Mia Bagnato and Florida N Win Hampton Inn 1.40m Speed Challenge at Lake Placid Horse Shows

Mia Bagnato and Florida N © KindMedia

Lake Placid, NY – July 4, 2024  Mia Bagnato rode Florida N to victory in the Hampton Inn 1.40m Speed Challenge, Thursday’s featured class at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of 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 through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds.
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. 

In the Hampton Inn 1.40m Speed Challenge, Bagnato was one of two entries to ride clean over the one-round course designed by Nick Granat. She rode Florida N to a time of 66.088 seconds to claim the win over Wednesday’s winning combination, Laura Chapot and Ginola, who finished clean in 66.336 seconds. Bagnato also placed fifth with a four-fault ride on Cordiamo.

Schuyler Riley Wins 1.30m Open Speed Class

Schuyler Riley and Garance de Vains © KindMedia

In the 1.30m Open Speed Class, Schuyler Riley took the win on Garance de Vains, turning in the fastest of the three clean rides. Riley finished in 71.758 seconds to beat Hayley Alcock, who finished clean in 74.301 seconds on Joule, and Caitlin Venezia White, who came home clean in 74.400 seconds on Quico VD Brouwershoeve. Riley also placed fourth with the fastest four-fault ride on Booster 13.