Rock Harbor Claims Grand Hunter Championship at Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows



North Salem, New York – May 10, 2017 – Louise Serio of Kennett Square, PA, piloted Rock Harbor to the Grand Hunter Championship for the second consecutive year at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY, on Wednesday, May 10. Highlighting jumper action on the Grand Prix Field during the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, running May 9-14 and May 16-21, 2017 Longines FEI World Cup winner McLain Ward topped the $10,000 Open Jumper 1.40m riding Balando.

“I am just really proud of him. He always tries hard and has been a
great horse for me. He loves it here, and he always performs well.
He comes here every year, and I have to say that last year he
had some of his best performances ever and he went equally
as well this year.” ~ Louise Serio

Serio and Rock Harbor, a ten-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Jennifer Burger, pulled off a clean sweep of the High Performance Hunter Division to clinch the division championship as well as Grand Hunter Champion honors. The pair won two classes over fences and the under saddle on Tuesday before returning to win both the over fences class and the handy.
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Rock Harbor, ridden by Louise Serio, was named Grand Hunter Champion at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Photo by The Book

Hear Louise discuss Rock Harbor, clean sweeps, and being back
at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows!

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