Laura Chapot Sweeps Podium in Speed Class at Lake Placid

Chapot Also Claims Win in Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Class

Lake Placid, NY – July 5, 2017 – Laura Chapot swept the top three places in the $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40m Power and Speed Stake Wednesday at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm.
Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland, winners of the $5,000 Lake Placid CVB 1.40 Power and Speed Stake

Chapot won the class on Out of Ireland, completing the six-jump, speed section of the course fault-free in 28.059 seconds. She also placed second on Zealous with a clean ride in 28.581 seconds and third on Shooting Star with a clean ride in 29.392 seconds. For good measure, she added an eighth-place finish with a four-fault ride in 29.235 seconds on Calafornia.Laura Chapot and Umberto riding to victory  in the $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class

Chapot also came out on top in the $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class, riding Umberto to victory over a 27-horse field. Twelve of the 27 starters qualified for the jump-off with clean first rounds and Chapot turned in the fastest fault-free ride in the jump-off, finishing in 33.187 seconds to claim the win.

Jimmy Torano, winner of Sunday’s $75,000 Devoucoux Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix of Lake Placid, took the next two places. He finished second with a clean ride in 33.804 seconds on Dutch Lady and third with a clean ride in 34.290 seconds on Armageddon.
Oliver Ritter receives his award after winning the $1,200 NBC 5 1.30m Jumper Class

In the $1,200 NBC 5 1.30m Jumper Class, Oliver Ritter rode Son Quaprice Valette to victory over a 35-horse field. Thirteen horses rode clean over the one-round course and Ritter claimed the win with the fastest fault-free ride, finishing in 61.276 seconds. Two-time Olympic Silver Medalist Anne Kursinski placed second with a time of 65.146 seconds on Carpion.

The I Love New York Horse Show runs through Sunday featuring the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm on Saturday, July 8. Saturday also features the horse shows’ 25th annual Doggie Costume Contest, sponsored by the Lake Placid Lodge. All leashed dogs are invited to participate in the contest which is free of charge!

The competition takes place at 12:00 noon near the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Contest participants receive free admission to the horse show that day and all canine contestants receive special doggie treats!

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 competitors and Olympic competitors and medalists. 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 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.

Upcoming highlights of the I Love New York Horse Show include:

Thursday, July 6 – $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Jumper Class; Pessoa U.S. Hunter Seat Medal; ASPCA/NHSAA Maclay; $30,000 FarmVet Jumper Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Friday, July 7 – $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35m Jumper Class; $20,000 Deeridge Farms 1.40m Open Jumper Stake; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation – Small, Medium, and Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; Horse Club Junior Day (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Saturday, July 8 – $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by Lake Placid Lodge(12:00 PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm (2:00 PM); $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; THIS National Children’s Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Sunday, July 9 – $7,500 Taylor Rental & New Holland Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Jumper Classic; Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship presented by Kate Levy & Family (8:00 AM); $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition; Pony Hunter Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes

Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or visit online at