Lake Placid, New York—June 28, 2013—While rain forced cancellation of the featured jumper classes Friday at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, many of the hunter classes ran as scheduled. Classes in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field were called off in order to preserve the field for the weekend’s Classics and Grand Prix.
After Thursday’s classes, Scott Stewart of Wellington, FL was honored as Grand Hunter Champion for his stellar performances with Concept in the Green Conformation division. Stewart, a perennial winner at Lake Placid and on the hunter-jumper show circuit, totaled 50 points on Concept to earn the Grand Championship. He also won championships in the First Year Green and High Performance Hunter divisions on Loyalty and in the Performance Hunter division on Declaration.
Stewart says he enjoys showing at the Lake Placid Horse Shows because he believes the management, “Just knows how to put on a good horse show. They also create such a relaxed and fun atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else.”
Stewart noted that, “Concept is a green horse but has definitely grown up and shown great consistency this week. I am very happy with the way he rode.”
Stewart’s Student Tori Colvin Honored as Grand Junior Hunter Champion
Stewart’s student Victoria Colvin earned Grand Junior Hunter Championship honors on Ovation. “Ovation and I have been together for many years,” she said. “He holds a special place in my heart and I always enjoy winning with him.”
Colvin hopes to defend her championship in next week’s $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. She plans to ride Inclusive on whom she won the title last year. The Derby is the culminating class for the hunters in Lake Placid and it gives them a rare chance to compete in the all grass Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field.
This week’s Lake Placid Horse Show will culminate with the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday. Next week’s I Love New York Horse Show will feature the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday marking the first time the Lake Placid Horse Shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix!
Weekend highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:
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 Services/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 horse show this weekend is just $5.00 for adults with children under 12 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.
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.