Old Salem Farm Foundation Supports Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships

Old Salem Farm, located in North Salem, NY, will host the 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, on July 31 through August 5. Photo by Stephen Roe

North Salem, New York – The Old Salem Farm Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is now welcoming charitable partners to join them in contributing to the success of the 2018 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, running July 31 through August 5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.

The 2018 NAYC, taking place for the first time at Old Salem Farm’s 120-acre facility based in North Salem, NY, will feature dressage athletes ranging from 14 to 21 years of age, while the NAYC for show jumping showcases riders from 12 to 21 years old. With four all-weather rings and a world-renowned grand prix jumping field, Old Salem Farm will celebrate the multi-discipline event by showcasing the future stars of horse sport from across North America.

“It is our goal to highlight the prestige of the NAYC and recognize its position as a pivotal stepping stone in the development of young riders for international and Olympic level sport,” said Old Salem Farm trainer and NAYC team gold medalist Lucy Davis. “We believe it is important to have the NAYC as a stand-alone event to showcase the talent and hard work of these up-and-coming athletes.

“In an effort to ensure the relevance of NAYC for future years, Old Salem Farm and US Equestrian have taken steps to ensure participation in the event by partnering with sponsors like Adequan® and Gotham North to invest in providing prize money to match the purses offered at the international level around the world,” continued Davis of the efforts Old Salem Farm has made to elevate the level of sport at the NAYC. “Most importantly, we are very proud to host the 2018 NAYC at Old Salem Farm.”

The Old Salem Farm Foundation’s mission is to promote the growth of equestrian sporting competitions for juniors, amateurs, and professionals through year-round horse show competitions and events. These events provide the Old Salem Farm Foundation with fundraising and awareness opportunities for the equestrian community as well as the general public.

Individual donors who contribute to the Old Salem Farm Foundation’s support of the NAYC will be listed as a patron sponsor of the event, have the opportunity to enjoy the competition in VIP style, and meet the riders who will soon represent the U.S., Canada, and Mexico internationally. Interested parties should contact Old Salem Farm’s Director of Sales and Sponsorship Chelsea Dwinell at chelsead@oldsalemfarm.net or (617) 888-2357 to learn more about partnership opportunities.

For more information on the NAYC, visit USEF.org. For further show jumping details, contact Jennifer Haydon, Director of Jumping National Programs at jhaydon@usef.org. For details on the NAYC for dressage, contact Hannah Niebielski, Director of Dressage National Programs at hniebielski@usef.org. Follow @FEINAYC on Facebook and Twitter, and join the conversation by using #FEINAYC, #OldSalemFarm, and #OSFlove.

Stay up to date on Old Salem Farm at oldsalemfarm.net, and on social media as Old Salem Farm on Facebook, and @oldsalemfarmny on Twitter and Instagram. Follow for an exclusive and behind-the-scenes look at the Old Salem Farm experience!

For more information on Old Salem Farm’s show schedule, as well as boarding and training offerings spanning all levels, please contact Old Salem Farm at info@oldsalemfarm.net or 914-669-5610.

About NAYC
The Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North is the premier equestrian competition in North America for Children, Junior, and Young Riders ages 12-21. Young equestrians compete for team and individual Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) medals in the three Olympic disciplines of dressage, eventing and show jumping. For more information, please visit: www.usef.org/events/youth-championships.

About Old Salem Farm
Old Salem Farm, located one hour north of New York City, is one of the leading equestrian competition venues in North America, as rated by the North American Riders Group for five years. Host to more than 30 weeks of year-round competition, including the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows each May, the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI4*-W, popular Fall Classic, Old Salem Farm was selected as the location for the 2018 and 2019 Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships, presented by Gotham North. The facility offers a state-of-the-art turf grand prix field, indoor riding arena and warm-up area, and four all-weather footing outdoor rings. As a 120-acre boarding and training facility with 95 permanent stalls in the rolling hills of Westchester county, Old Salem Farm is second to none and home to 2016 U.S. Olympic team silver medalist Lucy Davis, who also won team gold and individual silver medals at Young Riders. For more information on Old Salem Farm, visit OldSalemFarm.net and find the farm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.