LAKE PLACID - Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, New Jersey, swept the top two places in the Adirondack Flying Service 1.40meter Speed Class on Thursday at the 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Adam Prudent of Middleburg, Virginia, took an early lead in the class when he completed the 12-jump, one-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. fault-free in 61.631seconds on Si Bella. His lead held up through the next 18 rounds until Chapot moved into the lead with a clean ride in 60.684 seconds on Bradberry.
Seven rides later, Chapot returned on Zealous and claimed the win over the 39-horse field with a clean ride in 60.619 seconds. Chapot's time on Bradberry held up for second place and Prudent's score on Si Bella was good for third.
Other feature class winners on Thursday included Victoria Colvin on Chanel B 2, Julie Welles on Bazooka De Muze, and Linda Langmeier on Rafino in the three sections of the Hendricks Gin 1.30meter Speed Class.
The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds and will be followed by the 37th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 1-6, and the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, July 9-13.
Admission to the Lake Placid Horse Shows is $2 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more and admission is half price with a Price Chopper Advantage Card. Tickets are available at the gate. The horse shows are located at the North Elba Show Grounds, 5514 Cascade Road (Route 73) in Lake Placid, directly across from the ski jumps.
More information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 523-9625 or online at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.