Plowing old school

HVDHA Plow Day in Accord NY, Suffolk Punches

Gardnertown Polo

Gardnertown Polo, Newburgh, NY


Spring Foals, Newburgh, NY

Mark Ford Stables

Mark Ford Stables in Middletown NY

MiraBella Stables

Stables at Mirabella in Florida, NY


With a well earned historical place in America’s history of agriculture, the role of equine operations in the Orange County has taken on a new look. While the equine population is diversified, and the deep rooted Standardbred industry driving on, the pleasure horse numbers have greatly increased, lending to the accelerated growth of boarding and training facilities to meet their demand. 

Orange County's Equine industry ranks second in the state and has over 26 equine associations and clubs, 10,500 acres of parks available for riding and more than 60 stables with indoor riding arenas.  

Current Issues:

*NY Ag & Markets Update on Swamp Fever/Coggins (EIA)*
Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)

EEE Case for 2015

EEE & WNV Info for Horse Owners from Dr. David C. Smith, DVM, Director of the Division of Animal Industry, NYS Dept. of Ag and Markets concerning Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus (WNV) in equine.

2014 Farm Bill updates

The USDA Farm Service Agency has released updates for the 2014 Farm Bill and the Program Signups for Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Farmers begin on April 15, 2014. Please note the TAP (Tree Assistance Program) 2014 sheet is not available yet so below is the 2013 version.
2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
Livestock Forage Disaster Program  
Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP)

Commercial Soil Analysis Service- link will take you to AgroOne Soil Services where you can select from a number of testing services.

Youth Programs

Extension Learning Lessons

Harness Museum School Programs

Harness Museum Children's Workshops

Harness Racing Opportunities For Youth

Rutgers Equine Science 4 Kids

NYS 4-H Horse

Horse Breeds

NYS Horse Council-youth


Rachel Moody
Equine/Livestock Educator

Last updated July 11, 2019