Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Offer the Best Thanks to Generous Sponsors

RELEASE: April 24, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.

North Salem, NY
– The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will be awarding almost a half million dollars in prize money this year at their two-week event on May 7-12 and 14-19, 2013. This great opportunity for hunters, jumpers, and equitation riders is thanks to many generous sponsors that help make the shows one of the best in North America.

A Top 25 Rated Event by the North American Riders Group, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will welcome some of the country's best horses and riders and couldn't do it without sponsor support. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows also contribute to the Old Salem Farm Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Jumpers will compete over courses designed by Guilherme Jorge and Anthony D'Ambrosio. Along with increased prize money this year, a new Medium Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division was added, and we are happy to offer a Pre-Green Hunter Stake Class during week two as part of the the USHJA Pre-Green Hunter Incentive Program.

“We are excited to host this year's Spring Horse Shows at Old Salem Farm,” said Old Salem Farm owner Scott Hakim. “Every year we work hard to produce one of the best horse shows in the country and provide the best experience for exhibitors, sponsors, and spectators.”

Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is pleased to announce that the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix on May 12, the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on May 18, and the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix on May 19 will all be broadcast on the USEF presented by Smartpak. You may watch these events LIVE as they happen at or

The $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, held on Sunday, May 19, will offer $25,000 more in prize money in 2013 and is presented by The Kincade Group. Stephen Kincade stated, “The Kincade Group at Merrill Lynch is proud to sponsor the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Old Salem Farm is one of the premier equestrian facilities in the country and has attracted a world-class field of participants. We are also thrilled to be supporting the ASPCA and the Old Salem Farm Foundation protecting equine interests around the nation.”

The $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix on Sunday, May 12, is presented by Suncast® Corporation. Tom Tisbo, President and CEO of Suncast, noted, “Old Salem may be one of the premier sites in the U.S. for show jumping. It is a well-run show facility with an emphasis on quality and concern for the athletes, horses, and the enjoyment of the spectator. The clientele and participants embody the profile of the Suncast client. Our Suncast corporate slogan of  'Our customers take pride in creating a beautiful environment. We take pride in keeping it that way,' can be interchanged with the principles of Old Salem. They take pride in running a first-rate show and Suncast is proud to be involved.”

The 2013 Equitation Challenge is an exciting opportunity for juniors and young riders to compete in a two-round class on the grass derby field on Saturday, May 11, and is sponsored by AIG/Kaplow Insurance Agency and Heritage Farm. The Kaplow Insurance Agency has been involved with Old Salem Farm Horse Shows for years and Evan Kaplow noted, “So many of our local clients attend. It is just a great place to catch up with our friends after the winter months. I personally love the property and grounds. The horse show is in my backyard, so it is just great to get outside and enjoy a classy and very competitive horse show.”

Hunters take center stage on Saturday, May 18, in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate. Anthony Cutugno, Director of Houlihan Lawrence's Luxury Country Properties and Equestrian Divisions says that they are thrilled to be a part of the 2013 Old Salem Spring Horse Shows. “This exciting event gives us another exceptional venue to showcase our beautiful equestrian properties while cultivating new relationships with attendees from around the region,” he remarked.