Nona Garson Wins Wednesday Feature
at 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY June 26, 2002 U.S. Olympic veteran Nona
Garson of Lebanon, NJ won the featured event of Wednesdays rain-shortened
opening day schedule at the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
rain and lightning forced postponement till Saturday of the Whiteface
Mountain Speed Stake, Garson exhibited her Olympic form at the North
Elba Showgrounds when she rode Susdal to victory in the Intermediate
Jump-off class. Garson, a 2000 Sydney Olympian, rode Susdal to the
only penalty-free ride of the competition to secure the win.
Ward of Brewster, NY, the top ranked rider on the U.S. Equestrian
Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List and winner of last Sundays
$50,000 Rolex USET Show Jumping Championship at the USET Olympic
Training Center in Gladstone, NJ, placed second and third on Sasha
and Romeo, respectively. Ward scored four faults on each mount with
Sasha getting the higher placing based on a better time over the
than 1300 horses and the nations best show jumping riders
are at the Lake Placid Horse Show competing for $360,000 prize money.
The horse show continues through Sunday, June 30 when it concludes
with the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by
Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. The
25th annual I Love New York Horse Show follows, July 3-7.
addition to the two AGA Grand Prix Series events, the schedule also
includes North American League (NAL) classes, Adult/Children's Jumper
events and Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events
for junior riders and amateur/owner riders on Sunday, June 30 and
Saturday, July 6. There are also numerous hunter and equitation
divisions including World Championship Hunter Rider Classes and
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, Ariat,
Brandy Parfums, Inc., Budweiser/Anheuser-Busch, Inc., C.M. Hadfields
Saddlery, Inc., Jane F. Clark, 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
Phillips Family, Town of North Elba Park District, Trelawny Farm,
Turtle Lane Farm, Unusual Silver, Wild Horse Winery, and WPTZ News
Lake Placid horse shows feature four rings of action with competition
running from 8:00 a.m. to late afternoon, Wednesday through Sunday
each week. Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse
Shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children
under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at
the gate. Guided walking tours of the Lake Placid Horse Shows are
available at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday through Friday, for just $1.00.
Tours leave from the Lake Placid Horse Show retail booth.
more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association
at (518) 523-9625 or visit the web site at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.