Ryan and Munz are Victorious in Final Two Classics of 2019 Garden State Horse Show

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 5, 2019 — The final day of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, wrapped up competition with hunters returning to USET Main Ring at Hamilton Farm. The bright jumper fences from the previous night’s $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix were tucked away for the more classic hunter fences to be contested by junior riders with both horses and ponies. Championships were awarded for pony hunter divisions as well as children’s and junior hunters. Helen Ryan piloted her small pony hunter, Charming, to a combined score of 171.00 to seal the deal in the $1,500 Pony Hunter Classic.  

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New Blood Takes Victory in $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix at 2019 Garden State Horse Show

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 4, 2019 — The pinnacle event of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, the $25,000 EquiJet Grand Prix took place Saturday afternoon. The event follows the Thursday night $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina family, won by top trainer Michael Desiderio. At the end of the evening, it was 17-year-old Carley McInerney who stole the victory aboard Cortina 200, while Sima Morgello took the reserve, and Colin Savaria rode to third.

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Champey Sisters Unbeatable in $5,000 John Fritz M&S/NAL/Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, in memory of East Side Drive

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 3, 2019 — Weekend competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, kicked off on Friday morning with the second day of jumper competition followed by afternoon equitation classes. Hunter Champey and Caprice proved unbeatable yet again in the day’s $5,000 John Fritz M&S/NAL/ Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, while Emma Sameth sealed the deal in the THIS National Children’s Medal .

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Home Turf Victory for Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio in $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 2, 2019 — After several days of top hunter competition, jumper riders took over the USET Main Ring Thursday at the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop. Classes began at the .70m height and worked up to the feature class, the $10,000 Ted Grant Welcome Stake, sponsored by the Spina Family, at 1.35m. With a blazing fast time of 27.486, Tranquillity Farms’ Michael Desiderio took the victory while Hunter Champey earned second, and Pablo Mejia rounded out the top three. 

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Sameth and Ward Produce Classic Victories on Fifth Day of 2019 Garden State Horse Show 

GLADSTONE, N.J. — May 1, 2019 — Amateur adult riders were the focus of Wednesday’s competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show. The day featured a full schedule of hunter competition ranging from the 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunters to the Adult Amateur Hunters. The day also offered two classics including the $1,500 Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic and the $750 M&S/NAS/WIHS Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. Those victorious in the classics included Kristen Sameth and Lindsay Ward. 

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Eleanor Kunsman and Beckham Seal the Deal in $5,000 USHJA National Derby, presented by Eastern Hay

GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 30, 2019 — Twenty-two horse-and-rider combinations made an appearance in the USET Main Ring at Hamilton Farm for the $5,000 USHJA National Derby, Presented by Eastern Hay. Athletes ranging from young amateurs to experienced professionals contested Joseph Carnicom’s course and the top 12 highest-scoring competitors were invited to return for the handy course. After returning in the fifth place position, Eleanor Kunsman’s incredible display of handiness won her and Glen Eden LLC’s Beckham the top honors.


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Callia Bergad Hunts the Victory in the $1,500 Bit O’Straw Hunter Classic, Sponsored by the Walker Family


GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 28, 2019 — The second day of competition at the 2019 Garden State Horse Show kicked off on Sunday, April 28 with a full lineup of competition the USET Main Ring at Hamilton Farm. Equitation riders were the focus on Sunday morning as competition began with several pre-children's equitation classes followed by the first medal events of the week. The day concluded with the $1,500 Bit O’Straw Hunter Classic, sponsored by the Walker family, which was a victory for 14-year-old Callia Bergad.



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2019 Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop, Kicks off with Victories for Politsky and Ward in $10,000 Stal de Eyckenhoeve Hunter Derby

GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 27, 2019 — The opening day of the 2019 Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, kicked off with a full schedule of junior/amateur and professional hunter competition. The highlight of the day featured the $10,000 Stal de Eyckenhoeve Hunter Derby consisting of three sections from heights of 2”, 2’6”, and 3”. Hannah Politsky and Brixten were the ultimate victors of the 2”-2’6” division while Morgan Ward and Huehuetenango nabbed the top spot of the 3’ division.



