Placid Horse Shows Return To The Adirondacks June 30- July 11
Placid, NYFebruary 4, 2004The Lake Placid and I Love
New York Horse Shows return to the beautiful Adirondack Mountains,
June 30 July 11, 2004 at their fabulous horse show facility
at the North Elba Showgrounds in Lake Placid, NY.
Lake Placid Horse Shows include two AGA Grandprix Series events,
the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid on Sunday, July 4,
which will be televised on Outdoor Life Network (OLN), and the $50,000
Hermès I Love New York Grandprix on Saturday, July 10.
features of the 2004 Lake Placid Horse Shows include Show Jumping
Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior and amateur/owner
riders. At the Lake Placid Horse Show, the High Junior Jumper Classic
and the Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic both take place
on Sunday, July 4. At the I Love New York Horse Show, the High Junior
Jumper Classic and the Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic take place on
Saturday, July 10. The standings on the Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Jumper Classic Series help determine which junior riders and which
amateur/owner riders will qualify to ride in the 2004 National Horse
Show in Wellington, FL.
Kids Day will be held on Friday, July 2 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
This event, available to the first 100 applicants affiliated with
a club at a cost of $5 per child, is an educational and fun event
with activities such as a stable tour, jumper course walk, farrier
visit, and question-and-answer seminar on safety in and out of the
ring. There will also be a raffle, giveaways, lunch and an autograph
2004 Lake Placid Horse Show schedule also includes classes such
as the 1.40m Hilton Lake Placid Resort Open Jumper Stake on Wednesday,
June 30; the 1.45m Whiteface Mountain Open Jumper class on Thursday,
July 1; the 1.40m Lake Placid Resort North American League (NAL)
Open Speed Stake and the 1.50m Turtle Lane Farm Open Jumper Welcome
Stake on Friday, July 2; and finishing the week at the Lake Placid
Horse Show is the Juliam Farm Lead Line and C.M. Hadfields
Saddlery Parade of Champions on Sunday, July 4, prior to the $50,000
Budweiser Grand Prix of Lake Placid. In addition to these premier
events in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field, on Sunday, July
4, there is also a full day of Hunter Classics in the Hunter Rings.
2004 I Love New York Horse Shows schedule includes the 1.45m Open
Jumper Stake on Wednesday, July 7; the 1.40m NAL Open Jumper Speed
Stake and the 1.50m Pin Oak Farm Open Jumper Stake on Thursday,
July 8; the Nicolas Restaurants 1.45m Open Jumper class on
Friday, July 9; and the Lake Placid Lodge WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper
Classic as well as the WIHS Childrens Jumper Classic on Sunday,
July 11. Both of these events are member events of the WIHS Championship
series and these classes will count as bonus points towards the
Championships held at the Washington International Horse Show.
highlight of the week is the $50,000 Hermès I Love New York
Grand Prix on Saturday, July 10. After the Grand Prix, the Richard
and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence will
be awarded to the rider who has won the most prize money in the
two Grand Prix combined. This year, for the first time, the Lake
Placid Horse Shows will also offer the $25,000 Hidden Creek Challenge,
to be awarded to any rider who wins both the Budweiser Grand Prix
of Lake Placid and the Hermès I Love New York Grand Prix.
The rider may win the two Grand Prix on different horses.
has recently announced the start of the $60,000 Tri-Budweiser Challenge
which will award $60,000 to any horse winning all three of the following
events: the $75,000 Budweiser Grand Prix of Devon, the $100,000
Budweiser Upperville Jumper Classic, and the $50,000 Budweiser Grand
Prix of Lake Placid.
special treat at this years I Love New York Horse Show is
the 12th annual Doggie Costume Contest. This Lake Placid favorite
returns on Saturday, July 10 at noon. All people with leashed dogs
in costume will be admitted to the horse show at no charge. Contestants
will strut their stuff in a special ring set up near the horse shows
Grand Prix ring at the North Elba Showgrounds. There is no entry
fee, and all entrants will receive treats. Awards, including the
Lulu Perpetual Trophy for the funniest costume, will be presented
to this years top dogs.
in the Adirondacks has become a yearly tradition for many North
American equestrians. Riders enjoy the Adirondack Mountain region
and the great recreational opportunities it offers. Fishing, swimming,
golfing, hiking, canoeing, camping, and biking can all be enjoyed
just a few steps away from the horse shows. There are tour boats
to guide through the waters of beautiful Lake Placid. Visitors can
take the Olympic tour to view all the sites from the 1980 Winter
Olympics. Right in Lake Placid is the Verizon Sports Complex, a
multi-sports facility training and competition site for world-class
cross country skiing, biathlon, bobsled, skeleton and luge athletes.
Visitors can watch training year round and can take a Trolley Tour
of the complex. There are also many fun activities that occur right
on the show grounds, such as the annual Doggie Costume Contest.
2004 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New Horse Show sponsors include
A& M Beverages, Ariat International, Inc., Brandy Parfums, Ltd.,
Jane Forbes Clark, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Der Dau Custom
Boots and Shoes, Golden Arrow Hotel, Hermès, Hilton Lake
Placid Resort, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Resort Hotels &
Golf Club, McDonalds, Mirror Lake Inn, Mr. Mikes Pizza
& Pasta, Nicolas Over Main, On a Fence Designs & Rentals,
Pin Oak Farm, Red-Kap Sales, The Cottage Café, The Hooker
Family, The Phelps School, U.S. Olympic Spirit Store, Wild Horse
Wines, Barbara & Michael Bitterman, C.M. Hadfields Saddlery,
Inc., Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, Lonesome Landing
Garden Center, Moss Communications, ORDA/Whiteface Mountain, Price
Chopper, The Brown Dog Café and Wine Bar, The County Saddler,
Ltd., and WPTZ News Channel 5.
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. For more information, please
call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or