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.

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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

Mars Essex Horse Trials Enjoys Triumphant Return

Far Hills, New Jersey – June 24, 2017 – The long wait was worth it! The highly anticipated return of the famed Mars Essex Horse Trials was everything everyone hoped. The huge crowd enjoyed perfect weather and top-notch competition in a beautiful setting at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, N.J.

With a large turnout including former New Jersey governors Thomas Kean and Christine Todd Whitman, Saturday’s competition lineup included Novice and Preliminary events. USEF veteran Buck Davidson of Unionville, Pa., captured the top four places in the Open Preliminary Division, taking top honors on Victor BZ, owned by Carl and Cassie Segal.

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The Mars Essex Horse Trials is ready to run

By Nancy Jaffer
June 23, 2017

The dream is on the verge of reality. A cross-country course walk yesterday for supporters of the Mars Essex Horse Trials– being revived June 24 and 25 after an absence of 18 years– was an exciting reveal of handsome fences and the thought that went into them at Moorland Farm in Far Hills. Continue reading

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