Laura Chapot Wins $20,000 FarmVet 1.40-Meter Stake Class at I Love New York Horse Show

Laura Chapot won the $20,000 FarmVet 1.40-Meter Stake Class on Out of Ireland.


Lake Placid, NY – July 8, 2016 – Laura Chapot continued her hot riding, winning the $20,000 FarmVet 1.40-Meter Stake Class Friday at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second of two weeks comprising the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC. Chapot won the class on Out of Ireland, topping a field of 38 horses.

Ten entries reached the jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump first-round course designed by Show Jumping Hall of Famer Steve Stephens. Only three of those then rode clean over the eight-jump tiebreaker course and Chapot claimed the win by riding her Irish-bred mare to the fastest time of 37.440 seconds.

“She has just stepped up to this level and she has taken to this big grass field they have here in Lake Placid really well,” Chapot said. “I think she proved today that she’s game to go and careful enough to win a class like this.”

Placing second was U.S. Olympic veteran Peter Leone who finished the jump-off clean in 38.340 seconds on Capito Z and third place went to Irish rider Paul O’Shea who finished clean in 39.637 seconds on Skara Glen’s Presence.

Earlier in the day, Michael Hughes rode Up Front to the win in the $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35-Meter Jumper Class. Hughes turned in the fastest of the six fault-free rides in the one-round class, winning with a time of 52.330 seconds. Placing second was Andrew Kocher who finished clean in 52.951 seconds on Zantos II with third place going to Jennifer Jones who finished clean in 53.790 seconds on Farina.

Michael Hughes rode Up Front to the win in the  $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35-Meter Jumper Class.
Michael Hughes rode Up Front to the win in the $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35-Meter Jumper Class.

Admission to the horse show is just $5.00 on weekend days. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.The I Love New York Horse Show continues  through Sunday and is highlighted by the $100,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Pix on Saturday, July 9. Saturday also features the horse show’s 24th annual Doggie Costume Contest presented by The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar. Everyone who brings a leashed dog in costume on Saturday is admitted to the horse show free of charge. The Doggie Costume Contest starts at 12:00 noon near the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. There is no entry fee and prizes are awarded for the top contestants. All entries receive a ‘doggie bag’ filled with special doggie treats!

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

Saturday, July 9 – $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Doggie Costume Contest presented by The Brown Dog Cafe & Wine Bar (12:00 PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $100,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC (2:00 PM); $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; THIS National Children’s Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Sunday, July 10 – $7,500 Low Junior Jumper Classic; $7,500 Bainbridge Farm Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Jumper Classic; Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship presented by Kate Levy & Family (8:00 AM); $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition; Pony Hunter Classic presented by Beacon Hill Horse Transportation; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

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

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