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Lake Placid Horse Shows Welcome Hermès as Title Sponsor of I Love New York Grand Prix

Lake Placid, NY—April 30, 2003—The Lake Placid Horse Shows Association is proud to announce that Hermès has joined the horse show as the new title sponsor of the I Love New York Grand Prix.

The $50,000 Hermès I Love New York Grand Prix will take place on Saturday, July 5 as the featured event of the I Love New York Horse Show. This grand prix is the second of two AGA grand prix events held during the two weeks of horse show competition at the North Elba Show Grounds, June 25-July 6.

“We are thrilled to have Hermès join us as the title sponsor of this year’s I Love New York Grand Prix. As the maker of fine equine products, Hermès contributes greatly to the sport of show jumping and we are excited to have them on board as a sponsor,” said Lori Martin, Executive Director of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “We look forward to being partners with them for many years to come.”

Hermès, the 166-year-old Paris-based saddler renowned worldwide for its quality, creativity and style believes its collaboration with Lake Placid Horse Shows will enable Hermès to work more closely with its riding clientele as well as to highlight the company’s exquisite Equestrian Department at its flagship retail store at 691 Madison Avenue in New York City.

The Lake Placid Horse Shows are renowned for combining exciting show jumping competition with a relaxing and beautiful environment. The shows offer the amenities of a world-class horse show with recreational opportunities found at the finest resorts, making it one of the most popular horse show venues in the United States.

Fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, camping, and biking can all be enjoyed just a few steps away from the horse show grounds. The event, which attracts more than 1,200 horses for each of two weeks, is one of the nation’s largest hunter-jumper horse shows. Four rings of competition run simultaneously from 8:00 a.m. to late afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday each week. The schedule includes North American League (NAL) classes and qualifiers on the WIHS Championship series which count as bonus points towards the Championships held at the Washington International Horse Show. Additionally, there are numerous hunter and equitation divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider classes and Hunter Classics.

Sponsors for the 2003 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc., Adirondack Life, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat International, Inc., Bayer Legend, Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Der Dau Custom Made Boots & Shoes, Enterprise rent-a-car, Fox Run Ltd., Golden Arrow Hotel, Hermès, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, Jane Forbes Clark, Juliam Farm, Kiehl’s Since 1851, Lake Placid Resort, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors’ Bureau, Lisa A. H. Cudahy, Lonesome Landing, M&M Mars, Mirror Lake Inn, McDonald’s, Moss Communications, Nicola’s Family Restaurants, Barbara Nugent and Michael Bitterman, On a Fence Designs and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, The Country Saddler, The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales, Inc., Salamander Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Shamrock Ventures LLC, Sidelines, The Brown Dog Café & Wine Bar, The Hooker Family, The Levy Family, The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, US Olympic Spirit Stores, Wild Horse Wine and WPTZ News Channel 5.

Admission 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 visit


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