O’Shea Blazes to Victory in $10,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic to Conclude 2023 Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows

O’Shea Blazes to Victory in $10,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic to Conclude 2023 Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows

Final Champions Crowned in Jumper and Hunter Rings

Of the 39 entries to challenge the $10,000 Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic on Sunday, only nine finished double-clear over Ken Krome’s winding 1.35m course. Bringing home top honors was Ireland’s Paul O’Shea and Little Magic D’Asschaut with their faultless time of 39.919 seconds.

The Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows ran September 12-17, September 19-24 and September 27-October 1 with 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.

O’Shea and Trelawny Farm LLC’s 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding were the fastest of 15 horse-and-ride combinations to make the jump-off, with Americans Carly Anthony and Kent Farrington joining them on the podium. Anthony piloted Portfolio Horses LLC’s 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding Jet Blue to a second-place finish in 40.560 seconds. Farrington posted a 40.629-second score for third with Greya, Kent Farrington LLC’s 9-year-old Oldenburg mare.

Other jumper highlights included a tie for the OSF Child/Adult Jumper Championship between Marilyn Sommerville of South Salem, NY (riding Eliza Sommerville’s Tullinskey Buttons) and Robert Feinberg of Westport, CT (riding Giraffe Games LLC’s Lago Di Garda). Ashley Shaw of St. Louis, MO, secured the Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic Championship with her own Adico.

As the final hunter champions were named in the Hedge and June Road rings, Madhappy, owned and ridden by Reagan Jarrett of Center Valley, PA, came out on top in the Large Pony Hunter division. Joe Currais’ Marvel Comic, ridden by Cece Henes of New York, NY, brought home the Children’s Large Pony Hunter Championship, while Taylor Bodson of Greenwich, CT, and her own Casario earned the Combined Amateur-Owner Hunter Championship.

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 ambiance at the Old Salem Farm September Horse Shows is unlike any other venue in the country. Old Salem Farm’s food vendors provide “meals to go” and delicious snack options.

For more information on Old Salem Farm and its full schedule of equestrian events, please visit www.OldSalemFarm.net.