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Two Weeks of Equestrian Activity Highlight Summer in Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid, NY—July 22, 2002—A week of competition at the 25th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 3-7, following a week of competition at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show, June 26-30, capped off two weeks of equestrian competition at the North Elba Show Grounds in Lake Placid, NY. In the serene mountain setting of Lake Placid, the horse shows featured more than 1,000 horses competing each week for more than $360,00 in prize money in one of the nation’s largest hunter-jumper horse show competitions.

$50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover

Mark Leone of Oakland, NJ took top honors in the $50,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid Presented by Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. The grand prix, which was showcased in the Grand Prix Field at the North Elba Show Grounds, had a start list of 38 horse-and-rider combinations. The sixteen jump first round proved difficult as only five combinations managed to qualify for the jump-off round where faults were converted into penalty seconds.

David Raposa of Clinton, NY riding Master Man was the first to challenge the 9-jump jump-off course. Raposa turned in a clear round with a time of 56.769 seconds. Next to tackle to course was defending champion Margie Goldstein-Engle of Wellington, FL and Hidden Creek’s Jones. Engle turned in what would be the tiebreaker’s fastest time, 41.411 seconds, but a rail down at fence 7 added four penalty seconds for a final score of 45.411. The penalty proved costly when Leone mastered the course without penalty in 41.461 seconds on Pinkata de Longpre. His penalty-free ride held up for the win with Engle, the number-two ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List, placing second. Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL finished third with a score of 55.317 on Lancier 4 while Raposa finished fourth.

Other Lake Placid Horse Show Competition
In addition to the AGA Grandprix Series event, other events such as North American League (NAL) classes, Adult/Children's Jumper events and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior riders and amateur/owner riders were also featured during the first week’s Lake Placid Horse Show. There were also numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider Classes and Hunter Classics.

Kimberly Frey of Hume, VA rode Conawara, owned by Overlook Farm and Katherine Miracle, to first place honors out of a starting field of 39 horse-and-rider combinations in the Lake Placid Lodge Power and Speed Stake with a clear round and a time of 32.900 seconds. Finishing behind Frey with clear rounds over both portions of the course in a time of 32.919 seconds was McLain Ward on his mount Galant. Penlyn Farm’s Espadon and Candice King of Wellington, FL, finished in third with a clear round in a time of 33.393 seconds.

Marilyn Little of Frederick, MD and Hertel Landman topped a field of twenty starters to win the $10,00 Turtle Lane Farm Open Jumper class. Little was one of seven riders to ride clear in the first round to qualify for the jump-off. She crossed through the timers with a clear round and a time of 38.965 seconds in the jump-off. Mark Leone was the last to go but fell just short of Little’s time with a time of 39.661 seconds on Pinkata De Longpre. Christine Tribble finished in the third position also with a clear round and a time of 41.236 seconds.

Lauren Bass and Maypine Farm’s MV Cristal won the Mirror Lake Inn Amatuer-Owner Jumper Classic, a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, which determines which amateur and junior riders will compete at the 2002 National Horse Show. Finishing in second place was Halifax Farm’s Rastella and Emily Wood. Ashley Baker and her Dollar D’Amour placed third.

Alexa Weeks and her Amiral won the Salamander Farm High Junior Jumper Cassic, also a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Classic Series. Beacon Hill Partners’ Marga and rider Kristy McCormack took second place while Erin Stewart rode Don Stewart’s Gia to third place honors.

Carol Cone and her October Sky won the NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classic and Jessica Springsteen, aboard Stone Hill Farm’s Shamrock won the NAL Childrens Hunter Classic as well as taking the second place award aboard Stone Hill Farm’s Sebastian. Springsteen’s wins in the NAL Hunter Classic added more wins to her already impressive two-week showing in Lake Placid. Springsteen took home championship honors at the Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York in the small/medium children’s hunter pony with Shamrock as well as receiving the Grand Children’s Hunter Champion Award at the I Love New York Horse Show. Springsteen also rode Sebastian to reserve championship honors in the large Children’s Hunter Pony Division at the Lake Placid Horse Show.

$50,000 I Love New York Grand Prix
For the second straight year, Margie Goldstein-Engle was victorious in the $50,000 I Love New York Grand Prix. Linda Allen designed a demanding first-round course as only three horse-and-rider combinations out of a starting field of 37 left all 16 jumps in place to qualify for the jump-off.

Danielle Torano on Lancier 4 was the first to ride over the shortened course of eight fences. She had one knockdown on course for a total of four faults and a time of 41.148 seconds to finish in third place. Next in the ring was Engle and Hidden Creek’s Laurel who posted a clear round and a time of 40.873 seconds. The last rider in the ring was Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT, aboard After Eight. Tribble crossed through the timers with a time of 41.001 seconds, but with one rail falling to the ground she finished with four faults and second place honors behind Engle.

