NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – North Salem’s prestigious Old Salem Farm, the venue of choice for major riding competitions such as the American Gold Cup and the trials for the U.S. Equestrian Team, has announced that Hillary Dobbs, winner of numerous show jumping awards, has joined its coaching staff.
A recent graduate of Harvard University, Dobbs started riding at her family’s New Jersey farm at the age of four, has had consistent success competing internationally and is the youngest rider ever to win over $1,000,000 in prize money. She credits her parents, Debi, and television host Lou Dobbs for supporting her passion.
"Without question, Hillary Dobbs is one of the greatest young riders in the sport today,” said Old Salem’s head trainer, Frank Madden. “Her accomplishments read like those of a rider who is a decade older than she is. Hillary brings a spirit, professionalism and passion to Old Salem that will excite and benefit all of our clients. We are very proud to have her joining our team.”
"Teaching at Old Salem Farm is an honor that allows me to guide young riders and instill them with a competitive spirit,” said Dobbs. She added that she hopes to foster the next generation of hunter/jumper competitors while continuing to pursue her own goals in the Grand Prix ring.
Old Salem Farm, on North Salem’s June Road, has been rated by the North American Riders Group as one of the top 25 stables in America.
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