Gene Frank Wins CMJ Sporthorse 1.40m Open Stake at Lake Placid Horse Shows

Gene Frank receives his awards from Charlie Jacobs © KIND Media

Edited Press Release

Lake Placid, NY – July 1, 2023  Gene Frank rode Isaak VDL to the win in the CMJ Sporthorse 1.40m Open Stake on Saturday at the 2023 Lake Placid Horse Shows (LPHS) Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.

Awarding more than $600,000 in prize money, the Lake Placid Horse Shows run June 27-July 9, highlighted by the $75,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix Presented by Alliant Private Client on Sunday, July 2; the $75,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Presented by Kadley Farms on Saturday, July 8; and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship North presented by Eastern Hay and Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 9.

In Saturday’s feature event, eight of 26 entries qualified for the jump-off by riding clean over the first-round course designed by Nick Granat. Frank and Isaak VDL were the only ones to go clean in the jump-off which gave them the win. Claiming second with the fastest four-fault ride in 34.444 seconds was Caitlin Boyle on Chapka De Moyon. Third went to Laura Chapot who finished with four faults in 35.860 seconds on Gideon.