Thursday, February 26, 2015

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Hold Strong in Top 20 of North American Rider's Group Top 25 of 2014

North Salem, NY – February 25, 2015 – Old Salem Farm's celebrated Spring Horse Shows have once again been named to the North American Rider's Group (NARG) Top 25 of 2014. Remaining in the top 20, Old Salem Farm is proud to accept the NARG honor designating them as one of the premier horse shows in North America.

“We always aim for excellence when planning the spring shows and to again be named to the NARG Top 25 of 2014 is an honor we appreciate greatly,” said Alan Bietsch, Old Salem Farm Manager. “We are proud to have some of the most renowned equestrian athletes support the shows and this designation is proof that Old Salem Farm is a must-see on the U.S. show jumping tour.”

Deemed one of the best facilities in America, NARG praised Old Salem Farm's grass field calling it second to none. “Old Salem Farm is beautiful any time of year, but especially in the spring. Their attention to even the smallest detail makes it a pleasure to be an exhibitor,” stated NARG.

They also attributed the success of the shows in part to “meticulous management.” The fantastic Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows management team is a cohesive unit that works to improve the events and the facility.

“The management that steps in to host the spring shows in May makes it a pleasure to compete, offering a nice choice for East Coast riders between the winter circuits and summer campaigns,” they said. “To achieve and hold a position in the Top 25 is a triumph.”

In addition to honoring the Old Salem Farm Spring Shows, the American Gold Cup returned to NARG's top five ranking third. NARG acknowledged it as a long-running and important event that has once again achieved a standard befitting top ranking.

Old Salem Farm's two-week spring series boasts over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week and awards nearly $500,000 in prize money. The 2015 series will kick off May 3 with the Welcome Horse Show and Day and continue with Week I May 5-10 and Week II May 12-17.

2015 Season Highlights:

- $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix
- $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix
- $35,000 New York Welcome Stake Grand Prix
- $35,000 North Salem Grand Prix
- $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem
- $20,000 Leading Jumper Rider Challenge
- $15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby
- $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
- $15,000 High Jr./AO Jumper Classic each week
- $5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Awards

For more information on the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, please visit

Old Salem Farm, located just one hour north of New York City, is one of the best equestrian competition venues in North America, as rated by the North American Riders Group from 2011-2014. Host of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI-W 4*, and year-round competitions, the facility offers a state-of-the-art turf grand prix field, indoor riding arena, and two all-weather footing rings. As a boarding and training facility, Old Salem Farm is second to none and home to top trainer Frank Madden. For more information, please visit or call 914-669-5610.

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