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For Immediate Release: January 10, 2008
Contact: Lynne Richmond
(609) 633-2954

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Equine Advisory Board will hold its 51st annual Breeder’s Dinner on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at the Holiday Inn of East Windsor.

The New Jersey equine community will celebrate the state’s best in the equine field with Superior Achievement awards being presented as well as awards for Standardbred of the Year, Thoroughbred of the Year, Breeder of the Year, Bell Scholarship and the Governor’s Trophy for the 2007 Horseperson of the Year. 

Last year, Rick Wills, owner of Rick’s Saddle Shop received the Governor’s Award for his many contributions to the equine industry.

Sire Stakes awards also will be presented during the event for both two- and three-year-old fillies and colts/gelding for pacing and trotting, as well as the New Jersey Sire Stakes Horse of the Year. 

In addition, the New Jersey Equestrian Contest will be held that day with the winner being announced at the dinner.  Candidates must be between the ages of 15 and 19, represent an organization that is a member of the New Jersey Equine Advisory Board and be well-versed in one or more phases of the horse industry.  The winner will be chosen based on his or her ability to communicate and knowledge of horses.

The event begins at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m.  For more information, call Debra Moscatiello at (609) 984-4389 or e-mail her at