North Salem, NY - May 20, 2010 - Scott Stewart and the stunning hunters from Fashion Farm in Philadelphia, PA, pulled onto the grounds of Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY for the second week of competition at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows and dominated in the hunter divisions.
Declaration, an 8 year-old bay Westphalian gelding owned by Fashion Farm, was named the Regular Conformation Hunter Champion. Declaration gave rider Stewart perfect performances in the division, winning five of the six classes, and placing second in the sixth.
Summer Place, another Fashion Farm horse, was awarded the top honors in the Regular Working Hunter Division. The 8 year-old grey gelding, piloted by Stewart, won all but one class in his division and was second in that class.
Things changes a bit in the Second Year Green division. Way Cool, ridden and owned by Scott Steward was Champion with two firsts, a second, a third and a fourth place ribbon in the division. The 8 year-old chestnut gelding edged out last week's winner, Travino, owned by Heritage Farm and ridden by Patricia Griffith.
Griffith was a repeat winner in the First Year Green division. Platinum could not be denied the win as he brought home two firsts, two seconds and a third for owner Lexi Maounis to claim the championship. Reserve Champion went to Blessed, another Fashion Farm horse ridden by Stewart. It was a battle of the grey horses as Platinum and Blessed traded spots at the top of the class list.
Stewart is now hot on the heels of Griffith in the race for the $10,000 Cavalor Leading Rider Award after the stellar performances from the horses representing Fashion Farm.
The 2010 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows will feature the $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.
Old Salem Farm is located one hour north of New York City. In addition to its year-long horse show series that includes more than 20 horse shows in addition to its flagship spring horse shows, it maintains state-of-the-art stabling facilities for year-round boarding. Old Salem Farm's training staff offers training for every level of riding from Short Stirrup to Grand Prix hopefuls! Exceptional horses are also available for sale or lease.
Tickets for the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are $10.00 for a three-day pass, valid Tuesday-Thursday, and $20.00 for weekend pass, valid Friday-Sunday. A portion of the admission proceeds will benefit Pegasus Therapeutic Riding and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets for the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows can be purchased online at www.oldsalemfarm.net or by calling 914-669-5610, as well as on-site during the horse shows.
For more information on Old Salem Farm, including its year-long horse show schedule, clinics, boarding, lessons and training, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net or call 914-669-5610.
Photo: Patricia Griffith aboard Platinum. (James Leslie Parker Photo)