Poetic Is Poetry In Motion At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows



North Salem, NY – May 14, 2011 - Poetic, owned and ridden by Maggie Boylan, was named Champion in the Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35 division at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.

Boylan secured the division championship by winning three out of the five classes in the division. Poetic also had the points, due to those three wins, to be named Grand Amateur Owner Hunter Champion.

Boylan, who resides in Patterson, New York, is currently attending Texas A&M University and schedules her riding between her school responsibilities. Boylan has owned Poetic, a 10 year-old Westphalian gelding, for the past four years. She began her relationship with Poetic showing in the Children’s Hunters. They went

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The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Go To The Dogs (And Cats)



North Salem, NY – May 14, 2011 - The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are underway with world-class equestrian competition and the Old Salem Farm Foundation is utilizing the Spring Horse Shows as a vehicle to support charities with both a local and global outreach.

The goal of the Old Salem Farm Foundation is to use the Spring Horse Shows as a vehicle to help support charitable corganizations and create an opportunity for Corporate Sponsors and equestrian athletes to benefit the community

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Summer Adds Another Win To The Family Dynasty In The Canine Puissance


North Salem, NY – May 13, 2011 - The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows features non-equestrian activities as well as a full complement of equine contests. One of the most popular events is the $1500 Old Salem Farms Canine Puissance. Broken down into three divisions based on size, these furry athletes and their handlers are fierce about the competition.  

In the Small Dog division, repeat winners Bean, a jack Russell terrier, and Elizabeth Moloney easily won as they cleared the

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Dinan and Vancouver Show The Veterans How It Is Done


North Salem, NY – May 13, 2011 – Katie Dinan, New York, NY, and her mount Vancouver, bested a field of 36 to win the $25,000 New York Welcome Stake at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, held on the stunning Grand Prix field at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.

Dinan, 17, and the 13 year old New Zealand Warmblood/Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Grant Road Partners LLC, were the 30th pair to enter the ring. Dinan had the advantage of already turning in a clear round with her first mount

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Compliment Gets Many At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows



North Salem, NY – May 12, 2011 - The Hunter ring was a picture perfect backdrop to the Adult Hunter Divisions that completed today at the Old Salem Farms Spring Horse Shows.

Stephanie Riggio, New York, NY, rode her Compliment to victory in the Amateur Adult Hunters 18-35 division. Winning the under saddle class as well as two of the jumping classes, she dominated the competition with the 13 year old Oldenburg gelding.

Fresh off their Championship win, Riggio and Compliment entered the ring

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Moshi and Orlando Are Perfection At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows




















North Salem, NY – May 11, 2011
- The 2011 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows kicked off their two week run, featuring many of the nation's best horses and riders at one of the country's most beautiful equestrian training centers. Moshi, a 7 year-old Belgian Warmblood, kicked off the show with performances in the Conformation Hunter Division that were impossible to beat. The stunning bay gelding turned in five perfect trips to sweep the division for rider Holly Orlando and owner Stephanie Riggio

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The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Return With Exciting Schedule of Events

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Old Salem Voted 'One of the top 25 Horse Shows in America' by NARG in 2010

 
North Salem, NY-March 15, 2011-The exciting schedule of events for the 2011 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is sure to attract many of the nation's best horses and riders to one of the country's most beautiful equestrian training centers. The two-week long horse shows return to Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. May 10-15 and May 17-22.
  Recently, the North American Riders Group (NARG) voted the Old Salem Farm Horse Shows as one of their Top 25 Horse Shows in America for 2010. With a mixture of new and returning events scheduled for 2011, the Spring Horse Shows are sure to remain one of America's favorites.
  Highlighting the two weeks of competition are four Grand Priz events-the $25,000 Welcome Stake on May 13, $40,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix on May 15, $25,000 North Salem Grand Prix on May 20, and the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by Land Rover, Mt. Kisco and Larchmont, on May 22.
  The shows also feature a $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem on May 21, $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, a member event of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame on May 22, $10,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby on May 21 and $10,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award, which will be announced on May 22.
  Among the new classes on this year's schedule are the Young Jumper divisions for 5,6 snf 7/8 year olds as well as a Master's Division for adult jumper riders age 50 and older.
  The horse show's "top dogs" will be showing their winning form on May 13 in the popular Old Salem Farm Canine Puissance class, co-sponsored by Purina. This canine extravaganza, which features dogs jumping in similar style to their equine counterparts, is a horse show favorite, and one not to be missed by any dog enthusiast!
  Horse show grooms will also have their chance to be recoginized during the $5,000 Groom's Class on May 20. This class is open to all grooms in the hunter and jumper divisions, and is sponsored by local barns to support the efforts of these terrific hardworking individuals.
  The popular Old Salem Farm Ice Cream Party, sponsored by Staysail Farm, will be held each Saturday after competition finishes in the Grand Prix ring and is always a crowd pleaser! This fun event is open to all.
  For those who want a sneak peak of this year's Spring Horses Shows, Old Salem Farm will host Old Salem Farm Welcome Day on Sunday, may 8. In honor of Mother's Day, there will be free admission on this day. Families are invited to come to the Farm and enjoy a beautiful day in the country while watching exhibitors compete and prepare for the two weeks of competition ahead. Welcome Day will feature a full day of unrecognized showing at every level and is the perfect warm-up opportunity for the Spring Horse Shows. There will also be lots of activities for the entire family.

