The New Jersey Equine Environmental Stewardship Program is pleased to announce D’Arrigo Racing Stables as the recipient of the 2014 “Gold Medal Horse Farm” award. The award was presented during “An Evening of Celebration and Science,” the Equine Science Center’s annual year-end event.
The award and overall program gives recognition to outstanding equine farms for their dedication to environmental sustainability and management. It also underscores the efforts of the New Jersey equine industry to maintain the beauty of the Garden State. The program is a collaborative initiative by the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) at Rutgers University, the Rutgers Equine Science Center, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA).
D’Arrigo Racing Stables, established in 1990, is a Thoroughbred training and racing farm in Cumberland County, N.J. Under the ownership and management of Philip D’Arrigo, MD, and Carolyn and K.C. Nemutlu, D’Arrigo Racing Stables has demonstrated superb environmental best management practices such as minimizing storm water run-off, establishing controls to reduce soil erosion, maintaining a low stocking density, and meticulous pasture care.
“We decided to apply to the N.J. Equine Environmental Stewardship Program because we greatly value our animals and the environment, and we strive to do the best thing for both,” said K.C. Nemutlu. “It’s an honor, and incredibly reassuring, to have the experts at Rutgers and the NJDA validate our efforts by selecting D’Arrigo Racing Stables as the recipient of the Gold Medal Horse Farm award.”