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Joan Jacobs Wins Lake Placid Lodge WIHS Adult Jumper Classic To Close 27th Annual I Love New York Horse Show

Lake Placid, NY—July 11, 2004—Joan Jacobs of East Aurora, NY rode Nero Van Het to victory in the Lake Placid Lodge WIHS Adult Jumper Classic on the final day of the 27th annual I Love New York Horse Show in Lake Placid.

The huge starting field of 61 horses saw 23 qualify for the jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump, first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds. Of those 23, eight then rode fault-free over the seven-jump tiebreaker course. Of those eight, Jacobs and Nero Van Het had the fastest time, finishing in 29.635 seconds to claim the win. Placing second was Patricia Kobble of Califon, NJ who finished the jump-off fault-free in 31.081 seconds on Quendolline.

The 2004 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows were the most successful in the shows’ 35-year history. Record turnout, record sponsorship, and non-stop fun in the Adirondacks sent everyone home happy. Added in was the excitement of mixing with a variety of celebrities including actresses like Glenn Close and Alfrie Woodard, rock stars like Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, and TV news hosts like Paula Zahn and Lou Dobbs.

“Our goal in Lake Placid is to put on the best horse shows anywhere and to make sure that everyone has fun,” said Lake Placid Horse Show Chairman Richard M. Feldman. “We have a party in Lake Placid and we call it ‘Everyday’ because everyday is a party at the Lake Placid Horse Shows.”

The 2004 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors included A& M Beverages, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat International, Inc., Barbara & Michael Bitterman, Brandy Parfums, Ltd., The Brown Dog Café and Wine Bar, Budweiser, The Charlotte Bobcats, Jane Forbes Clark, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., The Cottage Café, The Country Saddler, Ltd., David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Der Dau Custom Boots and Shoes, Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Hotel, Hermès, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, James Leslie Parker Photography, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Resort Hotel & Golf Club, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, The Levy Family, Lonesome Landing Garden Center, M&M Mars, McDonald’s, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Mountain Horse, Mr. Mike’s Pizza & Pasta, Muirfield Insurance, Inc., Nicola’s Over Main, North Elba Park District, On a Fence Designs & Rentals, ORDA/Whiteface Mountain, The Pepsi Bottling Group, The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Pin Oak Farm, Practical Horseman, Price Chopper, Red-Kap Sales, Ruthie’s Run, Sidelines, Shamrock Ventures LLC, SLVR by Aerogear, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, The Tytel Family, Unusual Silver, U.S. Olympic Spirit Store, Wild Horse Wines, Woodlea Farms and WPTZ News Channel 5.

For further information on the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit


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