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Bloomberg and Metropolitan Are Tops In The $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix

Bloomberg Presentation

North Salem, NY – May 23, 2010 – Georgina Bloomberg aboard Gotham Enterprizes’ Metropolitan galloped to victory in the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix on the final day of competition at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.

A starting field of 33 attempted to navigate Michel Vaillancourt’s course of 16 jumping efforts to advance into the jump-off.  Unfortunately, Vaillancourt’s track got the better of most of the competitors.  Only three horse and rider combinations managed to navigate the large and technical course without penalty, and all three came from the top of the order of go.

Up-and-coming Grand Prix rider David Tromp, 23, from North Salem, NY, was the first rider on course and posted a clear round on Casey, a horse from his family’s Beyaert Farm, a sales, boarding and training facility that is a true family farm with sister Emmy and brother Mattias also showing and training.

Kate Levy was fifth in the order with Lirving Di Volsin, owned by Kate Levy LLC and Christian Woschenka, and she also had a fault free performance to advance to the next round.

Two horses later, Georgina Bloomberg cantered into the ring on Metropolitan and 82 seconds later was the last pair that we would see complete the course fault free. 

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Patricia Griffith and Travino Take the Hunter Derby By Storm

Griffith Gallop

Patricia Griffith and Travino (James Leslie Parker Photo)

North Salem, NY – May 22, 2010 – Patricia Griffith from nearby Katonah, NY, and Travino, owned by Heritage Farm, kept their winning streak alive at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem, NY, and brought home the big award, a win in the $10,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by The Premier Collection/Land Rover of Mt. Kisco and Land Rover of Larchmont.  

Their first round score of 199 positioned them at the head of the class going into the second “Handy” round of competition.  The pair showed their talents as they mastered the nine fence test with aplomb, and emerged from the ring with a score of 211 to take the top spot with a total of 410 points.

“My horse was great,” said Griffith.  “I loved the course, lots of gallops.  And I thought the Handy was perfect.  It was just challenging enough and it had its options.  It was fun.  My horse was perfect.  There was a lot going on at the other end (of the ring) lots of distractions with the jumpers running by and the crowd, I was really happy he reacted like he did, especially since we are on to Devon next.  This was a great warm-up for that.  This is a real hometown show for us, so it’s nice to come through.  We show here a lot it’s kind of like our own show.

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Leslie Howard and Raimond W Put The Pedal To The Metal To Win The $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem

Leslie Raimond

Leslie Howard and Raimond W (James Leslie Parker Photo)

Leslie Howard, Darien, CT, and her 12 year old black warmblood gelding Raimond W, finally broke out of the bridesmaid spot, winning the $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.  Raimond W has had multiple placings in 2010, but had not managed to win a Grand Prix of more than $25,000 in prize money.  He broke that streak handily today.

The duo entered the ring for the jump-off in true “Leaping Leslie” form.  Raimond W turned so well after the first fence that he left out a stride to fence 2, but had covered enough ground that the distance was perfect.  They continued around the course clearing every fence quickly and efficiently to stop the timers in 34.253 seconds.

Howard had a huge smile on her face as she exited the ring, obviously very pleased with the effort put forth by this horse that she has described as “naturally slow as molasses”.

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Its a Wrap For The Amateur Adult Hunters At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

Its A Wrap and Sloan Brown (James Leslie Parker Photo)

North Salem, NY – May 21, 2010 – It only took one take for Its a Wrap and rider/owner Sloan Brown as they clinched the Adult Amateur Hunter 36-45 division Championship and the Grand Adult Amateur Hunter title.

The dark bay gelding covered the ground and met each fence with precision and obedience to win all the jumping classes in the division.  Always hotly contested, It’s a Wrap and Brown triumphed over 16 other entries for the title.

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