The 2023 New Jersey Equine Industry Summit – Summit Proceedings Available For Viewing & Download

The 2023 New Jersey Equine Industry Summit, hosted on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the Cook Student Center in New Brunswick, brought together equine leaders, professionals, veterinarians, educators, owners, and enthusiasts throughout the tri-state area.

This all-day event included a keynote presentation on the “Economic Analysis of Equine Operations: Reducing Costs for Horse and Horse Farm Owners”; a panel discussion on “The State of the U.S. Racing Industry” with the President of the Jockey Club, Jim Gagliano, and The Executive Director of the U.S. Trotting Association, Mike Tanner; and afternoon breakout sessions on a wide range of topics.

Breakout sessions focused on horse health, the future of racing, land use policy, environmental stewardship, the integrity of equestrian sport, and industry sustainability by engaging youth in equine activities and leadership roles. The Center’s needs assessment survey of industry participants was also a special feature of the program, where Dr. Alisa Herbst reviewed some of the preliminary results.

The summit proceedings are in flip-page format as well as downloadable at:

For additional information, contact Kyle Hartmann at:
or 848-932-9419.

About Rutgers Equine Science Center
The Equine Science Center is a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Its mission is “Better Horse Care through Research and Education” in order to advance the well-being and performance of horses and the equine industry. Its vision is to be recognized throughout New Jersey as well as nationally and internationally for its achievements in identifying issues in the horse industry, finding solutions through science-based inquiry, providing answers to the horse industry and to horse owners, and influencing public policy to ensure the viability of the horse industry.

For more information about the Equine Science Center, call 848-932-9419 or visit