Brianne Goutal Wins $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2*
Brianne Goutal Wins $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2* to Close 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY - June 28, 2009 - Brianne Goutal, 20, of New York, NY became the youngest rider to win the $75,000 RV Sales of Broward Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 2* for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy when she rode Ralvesther to victory on the closing day of the 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
With riders from six countries among the starting field of 28, only five entries were able to reach a tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 17-jump first round course designed by 2008 Olympic course designer Steve Stephens. They then returned for the 8-jump tiebreaker course at the North Elba Showgrounds.
After Candice King of Wellington, FL scored four faults in 49.10 seconds on Toronto, Christine McCrea of East Windsor, CT set the mark to beat with a fault-free ride in 42.72 seconds on Romantovich Take One, the nine-year-old Dutch Warmblood on whom she won Friday's $30,000 Intercat Open Jumper Classic CSI 2*.
Next up was Lou Jacobs, 45, of East Aurora, NY, who rode Kachina to a four-fault ride in 42.99 seconds. Callan Solem of Colt's Neck, NJ followed with a four-fault ride in 45.91 seconds on Allison, leaving it to Goutal, a Brown University sophomore, to try to beat McCrea.
Goutal, who was born three years after Jacobs won the class in 1986 on Janus De Ver, blazed over the course on her 11-year-old, Dutch-bred mare, finishing in 40.70 seconds, more than two seconds faster than McCrea, to clinch her fourth career Grandprix win.
"I watched Christine go and I knew that there was no way I could make the inside turn she did so I just went as fast as I could," said Goutal who won double Gold Medals at age 16 at the 2005 North American Young Riders Championships and swept every national equitation championship for junior riders (up to age 18). "I have a great horse and it's really helpful to know that when I enter the ring that she's always trying as hard as I am.
"I really have to thank my trainer, Max Amaya, as well as my sponsors, Devacoux, Back On Track, Sea Shore Acres, Myrestol and Rohan Oil," she added. "They deserve as much credit for the win as I do."
McCrea, with the only other fault-free ride in the jump-off, took second place, followed by Jacobs with the fastest four-fault ride, then Solem and King.
Following an off-day on Monday, the Lake Placid Horse Show is followed by the 32nd annual I Love New York Horse Show, June 30-July 5, at the same location. The I Love New York Horse Show features the $75,000 Hermès Grandprix CSI 2* on Saturday, July 4. Following the Hermès Grandprix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence is awarded to the rider who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placid's two Grandprix events.
Prior to the Grandprix on the closing day of the Lake Placid Horse Show,
Jacqueline Lubrano rode El Regreso Conga to victory in the $10,000 Pepsi Bottling Group High Junior Jumper Classic and Brian Sweeney rode Cindy 247 to the win in the $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Both Classics are member events of the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series which features year-end championship finals at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament featuring the 126th National Horse Show in Syracuse, NY in October.
Following the two Classics, riders under the age of seven had their moment in the Richard M. Feldman Grandprix Field during the Juliam Farm Lead Line Class which was followed by the C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery Parade of Champions. Brianne Link on Tallyman won the Storm Ridge Capital LLC NAL Pony Jumper Classic, Lisa Zimmer and Kaniny-H won the Price Chopper NAL Children's Jumper Classic (age 14 and under) and Olivia Dorey and Gaillard won the Price Chopper NAL Children's Jumper Classic (age 15-17), culminating The Hooker Family Children's Jumper Division. Closing day also featured Sand Castle Farm Short Stirrup Classes.
Other competition highlights from the 40th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show included:
Wednesday, June 24 - Laura Chapot won the Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites 1.35m Jumper Class on Redford; Madeline Cox and Kix won the Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; Christy Distefano and Cachette Z won the Sam Edelman Shoes Junior Jumper Class; Margie Engle and Hidden Creek's Coraya Z won the Whiteface Mountain 1.45m Open Jumper Stake; and Brianne Goutal and What Ever won the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Jumper Class.
Thursday, June 25 - Casey Hodges rode Finn Razel to victory in the $7,500 Brookledge Horse Transportation 1.45m Power and Speed Class; Katrina Woods swept the top two places in the Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class, winning the class on Susdal and placing second on Cash Flow; and Amber Henter won the Sam Edelman Shoes Junior Jumper Class on Royal Discovery.
Friday, June 26 - Christine McCrea rode Romantovich Take One to victory in the $30,000 Intercat Jumper Classic CSI 2*; Michelle Spadone rode R Mable KZ to victory in the Deeridge Farms Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; Katie Dinan rode Mobile 4 to the win in the Sam Edelman Shoes Junior Jumper Class; Nicole Lakin and Alibi Z won the 1.40m High Peaks Resort Open Speed Challenge; and Laura Chapot and Valentia won the Lake Placid Lodge 1.35m Jumper Class.
Saturday, June 27- Laura Chapot rode Bradberry to victory in the J. Lohr Wines NAL Open Speed Stake; 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 Tim Hooker and Altani won the Sidelines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
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.