North Salem, NY – The prize list for the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, now featuring two consecutive weeks of FEI competition, is available online at www.oldsalemfarm.net. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, recently named to the NARG Top 25 of 2015, will once again call North Salem, NY, home on May 10-15 and May 17-22 for two weeks of exceptional competition.
Continuing its tradition of offering over 130 Premier rated hunters and USEF 5* and USEF 6* jumpers each week with prize money exceeding $500,000, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will now offer even more for show jumpers as they have been classified as CSI-rated competitions by the The Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). The FEI classes will give riders the opportunity to gain valuable Longines FEI World Ranking points while remaining in the U.S. In addition, the Spring Horse Shows will feature Under 25 competition, including a $15,000 U25 Grand Prix, sponsored by T&R Development, for up-and-coming jumper riders.
“It’s a great step forward to be able to offer our loyal competitors with the opportunity to gain FEI ranking points while showing at Old Salem Farm,” said Old Salem Farm manager Alan Bietsch. “But, we are also looking forward to carrying on our commitment to excellence and improvement in all arenas. The Spring Horse Shows are two fantastic weeks at Old Salem Farm, and we can’t wait to welcome back the riders, trainers, owners, spectators who enjoy it as much as we do.”
The 2016 series will kick off May 8 with Welcome Day classes and activities. As a whole, the Old Salem Farm Spring Shows bring together top-ranked competitors from all corners of North America and beyond, a world-class VIP experience, a variety of competitive options, and exciting spectator opportunities, all on the grounds of the pristine Old Salem Farm.
In addition to a full schedule of jumper competition reaching its pinnacle in the $130,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, Old Salem Farm also boasts a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, $5,000 Equitation Challenge, a $5,000 Grooms Class, and $5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award.
Stay on top of all things Old Salem Farm this spring with live streaming of select events during the Spring Horse Shows at www.USEFNetwork.com or www.oldsalemfarm.net. Old Salem Farm and Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are also on Facebook, as well as on Twitter and Instagram as @oldsalemfarmny. Follow for an exclusive and behind-the-scenes look at the Old Salem Farm experience.
About the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows
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. Host of the FEI 2* and 3* 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.