ShowAssist, the new mobile app for on-demand, short-term hiring of support staff at horse shows, announces its partnership with Old Salem Farm Fall Horse Shows. The ShowAssist app connects professional equestrians, riders, owners or parents to experienced grooms, braiders, body clippers, bodyworkers and other support staff at US Equestrian and Equestrian Canada shows.
“We are excited to partner with a prestigious competition facility such as Old Salem Farm,” said Deidre McAuley-Hayes and Malachi Hinton, founders of ShowAssist. “Much like Old Salem Farm’s dedication to providing a high-quality equestrian competition atmosphere, we are proud to connect owners and riders to the support staff they need for a seamless showing experience.”
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Old Salem Farm Fall Horse Show Series is three weeks of top-notch competition in the heart of Westchester County’s horse country. Autumn is a gorgeous time for horse shows in New York and there is nothing more beautiful than Old Salem Farm in the fall. The impressive grounds have played host to some of the world’s elite horse and rider combinations such as Beezie Madden, McLain Ward, Leslie Burr-Howard, Daniel Bluman, Mario Deslauriers and Beat Mändli.
“We are proud to partner with ShowAssist,” said Scott Hakim, president of Old Salem Farm. “The innovative app provides a great benefit to both exhibitors and service providers as we return to competition. Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows is honored to be selected as one of the shows to showcase this app.”
The USEF-rated Old Salem Farm Fall Horse Shows will run Sept. 8-13, 15-19 and 23-27. Show highlights are the OSF Equitation Challenge presented by Palm Beach International Academy, a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby, presented by Mane ‘n Tail, the $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, presented by The Kincade Group Friday, Sept. 11, and the $75,000 Old Salem Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group Sunday, Sept. 13. Week II features the competitive Region 2 ASPCA Maclay Regional Championship. Week III, the Fall Classic, showcases premier A-rated hunters and Level 2 jumpers.
ShowAssist proudly presents the Horse Show Hero Award honoring the groom, braider, stall cleaner, body clipper or other support staff at the show who works tirelessly to ensure the horses that they look after are given the best possible care. The Horse Show Hero will be awarded a $500 VISA gift card Sunday, Sept. 13 right before the $75,000 Old Salem Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group. Equestrians are encouraged to nominate their Horse Show Hero starting at 8:00am EST on Tuesday, September 8 through noon Sunday, September 13.
ShowAssist connects owners, trainers and riders to experienced grooms, braiders, working students, stall cleaners and other support staff to provide temporary assistance while at USEF (all AA, A and select B-rated) and Equestrian Canada (all Platinum, Gold, Silver and select Bronze-level) shows. For more information and to download the app, click here.