Lake Placid, NY -- Andrew Kocher and Laura Chapot dominated Wednesday's action at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, with Kocher winning two classes and Chapot one.
In the day's featured event, Kocher rode Uppie De Lis to victory in the $5,000 WPTZ News Channel 5 1.40-meter Jumper Class with Chapot sweeping the next three places. Kocher earned the win with a fault-free ride in the day's fastest time of 57.792 seconds. Chapot took second third and fourth places on ISHD Dual Star, Quointreau Un Prince and Bradberry respectively.
In the $1,500 Dartbrook Rustic Goods 1.35-meter Jumper Class, Chapot turned the tables on Kocher, winning the class on Out of Ireland while Kocher placed second on Chuckles. Chapot finished the jump-off fault-free in 42.477 seconds while Kocher finished in 44.315.
Earlier in the day, Kocher rode Rico S to the win over a 55-horse field in the $1,200 LP Summit Resort Hotel/Suites 1.30-meter Jumper Class. Kocher finished the one-round course fault-free in 59.900 seconds to take the win over Tori Colvin and Don Juan who finished clean in 62.301 seconds.
The Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday afternoon. The I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 5-10, featuring the $100,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Pix on Saturday, July 9. Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth, and the tours, costing just $1.00, last approximately one hour.
Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:
Thursday, June 30 - $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35m Jumper Class; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Friday, July 1 - $1,500 Pepsi Beverages Co. 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 Whiteface Mountain 1.40m Jumper Class; $30,000 Lake Placid Open Jumper Classic presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC (3 PM); U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Medal - Small, Medium, Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Saturday, July 2 - $20,000CMJ Sporthorse 1.40m Open Stake; $7,500 High Peaks Resort Low Junior Jumper Classic; $7,500 Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Amateur Jumper Classic;THIS National Children's Medal; $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Sunday, July 3 - $5,000 The Wild Center Children's Jumper Classic; $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class (1:00 PM); C.M. Hadfield's Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC (2:00 PM) ; $1,000 MME Adult Amateur Hunter Classic; $1,000 MMG Children's Hunter Classic; Various Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes
Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.