Lake Placid, NY - June 26, 2009 - Christine McCrea of East Windsor, CT rode Romantovich Take One to victory in the $30,000 Intercat Jumper Classic CSI 2* Friday at the 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
McCrea, winner of the horse show's $75,000 Hermes Grand Prix in 2007, was one of six entries to qualify for a tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the original 16-jump course designed by Steve Stephens, course designer for last year's Hong Kong Olympic Games. She was then the first to return for the eight-jump tiebreaker and she set the mark to beat with a second fault-free ride and a time of 34.51 seconds.
None of the remaining entries could catch her with the closest being Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL who finished the jump-off fault-free in 35.25 seconds on Vancouver D'Auvrey. Candice King of Wellington, FL had the only other clean ride in the jump-off and her time of 38.49 seconds on Skara Glen's Rebozo placed her third in the final tune-up for Sunday's $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2* for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy.
Also on Friday, Michelle Spadone rode R Mable KZ to victory in the Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class and Katie Dinan rode Mobile 4 to the win in the Sam Edelman Shoes Junior Jumper Class.
The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday before giving way to the 32nd annual I Love New York Horse Show which follows at the North Elba Showgrounds, June 30-July 5.
Remaining highlights for the 40thLake Placid Horse Show include:
Saturday, June 27- Crowne Plaza Resort North American League (NAL) Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; Adirondack Life Low Junior Jumper Classic; Sidelines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; 1.40m J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Class; The Hooker Family Children's Jumper Classes; Storm Ridge Capital, LLC Pony Jumpers; The Hooker Family Children's Jumper Classes; Storm Ridge Capital, LLC Pony Jumpers
Sunday, June 28 - $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.
Classic Communications Media Release