Old Salem Farm Offering Rated and Regional Competition

By Lindsay Brock for Jennifer Wood Media

North Salem, NY – July 23, 2015 – While Old Salem Farm hosts some of the best equestrian competition in North America at the celebrated Spring Horse Shows and American Gold Cup, they also boast a full schedule of year-round events that provide something for everyone. Beginning July 25, a series of competitions – both regional and rated – will get underway at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.

With a reputation for exceptional competition in a picture-perfect setting, Old Salem Farm has become a must on local competition schedules. Trainers like Cassandra Orpen of Fairfield Hunt Club in Westport, CT, look forward to Old Salem Farm shows each year as a way to get her students and horses experience in the show ring in a more casual format.

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“Old Salem Farm horse shows are a fantastic and accommodating atmosphere with top class footing and jump decor. They offer classes for every level for both young horses to develop, as well as riders who look to further advance their skills,” said Orpen. “Being able to compete in a stress-free environment at a facility where some of the most prestigious shows such as the Spring Shows and the America Gold Cup are held is an invaluable opportunity.”

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From short stirrup to 4′ jumper divisions, Old Salem Farm is the place for spring, summer and fall competition at a world-class facility. One-day Regional Competitions offer qualifying opportunities for the 2015 Marshall & Sterling Finals, while A, B and C-rated events are featured over one, two and five-day schedules.

2015 Season Schedule:

A-Rated
September 23-27
December 23-27

B-Rated
Oct 24 – 25
Nov 21 – 22

C-Rated
Aug 29-30
Nov 7
Nov 15
Nov 28

Regional 2
July 25
Aug 4
Click to view Prize List.

“Old Salem Farm is a special facility, and we want riders and trainers of all levels to be able to experience competing at this historic venue where many of the best have competed,” said Alan Bietsch of Old Salem Farm. “Our region is a hub for horse sport and it is important for all competitors to have local options to gain experience, earn points and have fun in a great environment for both riders and horses.”

For more information on shows at Old Salem Farm, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net/upcoming-events.