SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension Equine (CCE Equine) is hosting two events this August perfect for anyone interested in the horse world. New this year, CCE Equine presents “Foaling to Finishline” on August 19th, an all-inclusive $10 event to tour the Harness Racing Museum and Goshen Harness Track. Additionally, the annual Horse Farm Tour returns on August 21st, allowing the community to explore select local horse farms for FREE, with the opportunity to engage firsthand with horses, owners, and trainers. While being separate events, both present great local experiences in the equine field.
For the first time, CCE Equine is offering a “Foaling to Finishline” event on August 19th. This all-inclusive event is only $10, with transportation and lunch included, and a full day of events at the Harness Racing Museum and Goshen Harness Track. The track was opened in 1838 and remains the oldest continuously operated track in North America. Participants will go on a guided tour of the museum and, later in the day, a tour of the track. For additional details and to sign up, please email Nicolina Foti at email@example.com.
The annual Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour will take place on Sunday, August 21st from 10:00am-2:00pm at participating farms. This is a FREE drive-it-yourself event offered to the community, with a mission of promoting the equine industry and providing the public an opportunity to experience life on a horse farm. Horse lovers and families will delight in meeting different breeds of horses and get a behind-the-scenes look at the horses that reside here in Saratoga County.
Participating farms include:
Cross Timbers Ranch
122 Barney Road, Middle Grove, NY 12850
Cross Timbers Ranch was started in 2007 by Burt & Diana with the love and compassion they have for these beautiful animals and their owners. Every horse is loved and personally cared for as their own. Cross Timbers Ranch is a 140-acre full-service horse boarding facility. The facility includes a 140’ x 70’ indoor arena, round pens, exercise hills, a Texas Staircase, barrels, poles, multiple obstacle challenges and private trails winding throughout the property.
Saratoga Glen Farm
100 Duell Road, Schuylerville
Saratoga Glen Farm is owned and managed by the husband-and-wife team of Dan & Kathy Barraclough. Located 12 minutes from Saratoga Racetrack, Saratoga Glen encompasses 77 acres of grazing land with 3 barns consisting of 42 stalls. As a full-service boarding farm, they offer boarding for foaling and barren mares, yearlings, weanlings, lay-ups, and stallions. Saratoga Glen Farm is also a consigner that sells at the Fasig Tipton Saratoga sales and multiple sales in Kentucky with Keeneland and Fasig Tipton as well as OBS in Florida.
Stark Racing Stable
247 County Route 68, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Stark Racing Stable, located at 247 Co. Route 68 in Saratoga Springs, is a 64-acre harness racing training facility with a half mile training track and 62 stalls spread out between four different barns. The farm includes the usage of an equiciser and a rehab swimming pond. John Stark, owner and trainer, has owned top horses in New York, including 2001 Horse of the Year Bunny Lake, who earned 2.8 million in purses.
CCE Equine, a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, was established in 2006 through funds provided by the New York Farm Viability Institute. The program was created due to a need for equine education for adults in Saratoga County. CCE Equine’s vision is to engage the public with educational and fun experiences, providing accurate and current information about the equine industry and equine agriculture.
August 19th – “Foaling to Finishline”
7:15am – 5:00pm
$10 per person
Meet at 4-H Training Center (556 Middleline Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020)
August 21st – Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour
10:00am – 2:00pm
Drive-it-yourself tour at participating farms
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County