Lake Placid, New York-June 28, 2014-Alexandra Cherubini and Julie Coles won the two sections of the Crowne Plaza Resort NAL & WIHS Adult Jumper Classics, Saturday’s featured events at the 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.
Riding EquiFit Carlos, Cherubini won the 18-40 year-old section over a 36-horse field by riding fault-free over the first-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. and then completing the jump-off fault-free in 40.913 seconds. Coles topped a 13-horse field in the Over 40-year-old section by riding fault-free over the first-round course and then completing the jump-off fault-free in 43.711 seconds on Midnight Dance.
The NAL (North American League) offers year-long Series in five divisions – Children’s Hunter, Adult Hunter, Children’s Jumper Presented by EquiFit, Adult Jumper presented by SmartPak and Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper. The Series includes classes held at hundreds of horse shows across the United States and Canada. The NAL hosts two year-end finals — National Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA in October, and West Coast Finals at the Las Vegas National Horse Show in Las Vegas, NV, in November.
Other Saturday winners included Michael Hughes on Vendicat in the Wild Center Low Junior Jumper Classic; Meg O’Mara on Sinatra IV in the J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; and Laura Chapot on Umberto in the Sidelines 1.35m Power and Speed Class.
The 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show concludes Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds but will be followed by the 37th Annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 1-6, and the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show July 9-13. Sunday’s competition is highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid, as well as the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Junior Jumper Classic, Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Santa’s Workshop Leadline Class, C.M. Hadfield’s Parade of Champions, MME Adult Amateur & Children’s Hunter Classics, and other Hunter & Equitation Classes.
A generous thank you to this year’s sponsors including: 17 Hands Gallery; Adirondack Flying Service; Adirondack Life; Adirondacks 4-Season Guide; Animal Planet; Anonymous; Kevin Babington; Bainbridge Farms, LLC; Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc.; Beval Saddlery, Ltd.; Bridleplates; Brook Ledge, Inc.; Debbie & Jim Burrows; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc.; Carr-Hughes Productions; Casella Waste Management; Jane Forbes Clark; CMJ Sporthorse; Community Bank, NA; Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Lake Placid; Dartbrook Rustic Goods; David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks; Deeridge Farms; Der-Dau Custom Made Boots; Devoucoux, Inc.; Eastern Hay & Grain; Equifit, Inc.; Equestrian Services International, LLC (ESI); FarmVet Inc.; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort; Hampton Inn; Hannaford Supermarkets; Hendricks Gin; James Harpel; High Peaks Cyclery; 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; Juliam Farm; Lake Placid CVB; Lake Placid Lodge; Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites; Kate Levy & Family; Dan Lufkin; Michael Morrissey Enterprises, LLC; Mirror Lake Inn/The Cottage Café; Mountain Horse; North Star; Northwoods Inn; On A Fence Designs; ORDA – Whiteface Mountain; Pepsi Beverages Company; Price Chopper; Purina Animal Nutrition; Quiet Hill Farm; KJ Robinson; Ruthie’s Run; Sage Hill Farm; Sand Castle Farm; Santa’s Workshop; Michael Schultz; Sea Shore Stables, LLC; Sidelines; Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko; Storm Ridge Capital; Stretton Enterprises, Inc.; The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar; The Clothes Horse; The Tack Shelter; The Whiteface Lodge; The Wild Center; Town of North Elba Park District; Village of Lake Placid; Woodlea Farms; WPTZ News Channel 5; WNBZ Home of the Morning News & Rock 105. Special event sponsors include: Hannaford Supermarkets (Horse Club Junior Day & Walking Tours); Beval Saddlery, LTD (Golf Tournament); Animal Planet and The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (Doggie Costume Contest); Horse Watch (Short Stirrup Clinics); Juliam Farm (Leadline Class); Santa’s Workshop (Leadline Class); C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery (Parade of Champions); Beval Saddlery, LTD (Parade of Champions); The Clothes Horse (Parade of Champions).
Show jumping fans unable to make it to the Lake Placid Horse Shows are still able to watch the competition. HRTV, The Network for Horse Sports, is offering free live webcasts of all classes in the horse show’s Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. The live webcasts, produced by ShowNet, are available free of charge at www.hrtv.com.
Video clips of competition in all rings, as well as schedules and live scoring, are available at www.ShowNet.biz.
Admission to the Lake Placid Horse Shows 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 and admission is half price with a Price Chopper Advantage Card. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Show Grounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.
The horse show’s vendor area offers some of the Adirondacks’ best shopping. The vendor area has an array of equine related shops, local Adirondack products, artists, clothing, real estate, photography, and delicious food in addition to the official Lake Placid Horse Show merchandise 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 online at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.
Julie Coles and Midnight Dance Honored as Adult Jumper, Over40, Champions
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