North Salem – May 19, 2017 – Sydney Shulman of Greenwich, CT, had the speed to win the $5,000 Under 25 1.45m, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, riding Venice on Friday, May 19, at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, running through May 21 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.
Friday’s class marked Venice’s return to the 1.45m level after a series of health issues sidelined the mare for more than two years. The horse suffered from kidney failure just eight months after joining Shulman’s string. After making a miraculous comeback, the mare then underwent colic surgery last summer.
“She is extremely special. Anytime I get to ride her I am so lucky because
she was not supposed to be alive after either situation. I feel really lucky
that she is back doing this, and winning is icing on the cake.” ~Sydney Shulman
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“I think the U25 is an amazing division. These horses are not ready to jump
the two-star and three-star grand prix, but it is nice to be able to
compete them at the 1.45m level against similar horses. I wish they
offered this division at every horse show, because it is such a good
stepping stone for up-and-coming horses and riders.”
~Sydney Shulman, 1st
“I have known Alan Wade for a long time because he built a lot of
courses back in Ireland, and I have jumped many of his tracks before.
It was really nice to see his courses here in the U.S., and they worked
out really well for me today. My horse is very careful, and we were
able to show that off a little.”
~Jordan Coyle, 2nd