garden state horse show sponsors


holiday inn express & suites, newton, new jersey

The award-winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a proud supporter of the Garden State Horse Show. The popular lodging choice offers complimentary Hot Express Breakfast Bar, featuring their signature pancakes. To stay in top form, they offer their newly enhanced fitness center. All rooms include a refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffeemaker. Free high-speed wireless internet access is offered for all guests. Located at 8 North Park Drive in Newton.

Join us for breakfast, sponsored by Holiday Inn, Saturday and Sunday morning during the Garden State Horse Show in the Der Dau Exhibitor's Tent next to the Grand Prix Arena ingate.


der dau

Der Dau was established over 50 years ago in New York, by master craftsman, Jose Der. The company built its reputation by using the traditional techniques of master leather artisans and hands-on customer service.  Throughout the decades, Der Dau, Inc. has been a popular destination for exhibitors at the most prestigious horse shows. Today, the company remains family owned and is operated under the tutelage of Jose’s son, Joseph. Der Dau remains dedicated to its legacy of producing the finest riding boots. Each Der Dau boot remains handmade in the United States and is custom built to the exact standards specified by each customer. The company’s overriding commitment for excellence has made its boots the choice for the most discriminating riders — from dedicated equestrian enthusiasts to Olympic medal winners.


Throughout a lifetime of experience riding, training and competing horses, Ricci and Stephanie Desiderio have developed a system for success that few others can attain. Their names are synonymous with the highest level of achievement in the Arabian and hunter/jumper world.

Ricci is an accomplished trainer of both students and horses, and together with Stephanie and their four children has created a dynasty of champions that is unparalleled.

An accomplished hunter rider as a junior, Stephanie Campas Desiderio has spent years learning from the nation's top trainers Stephanie's reputation as a perfectionist rubs off on her students and helps them achieve their goals. Both junior and adult riders praise her for improving their skills at every level.

As a competitor in Arabian-breed shows, Michael has won the most National Championships of any rider in history. After college, Michael decided to become a professional trainer. He is a competitive grand prix rider and trains and coaches at shows. Mike has trained horses and riders to wins at all the most prestigious shows in the country.




Birchtown Stables was once the "Polednak Farm," one of the oldest cow barns in its area,  rebuilt from 40 stanchions to horse stalls.  Once known as "The Milk Farm", it is now  "The Horse Stable." 

Birchtown Stables is a private equestrian facility that offers short and long-term boarding options, hosts shows and events, serves as an event venue and photo location.


HITS, Inc. is a special events management company primarily focused on producing hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS produced its first horse show circuit in Gainesville, Florida in 1982. Since then, HITS has grown into a nationwide company with world-class hunter/jumper circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, Virginia and Illinois.

HITS produces three of the richest grand prix in the world with the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix in Thermal, California, Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix FEI CSI-5* in Saugerties, New York – all forming the HITS Triple Crown of Show Jumping. The HITS Championship, held each September at HITS-on-the-Hudson, hosts the HITS $250,000 Jr/A-O/Am Jumper Prix, the Stal Hendrix Pre-Green Futurity, and the crown jewels of the hunter discipline: the Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final and the Platinum Performance Hunter Prix Final. 


east coast equine veterinary service

East Coast Equine is a fully ambulatory practice which services primarily Sussex, Warren and Morris counties in Northern New Jersey. The practice provides all aspects of equine medicine, surgery and dentistry with a special emphasis on sports medicine and lameness. Our services include preventative health care and general medicine, lameness diagnostics, pre-purchase examinations, dentistry, minor surgical procedures, emergencies and reproductive services.

The practice is equipped with cutting edge technology allowing the veterinarian to provide horse owners with the most progressive care available. The ambulatory units have access to digital ultrasonography and radiography as well as in field laptops allowing the veterinarian to have 24-7 access to any patient’s file.



Charles Ancona jackets are made using the finest Italian stretch fabrics to provide both stylish looks and performance.  All our jackets are machine washable, water repellent and lightweight to help keep you cool on the hottest days. If you want the Ferrari of show jackets, you want a Charles Ancona.

Each jacket's design is fully customizable and made to order in New York City's garment district. With thousands of possible designs, no two jackets are alike. We take pride in designing and manufacturing the highest quality products for our customers, which include top riders such as Brianne Goutal, McLain Ward, Laura Chapot, Jimmy Torano, McLain Ward, Margie Engle, Dani Goldstein, Sydney Schulman, Jeffrey Welles and John French.