Lake Placid, New York, USA – June 29, 2023 – Ireland’s Jordan Coyle (IRL) rode to the win in the Dartbrook Rustic Goods 1.40m Speed Class on Thursday at the 2023 Lake Placid Horse Shows (LPHS) Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
Awarding more than $600,000 in prize money, the Lake Placid Horse Shows run June 27-July 9, highlighted by the $75,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix Presented by Alliant Private Client on Sunday, July 2; the $75,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Presented by Kadley Farms on Saturday, July 8; and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship North presented by Eastern Hay and Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 9.
On Thursday, ten entries managed clean rounds over the one-round course designed by Nick Granat, and Coyle (IRL)claimed the win on Celtic Park LLC’s Emerald Irish Cruise with the fastest clean time of 59.184 seconds. Placing second with a clean round in 61.213 seconds was Laura Chapot (USA) on Gideon, while Coyle (IRL) also took third with a time of 62.935 seconds on Kan Niet Mooier GR.
Celebrating 54 years of equestrian tradition, LPHS hosts competitions for riders of all levels and ages ranging from young children on polished ponies, to glistening hunters, to Olympic veterans aboard their grand prix mounts. Competition at the North Elba Showgrounds is held in four spectacular show rings – the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field, the E.R. Mische Jumper Ring, the EquiJet Main Hunter Ring, and the Kovacs Williams Hunter Ring.
A USEF Heritage Competition, the LPHS shows are part of the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Awards Program and feature classes that are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, North American League (NAL) and Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) series. Week 1 features the JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show on Saturday and the Juliam Farm Leadline Class on Sunday, while Week 2 features the longstanding tradition of the horse show’s highly popular Doggie Costume Contest Sponsored by Man and Beast.
The LPHS also offers superb shopping in the boutique vendor area. Local Adirondack artists, products, clothing and apparel are featured, as well as real estate, photography, a variety of equine-related shops, a booth with official Lake Placid Horse Shows commemorative sportswear and merchandise, and an assortment of dining options with culinary delights. Many special events also take place throughout the horse shows that are entertaining for the whole family.
There are endless activities to do away from the horse show while in the Lake Placid region, making it the ideal vacation spot for families coming to the horse shows. Outdoor activities include kayaking, tubing, hiking, fishing, boating, cycling, paddling, rock climbing, swimming, golf and so much more. The quaint town of Lake Placid also has a great variety of shops and a plethora of restaurants. The Fourth of July celebrations are famous in Lake Placid with a parade down Main Street followed by electrifying fireworks over Mirror Lake.
Located in the historic Olympic town of Lake Placid, New York, the annual Lake Placid Horse Shows (LPHS) offer two weeks of exciting equestrian competition in a setting no other horse show can match. The meticulously landscaped North Elba Showgrounds are surrounded by breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains. Action starts at 8:00 a.m. each show day with classes running until approximately 5:00 p.m. Admission is free on Tuesday, $8.00 per person per day Wednesday through Friday, and $10.00 per person per day on Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Final Results – Dartbrook Rustic Goods 1.40m Speed Class
1) Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Emerald Irish – 0 / 0 –59.184
2) Laura Chapot (USA) & Gideon – 0 / 0 – 61.213
3) Jordan Coyle (IRL) & Kan Niet Mooier GR – 0 / 0 – 62.935
Source: Press Release by Marty Bauman / Classic Communications for Lake Placid Horse Shows
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