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September 8, 2014
Long Island Classic wraps up season with a good turnout and great prizes.
This past August, the Long Island Classic and the NSHA Annual Horse Show made Old Field Farm, Ltd. proud as its crowd made 1030’s pictures of the property back in the day come back to life. The NSHA horse show attracted a record number of hunter, jumper, and equitation competitors, bringing in dozens of trailers packed with horses and filling all stalls of the Main Barn in the courtyard as well as all stalls in the free standing surrounding barns. The Long Island Classic closed our formal horse show season with good weather, good footing and exceptional High Point Prizes for the champions.
At the NSHA show, the magic did not stop with the horse show competitors itself, as the Clambake in the Grandstand has become an annual tradition attracting equestrians and spectators alike. The clambake reached record breaking numbers and the general attendance was robust. Wandering about the busy show grounds one could catch a glimpse of well known individuals such as Congressman Peter King watching his granddaughter compete in leadline and famous fashion designer, Mark Badgely.
Both shows benefited form wonderful weather providing great competition and spectator conditions and shopping with our special vendors. While both shows were long days for all, the shows completed just in time for a glorious sunset over Long Island Sound.
As the summer comes to and end, the farm has hosted USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) recognized horse show this past weekend, however there is one more informal schooling show October 19th for those who would like to watch the horses and riders compete on a backdrop of our beautiful North Show autumn scenery. Old Field Farm, Ltd. does continue to host select events throughout winter as well.