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The Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Essex Troop, Welcomes The Nature Conservancy as an Official Sponsor

GLADSTONE, N.J. — April 23, 2019 — The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, is pleased to announce its newest sponsor partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The show debuts at iconic Hamilton Farm, which is best known as the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. Premier ‘AA’ rated hunter and jumper competition will kick off on April 27 and run through May 5, 2019.

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The Gladstone Equestrian Association Proudly Sponsors the Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, NJ – April 12, 2019 –The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, will kick off its first year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show will be held April 27- May 5. The Garden State Horse Show is receiving a warm welcome from the community and new sponsor, the Gladstone Equestrian Association (GEA).

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Outstanding Awards and Prizes to be Included with the Fanfare at the Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, N.J. – April 5, 2019 – The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop is celebrating its inaugural year at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch US Equestrian premier AA hunter/jumper show is scheduled for April 27- May 5. Plans for the reinvigorated show include a boutique shopping experience to rival any top show in the country. Many of the vendors will participate in special competitor prizes.

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Book Your Stalls Where Olympic Champions Once Lived for Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 25, 2019 – One of the great features of the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, is the barn at its new home, Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and now home to the USET Foundation. To compete at the facility is an experience. To have the privilege of having stalls in the main barn with its elaborate brick work and touches of brass, is like a taking a step back into U.S. equestrian history. 

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Stal de Eyckenhoeve to Sponsor Derby Day at the Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 13, 2019 – The Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop, was founded in 1951 and launched the careers of many of the country’s top equestrians. It seems fitting that the long-running show should make its new home at iconic Hamilton Farm, the former training grounds of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) and now home to the USET Foundation. The top-notch hunter/jumper show is scheduled for April 27- May 5.

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Lineage Equine Named Sponsor of The Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, N.J. – March 11, 2019 – Lineage Equine has joined the growing list of sponsors and supporters for the Garden State Horse Show, produced by the Junior Essex Troop. The USEF Premier hunter/jumper horse show is scheduled for April 27-May 5 at its new location at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team.

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Prize List Now Online for Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Feb. 11, 2019 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, producers of the Garden State Horse Show, announced that the 2019 prize list is now online. Horseshowing.com is now officially accepting online entries for hunter/jumper horse show scheduled for April 27-May 5 at its new home, Hamilton Farm, the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team.

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Running ‘S’ Equine Named Official Veterinary Service of the Garden State Horse Show

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Feb. 5, 2019 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, producers of the Garden State Horse Show, announced that Running ’S’ Equine Veterinary Services was named “Official Veterinary Practice of the Garden State Horse Show.” The Garden State Horse Show is New Jersey’s premier AA-rated hunter/jumper competition and will be held for the first time at Hamilton Farm, home of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, April 27 - May 5, 2019.

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EquiJet Signs on as Official Sponsor of the Garden State Horse Show Grand Prix

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Oct. 24, 2018 – The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, is pleased to announce that New Jersey-based leading equine transportation company, EquiJet, will sponsor the $25,000 Garden State Grand Prix. The show, held April 27 - May 5, 2019, at its new venue, Hamilton Farm, U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation headquarters, Gladstone, New Jersey, is a premier, US Equestrian AA-rated hunter/jumper competition. The Grand Prix, sponsored by EquiJet, is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop and show manager Tucker Ericson, welcome EquiJet and its founders, Bastian Schroeder and Margot Peroni.

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Garden State Horse Show, Presented by the Junior Essex Troop, to Move to USET Foundation Headquarters

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Oct. 8, 2018 – The leadership of the Junior Essex Troop, presenters of the Garden State Horse Show, made an official announcement that in 2019 the hunter/jumper horse show will move to its new home, Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation and former training grounds for the U.S. Equestrian Team. Garden State Horse Show will offer two days of unrated competition April 27-28 and US Equestrian “AA” premier competition April 29-May 5.

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Garden State Horse Show to Hold Sale of Jumps and Show Assets

Own a Piece of Equestrian History

Augusta, N.J. – Sept. 9, 2018 – The Garden State Horse Show, presented by the Junior Essex Troop, has been a spring tradition since 1951. A by-appointment sale of jumps and other assets from the show is scheduled to start Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. This is a rare opportunity for show managers, jump companies and training facilities to add to their jump inventory and own a piece of equestrian history.

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