Harrisburg, PA – October 21, 2011 – Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ and Bradberry repeated their winning ways prevailing in the $5000 Open Jumper Speed Class, sponsored by Elizabeth Johnson, for the second consecutive year at the 66th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show on Friday evening. “It’s great to win again,” said Chapot. “I love to ride the speed classes and Bradberry is my favorite horse to ride.”
Chapot scored the fastest of the eight clear rounds on the Steve Stephens designed course, clocking in at 52.118, more than two seconds faster than Mario Deslauriers and Whistler, owned by Jane Clark of New York, NY, who rode in a time of 54.217 for second place. “He is a speed specialist, said Chapot of her 13-year-old gelding. “He loves his job, and he really, really enjoys going in the ring and going fast.”
Competition at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg continues through October 22 with Saturday’s featured event, the $75,000 FEI World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix de Penn National.
In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the PNHS offers a unique shopping environment with boutique vendors that offer everything from fine art to custom jewelry, clothing, accessories and horse show memorabilia.
General admission for Saturday, October 22, is $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. As always, children under 6 are admitted free in general admission seating. Convenient parking is also free.
The Pennsylvania National Horse Show is proud of its tradition of supporting equine and youth programs. The show benefits the Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.
Details are available at the horse show’s website at www.panational.org or by calling the horse show office at 717-770-0222.
Photo: Laura Chapot and Bradberry taken earlier this year.