100 horses will follow Freeholder Lillian Burry down Main Street in Freehold Boro on Saturday morning, September 21.
Burry is the Grand Marshall of the second annual Open Space Pace Parade.
“It is quite an amazing sight to see a parade of more than 100 horses marching down Main Street in Freehold,” said Burry. “I am honored to serve as the Grand Marshal of this tremendous event that opens the Open Space Pace & Festival of Horses. It is a wonderful event for the whole family and I hope everyone will join me in the fun.”
The Open Space Pace and Festival of Horses will continue at Freehold Raceway. The day will include celebrity races, harness racing, pageantry, entertainment, vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, children’s activities and education. Following the last race of the day, at approximately 5 p.m., the Eddie Testa Band will take the stage. Afterward, there will be a live concert by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, ending with a 27-minute fireworks display.
The inaugural Open Space Pace last September raised $14,000 for equine and agricultural non-profits while educating the public about the important role horses and horse racing play in creating and preserving open space in New Jersey.
Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Lillian Burry, Monmouth County | Tags: 100 horses, Freehold, Freehold Raceway, Lillian Burry, Open Space Pace, Open Space Pace Parade | No Comments »