Lake Placid, NY - June 27, 2009 - Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ rode Bradberry to victory in the J. Lohr Wines NAL Open Speed Stake Saturday at the 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Chapot rode Bradberry to a winning time of 56.979 seconds over the course designed by Steve Stephens, course designer for last year's Hong Kong Olympic Games. Chapot topped a field of 31 horses in the North American League (NAL) class.
Placing second with a time of 59.443 seconds was Callan Solem on Warsaw. Third went to Brianne Goutal on Mon Gamin with a time of 60.550 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Katherine Edgell won the Crowne Plaza Resort NAL Adult Jumper Classic (18-40) on Miss Kitty; Mary Loeber won the Crowne Plaza Resort NAL Adult Jumper Classic (over 40) on Playboy; Molly Braswell and Danger won the Adirondack Life Low Junior Jumper Classic; and Timothy Hooker and Altani won the Sidelines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
The North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in seven hunter and jumper divisions - Open Jumper Speed, Children's Jumper, Adult Jumper, Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper, Pony Jumper, Children's Hunter and Adult Hunter Presented by Cavalor. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October. Riders need not be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but only current members earn points toward year-end finals. For more information and a list of qualifying competitions for 2009, please visit the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.
The Lake Placid Horse Show culminates Sunday with the $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2* for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. Following an off day of Monday, the 32nd annual I Love New York Horse Show, featuring the $75,000 Hermès Grandprix CSI 2* on Saturday, July 4, follows at the North Elba Showgrounds.
Sunday's highlights at the 40th Lake Placid Horse Show include:
$75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2*; Pepsi Bottling Group High Junior Jumper Classic; Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class; C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery Parade of Champions; Storm Ridge Capital LLC NAL Pony Jumper Class, Price Chopper NAL Children's Jumper Classics; Sand Castle Farm Short Stirrup Classes.
The 2009 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors includeA & M Beverages, A Placid Life, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, Alessandro Albanese, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Brandy Parfums, Ltd., Brook Ledge, Inc. Horse Transportation, The Brown Dog Café and Wine Bar, Carr-Hughes Productions, Chair 6, Champlain Valley Equipment, Charlie's Restaurant, Charlotte Bobcats, Jane Forbes Clark, C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery, Inc., Clifton Park Rental Center, The Cottage Café, Crossroad's Caterers, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Boots and Shoes, The Dutta Corp., Ecogold, Equifit, Farm and Ranch Magazine, Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Grill 211, Mr. James Harpel, Hermès, High Peaks Resort, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Intercat, Inc., J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jake Placid Doghouse, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Summit Resort Hotel & Suites, The Levy Family, Lonesome Landing Garden Center,Dan & Cynthia Lufkin, Meadow Grove Farm, Mirror Lake Inn, Mountain Horse, Mr. Mike's Pizza & Pasta, Bobby & Melissa Murphy, Nicola's On Main, On a Fence Designs & Rentals, ORDA/Whiteface Mountain, Paradysz Farm, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Price Chopper, Ruthie's Run, RV Sales of Broward, Sam Edelman Shoes, Sand Castle Farm, Michael & Lora Schultz, Sidelines, Storm Ridge Capital LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District, The Weeks Family, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y106.3 - Mountain Communications LLC.
Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate. Show your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card, and your admission fee is 50% off.
The popular televsion program, Coffee at the Horse Show, is broadcast live from the Lake Placid Horse Show every show day from 9:00-9:30 am and can be watched on line at http://ultrasport.tv.