Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Equine New Jersey

New Jersey's Wildlife Management Area System, administered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Bureau of Land Management, preserves a diversity of fish and wildlife habitats from Delaware Bay coastal marshes to Kittatinny Ridge mountain tops.

Ranging in size from the 0.68 acre Delaware River Fishing Access Site at the Pennsauken WMA to the 30,000-acre Greenwood Forest Tract in Burlington and Ocean counties, Wildlife Management Areas provide countless outdoor recreational opportunities for New Jersey residents and visitors from out of state.

Did you know that horseback riding is allowed on designated WMAs?

With a permit purchased ($25.00 per person, per calendar year, plus $2.00 application fee) from the Division of Fish and Wildlife's license Web site at, horseback riding is currently permitted in designated areas at:

Flatbrook and Whittingham, Sussex County
Black River, Morris County
Alexauken Creek and Capoolong Creek, Hunterdon County
Assunpink, Monmouth County
Colliers Mills and Greenwood, Ocean County
Great Egg Harbor River, Atlantic County
Medford, Burlington County
Glassboro, Gloucester County
Winslow, Camden County
Bevans, Union Lake and Peaslee, Cumberland County
Higbee Beach and Tuckahoe (MacNamara), Cape May County

Permittees are responsible and liable for any damage which may occur and shall abide by regulations for use of Wildlife Management Areas.

Did you know that the state animal of New Jersey is the horse (Equus caballus)?

The U.S. Equestrian Team headquarters is located in Gladstone, New Jersey.

On the NJ Equine Calendar of Events, you'll find upcoming show horse events in the state.

The Horse Park of New Jersey is a 147-acre facility in Stone Tavern, Monmouth County that is fast becoming a world class equine exhibition facility. It has hosted Olympic Game trials and in March through November, equine events are scheduled for most weekends and many weekdays, including frequent multi-day events.

The New Jersey Equine Facilities site is a way to find a place to board your horse, buy a horse, rent a horse, get riding lessons, breed a horse, or see a horse show.

Horsing Around in New Jersey: The Horse Lover's Guide to Everything Equine
Horsing Around in New Jersey: The Horse Lover's Guide to Everything Equine

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