Lake Placid, NY – Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows return to the charming village of Lake Placid, NY, June 26 - July 8, and feature every level of competition from children under 7 competing in the Juliam Farm Lead Line class to Olympic veterans competing in two $75,000 Grand Prix events. The two-week long horse show series is one of the most highly regarded stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper circuit.
Along with many highlighted competitions throughout the two weeks, two featured competitions are held which showcase the talent and finesse of many of the nation’s top riders and Olympic veterans. Two $75,000 Grand Prix, the pinnacle of equestrian show jumping competition, are held – one on Sunday, July 1, and one on Saturday, July 7. Following the second 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 two Grand Prix.
Also returning is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay and Purina Mills, on Sunday, July 8. The Derby, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field, adds a unique spin on traditional hunter classes as participants compete over a course of jumps designed to simulate natural obstacles set in the horse show's large grass Grand Prix field.
“One of the best things about the Lake Placid Horse Shows is that they offer something for everybody,” said Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “Whether you’ve been here multiple times, or this is your first year, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I have no doubt that everyone who comes to Lake Placid will think of it as their best show of the year!”
One of many reasons that the Lake Placid Horse Shows are so popular with exhibitors is that, in addition to the non-stop equestrian action, there are so many fun things to do in Lake Placid. Lake Placid, one of the world’s premier resort destinations, offers an ideal setting for family vacations.
The natural wonders of the Adirondacks offer great hiking, swimming and boating, and the charming resort town has unrivaled hotels and restaurants. Plus, the horse shows also offer many other fun things to do, such as the annual Doggie Costume Contest, exhibitors’ golf tournament sponsored by Beval Saddlery, and special surprises that always spring up.
Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows 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.