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Horseshoe Bend Boogie
AERC, FEI and SEDRA sanctioned
October 30, 2021

When: October 30, 2021
What: Endurance Ride: 65 miles; 50 miles and Intro level (12 miles)

Ultramarathon: 25 km, 50 km and 50 mi events

Where: Horseshoe Bend Park (south entrance)

Endurance riding~is an equestrian~sport based on controlled long-distance races. There are endurance rides worldwide. Endurance rides can be any distance, though they are rarely over 160~km for a one-day competition. The winning horse is the first one to cross the finish line while stopping periodically to pass a veterinary check that deems the animal in good health and fit to continue. Endurance riding as an organized activity was first developed in the~United States~based on European cavalry (particularly Polish and Russian WWI) and breeding program tests requiring the ability to carry 300~lb (140~kg) over 100 miles (160~km) in one day.

An~ultramarathon, also called~ultra distance~or~ultra running, is any footrace longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometers (26~mi 385~yd). Many of these races are run on~trails, though some are run on paved roads as well. Usually, there are~aid stations, set up over the course, where runners can replenish food and drink supplies or take a short break.

For more information, check us out on FaceBook at Friends of Horseshoe Bend Park and Horseshoe Bend Boogie or email Meg Sleeper at megsleeper@icloud.com



Park News
Horseshoe Bend Park News(14)

New Bridge at Horseshoe Bend Park! An new bridge has been installed at Horseshoe Bend Park. Where the White Trail and the Blue trail come together there has always been a small stream crossing to manage. After Tropical storm Ida blew through, the old White trial became a full time stream Full Story...

Three new kiosks at HBP September 2020 - Eagle Scout candidate Andrew Cheney builds and installs three kiosks at Horseshoe Bend Park. Eagle Scout candidate Andrew Cheney and his team of scouts have built and erected three new kiosks at Horseshoe Bend Park. Two of the kiosks ar Full Story...

Eagle Scout add 60 feet of raised trail. August 2020 - Eagle Scout candidate Luke Hopta adds 60 feet of raised trail along the Flagg-Kirkland Trail. Choosing to do a project in the 800 acre Horseshoe Bend Park can be difficult. Selecting the right project is one thing, then figuring out how t Full Story...

About Horseshoe Bend Park
Horseshoe Bend Park – Kingwood Township, New Jersey

Located in western Hunterdon County, Horseshoe Bend Park is 452 acres of fields, forests, ravines and streams bordered to the north and east by preserved farms and to the west by the Delaware River.  The park, established in July of 2011, currently has over 10.5 miles of trails used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and bird watching. The park also has a heated, 9,750 square foot Morton building with bathroom facilities.  The building is available to the public for events and meetings.

The park is home to:
  • Hunterdon County’s largest leash free dog park – with over 7 acres of fenced running space.
  • The annual Horseshoe Bend Park horseback ride, attracting over 50 riders and their families.
  • The DelVal Dawgs Cheerleader training site.
  • AKC, UKC, ICKC Dog shows
  • Over 16 GeoCaching Sites
  • Horseback Riding Events
  • ...and much more.