Lake Placid, New York - Four Jumper Classics highlighted Saturday's competition at the 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. In the $7,500 The Wild Center Low Junior Jumper Classic, Morgan Ward rode Quite High to victory over a 39-horse field. Ward won the class with two fault-free rides and the fastest jump-off time of 26.906 seconds. Catalina Peralta placed second on Merlin and T.J. O'Mara was third on Brosnan.
In the $7,500 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Sima Morgello claimed the win on Zopala, topping a field of 35 horses. Of the 35, only 11 advanced to the jump-off with fault-free rides over the 15-jump, first-round course designed by Show Jumping Hall of Famer Steve Stephens. Of those, seven rode clean in the jump-off with Morgello taking the win with the fastest time of 28.828 seconds. Addison Gierkink took the next two places, finishing second on Casa De La Marta Bay and third on Lady MacBeth DH.
In the$5,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid NAL Adult Amateur Jumper Classic (18-40 years old), Tegan Elizabeth Treacy took top honors on Catalyst, topping a field of 27 horses. One of 12 with clean first rounds, Treacy earned the win with a clean jump-off ride in the fastest time of 21.109 seconds. Meghan Flanagan was second on Whip Jet 41 and Paulena Johnson was third on Wundine. In the $5,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Lake Placid NAL Adult Amateur Jumper Classic (over 40 years old), Tracy Harris claimed the win on Une Etoile de L'Eclypse. Harris turned in two fault-free rides and the fastest jump-off time of 23.220 seconds. Debra Wycoff took both second and third, placing second on Remine and third on Arezzo 19.
Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Show Series, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.