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Equestrian Window Decorating Contest Brings Horse Show to the Sidewalks of Lake Placid

Lake Placid, NY– May 28, 2002 – The 15th Annual Equestrian Window Decorating Contest, held in conjunction with the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, June 26 – July 7 in scenic Lake Placid, NY, provides an artist treat to shoppers and strollers in Lake Placid’s village.

Lake Placid village merchants showcase their “horse sense” and artistic flair in the contest held concurrently with the horse shows. The equestrian theme window displays are popular with horse show participants, spectators, and shoppers as local businesses welcome members of the horse show community to town.

Judging will take place during the Lake Placid Horse Show, June 26 -30 and winners will receive their awards on Wednesday, July 3, opening day of the I Love New York Horse Show. The winner of the annual window decorating contest receives $100, a blue ribbon and has their name engraved on the perpetual plaque which is displayed in the VIP Lounge during the horse shows and in the horse show office during the year. The runners-up each receive a commemorative T-shirt and horse show ribbon. Honorable Mentions are also awarded.

The Adirondack Trading Company, the defending window decorating champion, will face tough competition, as is the norm in this festive town. There’s no doubt these companies will once again try to impress the judges and the visitors to Lake Placid by spending hours beautifying their windows with the elegant equestrian theme.

Be sure to stroll the village sidewalks during the two weeks of the Lake Placid Horse Shows to see the variety and creativity of the window displays, enjoy some fabulous shopping, and thank the local merchants for their support of the Lake Placid Horse Shows.

The previous winners of the Horse Shows’ Window Decorating Contest are:

1988 The Market
1989 Ruthie’s Run
1990 Whopping Good Sweets
1991 The Market
1992 Mirror Lake Liquor Store
1993 The Market
1994 Ruthie’s Run
1995 The Market
1996 Peacock & Peacock / The Market
1997 Ruthie’s Run
1998 Peacock & Peacock
1999 Reflections Antiques
2000 Ruthie’s Run
2001 The Adirondack Trading Company

The Lake Placid Horse Shows are made possible through the generosity of many supporters and sponsors. Sponsors for the 2002 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., Adirondack Rustic, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat, Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch, Inc., C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Jane F. Clark, Cosequin/Nutramax Labs, Lisa A. H. Cudahy, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, David Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Golden Arrow Hotel, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, Jaguar, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lake Placid Lodge, Land Rover, Lonesome Landing, M & M Mars, McDonalds, Miller’s Harness Company, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Nicola’s Family Restaurants, On a Fence Designs and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group, Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales, Inc./Citgo, Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Sidelines, Supracor, The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar, The Country Saddler, Ltd., The Hooker Family, The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, Wild Horse Winery, and WPTZ News Channel 5.

The 2002 Lake Placid Horse Shows include two AGA Grandprix Series events, the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, which will be televised on ESPN, and the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix on Saturday, July 6.

The schedule also includes North American League (NAL) classes and Adult/Children's Jumper events and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior riders and amateur/owner riders on Sunday, June 30 (Lake Placid Horse Show) and Saturday, July 6 (I Love New York Horse Show), respectively. Additionally, there will be numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider classes and Hunter Classics.

Four rings of competition will run simultaneously from 8:00 a.m. to late afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday each week. 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. For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit the web site at


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