credit and financial needs of those in the business of agriculture - including farmers and the equine community - as well as country home owners.

This includes loans, leases, and financial and business services.

Farm Credit East also provides valuable educational information and supports the industry through various initiatives, including scholarship grants.

In business since 1916, Farm Credit East has offices throughout the northeast, including New Jersey and  New York.  They offer a wide array of products and services.

The Horse Park is proud to have them as a bronze sponsor.

For more information, visit farmcrediteast.com.

Rick’s Saddle Shop

Rick’s Saddle Shop is a long-time Silver Sponsor of the Park. With stores in both Cream Ridge and Englishtown, Park members know they can count on Rick’s to meet their needs, be it English or Western tack, veterinary or barn supplies, feed, Breyer horses, equestrian and barn clothing, or footwear. And, they have a great selection of gifts and home accessories.

Rick’s is best known for its extensive inventory of saddles and services, including saddle fittings. Rick’s also does seminars, educational events and demonstrations throughout the year. These can be equine or agricultural in nature, and drawn big crowds.

On your next visit, please be sure to thank them for their support of the Horse Park of NJ.





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