Lake Placid, New York, USA – June 29, 2018 – Jimmy Torano (USA) rode Glasgow De Muze (Andiamo x Parco) to victory in the $30,000 Voltaire Design Jumper Classic, Friday’s feature competition at the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC.
Only five of 52 entries qualified for the tie breaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 13-jump, 16-effort first-round course designed by Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. Torano, who will be looking to defend his championship Sunday in the $75,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix, was first to return for the 8-jump tiebreaker course and he set the mark to beat with a clean ride in 41.268 seconds.
After the next three entries failed to match his clean ride, it came down to 10-time Olympic veteran Ian Millar of Canada and his mount, Truman. “Captain Canada,” as the show jumping legend is known, had a rail down for a four-fault score, giving Torano the win. Millar’s time of 50.765 seconds left him in fourth place.
McKayla Langmeier (USA) had the fastest time in the jump-off, finishing in 38.724 seconds on Laney, but a rail down at the last fence cost her four faults and left her in second place. Third place went to Catherine Tyree (USA) who finished with four faults in 42.004 seconds on Bokai (Up To Date x Olympic Ferro) and fifth went to Lauren Fischer who had eight faults and a time of 47.225 on Royal De Licques.
The 2018 Lake Placid Horse Show runs through Sunday, highlighted by Sunday’s $75,000 Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix. The I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 3-8, highlighted by the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on Saturday, July 7. The show also includes the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 8.
The Lake Placid Horse Shows offer over $535,000 in prize money and feature the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings. The horse shows offers more than 100 classes of competition each week for all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix and Olympic competitors. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.
Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth, and the tours, costing just $1.00, last approximately one hour.
All Lake Placid Horse Show action can be seen live on the Lake Placid Horse Show website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.
The webcasts, sponsored by ShowNet, include all four rings. The Grand Prix webcasts are presented by Marshall & Sterling.
Source: Press Release by Classic Communications for Lake Placid Horse Shows
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