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Olympic Veteran Anne Kursinski Wins Whiteface Mountain Jump-off at 34th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show

Lake Placid, NY—June 26, 2003—Four-time U.S. Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski of Flemington, NJ claimed the top two places in the Whiteface Mountain Jump-off, Thursday’s featured event at the 34th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.

Thirteen of the 34 entries turned in fault-free rides over the 13-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Nine of these then rode fault-free over the seven-jump second-round course and Kursinski claimed the win with the fastest fault-free time of 31.690 seconds on Sun God. The 1983 Pan American Games double Gold Medalist also took second place by finishing the jump-off in 31.990 seconds on Great Point.

The 2003 Lake Placid Horse Show continues Friday with the Lake Placid Resort North American League (NAL) Open Stake and the Turtle Lane Farm Open Jumper Welcome Stake. Saturday features the Hilton Resort Open Jumper Stake and the horse show culminates on Sunday with the week’s main event, the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. Prior to the Grand Prix, Sunday’s schedule will feature the Juliam Farm Lead Line class and C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions. Sunday’s action also features a full day of Hunter Classics including the $3,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, the $3,000 NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classic as well as the $3,000 NAL Children’s Hunter Classic.

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/Anheuser Busch, Inc., 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/The Cottage, McDonald’s of Lake Placid, 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./CITGO, Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm/The Dammerman Family, 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, U.S. 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.

The Lake Placid Horse Show is featured each morning at 9:00 a.m. on Adelphia cable channels 2 and 22. For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit


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