Lake Placid, NY - July 05, 2012 - Candice King of Wellington, FL rode Whistler to victory in the $30,000 USA Animo Open Jumper Classic Thursday at the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. Only five of 41 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. King was the second to return for the eight-jump, jump-off and she rode fault-free again, finishing in 38.342 seconds to take the lead.
The next rider was Chase Boggio of Canton, GA and he turned in the only other fault-free ride in the jump-off, but his time of 39.572 seconds on Hennessey left him just shy of King's time for a second place finish. Third place went to Luis Larrazabal of Venezuela who had four jump-off faults and a time of 39.339 seconds on G&C Flash and fourth went to Jordan MacPherson of Toronto, Canada who finished with eight faults in 38.356 seconds on Picco Bello Du Val De Gee.
King also took top honors Thursday in the 1.35m Lake Placid Lodge Jump-off Class on Amigo. Other winners on Thursday included Laura Chapot on Zealous in the 1.40m J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Open Speed Stake and Schaeffer Raposa on Gideon in the Beacon Hill Farm High Junior Jumper Class.
The 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show runs through Sunday, July 8 and is highlighted by the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., on Saturday, July 7. Following the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence is awarded to the rider who has 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.
Upcoming highlights of the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show include:
- Friday, July 6 – 1.45 Hollow Brook Associates, LLC. Open Jumper Class; Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; 1.35m Jamaica Tent Jumper Class; The Hooker Family Children’s Jumper Class, Ariat Adult Medal Hunter Class; Beacon Hill Farm Junior Jumper Class;
- Saturday, July 7 - $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Junior Jumper Classic; Champlain Valley Equipment Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship; 1.30m Saratoga Eagle Jumper Class; 20th Annual Doggie Costume Contest, sponsored by The Brown Dog Café & Wine Bar, the Foster Family, A Placid Life/Jake Placid Doghouse and Animal Planet.
- Sunday, July 8 –$15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Mills; The Levy Family Low Junior Jumper Classic; Mirror Lake Inn WIHS Adult Jumper Classics; P.F. Farm NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; Y106.3 Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
For those interested in what goes on behind the scenes at the I Love New York Horse Show, guided walking tours, sponsored by The Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel and Suites, are available Friday starting at 11:30 am. The cost is just $1.00 per person. Tours depart from the Lake Placid Horse Show Retail Booth.
The 2012 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors include: A Placid Life, Adirondack Flying Service, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, Alessandro Albanese, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio Family), Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Cape Air, Carr-Hughes Productions, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental Center, C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery, Inc., Community Bank, N.A., Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc, Eastern Hay, Equifit, Inc., FarmVet, Inc., Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, James Harpel, Hollow Brook Associates, LLC High Peaks Resort, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Horse Show Services, Horse Watch, Intercat, Inc., J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, Juliam Farm, Kistler Buildings, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, Meadow Grove Farm, Mirror Lake Inn, Mountain Horse, Bobby & Melissa Murphy, On A Fence Designs, ORDA - Whiteface Mountain, P. F. Farm, Parlanti USA, Pepsi Beverages Company, Price Chopper, Purina Mills, Quiet Hill Farm, ROOST - LP-Essex County Visitors Bureau, Ruthie's Run, Sam Edelman Shoes, Sand Castle Farm, Saratoga Eagle, Lora & Michael Schultz, Sidelines, SmartPak, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Cottage Café, The Hooker Family, The Levy Family, The Spa @ The Mirror Lake Inn, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface Lodge, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, USA Animo, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5 and Y-106.3.
Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on the weekend. 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.