SARATOGA SPRINGS — Skidmore College’s Saratoga Classic Horse Show will debut at a new 103-acre venue in Stillwater next month.
White Hollow Farm on Brickhouse Road was given to the Saratoga Springs-based college by the estate of Robert Rosenheim of Sharon, Connecticut.
It features eight riding arenas, practice rings, stables, turnout paddocks and room for vendors and public viewing.
The 21st annual competition, which raised more than $4.5 million for financial aid and scholarships for Skidmore College students, has also been extended. It was traditionally held over two weeks in June but will now encompass three weeks; June 13-17, June 20-24 and August 15-18.
“With this new facility, we’re investing in the future of the Saratoga Classic horse shows by creating a world-class venue that fulfills our vision and meets the needs of today’s equestrian,” said Adele Einhorn, executive director of the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show, in a prepared statement.
Einhorn added, “The sheer size of the facility makes it attractive for riders. There’s ample room to ride and graze and turn out horses, and it’s so peaceful for both horse and rider.”
The Saratoga Classic Horse Show, which began in 1927, had been held at the Yaddo Gardens since re-launching in 1998. It has attracted more than 13,000 horses over the past 20 years.
Events begin each day at 8 a.m., with the exception of Saturday, June 17 and Saturday, June 24, when events will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
For more information, visit www.skidmore.edu/saratogaclassic.
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