Chapot thrives at Lake Placid Horse Shows

JACK LADUKE/P-R PHOTOEvitas clears a fence and is ridden by Peter Lutz at the first day of the second week of the I Love New York Horse Show.

LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot won the $1,500 Pepsi Beverages Co. 1.35m Jumper Class to kick off second week action at the 2019 Lake Placid Horse Shows.

Featuring some of the biggest names in the sport, the second week’s I Love New York Horse Show runs through Sunday, July 7.

Chapot won the class on Little Firebird by turning in the fastest fault-free ride over the one-round course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal. She finished clean in 55.183 seconds to claim the win over Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington who finished clean in 57.122 seconds on Dundee. Chapot also finished third with a clean ride in 57.525 seconds on Umberto..

Offering $560,000 prize money, the Lake Placid Horse Shows feature four show rings with more than 100 classes of competition each week.

Action begins at 8 a.m. daily and runs until approximately 5 p.m. Each show is USEF Premier rated for hunters and 6* rated for jumpers.

Admission to the 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.

The second week’s highlights include:

Wednesday, July 3- $1,500 NBC 5 1.30m Jumper Class; $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Open Stake Jumper Class; The Platinum Performance Show Jumping Talent Search 2*, WIHS Equitation Jumper Phase, WIHS Equitation Hunter Phase and various hunter and jumper classes.

Thursday, July 4- $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Jumper Class; The Dover Saddlery USEF Hunter Seat Medal, ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay and various hunter and jumper classes;

Friday, July 5- $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35m Jumper Class, $20,000 Deeridge Farms 1.40m Open Jumper Stake; $30,000 FarmVet Jumper Classic; Ariat Adult Medal, USEF Adult Equitation, The National PHA Equitation, NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal 3’3”, Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Medal, Marshall & Sterling USEF Pony Equitation (Small, Medium, and Large), various hunter and jumper classes and Horse Club Junior Day sponsored by Horse Watch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 6- $7,500 Chevrolet Low Junior Jumper Classic, $7,500 Taylor Rental & New Holland Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; $7,500 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Jumper Classic; $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic, THIS National Children’s Medal, WIHS Pony Equitation, Pony Hunter Classic and various hunter and jumper classes;

Sunday, July 7- $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; the horse show’s 27th annual Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by Lake Placid Lodge at noon; The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions, the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Aon; The Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship presented by Kate Levy & Family; $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition.