Spring Horse Shows 2016
May 8 Welcome Horse Show Day
May 10-15 and May 17-22
Some of the highlights for this year’s event:
The $35,000 North Salem Grand Prix
The $15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby
The $35,000 Speed Derby of North Salem
The $15,000 under 25 Grand Prix sponsored by T&R Development
The $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix
$10,000 USHJA Hunter Derby
$15,000 Jr./AO Jumper Classic
$5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Awards
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows return this spring, celebrating its 34nd year and offering two weeks of exceptional Equestrian Sport. This prestigious two week event takes place May 10-15 and May 17–22 at one of the nation’s premier equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. We have also added an additional competition date of May 8, Welcome Horse Show Day.
Newly renovated, Old Salem Farm is host to 25 exceptional horse shows each year. Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted United States Olympic Team Selection Trials and World Cup qualifier classes. Olympic stars such as Michael Matz, Peter Leone, Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Leslie Burr- Howard, as well as many other esteemed riders, have competed here throughout the years.
Old Salem’s beautifully manicured grounds, list of elite horses and riders, and fantastic social gatherings draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond. They delight in strolling the pristine grounds, shopping on ‘Boutique Row,’ and sampling the tasty food and beverage selections, all while watching horses and ponies of every size and breed compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money.
The horse shows feature spectacular beauty of the “Show Hunter” and the speed and energy of the “Show Jumper.” There is truly something for everyone to enjoy as horses compete in three rings of competition daily! The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows feature one of the very few grass Grand Prix fields left in the country, making it a rare treasure for Grand Prix riders!
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show features over 130 Hunter and Jumper classes each week, bringing together top competitors from all over the country, including many world-class competitors. In addition to the Olympic caliber Grand Prix events, the event features premier competitions for children, juniors, adults and amateurs. Riders from 4 to 70 years of age compete in more than 50 divisions from lead-line to Grand Prix!
The depth of competition provides an opportunity for the entire family to enjoy the sport together, creating a unique lifestyle environment. Horse show enthusiasts, whether competitors, family members or spectators, are an active and highly influential group of consumers with significant purchasing power.