The Lake Placid Horse Show Association is now just 5 days away from week number one.. The Lake Placid Horse Show which begins Tuesday June 24th.. and in preparation for the event we’re checking in regularly with Horse Show Expert Marty Bowman join us for the conversation today about the third week, top competitors, the new footing and more. We’re speaking today with Mary Bowman on the K&J show. Marty is Director of Public Relations for the Lake Placid Horse Show Association.
Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to two of the nation’s most prestigious equine masterpieces – the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows. Come visit our resort community and see world class riders and horses participate in championship Hunter and Jumper competition. Watch as they win over $535,000 in prize money and awards!
Action begins at 8:00 AM each show day with classes running simultaneously in four separate rings until approximately 5:00 PM. Come for an hour or a whole day and see competition ranging from ponies ridden by tomorrow’s champions to members of the U.S. Equestrian Team atop some of the world’s best horses.
Admission to the horse show is $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekend days. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts for groups of 20 or more.
For a behind the scenes look at the shows, take a guided walking tour offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,at 11:30 AM. Meet at our LPHS retail booth. The tour will last approximately 1 hour.
Daily admission tickets may be purchased at the entrance gate. You may call the Horse Show office at 518-523-9625 for more information. Purchasing tickets in advance is not necessary. We have plenty of general seating available.
INSIDE THE SHOW RING . . .
The Hunter competition has its roots in the elegant tradition of fox hunting. Beautifully groomed horses and ponies are judged for their manners as well as their style of jumping over natural fences simulating the hunt field.
Power and speed are the keys to winning in the Jumper arena where equine athletes compete over obstacles as big as 5’6″ in height and as much as four feet wide. Described as a cross between the excitement of Thoroughbred racing and the bold speed of downhill skiing, the Olympic sport of Grandprix Show Jumping is something you will not want to miss.
OUTSIDE THE SHOW RING . . .
Food and snack service is offered daily. Special group breakfasts or luncheons may be arranged and catered in the Turf & Field Club Club by calling the show office. Be sure to browse our specialty boutiques offering equine apparel, horse care products, home furnishings, fine jewelry, the Shows’ commemorative T-shirts and sportswear and much more.