Lake Placid, NY - Andrew Kocher rode Coconut to victory in the $20,000 CMJ Sporthorse 1.40-meter Open Jumper Stake at the 47th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC.
Thirteen of 28 entries advanced to the jump-off by riding fault-free over the 14-jump first-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. Five managed to go clean again over the nine-jump tiebreaker course and Kocher earned the win by finishing in the fastest time of 44.754 seconds.
Placing second was David Raposa who finished clean in 46.885 seconds on S&L Sage and third went to Cormac Hanley who was clean in 47.246 seconds on Twan.
The Lake Placid Horse Show culminates Sunday with the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC at 2:00 PM. Sunday's action, which begins at 8:00 AM, also includes the $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); $1,000 MME Adult Amateur Hunter Classic; $1,000 MMG Children's Hunter Classic; and various other Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes.
Following an off day on Monday, 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.
Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.