Month of the Horse Open House set in Cream Ridge

Fair Winds Farm in Cream Ridge will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, when guests can get a tour of the facility in a horse-drawn wagon.

Admission is free at the Standardbred farm, where Hambletonian winner Broad Bahn was bred and raised.

Activities in connection with New Jersey’s Month of the Horse include visiting the Hogan Equine clinic, where Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds are treated by Dr. Patty Hogan and demonstrations about the life of the Standardbred, featuring a foal and his dam, along with an adult racehorse and its trainer. Standardbreds also will show off their talents under saddle, featuring jumping and trail riding.

Retired racehorses Independent Act (Indy) and his pal, Osbourne’s Shy Cam (Ozzy) will be on hand available for selfies and petting. Farrier Tom Mulryne will demonstrate how to care for a horse’s feet and have free horseshoes for visitors to take home.

Exhibitors will include Rutgers University’s Equine Science Center, the Harness Horse Youth Foundation, Future Farmers of America and 4H Clubs.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. There is parking available, but few paved surfaces, so visitors should wear sensible shoes and be aware that it could be difficult to manuever strollers.Please leave dogs at home. For more information, call 732-780-3700 or email ellen.harvey@ustrotting.com.

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