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New Jersey Horse Breeding and Development Program

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The Horse Breeding and Development Program supports the state's ever growing pleasure horse industry.

  • Extensive youth educational programs
  • Equine related activities for children
  • Boy and Girl Scout badge program
  • Sponsor Equine research
  • Non-racing breeder awards
  • Horse shows and other events
  • Promotion of the equine industry, overall
  • Horse Park of New Jersey
  • Jersey Bred

Junior Breeders Program
The New Jersey Junior Breeders' Fund is looking to future generations of agricultural education/FFA students and 4-H members to continue to advance the breeding of purebred livestock and the production quality of grade livestock. In doing so, we are offering loans to help agricultural education/FFA students and 4-H members of the state carry out this goal. For information, you may visit:

Equine Advisory Board

The mission of the Equine Advisory Board is to assist the department in the above mentioned efforts. The panel has 48 members, which represent 16 different breed groups and additional agricultural organizations. One of the board's primary functions is to recommend horse breeding and development programs to the State Board of Agriculture.

Equine Advisory Board Members

Agricultural Fairs Association of New Jersey
American Saddlebred Horse Association of New Jerseyphoto of horses
Arabian Horse Society of New Jersey
Eastern States Dressage and Combined Training
4-H Horse Clubs
Garden State Appaloosa Association
Garden State Horseshoers Association
Garden State Horse and Carriage Society
Garden State Paint Horse Club
Gladstone Equestrian Association
Horseback Riding for the Handicapped of New Jersey

Morgan Horse Association of New Jersey
Rutgers Equine Science Center
New Jersey Farm Bureau
New Jersey Half Arabian Association
New Jersey Horse Council
New Jersey Palomino Exhibitors Association
New Jersey Pinto Horse Association
New Jersey Pony Breeders and Owners Association
New Jersey Professional Horseman's Association
New Jersey Quarter Horse Association
New Jersey Region Pony Club
New Jersey Thoroughbred Horseman's Association
New Jersey Association of Equine Practitioners
Standardbred Breeder and Owners Association of New Jersey
Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of New Jersey
Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey
United States Equestrian Team

For more information concerning the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and its program, contact Lynn Mathews or call (609) 292-2888.

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