Andrew Kocher and Coconut
Lake Placid, NY – July 2, 2016 – Andrew Kocher rode Coconut to victory in the $20,000CMJ Sporthorse 1.40-meter Open Jumper Stake at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC.
Thirteen of 28 entries advanced to the jump-off by riding fault-free over the 14-jump first-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. Five managed to go clean again over the nine-jump tiebreaker course and Kocher earned the win by finishing in the fastest time of 44.754 seconds.
Placing second was David Raposa who finished clean in 46.885 seconds on S&L Sage and third went to Cormac Hanley who was clean in 47.246 seconds on Twan.
Saturday also featured three Classics in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field at the North Elba Showgrounds. In the $7,500 High Peaks Resort Low Junior Jumper Classic, T.J. O’Mara rode Brosnan to victory over a 38-horse field. Eleven horses reached the jump-off with three turning in a second clean round. O’Mara had the fastest clean ride in the jump-off, finishing in 35.560 seconds to claim the win. Placing second was Samantha Cohen who finished in 35.640 seconds on Billy Olive with Gia Vizzone taking third with a time of 39.058 seconds on Collin W.
In the $7,500 Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Callie Smith rode Upstaire to victory over a 37-horse field. Of the 12 horses that reached the jump-off, six rode clean again with Smith turning in the fastest jump-off time of 32.700 seconds to claim the win. Maddy Gastineau finished second with a time of 32.906 seconds on Limited Edition while Jazz Johnson Merton was third with a time of 32.919 seconds on Ahaveros.
In the $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Amateur Jumper Classic, Joy Slater rode Oilean Uno to the win over a 29-horse field. Eight horses qualified for the jump-off and Slater turned in the fastest clean ride in the jump-off, finishing in 37.753 seconds for the win. Flora Manship was second with a clean ride in 39.870 seconds on Vincent Van De Heinrietthoeve and Sarah Gordon was third with a clean ride in 40.389 seconds on Bonitha.
The $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Amateur Jumper Classic is a member event of the North American League (NAL), awarding points for riders to qualify for the NAL year-end Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg in October and the Las Vegas National Horse Show in November.
The Lake Placid Horse Show culminates Sunday with the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC at 2:00 PM. Sunday’s action, which begins at 8:00 AM, also includes the $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class (1:00 PM); C.M. Hadfield’s Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $1,000 MME Adult Amateur Hunter Classic; $1,000 MMG Children’s Hunter Classic; and various other Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes.
Following an off day on Monday, the I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 5-10, featuring the $100,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Pix onSaturday, July 9. Admission to the horse show 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.
For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth, and the tours, costing just $1.00, last approximately one hour.
A generous Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2016 Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC including: 17 Hands Gallery; Adirondack Life; Anonymous; Bainbridge Farm; Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc.; Michael & Barbara Bitterman; Debbie & Jim Burrows; C.M. Hadfields Saddlery, Inc.; Carolina Arena Equipment; Casella Waste Management; Jane Forbes Clark; Clifton Park Rental; CMJ Sporthorse; Community Bank NA; Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Lake Placid; Darkbrook Rustic Goods; David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks; Deeridge Farms; Der-Dau Custom Made Boots; Devoucoux, Inc.; Eastern Hay & Grain; Equestrian Living; Equine Insurance Services/Great American; FarmVet, Inc.; Featherlite Coaches; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort; Hampton Inn; Hannaford Supermarkets; High Peaks Resort; Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC; Hooker Family; Horse Watch; Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC; Hunt, Ltd.; iEquine Media Inc.; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Juliam Farm; Kate Levy & Family; KJ Robinson; Lake Placid CVB/Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST); Lake Placid Lodge; Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites; Michael Morrissey Enterprises; Milagro Tequila/Empire Merchants North; Mirror Lake Inn/The Cottage Café; North Star; Northwoods Inn; Oakcroft; On A Fence Designs; ORDA – Whiteface Mountain; Pepsi Beverage Company; Prevost; Pure Placid; Purina Animal Nutrition; Ruthie’s Run; Sage Hill Farm; Sand Castle Farm – Marsha Dammerman; Michael Schultz; Sea Shore Stables, LLC; Select Sotheby’s International Realty; Sidelines; Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko; Stadium Jumping, Inc.: Storm Ridge Capital, LLC; Stretton Enterprises, Inc.; The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar; The Clothes Horse; The Wild Center; Town of North Elba Park District; Village of Lake Placid; WNBZ Rock 105; Woodlea Farms and WPTZ News Channel 5.
Those unable to attend the horse show can watch all the action live on line via ShowNet on their newly redesigned website at www.ShowNet.biz.
Additional 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 on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.