Mia Bagnato and Florida N Win 1.40m Speed Challenge at Lake Placid Horse Show

Photo by KINDMEDIA

Lake Placid, NY – June 27, 2024 

Mia Bagnato rode Florida N to the win in the 1.40m Speed Challenge, Thursday’s featured class at the 55th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows (LPHS), Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Featuring a full, two-week schedule with more than $540,000 in prize money, the Lake Placid Horse Shows continue at the North Elba Showgrounds through July 7.


Located in the historic Olympic town of Lake Placid, NY, the annual LPHS offer two weeks of exciting equestrian competition in a setting no other horse show can match, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains and the chance to enjoy countless activities that help make the Lake Placid Horse Shows, “The Best Two Weeks of a Horseman’s Summer!” 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. 

Thursday’s competition in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field featured Bagnato’s win in the 1.40m Speed Challenge. Bagnato was one of three entries to go clean over the one-round course designed by Michel Vaillancourt; she rode Florida N to the fastest time, finishing in 57.585 seconds to claim the win.

Laura Chapot placed second with a time of 60.425 seconds on Ginola, with third going to Gracie Allen who rode Enya EMS Van De Padenborre Z to a time of 61.030.


In the 1.30m Speed Class, Schuyler Riley claimed the win on Garance De Vains. Second went to Sarah Johnstone on Laszla, with third going to Ariel Yazid on I’m Kane Z.

ldman Grand Prix Field, the E.R. Mische Jumper Ring, the Main Hunter Ring, and the Hunter Ring.

The Lake Placid Horse Show (June 25-30) is highlighted by the $75,000 Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30. The I Love New York Horse Show follows on July 2-7, with highlights including the $75,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix on Sunday, July 7. Each week also features a $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby.
A USEF Heritage Competition, the LPHS shows feature USHJA World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Northeast events, Green Hunter Incentive classes, hunter and jumper classics, and divisions for Young Jumpers and 0.85m Junior/Amateur Jumpers. Additionally, LPHS offers classes that are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series and North American League (NAL).