Wingman Is Perfection
North Salem, NY—May 16, 2012—Wingman ridden by Jennifer Bauersachs, Frenchtown, NJ, was Champion for the second week in a row in the Green Conformation Hunter Division at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.
Wingman, a beautiful bay gelding owned by Lee Kellogg Sadrian, grabbed the tricolor after dominating the division. Wingman currently sits eighth in the nation in the USEF Green Conformation standings.
Following his impressive victory, Wingman was also was named Grand Hunter Champion, a title that he narrowly missed during Old Salem’s first week.
As is its tradition, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows offered a $5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award which will be awarded on Saturday during the USHJA Hunter Derby. Wingman has placed Bauersachs solidly in the running.
The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and its Mobile Adoption Center will be at the 30th Annual Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show this Saturday, May 19, bringing shelter animals and potential adoptive families together. In addition to the ASPCA’s Mobile Adoption Center, animal loving celebrities, top riders, trainers, and ASPCA equine welfare experts will be making an appearance. The day-long schedule of events includes:
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – ASPCA Advocacy Tent with members of the ASPCA Government Relations team available to discuss the current status of federal equine protection legislation.
12 to 4 p.m. – ASPCA Mobile Adoption Center with dogs available for same-day adoption.
4 to 5 p.m. – ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador Georgina Bloomberg will be signing copies of her newest book, My Favorite Mistake, with proceeds benefiting the ASPCA Equine Fund, a lifeline for at-risk horses.
5 to 6:30 p.m. – ASPCA “Spring Frolic for Horses” Cocktail Party, featuring celebrity bartenders: ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassadors and top riders Georgina Bloomberg and Beezie Madden; world class trainer John Madden; and Lorenzo Borghese from ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows’ 30th annual competition runs May 8-20 featuring top-notch hunter-jumper competition at one of the country’s most beautiful equestrian training centers. Each week features over 130 hunter and jumper classes. Highlighting the two weeks of competition are four Grand Prix events, all of which count toward USEF rider rankings – the $25,000 New York Welcome Stake Grand Prix, the $25,000 North Salem Grand Prix Presented by Land Rover, the $40,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix and the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix sponsored by the Kincade Group.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows benefit the Old Salem Farm Foundation. The goal of the Old Salem Farm Foundation is to use the Spring Horse Shows as a vehicle to help support charitable organizations and create an opportunity for corporate sponsors and equestrian athletes to benefit the community during the annual event. The Old Salem Farm Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. This year, the Old Salem Farm Foundation is providing support to four charities – ASPCA, JustWorldInternational, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, and the Voss Foundation.
Old Salem Farm, located an hour north of New York City, has played host to major equestrian competitions including Selection Trials for U.S. teams for World Championships and Olympic Games. Old Salem Farm boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility, its historic pristine grass Grand Prix field as well as outstanding show and schooling rings, all surrounded by one of the nation’s most quaint and picturesque settings.
All the action from all rings at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows can be found daily on shownetvision.com. In addition, the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby on May 19 and the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix on May 20, will be broadcast free of charge over usefnetwork.com sponsored by Smartpak.
Further information on the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is available on line at www.oldsalemfarm.net or by calling 914-669-5610.