Lake Placid, NY - July 07, 2012 - Darragh Kenny of Ireland rode Sandor De La Pomme to victory in the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix Saturday at the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
4 of 28 entries advanced to the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds designed by Olaf Peterson, Jr. of Germany. Darragh Kenny was the second to return for the 9-jump, jump-off and rode fault-free again, finishing in 45.685 seconds to take the win.
Candice King of Wellington, Florida placed second on Whistler with a clean jump-off ride in 45.849 seconds. Third place went to Candice King who had 4 jump-off faults and a time of 45.284 seconds on her other horse Kismet. Fourth went to Charlie Jacobs of Boston, MA who had 4 faults and time of 46.178 seconds on Leap Of Joy.
The course won today Kenny said, "when I watched Candice I knew I had to be fast, but careful."
Following the Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence was awarded to Darragh Kenny as the rider who won the most combined prize money in the $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix during the Lake Placid Horse Show and the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix during the I Love New York Horse Show.
The 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show concludes Sunday. Sunday highlights include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Mills; The Levy Family Low Junior Jumper Classic; the Mirror Lake Inn WIHS Adult Jumper Classics; the P.F. Farm NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; and the Y106.3 Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
Admission to the horse show is $5.00 on Sunday. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free and discounts are offered to groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the gate. Show your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card and get 50% off.
Posted start orders, live results and video clips of all rounds of horse show competition are available on line at www.ShowNet.biz.
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.
Photo: Darragh Kenny taken earlier this year.