Harris Takes Victory in the 1.30/1.40m Junior/Amateur Jumper at 2023 Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows

Harris Takes Victory in the 1.30/1.40m Junior/Amateur Jumper at 2023 Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows

Amateurs, Juniors and Ponies Shine in the Hunter Rings

Saturday’s competition at the Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows featured various classes for junior and amateur riders in all three rings. In the beautifully manicured International Arena, Taylor Harris of Wellington, FL, claimed top honors for her and Casilia’s speedy, fault-free round in the 1.30/1.40m Junior/Amateur Jumper.

The Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows, September 12-17, September 19-24 and September 27-October 1, host competitions for riders of all levels and ages, ranging from young children on ponies to top Grand Prix stars aboard their up-and-coming mounts.

Harris successfully piloted Harris Equestrian LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner mare Casilia through Ken Krome’s two-phase course, stopping the timers on the fastest double-clear round in 33.700 seconds. Dagny Mactaggart of Millbrook, NY, earned second aboard Islay Jumpers LLC’s Freetown with a second-phase time of 34.455 seconds. Jennifer Gates Nassar of Wellington, FL, and Evergate Stables LLC’s Donvier were third with their time of 34.921 seconds

In the hunter rings, Kelly Tropin Whitridge of Darien, CT, rode Libertas Farm LLC’s 15-year-old Wurttemberger gelding Chablis to top honors in the Combined Amateur-Owner/Junior Hunter Classic. Starring in the Pony Hunter Classic with a blue-ribbon finish was Logan Baras of Bedford, NY, aboard Reagan Jarrett’s 9-year-old Welsh Pony mare Dream Big.

Additional champions were crowned throughout the day, including Modified Child/Adult Hunter Champions Marguerite McDonald of Bronxville, NY, and First Blue LLC’s Esprit. In the equitation ring, Clara Bazaar of Katonah, NY, brought home the Modified Child/Adult Equitation Championship aboard The Path LLC’s Cashmann.

Adding to the exciting equestrian action, the Artisan Marketplace and Farmer’s Market joins the schedule on Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Participating local businesses include Adalie Soap, Bead Free Forever, The Bee Love Project, Dig Farm, Dual Sky Creations, Elana Levy Pottery, Fairy Juice Bar, Handmade by Nancy, Mey Marple Photographer, OhHo Botanicals, Rochameaufarm, Two Chicks Candle Company, Westchester Pizza Truck and WirePaperScissors.

Located just one hour north of New York City, Old Salem Farm has a long history of hosting world-class horse shows. Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, United States Olympic Team Selection Trials, FEI World Cup™ qualifiers, FEI North American Youth Championships and ASPCA Maclay Regional Finals.

The Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows kick off with a USEF ‘National-4’ rating for hunters and jumpers September 12-17, followed by USEF ‘National-2’ September 19-24 and September 27-October 1. Each week’s action starts daily at 8:00 a.m. with classes running simultaneously in three beautifully manicured rings throughout the day. Opening Week highlights include the $10,000 Old Salem Farm Welcome Stake on Friday, September 15, and the $30,000 Old Salem Farm Great Oak Grand Prix on Sunday, September 17.

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