Engle’s win, combined with her runner-up finish in the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on Hidden Creek’s Perin, earned her the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence for the best combined performance in Lake Placid’s two Grandprix events.

Other I Love New York Horse Show Competition

Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ rode Capital S to victory in the $10,000 Golden Arrow Jump-off. Garson was one of four entries among the 20 starters to qualify for the jump-off round by riding penalty-free over the 14-jump first-round course. Federico Sztyrle of Argentina was first to try the eight-jump tiebreaker course and he set the mark to beat when he finished fault-free in 37.197 seconds on Caya.

After Christine Tribble scored 12 jump-off faults on After Eight, Garson moved into the lead with a fault-free finish in 36.986 seconds on Capital S. The day’s final entry, two-time Olympic veteran Lisa Jacquin of Collegeville, PA, scored eight faults on Fabrege for a third-place finish behind Garson and Sztyrle. Tribble finished fourth and Alberto Carmona of Venezuela was fifth with four first-round faults on Justice.

McLain Ward won the Lake Placid Lodge Open Speed Stake. Ward took the class lead when he rode his mount, Éclair, to a penalty-free ride in 54.582 seconds. None of the remaining entries could catch his score with only Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ coming close. She rode Sprite to a clean ride in 55.406 seconds to take second place. Jeff Welles of Newtown, CT finished third with a time of 56.905 seconds on Muzcot.

Grushenka Sanchez of Puerto Rico rode her Candy’s Best to victory in the Pin Oak Farm Amateur Owner Jumper Classic, a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series. Let’s Dance Jil and Hillary Schlusemeyer finished second behind Sanchez.

Maggie Jayne piloted Alex R. Jayne’s Jubulent to victory in the Salamander Farm High Junior Jumper Classic, also a member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series. Randy Sherman rode Pegasus Show Stables’ Caldero to second place.

Mike Kennedy and his mount Marco bested a field of 54 entries to win the Sidelines NAL Adult Amatuer Jumper Classic while Emmy Tromp aboard Ri-Arm Farm’s win the NAL Children’s Jumper Classic.

Other Festivities

An educational, fun event, Ariat Kids Day offered 100 kids a stable tour, jumper course walk, farrier visit, and a question-and-answer seminar on safety in and out of the ring. Trainers Judy Richter, Christina Schlusemeyer, and Shelly Burr were on hand as well as course designer Steve Stephens. Jumper riders Lise Quintero and Jimmy Torano were also present to interact with the kids. Contests and games hosted by John Conlon of Ariat and Janet Rasmussen of The Country Saddler preceded a pizza lunch and autograph session with Olympic rider Nona Garson that culminated the day’s activities.

The Lake Placid Horse Show Association hosted the 10th Annual Doggie Costume Contest Sponsored by Lonesome Landing of Saranac Lake and the Brown Dog Deli of Lake Placid. Dressed as Yankee Doodle Doggie, the class winner Lulu, a sixteen year old, deaf, beagle mix, is owned by Laura Antonelli of Bloomingdale, NY. Receiving the second place award for 2002 was two-time Lake Placid Doggie Costume Contest Champion, Dottie, a six year old Jack Russell with her daughter, Dandy, an eight month old Jack Russell, both owned by Heather and Charlie Hooker of Wellington, FL. The mother and daughter pair were dressed in red, white, and blue costuming. The Lake Placid Horse Show invited dogs from the Tri-Lakes Humane Society in search of homes to parade during the Doggie Costume Contest. These dogs succeeded in warming the hearts of the audience and at least one of them left the horse show with a new family.

Visitors to the Lake Placid & I Love New York Horse Shows also enjoyed The 15th Annual Equestrian Window Decorating Contest held in conjunction with the horse shows. For the second consecutive year, The Lake Placid Horse Show Association selected Adirondack Trading Company of 103 Main Street as the winner. Placing second in this year’s contest was Budzenbloom of Sentinel Road. The Market, of 97 Main Street, was third.

Another popular event at the Lake Placid Horse Show features some of the youngest riders in the Juliam Farm Lead Line Class for riders under the age of seven. The young riders show at a walk as they are led around the ring. All participants left as blue ribbon winners and gift bags from Juliam Farm. Everyone was then treated to an ice cream party with a clown, face painting and games in the horse show’s Hall of Fame Club.

Sponsor Support

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 included 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, 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

For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit the web site at for a complete list of results.


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