Lake Placid, NY – June 29, 2017 – Laura Chapot rode Umberto to victory in the $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35-meter Jumper Class, Thursday’s featured competition at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm.
In winning the horse show’s 1.35-meter class for the second consecutive day, Chapot turned in the fastest fault-free round, finishing in 60.413 seconds to claim the win. Placing second was Hannah Brown who finished clean in 61.901 seconds on Enzo and third went to Callan Solem who rode Imogen De Regor to a clean ride in 63.786 seconds.
In Thursday’s High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Class, Alexandra Pielet took top honors on Helene Ve. Pielet topped a field of 32 horses, 15 of which reached the jump-off, by turning in two clean rounds and the fastest jump-off time of 34.574 seconds. Placing second was Jean Sheptoff who finished with a clean jump-off ride in 35.770 seconds on Coconut Z and third went to Danielle Torano who rode Carewicz to a clean jump-off ride in 36.215 seconds.
The Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday afternoon. The I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 4-9, featuring the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm on Saturday, July 8..
The Lake Placid Horse Shows offer over $535,000 in prize money and feature the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings. The horse shows offers more than 100 classes of competition each week for all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic competitors and medalists. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.
Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth, and the tours, costing just $1.00, last approximately one hour.