Edited Press Release
Lake Placid, NY – July 7, 2023 – Christian Coyle won for the second straight day on Friday, riding Caribo Z to victory in the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid 1.40m Speed Class at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of 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 horse show continues through Sunday and is highlighted by the $75,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Presented by Kadley Farms on Saturday and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship North on Sunday.
Celebrating 54 years of equestrian tradition, LPHS hosts competitions for riders of all levels and ages ranging from young children on polished ponies, to glistening hunters, to Olympic veterans aboard their grand prix mounts. Competition at the North Elba Showgrounds is held in four spectacular show rings – the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field, the E.R. Mische Jumper Ring, the EquiJet Main Hunter Ring, and the Kovacs Williams Hunter Ring.
Laura Chapot took an early lead in the class on Kanjer P with a clean ride in 62.652 seconds over the 14-effort one-round course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal, course designer for this year’s FEI World Cup Finals. Coyle then took the lead with a clean ride in 61.882 seconds on Caribo Z. Chapot followed him in the ring on Gideon and beat his time by more than three seconds, finishing in 58.732 seconds, but a rail down at the final fence gave her four faults and a seventh-place finish. Chapot’s ride on Kanjer P held up for second place, with third going to Alex Matz who had a clean ride in 64.082 seconds on GK Finette.
Original press release courtesy of Lake Placid Horse Shows.