Lake Placid, NY - July 3, 2009 - Marilyn Little-Mered of Frederick, MD rode Uppsala to victory in the $7,500 Champlain Valley Equipment 1.45m Power & Speed Stake Friday at the 32nd Annual I Love New York Horse Show.
Little-Mered was one of only 2 entries to qualify for the seven-jump speed section of the course by riding without penalty over the 10-jump power portion of the course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Both she and the other entry to reach the speed section, Sarah Segal on Ramses, scored four faults for one knockdown in the speed section with Little-Mered claiming the win based on the faster time of 36.739 seconds. Segal took second place with a time of 41.864 seconds.
Earlier in the day, Madeline Cox rode Kix to victory in the Weeks Family Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; Laura Chapot rode Capri to victory in the Eastern Hay 1.35m Jumper Class; and Jonathan McCrea rode Primo to the win in the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau 1.40m Speed Challenge.
The I Love New York Horse Show continues through Sunday. Saturday's Fourth of July schedule features the week's main event, the $75,000 Hermes Grandprix scheduled for 2:00 pm. Prior to the Grandprix at 12:00 noon is the horse show's 17th Annual Doggie Costume Contest. All people with leashed dogs in costume are admitted to the horse show free of charge.
The contest's co-sponsors, the Brown Dog Café and Wine Bar, A Placid Life and Jake Placid Doghouse, will present awards, to this year's "top dogs." Categories include "Best in Show - Local Entry," "Best in Show - Horse Show Entry," "Funniest Costume" and the top three "Overall Best." There is no entry fee, and all canine entrants go home with a special event treat bag.
Remaining highlights of the 32nd annual I Love New York Horse Show include:
Saturday, July 4 - $75,000 Hermès Grandprix CSI 2*; Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort High Junior Jumper Classic; Charlotte Bobcats High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Woodlea Farms Parade of Champions, The Weeks Family Amateur-Owner Jumper Class; Bobby & Melissa Murphy Pony Jumper Class; 17th Annual Doggie Costume Contest, sponsored by the Brown Dog Café and Wine Bar, A Placid Life and Jake Placid Doghouse
Sunday, July 5 - Paradysz Farm WIHS Children's Jumper Classics; The Levy Family Low Junior Jumper Classic; Y 106.3 Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship; EquiFit WIHS Adult Jumper Classics; Clifton Park Rental Center Pony Hunter Classic; Sand Castle Farm Short Stirrup Classes
The 2009 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors include A & 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 I Love New York Horse Show is $5.00 on the weekend. 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 I Love New York Horse Show every show day from 9:00-9:30 am and can be watched on line at http://ultrasport.tv
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com