Laura Chapot Wins $30,000 Adirondack Jumper Classic at Lake Placid’s New Adirondack Horse Show

            Lake Placid, New York-July 10, 2014-Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, and Quointreau Un Prince won the $30,000 Adirondack Jumper Classic Thursday at the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.

            Chapot was one of five entries from the starting field of 18 to reach the jump-off by riding without penalty over the first-round course designed by Pierre Jolicoeur. Todd Minikus went first in the jump-off and set the mark to beat with a clean round in 38.440 seconds on Quality Girl, the horse on whom he won last week’s $30,000 CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Classic.

Two rides later, Jonathan Corrigan moved into the lead with a clean ride in 37.715 seconds on California 62; but Chapot then dropped him to second with a clean ride in 36.376 seconds which held up for the win. Corrigan placed second and Minikus finished third.

            “There really wasn’t any one spot where I won it,” Chapot said. “Todd and Jonathan were both so fast that I felt I had to ride fast over the whole course.”

Laura Chapot and Quointreau Un Prince

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            Earlier in the day, Chapot swept the top two places in the $5,000 Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau 1.40m Speed Stake, winning the class on Zealous and placing second on Bradberry; and Minikus edged Chapot in the $1,500 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Speed Class, riding to the win on ZZ Top while Chapot placed second on Out of Ireland.

Todd Minikus and ZZ Top receive their awards

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            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:

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 are still 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 show, a guided walking tour is offered on 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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