Chapot Sweeps Wednesday Features at Lake Placid’s New Adirondack Horse Show

            Lake Placid, New York-July 9, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, won both the $1,500 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.35m Jumper Class and the 1.30m Speed Class Wednesday at the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.

Chapot started the day off with a win on Out of Ireland in the one-round 1.30m Speed Stake. She followed that up with a win in the $1,500 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.35m Jumper Class on Umberto. Chapot topped a field of 20 horses by riding Umberto to two clean rounds and the fastest jump-off time of 30.722 seconds. Adam Prudent of Middleburg, VA placed second with two clean rounds and a jump-off time of 33.000 seconds on Si Bella and Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL took third with two clean rounds and a jump-off time of 33.117 seconds on Wannahave.

Laura Chapot and Umberto (c) The Book LLC

            The inaugural Adirondack Horse Show runs through Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds and culminates three consecutive horse shows in Lake Placid. The three Lake Placid Horse Shows draw a wide range of riders, including Olympic veterans and international show jumping stars. The three-week horse show series hosts all levels of competition, from those just beginning their riding careers on ponies all the way up to grand prix competitors, vying for over $750,000 in prize money.

            Highlighting this week is the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Presented by Seashore Stables, LLC on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Upcoming highlights of the Adirondack Horse Show include:

Thursday, July 10 – $1,500 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Speed Stake; $30,000 Adirondack Jumper Classic; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal presented by Randolph College; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Friday, July 11 – $5,000 High Peaks Resort 1.40m Jumper Class; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshal & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation – Small, Medium, & Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; Hannaford Supermarket Horse Club Junior Day (10AM – 2PM)

Saturday, July 12 – $10,000 Whiteface Mountain Junior Jumper Classic; $10,000 FarmVet Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line (1PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30PM); $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Presented by Seashore Stables, LLC; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Sunday, July 13 – Kathy Scholl Equitation Classic presented by Kate Levy & Family; $3,000 Price Chopper Children’s Jumper Classic (14 yrs & under); $3,000 Price Chopper Children’s Jumper Classic (15-17 yrs); Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Low Junior Jumper Classic; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Adult Jumper Classics; $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby; THIS National Children’s Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper 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 that are not able to make it to the Lake Placid Horse Shows will still be able to watch the competition. ShowNetVision.com is offering live webcasts of all classes at www.ShowNetVision.com.

Video clips of competition, 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.

For a special, behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered Thursday and Friday at 11:30 AM. The tour costs just $1.00 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail 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.

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