Lake Placid, NY – June 28, 2017 – Olympic Gold Medalist Peter Wylde rode Aimee to victory in the $5,000 NBC 5 1.40m Speed Class, Wednesday’s featured competition at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm.
A starting field of 24 horses tried the 13-effort, one-round course designed by 2016 Rio Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge and eight successfully completed the course without penalty. Wylde turned in the fastest of those eight clean rounds, finishing in 60.340 seconds to claim the win. Placing second was Amber Harte who finished clean in 60.981 seconds on Austria 2 and third went to Laura Chapot who rode Shooting Star to a clean ride in 61.340 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Chapot rode to the win in the $1,500 Adirondack Life 1.35m Jumper Class. Riding Umberto, she turned in two fault-free rides and a jump-off time of 28.340 seconds to claim the win. Linda Sheridan placed second with a clean jump-off ride in 28.870 seconds on Vantina HPF and Wylde finished third with a clean jump-off ride in 29.100 seconds on Canamera 2.
Matthew Boddy topped a field of 62 horses in the $1,200 Lake Placid Lodge 1.30m Jumper Class. He rode Widny to a clean ride in a time of 50.924 seconds for the win. Placing second was Harte who finished clean in 51.765 seconds on Emir Van De Helle and finishing third was two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Anne Kursinski with a clean ride in 53.632 seconds on Carpion.
The Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday afternoon. The I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 4-9, featuring the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm on Saturday, July 8..
The Lake Placid Horse Shows offer over $535,000 in prize money and feature the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings. The horse shows offers more than 100 classes of competition each week for all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic competitors and medalists. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.
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.
Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:
Thursday, June 29 – $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35m Jumper Class; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Friday, June 30 – $1,500 Pepsi Beverages Co. 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 Dartbrook Rustic Goods 1.40m Jumper Class; $30,000 Prevost Jumper Classic (3 PM); U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Medal – Small, Medium, Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Saturday, July 1 – $20,000CMJ Sporthorse 1.40m Open Stake; $7,500 High Peaks Resort Low Junior Jumper Classic; $7,500 Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Amateur Jumper Classic;THIS National Children’s Medal; $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Beacon Hill Horse Transportation; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Sunday, July 2 – $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); $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm (2:00 PM) ; $1,000 MMG Adult Amateur Hunter Classic; $1,000 MMG Children’s Hunter Classic; Various Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes
Thank you to this year’s list of generous sponsors including 17 Hands Gallery, Bainbridge Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Michael & Barbara Bitterman, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carolina Arena Equipment, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Darkbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, FarmVet, Inc., Featherlite Coaches, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Great American Insurance Group, Hampton Inn, Hannaford Supermarkets, High Peaks Resort, Milagro Tequila/Empire Merchants North, 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, Morrissey Management Group , Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, Mountain Horse, North Star, Oakcroft, On A Fence Designs, ORDA – Whiteface Mountain, Pepsi Beverages Company, Prevost, Purina Animal Nutrition, Ruthies Run, Sage Hill Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables, LLC, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Clothes Horse, The Wild Center, Town of North Elba Park District, Village of Lake Placid, Woodlea Farms, and WPTZ News Channel 5.
Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or visit online at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.