McLain Ward and Balando Win $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m


North Salem, New York – May 10, 2017 – McLain Ward, currently ranked number two on the Longines FEI World Rankings, rode to a win in the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m aboard Balando, owned by Signe Ostby, to highlight competition on the Grand Prix Field at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.

Ward, who hails just minutes from Old Salem Farm in Brewster, NY, piloted Balando, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Burggraaf x Jasper), to a clear speed round in 54.38 seconds. The time was enough for the win over a field of the 56 riders competing over courses built by Ken Krome of Westminster, MD.

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McLain Ward and Balando topped the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m on Wednesday at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Photo by The Book

Additional Results From Today

 $3,000 Open Jumper 1.30m Sec. A
 1 Devin Ryan and E-Boy W
 2 Jimmy Torano and Diamant des Biez
 3 Ed Copeland and Dunotaire V

 Conformation Hunter
 Champion: As Promised and Louise Serio
 Reserve: Outshine and Kathryn Haley

 Performance Working Hunter 3’6″
 Champion: Sochi and Jennifer Bauersachs
 Reserve: Casimir and Jennifer Bauersachs

 Green Hunter 3’6″
 Champion: Antigua and Jennifer Bauersachs
 Reserve: Chicago and Callie Seaman
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Week 1 Highlights Include:

$35,000 New York Welcome Stake on Friday, May 12
$5,000 Equitation Challenge on Saturday, May 13
$15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby, presented by Town Vibe, on Saturday, May 13
$50,000 Old Salem Farm CSI2* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 14

Week 2 Highlights Include:

$35,000 Welcome Stake of North Salem on Friday, May 19
$5,000 Grooms’ Class on Friday, May 19
$10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by the Gochman Family, on Saturday, May 20
$15,000 Under 25 Grand Prix, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, on Saturday, May 20
$35,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic, presented by Wells Fargo Private Bank, on Saturday, May 20
$130,000 Empire State CSI3* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group on Sunday, May 21