The Gladstone Equestrian Association (the "GEA"), a not-for-profit corporation organized thirty years ago to promote equestrian clinics and competitions, is uniquely positioned to lead an equestrian renaissance in the greater Gladstone area.

The GEA expanded its equestrian promotion efforts in 2015 as a result of sentiments expressed by members of the New Jersey equestrian community and residents of the Somerset Hills area.

The GEA Board of Directors identified specific equestrian disciplines and formed the following committees for the purpose of promoting clinics, competitions and events in each discipline:

  • GEA Driving Committee
  • GEA Hunter/Jumper Committee
  • GEA Eventing Committee

The GEA Board’s initiative to increase clinics, competitions and events in the Gladstone area should lead to the creation of additional GEA Board Committees going forward.


Talent Search judges pick Daisy

By Nancy Jaffer

Daisy Farish on Arsouille des Etangs with the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation stable in the background. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)

Daisy Farish on Arsouille des Etangs with the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation stable in the background. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)

At the end of three phases of competition, 2017 ASPCA Maclay winner Maddy Goetzmann and 2018 North American Young Rider show jumping individual gold medalist Daisy Farish were 1-2 in the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East. But it wasn’t over yet. Continue reading

Monmouth at the Team has a special niche

By Nancy Jaffer
August 20, 2018

Michael Dowling and Tucker Ericson. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)

Michael Dowling and Tucker Ericson. (Photo©2018 by Nancy Jaffer)

While a number of shows in its region have been scratching for participants this summer, Monmouth at the Team is so well-attended that part of the mandate for next year is figuring out a way to limit entries for certain competitions.

The show, with an eight-day run through Monday Aug. 20 at the historic U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation facility in Gladstone, has an appeal that is more than just location, location, location. It’s also a well-run show, owned by insurance executive Tucker Ericson and his cousin, professional horseman Michael Dowling, who has a stable nearby and is a coach of the Centenary University equestrian team. Continue reading

Sima Morgello and Orientales Capture the $10,000 Mini Prix, Sponsored by Horseflight

Sima Morgello and Orientales. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography

Sima Morgello and Orientales. Photo by Anne Gittins Photography

GLADSTONE, N.J. – Aug. 19, 2018 –Monmouth at the Team presented an exciting $10,000 Mini-Prix, sponsored by Horseflight, at Hamilton Farm, headquarters of the USET Foundation, on Sunday. The event brought the entire community together. Riders, owners, friends and family gathered in the hospitality pavilion for music, food and an afternoon of great show jumping.

Out of 28 entries, 12 progressed to the jump off of Skip Bailey’s technical course. First to go in the jump-off was amateur rider Sima Morgello and Orientales, owned by Double S Farms. The pair successfully attempted a tough inside turn after the first fence and left all the rails in their cups. They would be the only horse-and-rider combination to go double clear. Penny Brennan (Loxahatchee, Florida) and her own Vertigo Delorme, the second-place finisher, attempted the turn, jumped clean but incurred time faults. Douglas King and Zeno, owned by Royal Crown Stables LLC, clinched third and Devin Ryan and his own Florida were fourth.

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