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World-Class Equestrian Competition Set to Return to 2023 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows

North Salem, NY – January 23, 2023 The countdown is on for the return of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, one of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse show circuit. Offering a full schedule of world-class competition featuring many of the nation’s best horses and riders, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are set to return to Westchester County’s beautiful horse country, May 9-21.

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows host competitions for riders of all levels and ages, ranging from young children on ponies to Olympic veterans, such as five-time Olympic rider McLain Ward, aboard their grand prix mounts. Week 1 (May 9-14) is USEF ‘National-6’ rated for hunters and jumpers and designated FEI CSI3*; Week 2 (May 16-21) is USEF ‘Premier-6’ rated and designated FEI CSI4*.

Located just one hour north of New York City, Old Salem Farm has a long history of hosting world-class horse shows. Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted United States Olympic Team Selection Trials, FEI World Cup™ qualifiers, FEI North American Youth Championships and ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals.

“Last year was a great one for Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows as we took major steps forward in our ongoing efforts to be one of the finest horse show facilities in the country,” said Scott Hakim, owner and president of Old Salem Farm. “We had tremendous feedback on the new International Arena with its state-of-the-art all-weather footing by FootingFirst, as well as on the surrounding landscape and other show rings. We are grateful to everyone who has worked to help make Old Salem a horse show facility that is second to none, and especially to McLain Ward, who continues to help us as Co-Chairman for the Spring Horse Shows.”

Last year’s world-class field at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows included five-time U.S. Olympian McLain Ward (left) and six-time Olympian Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil (right). © RandolphPR 

The Spring Horse Shows kick off with Welcome Weekend open to all, May 6-7. Highlights include the Salem 2’6” Hunter Derby and Brewster 3’ Hunter Derby on Sunday, May 7. The Spring Horse Shows’ Week 1 follows, May 9-14, with highlights including the Evergate Stables $40,000 1.50m Welcome Stake presented by JumpR App, $38,700 FEI 1.45m Jump-off, $10,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby, $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic and the $125,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix Presented by The Kincade Group.

Week 2 competition in the International Arena, May 16-21, features the $65,000 Welcome Stake of North Salem Presented by The Kincade Group, $38,700 FEI 1.45m Jump-off, the $10,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby Presented by Mane ‘n Tail, $15,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, Governors Perpetual Hunt Seat Cup and the $5,000 Old Salem Farm Grooms’ Class before concluding on Sunday, May 21, with the $200,000 Empire State Grand Prix. Action starts daily at 8:00 a.m. daily with classes running in three rings simultaneously throughout the day. Click here for the full schedule.

The ambiance at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is unlike any other venue in the country with over-the-top hospitality and unique shopping offered along Old Salem’s popular Boutique Row. We offer opportunities for a curated group of vendors to set up their boutiques in the vendor area located overlooking the International Arena. Applications are available now under vendor info and application. Our food vendors provide meals to go and delicious snack options. Family fun activities include pony rides, face painting and more. VIP table seating is available with an unbeatable view of the International Arena and gourmet farm-to-table fare, but space is limited! Click here for VIP hospitality info.

For more information on Old Salem Farm and the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, please visit www.OldSalemFarm.net