It’s the Month of the Horse, the noble animal that graces New Jersey’s state seal. That alone could be motive to have fun, however doing so additionally makes good financial sense: The “equine business” contributes $3.2 billion yearly to the state’s coffers. And that’s numerous hay.
If the phrase “equine business” conjures up pictures of horses working meeting traces, chill out. It refers to all the pieces from “pleasure using to world-class horse reveals and horse racing,” in keeping with New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher.
The Equine Science Middle at Rutgers College is devoted to raised horse care by means of analysis and training. America Equestrian Basis in Gladstone funds packages that prepare and help prime athletes and horses to compete on the Olympics, world championships, Pan American Video games and different prime worldwide competitions. And for these significantly keen on the ponies, the Meadowlands Racetrack, Monmouth Park and Freehold Raceway are up and operating at completely different instances all year long.