May 10, 2016 – North Salem, NY – The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows kicked off today with a roster of sponsors from some of the most successful organizations within the horse sport industry and beyond. Calling Old Salem Farm home for the next two weeks, The Spring Horse Shows run May 10-15 and May 17-22 in North Salem, NY.
Now in their fifth year of partnering with Old Salem Farm, The Kincade Group is a New York City-based wealth management team within Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. One of the biggest proponents of the annual Spring Horse Shows, The Kincade Group will once again present both grand prix events during the two-week show. The $50,000 Old Salem Farm CSI 2* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, will take place on Sunday, May 15, followed by the $130,000 Empire State CSI 3* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 22.
Stephen Kincade, founder of The Kincade Group, is a fan of horse sport himself and formed an exploratory relationship with Old Salem Farm in 2012.
“It seemed to make sense on paper,” admitted Kincade. “It has proved to be a good fit. We have experienced direct benefits from people reaching out to us from the farm itself, and derivative benefits through people hearing about us at the horse shows.
“The shows are incredible,” he continued. “The amount of time, effort, and money the Old Salem Farm team puts into their events is truly extraordinary. I can’t believe there is a better venue in the entire United States to host a show, and each year it gets bigger and bigger. We’re excited every year that we get the opportunity to be a sponsor of the event.”
With the addition of FEI-level competition and growing offerings for every level of horse and rider, The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows attracted several new sponsors in 2016. Leading the list is T & R Development, which will present the all-new $15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21. T & R Development was founded by Teddy Vlock and Rob Gray and specializes in the development of equestrian properties.
“Young riders are the future of our sport and U25 classes are an ideal way to develop those riders,” said Gray. “We are proud to play a role in supporting the future of American show jumping, and we couldn’t be more excited about being involved with The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows as a sponsor – it’s a top venue and a great show year after year.”
Continuing the list of new sponsors seeking to promote themselves at show jumping’s international level, Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Phoebe Weseley joined the 2016 roster. In addition, Beval Saddlery, with a retail location just up the road from Old Salem Farm, has been named the Official Tack Shop of Old Salem Farm.
“Without great sponsors, our horse shows would not have reached the level of popularity and success that we have enjoyed over the past several years,” said Old Salem Farm Manager Alan Bietsch. “With engaged supporters like The Kincade Group and new partners willing to get involved each year, the future of The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is an exciting one.”
Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Thanks Its 2016 Sponsors:
Beacon Hill Horse Transportation
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
The Dutta Corporation
The Gochman Family
Great American Insurance
Hollow Brook Wealth Management
Ilan Ferder Stables
The Kincade Group
McLain Ward Stables
Palm Beach International Academy
Private Tutoring Services
T & R Development
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows offer more than $500,000 in divisions ranging from ponies and equitation to Under 25 and top FEI competition. General admission to Old Salem Farm is free Wednesday through Friday during the Spring Horse Shows. On the weekends of May 14-15 and 21-22, which feature the $50,000 Old Salem Farm CSI 2* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 15, and the $130,000 Empire State CSI 3* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 22, admission is $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12.