Devin Ryan Wins NBC 5 1.40m Jumper Class at 49th Annual Lake Placid Horse Shows

Devin Ryan rode Florida to victory in the $5,000 NBC 5 1.40m Jumper Class, Wednesday’s feature competition at the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC.

Devin Ryan and Florida (c) The Book LLC

Ryan, winner of last year’s $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix at Lake Placid and second place finisher in this year’s FEI WorldCup Finals, was fifth out of a field of 44 horses to try the 13-jump, one-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. He set a tough mark to beat with a clean ride in 53.767 seconds. None of the remaining competitors could come close to his time until Laura Chapot, the second-to-last rider of the day, rode clean and fast on Out of Ireland. However, her time of 56.542 seconds left her short of Ryan’s time although it did prove good enough for second place.

Devin Ryan and Florida jump to victory in the $5,000 NBC 5 1.40m Jumper Class (c) The Book LLC

Earlier in the day, Stella Manship rode Liismeen Ludam and Cormac Hanley rode Copain Z to victory in the two sections of the $1,200 Lake Placid Lodge 1.30m Jumper Class.  In the $1,500 Adirondack Life 1.35m Jumper Class, Sloane Coles rode to the win on Copias. Placing second was Laura Chapot on Cybel II followed by Devin Ryan on Chagrand.

The 2018 Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday, highlighted by Sunday’s $75,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix. The I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 3-8, highlighted by the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on Saturday, July 7. The show also includes the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 8.

The Lake Placid Horse Shows offer over $535,000 in prize money and feature the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings.

The horse shows offers more than 100 classes of competition each week for all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix and Olympic competitors. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.

Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth, and the tours, costing just $1.00, last approximately one hour.

All Lake Placid Horse Show action can be seen live on the Lake Placid Horse Show website at The webcasts, sponsored by ShowNet, include all four rings. The Grand Prix webcasts are presented by Marshall & Sterling.

Upcoming highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show include:
Thursday, June 28 – $1,500 Hampton Inn 1.35m Jumper Class; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; Dover USEF Hunter Seat Medal; NCEA Junior Hunt Seat Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Friday, June 29 – $1,500 Pepsi Beverages Co. 1.35m Jumper Class; $5,000 Dartbrook Rustic Goods 1.40m Jumper Class; $30,000 Volatire Jumper Classic (3 PM); U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Medal – Small, Medium, Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Saturday, June 30 – $20,000CMJ Sporthorse 1.40m Open Stake; $7,500 High Peaks Resort Low Junior Jumper Classic; $7,500 Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Amateur Jumper Classic;THIS National Children’s Medal; $5,000 USHJA National Hunter Derby presented by Beacon Hill Horse Transportation; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Sunday, July 1 – $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class (1:00 PM); C.M. Hadfield’s Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $75,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix of Lake Placid presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms (2:00 PM); $1,000 MMG Adult Amateur Hunter Classic; $1,000 MMG Children’s Hunter Classic; Various Hunter, Jumper, & Equitation Classes