Old Salem Farm Offering Rated and Regional Competition
July 22, 2015 – While Old Salem Farm hosts some of the best equestrian competition in North America at the celebrated Spring Horse Shows and American Gold Cup, they also boast a full schedule of year-round events that provide something for everyone. Beginning July 25, a series of competitions – both regional and rated – will get underway at Old SalemFarm in North Salem, NY.
With a reputation for exceptional competition in a picture-perfect setting, Old Salem Farm has become a must on local competition schedules. Trainers like Cassandra Orpen of Fairfield Hunt Club in Westport, CT, look forward to Old Salem Farm shows each year as a way to get her students and horses experience in the show ring in a more casual format.
“Old Salem Farm horse shows are a fantastic and accommodating atmosphere with top class footing and jump decor. They offer classes for every level for both young horses to develop, as well as riders who lookto further advance their skills,” said Orpen. “Being able to compete in a stress-free environment at a facility where some of the most prestigious shows such as the Spring Showsand the America Gold Cup are held is an invaluable opportunity.”
From short stirrup to 4' jumper divisions, Old Salem Farm is the place for spring, summer and fall competition at a world-class facility. One-day Regional Competitions offer qualifying opportunities for the 2015 Marshall & Sterling Finals, while A, B and C-rated events are featured over one, two and five-day schedules.
2015 Season Schedule:
A-Rated September 23-27
Oct 24 – 25
Nov 21 – 22
“Old Salem Farm is a special facility, and we want riders and trainers of all levels to be able to experience competing at this historic venue where many of the best have competed,” said Alan Bietsch of Old SalemFarm. “Our region is a hub for horse sport, and it is important for all competitors to have local options togain experience, earn points and have fun in a great environment for both riders and horses.”
For more information on shows at Old Salem Farm, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net/upcoming-events.
Old Salem Farm, located just one hour north of New York City, is one of the best equestrian competition venues in North America, as rated by the North American Riders Group in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and 2014. Host of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI-W 4*, and year-round competitions, the facility offers a state-of-the-art turf grand prix field, indoor riding arena, and two all-weather footing rings. As a boarding and training facility,Old Salem Farm is second to none and home to top trainer Frank Madden. For more information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net or call 914-669-5610.