The Bookstore Plus Wins 2014 Horse Shows Window Decorating Contest

Lake Placid, New York-July 06, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, The Bookstore Plus has been selected as the winner of the Lake Placid York Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest.

 This marked the 27th year that the horse shows have hosted the contest, inviting Lake Placid village businesses to get creative with their storefront window displays and feature equine themes. Businesses use everything from equestrian tack to ribbons and Lake Placid Horse Show posters to create equestrian flair. The contest runs concurrently with the horse shows. The window displays are immensely popular with horse show participants, spectators, and shoppers as local businesses welcome members of the horse show community to town.

 For winning the contest, The Bookstore Plus, 2491 Main Street, will receive $100 and a blue ribbon and also have its name engraved on the perpetual plaque which is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office throughout the rest of the year.



Finishing as runner-up was family-owned Saratoga Olive Oil Company located at 2439 Main Street. Saratoga Olive Oil Company was named as one of the top five stores in the world for olive oil selection. Finishing third was The Market of 2501 Main Street, which came in second last year and has won the contest a record 11 times.  Honorable Mention went to Ruthie’s Run and Pinch or a Pound. The runners-up each receive a commemorative T-shirt and horse show ribbon.  The Honorable Mentions also receive awards.


“The Window Decorating Contest is extremely popular with our horse show exhibitors,” said Lori Martin, Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association.  “It helps everyone connected with the horse show feel welcome in our town year after year and it works because of the efforts of our local businesses. With three weeks of horse show competition this year, we appreciate these local businesses creating these displays and helping to get the entire town into the horse show spirit!”


Past winners of the Lake Placid Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest include:

1988       The Market

1989       Ruthie’s Run

1990       Whopping Good Sweets

1991       The Market

1992       Mirror Lake Liquor Store

1993       The Market

1994       Ruthie’s Run

1995       The Market

1996       Peacock & Peacock/The Market

1997       Ruthie’s Run

1998       Peacock & Peacock

1999       Reflections Antiques

2000       Ruthie’s Run

2001       The Adirondack Trading Company

2002       The Adirondack Trading Company

2003       The Adirondack Trading Company

2004       The Market

2005       The Adirondack Trading Company

2006       The Market

2007       The Market

2008       The Market

2009       The Market

2010       The Market

2011       Brush On In

2012       The Bookstore Plus

2013       The Bookstore Plus


For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or visit

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