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Summer Pony Camp, Appaloosa Show, Reining, Paint Horses and more at the DREAM Park in August

(Logan Township, NJ) – The Gloucester County DREAM Park is hosting many of the top-rated horse shows in in the north east.  The public is welcome to visit the DREAM Park and enjoy the free programming that will be attracting participants from Maine to Florida.

Here's what is happening in August at the DREAM Park: 

What: Family Fun Day - Suessology
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena
When: August 7, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free
About:  Enjoy a kaleidoscope of juggling, plate spinning, unicycling, audience interaction and magic.  Children and families are invited to sing-a-long, dance-a-long and have fun! Free shows last approximately one hour.  

What: Zone 7 Paint Horse Show
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena 
When: August 10-11, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. – estimated end time – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free to spectate

About:  The Northeast Connection Zone 7 Show is designed to showcase talented Paint Horses, attract new exhibitors and provide additional incentives for longtime competitors. To be eligible for the Northeast Championship classes, exhibitors and the horses' owners were required to live in Zone 7 Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia-and be current APHA members. Also, neither horse nor exhibitor may have placed in the Top 10 of a halter or performance class at the APHA World Championship Show within the last five years.

What: NJ Farm Bureau – Equine Town Hall Event
Where: DREAM Park – Therapeutic Riding Center
When: August 15, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RSVP Required  609-393-7163 or Melissaw@njfb.org
Cost: Free

About: For an evening of networking and informative presentations focused on maximizing the viability and mutual success of the equine and agricultural industries. 

Arrival and Networking 6:30-7pm 
Presentations 7pm-8:30 pm 
Light refreshments will be available- This is a FREE event!

Topics Include: 

Right to Farm for Equine/Agriculture 
Legislative & Regulatory Topics for Equine Operators 
Pasture Management- Dr. Carey Williams 
Equine Health- Dr. Ernest Beier 

What: Garden State Appaloosa Horse Show 
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena 
When: August 16-18, 2019
Time: Friday 8/16 – 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 8/17-18 - 7:30 a.m. – estimated end time – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free to spectate

About:  The Garden State Appaloosa Association was formed in 1991 as a merger of the New Jersey Appaloosa Association and the Tri State Appaloosa Association. Since the merger, our membership has steadily grown and includes Appaloosa owners from Massachusetts to Florida.  When the Association started, it held only two multi-judge shows and a one-day single-judge show. We now hold three multi-judged shows each year in April, August and October. Each one is a four-judge show and approved through the Appaloosa Horse Club in Moscow, Idaho. These shows draw exhibitors from Maine to Florida to as far west as Ohio. Our shows are consistently among the largest and best attended.

Appaloosa shows in the country. Over the last four years, all three Garden State shows were ranked in the Top 10 in the country for attendance. GSAA's goal has been to attract exhibitors to a nicely paced, relaxed and enjoyable show. These clubs have many interests including showing, trail riding, riding in parades and participating in the many disciplines that the versatile Appaloosa horse can adapt to, whether it is cattle events, reining, cutting, jumping, trail riding or pleasure events.
 
What: Summer Pony Camp
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena 
When: August 19-22
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $300.00 / Week   or $75/day 
About: Looking for something exciting for your kids to do this summer, checkout Seahorse Equestrian Summer Horse Camp.  It will feature crafts, games, horse care, horseback riding, and so much more.  The daily schedule allows kids to not only have fun learning about horses, but also make lifelong friends with other campers. Camp builds young riders’ confidence on and off the horse. It encourages individual growth, teaches responsibility and riding skills that will last a lifetime.

Monday—Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm for children 5—14yr old.  For more information and how to sign up call Kim Johnson 856-430-3893. 

What: Nine Pines Open Show  
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena 
When: August 24-25, 2019 Start 8 a.m. – End est. 5 p.m.
Cost: Free to spectate
About:  The Open Horse Show welcomes people of all ages and horses of all breeds. Horses are not required to be registered, and participants do not need a membership with any association or club. The All Breed Horse Show provides those seeking a fun and competitive environment with an excellent opportunity to participate in a major stock show. Classes include youth and adult divisions and feature English, Western, Trail, Equitation, Halter and Color classes.

What: NBHA NJ01-Jackpot Barrels
Where: DREAM Park – Main Arena
When:  August 31, 2019 Start time 9 a.m. - End 3 p.m. 
Cost: Free to spectate 
About: Barrel racing pairs horse and rider in a race against the clock. Three barrels are set up in a cloverleaf pattern in the arena, and the rider must cleanly negotiate the pattern. The distance between the barrels differs by the organization, but averages distance are nine feet between barrels one and two, 105 feet between barrels one and three and barrel two and three, and six feet between the start line and barrels one and two. The rider enters the arena at a gallop and runs toward the first barrel. A rider can choose between starting at the left-most or right-most barrel and turns a complete circle around the barrel. The rider then steers her horse toward barrel two, circles is, and charges toward barrel three. After rounding barrel three, the rider pushes her horse toward the finish line at top speed.

The DREAM Park is located at 400 US Route 130 South, Logan Township, New Jersey 08085. For any questions please contact the DREAM Park at (856) 241-1415, visit www.dreamparknj.com or check out Facebook @ DREAM Park Gloucester County.
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