Chapot Sweeps Wednesday Features at I Love New York Horse Show

            Lake Placid, New York-July 2, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, won both the $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Speed Stake and the $1,500 Lake Placid Summit Resort & Suites 1.35m Jumper Class Wednesday at the 2014 I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.

            Chapot topped a field of 27 horses and won the one-round 1.40m Speed Stake by finishing in the fastest time of 54.665 seconds on Bradberry. She also placed third in the class on Castellana, fourth on Zealous and fifth on Shooting Star. Blair Willmer placed second with a time of 60.645 seconds on Wednesday Morning.

Laura Chapot and Bradberry (c) The Book LLC

            In the $1,500 Lake Placid Summit Resort & Suites 1.35m Jumper Class, Chapot topped a field of 39 horses by riding Umberto to two clean rounds and the fastest jump-off time of 29.058 seconds.

            The I Love New York Horse Show, the second of three consecutive horse shows at the North Elba Show Grounds, runs through Sunday and is followed by the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, July 9-13.

The 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. The horse show kicks off each morning at 8:00 AM with classes running all day in all four rings.

Highlighting this week are the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition, on Saturday and the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Presented by Sea Shore Stables, on Sunday.

Upcoming highlights of the I Love New York Horse Show include:

Thursday, July 3 – $1,500 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 High Peaks Resort 1.40m Jumper Class; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Presented by Randolph College; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Friday, July 4 - $30,000 CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Classic; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation – Small, Medium, and Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; 4th of July Parade

 Saturday, July 5 - $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition; $7,500 Crowne Plaza Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Sunday, July 6 - $10,000 Pepsi Beverages Company Junior Jumper Classic; $10,000 The Whiteface Lodge Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Doggie Costume Contest presented by Animal Planet & The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar (12PM); Beval Saddlery, Ltd. Parade of Champions (1:30PM); $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC; Children’s Jumper Classic; $5,000 Mirror Lake Inn Adult Jumper Classics; THIS National Children’s Medal; $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic; 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 Wednesday, 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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