Laura Chapot Wins $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class to Open I Love New York Horse Show in Lake Placid

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Laura Chapot and Umberto in the $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class (c)The Book LLC

Lake Placid, NY – July 3, 2018 – Laura Chapot rode Umberto to victory in the $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class Tuesday to open the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC.

Six entries went clean over the one-round course designed by Michel Vaillancort. Of those, Chapot turned in the fastest time of 54.403 seconds to claim the win. Placing second with a clean ride in 56.249 seconds on Epeios was Cassandra Kahle and third was U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone with a time of 58.941 seconds on Capito Z.

Also on Tuesday, Abigail McArdle rode Fiventum Kieni to the win in the 1.30m class.

The I Love New York Horse Show continues daily through Sunday. Highlights include the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on Saturday and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday.

Returning on Saturday for its 25th year is the horse show’s annual Doggie Costume Contest, sponsored by the Lake Placid Lodge. Everyone with a leashed dog in costume is admitted to the horse show free of charge and invited to participate in the contest which is also free! The competition takes place at 12:00 noon near The Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Prizes are awarded for the best costumes and all contest participants receive free doggie treats!

The two 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 and Olympic competitors. 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.

All Lake Placid Horse Show action can be seen live on the Lake Placid Horse Show website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com. The webcasts, sponsored by ShowNet, include all four rings. The Grand Prix webcasts are presented by Marshall & Sterling.

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

Wednesday, July 4 – $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Open Jumper Stake; $1,200 NBC 5 1.30m Jumper Class; Platinum Performance SJ Talent Search 2*; WIHS Equitation Jumper Phase; WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Thursday, July 5 – $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Jumper Class; Dover U.S. Hunter Seat Medal; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; $30,000 FarmVet Jumper Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Friday, July 6 – $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35m Jumper Class; $20,000 Deeridge Farms 1.40m Open Jumper Stake; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation – Small, Medium, and Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; Horse Club Junior Day (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Saturday, July 7 – $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by Lake Placid Lodge(12:00 PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm (2:00 PM); $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; THIS National Children’s Medal; Pony Hunter Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Sunday, July 8 – $7,500 Taylor Rental & New Holland 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; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Thank you to this year’s list of generous sponsors including 17 Hands Gallery, Adirondack Life, Anonymous, Bainbridge Farms, LLC, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Beyaert Farm, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carolina Arena Equipment, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Lake Placid, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Made Boots, Eastern Hay & Grain, Equestrian Living, FarmVet, Inc., Featherlite Coaches, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Great American Insurance Group, Hampton Inn, 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, Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), Lake Placid Flower and Gift Co., Lake Placid Lodge, Milagro Tequila/Empire Merchants North, Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, The Morrissey Family, Morrissey Management Group, NBC 5, North Star, On A Fence Designs, Pepsi Beverages Company, Prevost, Pure Placid, Purina Animal Nutrition, RobinsonRidge, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga, Ruthies Run, Sagamore Farm, Sage Hill Farm, Sea Shore Stables, LLC, ShowNet, Sidelines, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., Taylor Rental/New Holland, The Clothes Horse, The Whiteface Lodge, The Wild Center, Town of North Elba Park District, Village of Lake Placid, Voltaire Design, and Woodlea Farms.

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.