LAKE PLACID — The 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows will be returning to the quaint village of Lake Placid June 25-July 7 with non-stop equestrian action. Located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountain region, the nationally regarded two-week horse show series presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC will host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes.
“We work all year long to put together our world-class horse show with a full schedule of activities for exhibitors, spectators, vendors and sponsors,” Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association, said. “We pride ourselves on making improvements each year to continue to attract the absolute best to Lake Placid. We invite everyone to come see why our horse show has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence and family fun.”
The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows attract the nation’s top hunter-jumper horses and riders to the Adirondacks. Both weeks of showing are USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for jumpers. The horse show begins at 8 a.m. each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.
Highlighting the competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. These are the pinnacle of show jumping competition and are guaranteed to be action packed events with even bigger prize money this year as the horse shows are offering a $100,000 Grand Prix for the first time ever.
Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.