Lake Placid, New York—June 27, 2013—Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ swept both featured classes Thursday at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.
Chapot rode Bradberry to victory in the High Peaks Resort 1.40 meter speed class and then followed that up with a win on Umberto in the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.30 meter class.
In the 1.40 meter class, Chapot completed the 11-jump, one-round course fault-free in 45.765 seconds to claim the win over Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL who finished in 46.331 seconds on Tuxedo. In the 1.30 meter class, she topped of field of 54 horses by covering the 12-jump course fault-free in 56.202 seconds. Minikus again placed second, finishing in 56.701 seconds on Romeo.
The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.
Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever!
Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.
Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:
Friday, June 28 – 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; $30,000 Devoucoux, Inc. Open Jumper Classic; 1.40m CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Speed Stake; Adult Medal Hunter Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes
Saturday, June 29 – Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Whiteface Mountain Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation Jumper Class; Various Jumper & Hunter Classes
Sunday, June 30 – $75,000 Equine Insurance Service/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; North Star High Junior Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics; Hunter & Equitation Classes
A generous thank you to this year’s horse show sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery, Abba Vet Supply, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beval Saddlery, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Champlain Valley Equipment, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equifit, Inc., Equine Insurance Services/Great American, FarmVet, Inc., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt LTD, J Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC., Jetway Private Air, Juliam Farm, The Keith and Shilen Families, KJ Robinson, Lake Placid CVB, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Michael Morrissey Enterprises LLC, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Northwoods Inn, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsico, P.F. Farm, Price Chopper, Purina Animal Nutrition, Quiet Hill Farm, Ruthie’s Run, Sand Castle Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables LLC, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y-106.3 FM. Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day); Beval Saddlery Ltd. (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Young Riders Clinics); and Juliam Farm (Lead Line Class).
For the first time ever, show jumping fans across the country and around the world are able to watch competition from the Lake Placid Horse Shows live as it happens. HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse shows’ Grand Prix Field. The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com and through a link at the horse shows’ website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.
Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Showgrounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.
For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered both weeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.
Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.