LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., won both the $1,500 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.35m Jumper Class and the 1.30m Speed Class Wednesday at the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables.
Chapot started the day off with a win on Out of Ireland in the one-round 1.30m Speed Stake. She followed that up with a win in the $1,500 Beacon Hill Horse Transportation 1.35m Jumper Class on Umberto. Chapot topped a field of 20 horses by riding Umberto to two clean rounds and the fastest jump-off time of 30.722 seconds. Adam Prudent of Middleburg, Va. placed second with two clean rounds and a jump-off time of 33.000 seconds on Si Bella and Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. took third with two clean rounds and a jump-off time of 33.117 seconds on Wannahave.
The inaugural Adirondack Horse Show runs through Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds and culminates three consecutive horse shows in Lake Placid. The three Lake Placid Horse Shows draw a wide range of riders, including Olympic veterans and international show jumping stars. The three-week horse show series hosts all levels of competition, from those just beginning their riding careers on ponies all the way up to grand prix competitors, vying for over $750,000 in prize money.
Highlighting this week is the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Presented by Seashore Stables, LLC on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Upcoming highlights of the Adirondack Horse Show include:
Thursday, July 10 - $1,500 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Speed Stake; $30,000 Adirondack Jumper Classic; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal presented by Randolph College; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Friday, July 11 - $5,000 High Peaks Resort 1.40m Jumper Class; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshal & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation - Small, Medium, & Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; Hannaford Supermarket Horse Club Junior Day (10AM - 2PM)