Alexandra Pielet Wins $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at Lake Placid Horse Shows - $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix Rescheduled for Sunday at Noon
For Immediate Release
Contact: Marty Bauman, 518-523-9625, Marty@classic-communications.com
Lake Placid, NY - July 8, 2017 - While rain led to the rescheduling of the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix from Saturday to 12:00 noon Sunday, the outstanding footing at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm, allowed the rest of the horse show to continue as planned.
The all-weather footing in the E. R. Mische Jumper Ring, the Kovacs-Williams Hunter Ring, the Main Hunter Ring and the Hooker Ring held up perfectly despite several days of heavy rain over the two weeks and not one class scheduled in those rings was cancelled! "The footing in the hunter rings was truly amazing," said rider Nicole Oliynyk who rode Sea Walker to the Adult Amateur Hunter Grand Championship during the first week. "It took the rain and help up perfectly!"
Trainer Stacia Madden echoed Oliynyk's feelings, saying, "The
footing here could not be better. With all the rain we got the first week and then again today, we did not scratch one single horse because of it. This footing allowed the horse show to go on without a hitch!"
In Saturday's $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Alexandra Pielet claimed the win over a 23-horse field on Helene Ve. Pielet and Helene Ve completed a two-week sweep of Lake Placid's Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series events with two clean rides and the fastest jump-off time of 35.630 seconds. Placing second with a clean jump-off ride in 37.312 seconds on Darthus was Charlotte Jacobs while Samantha Kasowitz took third with a clean jump-off ride in 38.066 seconds on Charlie.
Ava Ellis won the $5,000 The Wild Center Children's Jumper Classicriding Quickley 3. Twenty-two of the 43 horses in the class qualified for the jump-off with clean first rounds and Ellis claimed the win with the fastest of the 12 clean jump-off rides, finishing in 30.180 seconds. Farah Rizvi placed second with a clean jump-off ride in 30.365 seconds on Zopola and Moanie Moreira Laliberte was third with a clean ride in 32.560 seconds on Uranie Du Tillard.
Saturday also featured the horse shows' 25th annual Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by Lake Placid Lodge which was won by Caroline Desfor's 9-year-old Corgi, Fluffy, dressed as a "Lake Placid Pool Party."
The I Love New York Horse Show concludes Sunday with the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix,$7,500 Taylor Rental & New Holland Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, the $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Jumper Classic, the Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship presented by Kate Levy & Family, the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition and the Pony Hunter Classic.
Admission to the horse show on Sunday is just $5.00. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
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.
Thank you to this year's list of generous sponsors including 17 Hands Gallery, Adirondack Life, Bainbridge Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Michael & Barbara Bitterman, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery, Inc., Carolina Arena Equipment, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equestrian Connect, FarmVet, Inc., Featherlite Coaches, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Great American Insurance Group, Hampton Inn, High Peaks Resort, Milagro Tequila/Empire Merchants North, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt, Ltd., iEquine Media Inc., J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Juliam Farm, Kate Levy & Family, Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), Lake Placid Lodge, The Morrissey Family, Morrissey Management Group , Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, NBC 5, North Star, On A Fence Designs, Pepsi Beverages Company, Prevost, Pure Placid, Purina Animal Nutrition, RobinsonRidge, Ruthies Run, Sagamore Farm, Sage Hill Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables, LLC, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, ShowNet, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., Taylor Rental/New Holland, The Clothes Horse, The Wild Center, Town of North Elba Park District, Village of Lake Placid, The Whiteface Lodge, and Woodlea Farms.
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 www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.