Horses Grazing - Donna Foulk
The Evening of Science and Celebration is hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center. The event is an opportunity to unite equine professionals, horse owners, farm owners and barn managers, educators and students, 4-H members, and all equine enthusiasts to learn about current projects and ongoing research initiatives being conducted at the Equine Science Center. The evening will begin with dinner at 6:00 pm, after which Brittany Smith, a New Jersey 4-H Roundup member and Rutgers SEBS student, will present "The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway" on international horse racing in Switzerland on ice! Dr. Burt Staniar, of Penn State will deliver the keynote presentation, "How Fiber Behaves in the Equine Gut: A Visual Tour". Additional presentations scheduled will include: Highlights of Center Activity, “The Grass Is Greener” Pasture Research Update, and “Fit As A Horse” Equine Muscle Physiology Research Update.
Award presentations will honor those from within the equine community for their efforts in making a difference. Kennis “Buttons” Fairfax, a renowned horses show judge and clinician from Westfield, NJ, will receive the 2019 "Spirit of the Horse Award" for his lifelong commitment to advancing the proper care and management of horses, and for his contributions to youth education. The Center will also present its annual Gold Medal Horse Farm award to John Crater and Mortonhouse Farm in Long Valley, NJ. The award, part of the New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship Program, gives recognition to outstanding equine farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management.
The event requires registration. The fee for the event, which includes dinner, is $35 for adults and $15 for full-time students.
See the Rutgers University Equine Science Quarterly publication for Fall 2018 for more information on this event and the Rutgers Equine Science Center.