July 4, 2013

Chapot, Deslauriers take features in Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot and Mario Deslauriers won the two sections of the Janney Montgomery Scott 1.35 meter classes, the featured events Wednesday at the 36th-annual I Love New York Horse Show.

In the two sections of the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.30 meter classes, Michael Hughes of Allendale, N.J. swept top honors.

In the first section of the 1.35 meter class, Chapot, A Neshanic Station, N.J. resident, took the top two places, finishing the jump-off clean in 36.309 seconds on Castellana for the win and in 37.064 seconds on Shooting Star to take second.

Deslauriers, a former Canadian Olympian who lives in New York, won the second section with a clean jump-off ride in 36.514 seconds on Scout De La Cense. Chapot placed second with a jump-off time of 36.596 seconds on Zealous.

Hughes turned in the fastest clean ride in both sections of the 1.30 meter class, winning the first section with time of 52.884 seconds on Fortuna and winning the second with a time of 1:03.115 on Winchester.

The I Love New York Horse Show continues through Sunday, hosting all levels of competition from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8 a.m. each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the week is the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC on Saturday.

On Saturday the horse show also hosts its annual Doggie Costume Contest. All people with a leashed dog in costume will be admitted to the horse show free of charge. All entrants in the contest, which begins at noon, receive treats.

Admission to the show is $2 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. Children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. Guided walking tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour costs $1 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth.

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