NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – May 1, 2020 – Old Salem Farm welcomes Palm Beach International Academy (PBIA) as returning sponsor of the Fall Series Horse Shows, featuring the Region 1 and 2 NHSAA/ASPCA Maclay Championships Sept. 19, 2020. PBIA is the premier academic provider for all equestrian athletes and families. The Old Salem Farm Fall Series includes three weeks of USEF-rated competitions Sept. 8-27. Sept. 8-13 is a World Champion Hunter Rider (WCHR) week, pending approval.
“We are proud to partner with Palm Beach International Academy and grateful for their support,” said Scott Hakim, president of Old Salem Farm. “Many of our riders have been Palm Beach International Academy students and stay up-to-date in their studies while continuing to excel in the show ring.”
PBIA was founded in 1989 to develop educational programs focused on the individual learning styles, needs and lifestyles of students of all ages. “Over the years during the shows, our students have been able to maintain their schoolwork while working with their tutors online,” said Joanne Weiner, PBIA founder and executive director.
PBIA will host a luncheon Friday, Sept.18. Information will be available for equestrian student-athletes and their families to learn more about the available education programs.
Educating equestrian student-athletes for many years, PBIA has been an asset to some of the country’s top junior and young riders. During the COVID-19 quarantine, they have continued to provide top-quality educational services.
“Even now, we are working online with students from the barn and look forward to seeing them all in our ‘2020 Classroom’ and ‘2020 Camp’ we are running virtually this summer,” said Weiner. “This ‘new age’ of school is a perfect fit for so many of our equestrian families as it allows all riders to balance riding and school in wonderful ways.”
Listen to Old Salem Farm junior rider Jeanie Johnson as she shares her experience attending Palm Beach International Academy.
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PBIA provides equestrian student-athletes with options to continue their academic pursuits. Their Wellington center is a golf-cart ride away from the Winter Equestrian Festival and the on-site location on the showgrounds at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center provides riders with easy access to study materials and tutoring while competing.
PBIA sponsors and supports many equestrian competitions to help students stay up-to-date with their studies, gain confidence and excel academically.
Founded in 1989 by Joanne Weiner as Private Tutoring Services, Palm Beach International Academy (PBIA) has been developing educational programs focused on the individual learning styles, needs and lifestyles of students of all ages. Students were able to learn and study with a hand-picked group of educators working and traveling the world together.
In the early 1990’s the equestrian community embraced the PBIA concept of education, and teaching systems were developed that allowed students to spend their winters in Wellington and to travel to horse shows around the world, with no compromise to their studies.
Many of the traditional tutorial students soon requested a full-time college preparatory program, so PBIA partnered with rigorous online accredited programs and held their first graduation in 2001.
PBIA Wellington, opened in 2013 and three expansions later, they are now a thriving educational hub, offering small group classrooms, one-on-one learning areas and social spaces for students, K-12. Their newest center, PBIA West Palm Beach, opened in 2017, which moved them forward to their goal of creating the “21st Century Classroom” with innovative, project-based learning initiatives.
For more information, visit pbiafl.com.
Located just one hour north of New York City, Old Salem Farm is known as one of the finest equestrian competition venues in North America. Its beautifully manicured grounds host the world’s elite horses and athletes. Events on the property draw spectators from Westchester County and beyond who delight in strolling the grounds, shopping on boutique row, enjoying a range of culinary options while watching equestrian sport at its best.
Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted United States Olympic Team Selection Trials and Longines FEI World Cup™ qualifiers, FEI North American Youth Championships and ASPCA Maclay Regionals. Olympic stars such as Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, Leslie Burr-Howard, Daniel Bluman, Mario DesLauriers, Beat Mändli other world-class equestrians, have competed at Old Salem Farm throughout the years.
Old Salem Farm, a 120-acre boarding and training facility with 90 permanent stalls, is the ideal learning environment for area clients to achieve their goals.
For more information, visit OldSalemFarm.net.