The Equine Advisory Board and the State of NJ honored many in the equine industry as part of June being “month of the horse”
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Joe Atchison read and presented the proclamation from Governor Murphy. He then went on to present several awards
Thoroughbred of the Year went to He’spuregold and John Bowers Jr, the Standardbred of the Year is Special Way, New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the year is Oh Well, The Standardbred Breeder of the year is Heritage Hill Farm. The Governor’s Trophy for Horseperson of the Year was presented to the Wunderlich Family of Sussex County and Youth Person of the year is Gianna Tanzi
The event was held at the Horse Park of NJ and the luncheon sponsored by the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of NJ. The Horse Park of NJ and the Equine Advisory Board also presented special awards of thanks to retiring Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher for his support and promotion of the equine industry in NJ.
A full list of awards is here.
Ag Achievement Award – Ashley Presgraves
Thoroughbred if the Year – He’spuregold – John Bowers Jr, 866 Route 34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Superior Achievement – Entirely Smooth Movin – Elizabeth Stanker, 148 Old Burlington Rd, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Bell Scholarship – Sasha Barns
Superior Award – Sonnys Music Man, Dawn Edmonds, 358 Monoreville Rd, Monroeville, NJ 08343
Youth Horseperson of the Year – Gianna Tanzi
Standardbred of the Year – Special Way –
NJSS Horse of the Year – Oh Well
Governors Trophy – Horseperson of the Year – Wunderlich Family
SBOA Breeder of the Year – Heritage Hill Farm
HP of NJ – Volunteer of the Year – Nancy Frenick