May 3rd to Feature Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program
and Debby Malloy Winkler Memorial Trophy Presentation

For Immediate Release

North Salem, NY – April 17, 2015 – The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are pleased to announce that Welcome Day for 2015 competition will take place on Sunday, May 3, at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Following Welcome Day, the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows return for their 33rd year with two weeks of highly anticipated top level horse sport May 5-10 and May 12–17. Welcome Day at Old Salem Farm offers a great opportunity for exhibitors to experience the Old Salem Farm facility before the major shows start the following week or for local riders to have a great show in their area. Spectators are welcome to attend Welcome Day with free general admission.

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The Old Salem Farm Welcome Day horse show is again proud to offer The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) $2,000 Low Thoroughbred Hunter Division. With prize money and ribbons from first place to sixth place, the Division will be held at a height of three-feet and consist of two over fences classes and one under saddle class. Further information on the division can be found in the Welcome Day prize list HERE.

T.I.P. classes are offered at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows thanks to the support of Vivien G. Malloy. Malloy owns Edition Farm, a Thoroughbred breeding farm in Dutchess County, NY. She presents the division in honor of her daughter, Debby Malloy Winkler, who showed at Old Salem Farm as a junior and passed away following a tragic fall from a horse at her home in Germany in 2011.

In addition to honoring the memory of Malloy Winkler, The T.I.P. classes cast a well-deserved light on the opportunities available to Thoroughbreds who are either done racing or didn’t race well. Thoroughbreds in the show ring is a trend that Malloy remembers well and would like to see celebrated.

Taking home The T.I.P. championship last year was 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Scottsdale, ridden by Debbie McCarthy and owned by Samantha Pandolfi of Sandy Hook, CT. The pair was third under saddle and won both over fences classes for the tricolor.

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To celebrate The T.I.P., a reception will be held on the Pavilion Patio at 12pm on May 3 and all are welcome to attend. In addition to The T.I.P., The Jockey Club is also sponsoring High Point Thoroughbred awards and the second-annual presentation of the Debby Malloy Winkler Memorial Trophy, donated by the Malloy Family. The winner will have their name inscribed on this perpetual trophy, and it will remain at Old Salem Farm with winners added each year.

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In addition to the T.I.P. competition, Welcome Day will feature an exciting schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation competition. The Marshall & Sterling Adult Medal, Sore No More Medal, and Bit O’Straw Children’s and Adult Hunter Classics will be held, as well as a Marshall & Sterling Child/Adult Jumper Classic. To view the Welcome Day Prize List, click here.

The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows two-week event boasts over 130 hunter and jumper classes each week and awards over $500,000 in prize money and brings together top competitors, including Olympic show jumpers, from all corners of North America and beyond.

May 5-10 will include the $35,000 New York Welcome Stake, presented by Old Salem Farm, on Friday, May 8, as well as the $15,000 Old Salem Farm Speed Derby, presented by Miller Motorcars, on Saturday, May 9, and the $50,000 Old Salem Farm Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 10.

May 12-17 will feature the $35,000 Grand Prix of North Salem, presented by Karina Brez Jewelry, on Friday, May 15, the $20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem, presented by Miller Motorcars, on Saturday, May 16, and the $100,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, on Sunday, May 17. Open jumper riders will be competing for the $20,000 Leading Jumper Rider Challenge. Junior and amateur jumpers will also enjoy a $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, presented by Miller Motorcars, each Sunday.

In addition to a full schedule of USEF “Premier” rated hunter competition, a $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by The Gochman Family, will be featured on Saturday, May 16. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show is also proud to continue honoring hunter riders with the presentation of a $5,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award, presented by Old Salem Farm, for the rider that earns the most points in hunter divisions throughout the two weeks of competition.

Stay on top of all things Old Salem Farm this spring with live streaming of select events during the Spring Horse Shows at or Old Salem Farm and Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are also on Facebook, as well as on Twitter and Instagram as @oldsalemfarmny. Follow for an exclusive and behind-the-scenes look at the Old Salem Farm experience.

Old Salem Farm, located just one hour north of New York City, is one of the best equestrian competition venues in North America, as rated by the North American Riders Group in 2011-2014. Host of the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI-W 4*, and year-round competitions, the facility offers a state-of-the-art turf grand prix field, indoor riding arena, and two all-weather footing rings. As a boarding and training facility, Old Salem Farm is second to none and home to top trainer Frank Madden. For more information, please visit or call 914-669-5610.