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Horse Club Junior Day Returns to Lake Placid

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Lake Placid, NY - If you're looking for a fun and educational way to "horse around" this summer, then you'll want to check out the 22nd annual Horse Club Junior Day, sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets, at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., on Friday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. This special event invites local Pony Clubbers, 4-H members and riding clubs to participate in a fun-filled day at the horse shows.

"Our Olympic champions didn't get to where they are now overnight," said Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. "They all started in organizations such as 4-H and Pony Club. Horse Club Junior Day was created to teach and inspire children, and let them know that one day, they too can be our Olympians and Grand Prix winners!"

The day includes activities such as a stable tour, jump course walk, farrier visit, and question-and-answer period. There will also be a raffle, giveaways, and an autograph session with a top Grand Prix rider. The day continues a long-standing tradition of the Lake Placid Horse Shows giving back to the local community.

The cost to attend the event is $5.00 per participant; lunch is included. There is no entry fee for chaperones; however, there will be a fee of $4.00 per chaperone if they choose to eat with the participants. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Participants must belong to a local 4-H group, pony club or riding club. Horse Club Junior Day supporters include Hannaford Supermarkets, Crossroads Caterers, Bluesberry Bakery,Woodlea Farms, Steve Stephens of Stephens Designs, Dr. John Lowe of Cornell University, and Marty Bauman of Classic Communications.

Horse Club Junior Day, is limited to a maximum of 100 participants. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting the horse show office at (518) 523-9625 or at http://www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com/events.html.

The 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC will host three weeks of horse show competition this year for the first time ever, running June 24 -July 13. The new footing will be installed in all dirt rings - including both Hunter Rings, the Jumper Annex, and all warm-up rings - with the horse shows' famed all-grass Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field  remaining the same.

One of the premier stops on the nation's hunter-jumper horse show circuit, the Lake Placid Horse Shows feature the nation's best horses and riders competing in four show rings. The horse show features more than 100 classes of competition each week, hosting all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists. All three weeks are USEF 'AA' rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.

Installing the new footing will be Equestrian Services International (ESI), which has installed footing at some of the nation's leading horse shows including the Devon Horse Show, Hampton Classic, Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg and the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL. ESI has also provided footing for many leading international horse shows in Europe, South America and Asia including World Cup Finals in Leipzig and Dusseldorf, Germany and the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong.

"ESI has proven that it is second to none when it comes to world-class footing that is the absolute best for horses and riders," said Feldman. "We did our research and we've made the commitment to go with the best."

The Lake Placid Horse Show Series will take place June 24-29, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 29. The I Love New York Horse Show will take place July 1-6, highlighted by the $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix, along with the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. The inaugural Adirondack Horse Show will take place July 8-13, highlighted by the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix on Saturday, July 12.

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 online at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.