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.


Stars and rising stars highlight USEF Talent Search Finals East

By Nancy Jaffer
October 8, 2017

Two of the biggest names in equitation headlined the weekend’s Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East, with Taylor St. Jacques (a star at Devon this year) leading the standings after three phases, only to drop to second in the final rankings after 2015 ASPCA Maclay winner McKayla Langmeier showed her prowess once again. Continue reading

Monmouth at the Team is horse showing with the spirit of the old days in a special venue

By Nancy Jaffer
Aug. 20, 2017

Christina Bond’s smile was mirrored by those on the faces of many other competitors at Monmouth at the Team. (Photo by Nancy Jaffer)

Monmouth at the Team may well be one of the friendliest shows you’ve ever attended—it seems as if a smile is the uniform of the day. “It’s like a neighborhood gathering, so we want to be open to everybody coming,” said Michael Dowling, the show’s co-organizer with Tucker Ericson.

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What’s next for Moorland Farm?

By Nancy Jaffer
July 1, 2017

Riders such as Lynn Jones, finishing her competition with My My My Delilah, were all smiles at the revival of the Mars Essex Horse Trials. (Photo by Lawrence J. Nagy)

Moorland Farm in Far Hills is on the brink of becoming a new center for equestrian activity, following the successful rebirth of the Mars Essex Horse Trials last weekend.

As the event concluded, “I made it very clear to everybody that this wasn’t the end, it’s just the beginning,” said Guy Torsilieri, chairman of the Far Hills Race Meeting, held every October at Moorland. He wants to see more non-racing competitions at the former estate on Route 202. Continue reading

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