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2003 Lake Placid Horse Shows Will Mix Fun And Education on Ariat Kids’ Day

Lake Placid, NY – May 13, 2003 – The annual Ariat Kids’ Day at the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows returns again this year combining kids, horses and fun!

Ariat Kids’ Day will be held on Friday, June 27 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and will include activities such as a stable tour, jumper course walk, farrier visit, and question-and-answer seminar on safety in and out of the ring. There will also be a raffle, giveaways, and an autograph session.

The cost to attend the event is $5.00 per participant, and lunch will be included. There is no entry fee for chaperones; however, there will be a fee of $3.00 per chaperone if they choose to eat with the participants. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis and must be received by Monday, June 9. The event is limited to a maximum of 100 participants. All participants must be members of a horse or pony club and must be attending the event in conjunction with that club. Entry forms may be obtained by contacting the horse show office.

“Kids’ Day is one of the most popular traditions at the Lake Placid Horse Shows,” said Lori Martin, Lake Placid Horse Show Association Executive Director. “It’s a way of bringing families together by their participation in the fun and educational activities at the horse show, and Kids’ Day allows the children to meet some of the world’s best equestrians.”

Lake Placid will once again host outstanding equestrian competition in the heart of the Adirondacks when the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows return to the North Elba Showgrounds, June 25 — July 6. Action takes place each Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 am — 5:00 pm, at the North Elba Showgrounds located on Route 73 across from the ski jumps.

The Lake Placid Horse Shows are renowned for combining exciting show jumping competition with a relaxing and beautiful environment. The shows offer the amenities of a world-class horse show with recreational opportunities found at the finest resorts, making it one of the most popular horse show venues in the United States. Fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, camping, and biking can all be enjoyed just a few steps away from the horse show grounds.

The event, which attracts more than 1,200 horses for each of two weeks, is one of the nation’s largest hunter-jumper horse shows and features four rings of competition running simultaneously. This year’s schedule includes North American League (NAL) classes, Show jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series classes, and WIHS Championship Series qualifiers, which count as bonus points towards the Championships held at the Washington International Horse Show. Additionally, there are numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider classes and Hunter Classics.

Sponsors for the 2003 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., Adirondack Life, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat International, Inc., Bayer Legend, Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Der Dau Custom Made Boots & Shoes, Enterprise rent-a-car, Fox Run Ltd., Golden Arrow Hotel, Hermès, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, Jane Forbes Clark, Juliam Farm, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Lake Placid Resort, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lisa A. H. Cudahy, Lonesome Landing, M&M Mars, Mirror Lake Inn, McDonald’s, Moss Communications, Nicola’s Family Restaurants, Barbara Nugent and Michael Bitterman, On a Fence Designs and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, The Country Saddler, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales, Inc., Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Shamrock Ventures LLC, Sidelines, The Brown Dog Café & Wine Bar, The Hooker Family, The Levy Family, The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, US Olympic Spirit Stores, Wild Horse Winery and WPTZ News Channel 5.

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


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