First New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium Sept. 20

The first New Jersey Horse Industry Symposium will be held at Monmouth Park on Sept. 20.

The event brings together representatives of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey, Rutgers University's Equine Science Center, the Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association, and the pleasure horse community.

The invitation-only event will feature presentations from Joseph Roberts, Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly; the state Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, and a representative from Breeders' Cup International. Other speakers include the chair of the Senate Wagering, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee, and the chair of the General Assembly Tourism and Wagering Committee.

The goal of the event is to expose attendees to the breadth, scope, diversity and importance of the equine industry to New Jersey.

Those wishing to secure an invitation or get more information on the event may contact NJTHA/TBANJ lobbyist Barbara DeMarco at 609-306-7555.