May 1, 2015--The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows kick off next week and are proud to welcome a celebrated list of horse sport supporters in 2015. Again ranking among The North American Riders Group's Top 25 Horse Shows and offering over $500,000 in prize money, the 2015 season runs May 5-10 and May 12-17 with two weeks of exceptional equestrian competition.
Highlighting a group of dedicated returning and new sponsors alike, The Kincade Group at Merrill Lynch continues its support of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows as sponsor of the $50,000 Old Salem Farm and $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix events.
“The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is a fantastic opportunity for the Kincade Group at Merrill Lynch to further its brand awareness within an extraordinary demographic,” said Stephen Kincade. “My family, friends and colleagues are all looking forward to seeing the greatest riders in the world battle unique and challenging courses atop the most magnificent animals.”
In addition to their grand prix classes, The Kincade Group is also furthering the exposure of The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows to a broad audience by sponsoring the grand prix pre-game show webcasts each Sunday. Adding to grand prix streaming, live coverage of select classes will be available at www.USEFNetwork.com, www.oldsalemfarm.net and www.practicalhorsemanmag.com throughout the Spring Shows.
"Great sponsors make great horse shows, and we are lucky to have some of the best in the industry and beyond,” said Old Salem Farm manager Alan Bietsch. “With sponsors like The Kincade Group and Miller Motorcars continuing to step up their involvement each year, the future of Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows looks increasingly bright.”
Continuing their presence at The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, Miller Motorcars will generously sponsor the $15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby and the $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem. They will also place their name on High Junior/Amateur Jumper Divisions and Classic.
“While we recognize that a lot of our customers ride and we enjoy introducing our finest products to the equestrian community, we also have a great appreciation for the sport,” said Richard Koppelman, President of Miller Motorcars. “Our favorite part about being involved is to see the level of effort that goes into these shows. From the beautiful horses, to an exceptionally manicured property and the perfect setting in North Salem, they are masterfully crafted.”
Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, is dedicated to bringing the finest in new and pre-owned motorcars to their loyal list of clients. They are the only factory authorized dealership in the state of Connecticut for unique brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Pagani, and Rolls Royce.
Furthering the list of local companies and organizations who recognize the value of The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in the North Salem community and beyond, Town Vibe Media – formerly Morris Media Group – will continue their involvement in 2015. They will call the $7,000 Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic their own during Week 1 and 2.
TownVibe is the leading publisher of high-quality lifestyle magazines and digital products for the nation’s most sophisticated, savvy, and sensible readers. There is no greater medium for reaching the people of Western Connecticut, Litchfield County, Berkshire County and the Hudson Valley than through the magazines of TownVibe.
Karina Brez Jewelry joins Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in 2015 as sponsor of the $35,000 Grand Prix of North Salem. Brez opened her own appraisal business, Palm Beach Gemologists, in 2010. PB Gem specializes in appraising high end jewelry and watches for clients all over the Continental U.S. and world. Working with gemstones and growing up her whole life in the jewelry industry, Brez finally decided to dedicate her expertise into wearable art using rare gems and top quality diamonds.
Old Salem Farm's two-week spring series offers over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week and boasts industry leaders as divisional sponsors, including Aden Brook, Ariat, Beacon Hill Transportation, Charles Owen, Der-Dau, Gotham North, and Hunt Ltd.
The Week 1 schedule will include the $35,000 New York Welcome Stake, presented by Old Salem Farm, on Friday, May 8, as well as the $15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby, presented by Miller Motorcars, on Saturday, May 9, and the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 10.
Week 2 will feature the $35,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, presented by Karina Brez Jewelry, on Friday, May 15, the $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem, presented by Miller Motorcars, on Saturday, May 16, and the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 17. Open jumper riders will be competing for the $20,000 Leading Jumper Rider Challenge. Junior and amateur jumpers will also enjoy a $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Miller Motorcars, each Sunday.
In addition to a full schedule of USEF “Premier” rated hunter competition, a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by The Gochman Family, will be featured on Saturday, May 16. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show is also proud to continue honoring hunter riders with the presentation of a $5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award, presented by Old Salem Farm, for the rider that earns the most points in hunter divisions throughout the two weeks of competition.
Old Salem Farm and Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are also on Facebook, as well as on Twitter and Instagram as @oldsalemfarmny. Follow for an exclusive and behind-the-scenes look at the Old Salem Farm experience.
Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows Thank Their 2015 Sponsors, Including:
Aden Brook – Adult Amateur Jumper Division week 2 and $2,500 M&S Adult/Am Jumper Classic
Ariat – High Performance Working Hunter Division week 1 & 2
Beacon Hill Transportation - Children's Jumpers Division and Classic week 1, including Children's Jumper Classic
Breuer Premium Pet Food Company - $1,500 Canine Puissance
Charles Owen – Amateur Owner 18-35 Division week 1 & 2, May 8 Exhibitor Breakfast
Cedar Brook Farm/Teddy Vlock
Cirrus Aircraft – $5,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic
Der-Dau – Low Junior Jumper Division and Classic week 1 & 2
Dutta Corporation - Exhibitor Back Numbers, Exhibitor Parking Passes
Elite Equestrian – Media Partner
Equestrio – Media Partner
EquiFit – Equitation Challenge
Equine Journal – Media Partner
Gochman Family – $10,000 USHJA Hunter Derby, Refreshments in Hunter Arena VIP on Weekends
George Bridges Boxwoods
Gotham North – Small Pony Division and the Pony Hunter Classic week 1 and 2
Great American Insurance
Grossman St. Amour
Hollow Brook Wealth Management
Horse & Style – Media Partner
Hunt Ltd. – Amateur Owner Hunter 36 & Over Division week 1 & 2
Ilan Ferder Stables
Journal News – Face Painting
Jet Show Stables
Kaplow Insurance – Presenting Sponsor of the Governor's Cup
Karina Brez Jewelry (Palm Beach Gemologists) - $35,000 Grand Prix of North Salem
Kincade Group – $50,000 OSF Grand Prix, $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, Both Grand Prix Pre-Game Show Webcast
Miller Motorcars – $15,000 OSF Speed Derby, $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem, High Jr./Am Jumper Division and Classics
North Salem News (Halston Media) – Media Partner
Poland Spring – Official Water Partner
Practical Horseman – Media Partner
Private Tutoring Services – OSFSHS Exhibitor Party
ProEquest – Media Partner
ShowNet – Orders of Go
Sidelines – Media Partner
Stephanie Bulgar – "Shades of Grey" Trophy
Taylor Harris Insurance Services – OSFSHS Riders Gazebo
Today's Equestrian – Media Partner
Town Square Media – Media Partner
Town Vibe Media (formerly Morris Media Group) - $7,000 Med. Jr/Am Jumper Classic Week 1 & 2
Vivien Malloy – TIP Division - Welcome Day
WAG Magazine – Media Partner
Washington International Horse Show – Media Partner
Westchester Guest – Media Partner
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 in 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 www.oldsalemfarm.net or call 914-669-5610.