Club Junior Day Mixes Fun And Education At Lake Placid Horse Shows
Placid, NY May 17, 2002 The annual Horse Club Junior
Day at the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows returns again
this year combining kids, horses and fun!
Placid will once again host world-class equestrian competition in
the heart of the Adirondacks when the Lake Placid and I Love New
York Horse Shows return to the North Elba Show Grounds, June 26July
7. Action takes place each Wednesday through Sunday, 8:00 am - 5:00
pm, at the North Elba Showgrounds located on Route 73 across from
the ski jumps.
Club Junior Day will be held on Friday, June 28 at 9:00 am. This
years Horse Club Junior Day will be sponsored by Ariat. Reservations
must be received by Monday, June 10. The maximum number of participants
is limited to 100. The cost of the event is $5.00 per participant.
Lunch will be included. There is no entry fee for chaperones, however,
if they choose to eat with the participants, there will be a $3.00
charge to cover the cost. Reservations for the event are on a first
come, first serve basis. Entry forms may be obtained from the horse
show office. Call to have an entry form faxed.
Club Junior Day is one of the most popular traditions at the Lake
Placid Horse Shows, said Lori Martin, Lake Placid Horse Show
Association Executive Director. "It is another way to bring
families to the horse show to participate in fun and educational
activities together. Horse Club Junior Day allows the children to
meet top international equestrians."
Lake Placid Horse Shows are renowned for combining competition with
a relaxing and beautiful environment. The show offers 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 shows. The event, which attracts more than 1,200 horses
for each of two weeks, is one of the nations largest hunter-jumper
features of the 2002 Lake Placid Horse Shows include two American
Grandprix Association Grandprix Series events, the $50,000 Budweiser
Grandprix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, which will be televised
on ESPN, and the $50,000 I Love New York Grandprix on Saturday,
this years expected competitors are members of the 2000 U.S.
Olympic Show Jumping Team, including Nona Garson of Lebanon, NJ,
and Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, who swept both of Lake Placids
Grandprix events in 2001, only the third rider ever to do so.
rings of competition will run simultaneously from 8:00 a.m. to late
afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday each week. The schedule also
includes North American League (NAL) classes and Adult/Children's
Jumper events. Additionally, there will be numerous hunter and equitation
divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider classes and
Hunter Classics. A complete schedule is available by visiting www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.
years Lake Placid Horse Shows will play an important role
in determining which junior and amateur-owner riders are selected
to compete in the 2002 National Horse Show. Junior and amateur-owner
riders earn points for their placings in Show Jumping Hall of Fame
(SJHF) Classics throughout the year. For the first time, the SJHF
Junior Classic Series is split into two divisionsone for juniors
and one for amateur-ownersand standings will determine which
junior and amateur-owner riders will qualify to ride in the 2002
National Horse Show. The $10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Classic
and the $10,000 Salamander Farm High Junior Jumper Classic, both
SHF Junior Classic Series events, are scheduled for June 30. The
second round of events, consisting of the $10,000 Pin Oak Farm Amateur-Owner
Classic and the $10,000 Salamander Farm High Junior Jumper Classic,
will take place on July 6.
Lake Placid Horse Shows are made possible through the generosity
of many supporters and sponsors. Sponsors for the 2002 Lake Placid
and I Love New York Horse Shows include A&M Beverages, Inc.,
Adirondack Rustic, American Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Brandy
Parfums, Inc., Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch, Inc., C.M. Hadfields
Saddlery, Inc., Jane F. Clark, Cosequin/Nutramax Labs, Lisa A. H.
Cudahy, Der-Dau Custom Made Boots, David Fowler Custom Tack Trunks,
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Golden Arrow Hotel, Hilton Lake Placid Resort,
Jaguar, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau,
Lake Placid Lodge, Land Rover, Lonesome Landing, M & M Mars,
McDonalds, Millers Harness Company, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss
Communications, Nicolas Family Restaurants, On a Fence Designs
and Rentals, ORDA-Whiteface Mountain, the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group,
Inc., Pin Oak Farm, Price Chopper, Red Kap Sales, Inc./Citgo, Salamander
Farm, Sand Castle Farm, Sidelines, Supracor, The Brown Dog Deli
& Wine Bar, The Country Saddler, Ltd., The Hooker Family, The
Phelps School, The Philips Family, Town of North Elba Park District,
Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, Wild Horse Wine,
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
visit the web site at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com