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Leslie Howard Scores A Knockout With Lennox Lewis 2
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North Salem, NY - May 19, 2011 -
Leslie Howard won the $25,000 Grand Prix of North Salem in true Leaping
Leslie form as she piloted her Lennox Lewis 2 around the jump off course
fault free in a time of 31.716 seconds at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse
Course Designer Leopoldo Placios laid down a track that tested the horses
and riders, with only eight of the original 34 starters making it around
without penalty. Of those eight, there were only four who managed to
navigate the shortened course, with its difficult turns, without penalty.
The jump off was one of those things that really worked out perfectly, said
Howard. Lenny was on his game today and he let me ride him the way I wanted
to, and he tried hard. Hopefully we are ready for Sunday.
Candice King and Skara Glens Davos tried their best to beat Howards time,
but fell just a little short as they crossed the timers in 32.279 for second
McLain Ward finished third in the class with Antares F for Grant Road
Partners, in a time of 33.348 seconds, and Mario Deslauries with Diablo
ended up in fourth, with a final time of 36.197.
We always love to come to Old Salem because of the field, Howard noted. And
in the old days when it rained, the footing was not good in the sand rings
and you could not show in the field. But now I have to admit that Old Salem
has turned into one of the best horse shows in the nation. It is really
right up there. The footing has been redone in four rings with the European
footing and I have to say that one ring is better than the other.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows benefit the Old Salem Farm
Foundation. The goal of the Old Salem Farm Foundation is to use the Spring
Horse Shows as a vehicle to help support charitable organizations and create
an opportunity for Corporate Sponsors and Equestrian Athletes to benefit the
community during the annual sporting event. The Old Salem Farm Foundation,
Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
This year, the Old Salem Farm Foundation is providing support to several
charities including Voss Foundation, Pegasus Therapeutic Riding, ASPCA and
Just World International.
Voss Foundation is dedicated to providing access to pure, clean water to
rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse
Shows, Voss Foundation will present a gallery exhibit of limited edition
photographs taken by world-renown photographer Stuart Franklin which will be
on display in the Main Bar throughout the duration of the horse shows. The
photographs will be available for purchase through a silent auction, and all
proceeds will help support Voss Foundation's 2011 initiatives.
In addition, the Old Salem Farm Foundation will be supporting Pegasus
Therapeutic Riding, whose mission is to provide the therapeutic benefits of
horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities to physically,
emotionally, and developmentally challenged individuals at facilities and
stables in Connecticut and New York.
Also receiving support from the Old Salem Farm Foundation is JustWorld
International, a charitable organization dedicated to providing basic
education, nutrition, health and hygiene programs, and vocational training
for children in impoverished communities in Honduras, Cambodia, Guatemala,
Brazil, and Senegal.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows offer more than $220,000 in prize
money and is highlighted by the $75,000 Empire State Grand Prix, presented
by Land Rover, Mt. Kisco and Larchmont, on May 22. The shows also feature a
$20,000 Speed Derby of North Salem on May 21, $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner
Jumper Classic, a member event of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame on May 22,
$10,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter
Derby on May 21 and $10,000 Leading Hunter Rider Award, which will be
announced on May 22.
Over the years, Old Salem Farm has played host to major competitions
including Selection Trials for U.S. teams for World Championships and
Olympic Games. Old Salem Farm boasts a state-of-the-art stabling facility,
its historic pristine grass Grand Prix field as well as outstanding show and
schooling rings, all surrounded by one of the nations most quaint and
Old Salem Farm is located one hour north of New York City. In addition to
hosting more than 20 horse shows besides its flagship spring horse shows, it
maintains state-of-the-art stabling facilities for year-round boarding. Old
Salem Farms training staff offers training for every level of riding from
Short Stirrup to Grand Prix! Exceptional horses are also available for sale
Admission to the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows is $20.00 per carload on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seating in the Patron Tent, which overlooks the
Grand Prix field, is available Wednesday - Sunday, with a catered luncheon
on Saturday and Grand Prix Sunday. For reservation information, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net.
For more information on Old Salem Farm, including its year-long horse show
schedule, clinics, boarding, lessons and training, as well as the Spring
Horse Show Prize List, please visit www.oldsalemfarm.net or call