LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, N.J., and Quointreau Un Prince won the $30,000 Adirondack Jumper Classic Thursday at the inaugural Adirondack Horse Show.
Chapot was one of five entries from the starting field of 18 to reach the jump-off by riding without penalty over the first-round course designed by Pierre Jolicoeur. Todd Minikus went first in the jump-off and set the mark to beat with a clean round in 38.440 seconds on Quality Girl, the horse on whom he won last week’s $30,000 CMJ Sporthorse Jumper Classic.
Two rides later, Jonathan Corrigan moved into the lead with a clean ride in 37.715 seconds on California 62. Chapot then dropped him to second with a clean ride in 36.376 seconds, which held up for the win. Corrigan placed second, and Minikus finished third.
“There really wasn’t any one spot where I won it,” Chapot said. “Todd and Jonathan were both so fast that I felt I had to ride fast over the whole course.”
Earlier in the day, Chapot swept the top two places in the $5,000 Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau 1.40m Speed Stake, winning the class on Zealous and placing second on Bradberry; and Minikus edged Chapot in the $1,500 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Speed Class, riding to the win on ZZ Top while Chapot placed second on Out of Ireland.
Today - $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 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Saturday- $10,000 Whiteface Mountain Junior Jumper Classic; $10,000 FarmVet Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line (1PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30PM); $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix Presented by Seashore Stables, LLC; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Sunday- Kathy Scholl Equitation Classic presented by Kate Levy & Family; $3,000 Price Chopper Children’s Jumper Classic (14 yrs & under); $3,000 Price Chopper Children’s Jumper Classic (15-17 yrs); Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Low Junior Jumper Classic; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Adult Jumper Classics; $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby; THIS National Children’s Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes