Here at Whispering Winds Equestrian Center we enjoy sharing our passion for equines and strive to maintain a serene and calm environment for our horses, boarders, riders and farm family. We pride ourselves on our 50 years of equine experience, the exceptional well-care provided to our animals, our facility cleanliness, and our horsemanship.
Keeping your horses happy, healthy and safe involves nurturing their well-being with a consistent and defined feeding regiment, daily exercise, turnout/in and providing a clean living environment. The emotional connection between the horse and handler is a key component of furthering our knowledge and is how we grow as a stable to provide the ultimate care.
We look at each and every day as an opportunity to further educate ourselves, increase the level of care for our horses and to become better horsemen. Our intimate setting promotes a community of wholehearted individuals that are open to sharing our philosophy and fulfilling expectations.
An Evening of Wine and Equine - October 4 & 11
Rutgers is partnering with NRCS to bring you "An Evening of Wine and Equine." They'll discuss the environmental impact of equine operations and nutrition as well as funding opportunities through your local NRCS office for horse farms to become more environmentally friendly. There will also be pasture walks, BMP tours and of course WINE TASTING from local NJ wineries! These events will take place at two area farms on the first two Wednesdays of the month:
On Oct. 4th we will be at Trilogy Farm, 73 White Pine Rd, Chesterfield, NJ 08515
On Oct. 11th we will be at Hidden Hills Farm, 656 River Rd. Hillsborough, NJ 08844
The events are FREE but registration is required. See the flyers below for more details.
National Standardbred Horse Show - August 12 & 13
This weekend is the 23rd annual National Standardbred Horse Show. This year, our show is dedicated in the memory of Leo McNamara. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. Our show book is online, at sphonj.org. The schedule is within the show book on pages 27-30. Spectators welcome! 8am start for each day.
SPHO-NJ believes in giving back to the community. This year, at our horse show, one of our classes will be benefiting Pacing For The Cure, an organization fighting MS. It is In-Hand Trail class. All entry fees will be donated to Pacing For The Cure. The winner of the class will win $200.00 and a gorgeous, custom belt buckle all donated by SPHO-NJ board member, Rob Pennington.
We have all heard about the devastation of a barn fire that took the life of five harness race horses in Seaford, Delaware. Mike & Brittany Bounds also lost all of their racing equipment, in addition to five of their nine horses. This weekend, at our show, we will have a gift auction and a silent auction with all proceeds going to Bounds Racing Stable. One of the silent auction items is a new Walsh harness donated by SPHO-NJ and Big Dee's. So far, we have beautiful items to bid on from Vicki Wright, Lella Montgomery, Suzanne D'Ambrose, and items are being added. Stop by and bid away!
SPHO-NJ and Big Dee's is donating a new Walsh harness to Mike & Brittany Bounds. If any trainers or owners have equipment they wish to donate, bring items to the show, since Suzanne will be driving to the Bounds Stable on Tuesday to bring the harness, and monies donated to them from the show. Look for the SPHO-NJ table by Barn A.
Have a basket or item for the auction? Bring it to Suzanne, or any other SPHO-NJ board member at the Horse Park of NJ Friday night or the weekend. Lastly, please come out and cheer on the competitors and their Standardbreds. And watch the kids on Sunday afternoon in our first Stick Horse Rodeo. Watch as they "ride" Cam's Card Shark, Bee A Magician, Greyhound, Always B Miki, Sweet Lou, Foiled Again and others.
Two big events are coming up: The National Standardbred Horse Show on August 12th & 13th and the Hambletonian on Saturday, August 5th. Come out and cheer everyone on!
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Rutgers University Teaching Herd Meet and Greet - April 1
Don't forget about the RUTH meet and greet on April 1st from 3:00 to 5:00. The event is free and open to the public! Light snacks and beverages will be available. It will take place at the Red Barn on Cook campus.
Come see the 2017 teaching horses interact with students, and learn more about the rescues the foster horses came from (Arabian Rescue Mission, Second Call Thoroughbred Adoption, and the Saddlebred Rescue)! If you are interested in adopting one of the foster horses, you can interact with the rescues and learn more about their adoption protocol. Sponsors are welcomed and will be featured at this event as well. For more details on the horses see the flyer below.
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Happy Spring Trail Pace: Sunday, May 7th
Rutgers University Teaching Herd (RUTH) Meet & Greet - April 1st
The RUTH Meet-n-Greet will take place on April 1st from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Cook Campus Farm, Red Barn. The event is free and open to the public - light snacks and beverages will be provided. Come see the 2017 teaching horses interact with students. Learn more about where the rescues the foster horses came from (Arabian Rescue Mission, Second Call for Thoroughbreds, and the Saddlebred Rescue). If you are interested in adopting one of the foster horses, you can interact with the rescues and learn more about their adoption protocol. Sponsors are welcomed and will be featured at this event as well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Carey A. Williams, Ph.D.
Equine Extension Specialist
84 Lipman Dr., Bartlett Hall
New Brunswick, NJ 08901