Summer Does It Again At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows
North Salem, NY – May 15, 2010 - The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows feature non-equestrian activities as well as a full compliment of equine contests. The $1500 Old Salem Farms Canine Puissance is one of the most popular events at the horse show since it’s inception in 1994. Broken down into three divisions based on size, these furry athletes are fierce about the competition.
In the Small Dog division, repeat winners Bean and Elizabeth Moloney easily won as they cleared the obstacle like the seasoned competitors that they are. The Medium Dog section was won by Celebrity and Paula Ingham. In the Large Dog division, Summer kept the family tradition alive as he won for the second year, taking over for his mother, Sue, who had won the three previous years.
Each division winner was presented with a $500 check from Old Salem Farm along with a special basket of dog goodies from The Pooch Paddock. “I am proud to be a part of this prestigious horse show. It’s very exciting to come home to NYC and be so well received by such a remarkable group of horse people…and amazing pooches!” said Alison.
The Pooch Paddock is set in a fenced and covered area at the horse shows which is sectioned to accommodate small, medium, and large dogs. All staff are required to attend courses in canine first aid and be trained in other important aspects of dog handling to ensure the safety and comfort of the pets while they enjoy their play dates. Dogs are entertained all day, have plenty of fresh cool water, treats and toys. But more importantly, the dogs are out of harm’s way and run no risk of being a nuisance or a danger to the horses and show attendees.
The 2010 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will feature the $40,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix, $25,000 North Salem Grand Prix, as well as a $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic part of the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Derby, $10,000 Chronicle of the Horse/USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by The Premier Collection/Land Rover of Mt. Kisco and Land Rover of Larchmont, and the $10,000 Cavalor Leading Hunter Rider Award.