For the second consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest, and Kevin Babington wins the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix.
This marked the 26th year that the horse shows have hosted the contest, inviting Lake Placid village businesses to create storefront window displays with an equine theme. The contest runs concurrently with the horse shows. The window displays are immensely popular with horse show participants, spectators, and shoppers as local businesses welcome members of the horse show community to town.
For winning the contest for the second straight year, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, will receive $100 and a blue ribbon and also have its name engraved on the perpetual plaque which is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office throughout the rest of the year.
Finishing as runner-up for the second straight year was The Market of 2501 Main Street, which has won the contest a record 11 times. Ruthie’s Run of 2415 Main Street, a four-time contest winner, finished third. Honorable Mention went to 2011 winner, Brush On In, 2524 Main Street, and Body & Sole, 2439 Main Street. The runners-up each receive a commemorative T-shirt and horse show ribbon. The Honorable Mentions also receive awards.
“The Window Decorating Contest is extremely popular with our horse show exhibitors,” said Lori Martin, Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “It helps everyone connected with the horse show feel welcome in town and it works because of the efforts of our local businesses. We thank them for creating these displays and helping to get the entire town into the horse show spirit.”