Crowne Plaza Resort NAL Classics Highlight Saturday Action


Lake Placid, New York—July 2, 2011— Olivia Dorey and Martha Nevins won the two Crowne Plaza Resort North American League (NAL) Adult Jumper Classics Saturday at the 42nd annual Intercat, Inc. Lake Placid Horse Show.

Olivia Dorey of Sudbury, MA, won the NAL Classic for riders 18-40 years of age on Rendition, owned by Bryan Imperial.  Dorey and Rendition were also named Grand Champion of the division.  In the Classic for riders over 40, Martha Nevins of Richland, PA, took top honors riding Pablo Honey.

The North American League (NAL) offers year-long Series in six divisions – Children’s Hunter, Adult Hunter, Children’s Jumper, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper. The 2010-2011 season marks the first time that the NAL features two year-end finals. Joining the NAL’s traditional National Finals at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show are new West Coast Finals at the Las Vegas National Horse Show.  

The NAL includes classes held at hundreds of horse shows across the United States and Canada. Riders need not be members of the NAL to compete in the qualifying classes, but only members earn points toward the year-end finals. With the annual membership fee only $35, many riders join in hopes of earning points that may qualify them for a trip to Harrisburg or Las Vegas. For more information regarding the NAL series, including series specifications, current standings and a list of upcoming events, please call (717) 867-5643, email to NAL@Ryegate.com or visit www.ryegate.com.

The Intercat, Inc. Lake Placid Horse Show concludes Sunday with the $75,000 Mirror Lake Inn Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Intercat Inc.  It is followed at the North Elba Showgrounds by the 34th annual Intercat, Inc. I Love New York Horse Show, July 5 -10.

Other Sunday highlights of the horse show include:

The Pepsi Beverages Co. High Junior Jumper Classic; FarmVet High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL Children's Jumper Classics; and Horse Show Services NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classics.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends.  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.  Admission is 50% off with a Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card.  

For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.




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