Articles: Horse News
Goldika 559 And McLain Ward Stop The Competition In Their Tracks
At The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows
Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810,
North Salem, NY - May 20, 2010 - Two time Olympic Gold Medalist McLain Ward,
fresh off the plane from his wins with the US Team in La Baule, France,
brought Goldika 559 to the ring at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows and
she showed the crowd just how much she likes to run and jump. At an amazing
18 years of age, Goldika still enters the ring with fire, letting everyone
know how much she wants to win.
Ward, who hails from Brewster, NY, just a few miles down the road, is always
a contender when he enters the ring, but with Goldika there is the knowledge
that if she has left the jumps up, her time around the course will be
amazingly fast. She again proved this to be fact as she completed the
jump-off course clean in a time of 29.992 seconds.
"She makes history, not me," Ward has said of the mare. "I'm very lucky to
have great horses and she's been a long-time partner. I keep thinking maybe
it's time to retire her and then she comes to shows and keeps doing this, so
she must still enjoy it."
Jeffery Welles riding Tango for owner Abigail Wexner, is also a very speedy
combination, with numerous placings to their credit. They walked away with
second place after two clear rounds in a time of 30.113. Georgina Bloomberg
with Gotham Enterprizes' Midtown Du Tillard placed third, double clear in
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.