LAKE PLACID - Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., won the Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.45m Power and Speed Stake Thursday at the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
Riding Quointreau Un Prince, Chapot was one of eight entries to qualify for the speed section of the course by completing the 10-jump power portion without penalty at the North Elba Show Grounds. The two-time Lake Placid Grand Prix champion then finished the seven-jump speed section fault-free in 30.206 seconds to claim the win.
Placing second was Johnathan Corrigan who finished the speed section with four faults in 31.878 seconds on Usandra.
Jamie Maillet guides his horse Onstar over a jump during action Thursday in the 43th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
(Enterprise photo — Richard Rosentreter)
Chapot was also victorious in the 1.30m WPTZ News Channel 5 Jumper Class where she topped a field of 57 entries on Carpe Diem. In the 1.40m High Peaks Resort Open Jumper Class, Luis Larrazabal took the win on G&C Lepanto.
The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday when it culminates with the $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix of Lake Placid. It is followed by the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 3-8, which is highlighted by the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., on Saturday, July 7. Following that competition, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence will be awarded to the rider who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placid's two Grand Prix.
Upcoming highlights of the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show include:
-Today - the 1.35m ADK Flying Svc Jumper Class; Devoucoux Inc. Open Jumper Classic, Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Classes; 1.40m J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines Open Jumper Stake, Ariat Adult Medal Hunter Class, USEF Pony Classes
-Saturday - Crowne Plaza Resort North American League (NAL) Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; Adirondack Life Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Sidelines Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35m Jamaica Tent class; The Hooker Family Children's Jumper Classes
-Sunday - $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix of Lake Placid, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Pepsi Beverages Company Junior Jumper Classic; FarmVet High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class; C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL and WIHS Children's Jumper Classics; Horse Show Services NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classics
For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, guided walking tours, sponsored by The Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel and Suites, are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week starting at 11:30 am. The cost is $1 per person. Tours depart from the Lake Placid Horse Show Retail Booth.
Admission to the horse shows is $2 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free and discounts are offered to groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the gate. Show your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card and get 50 percent off.
Posted start orders, live results and video clips of all rounds of horse show competition are available on line at www.ShowNet.biz.
For more information, call 523-9625 or visitlakeplacidhorseshow.com.