Mark Leone Wins $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented
by Jaguar/Land Rover To Close 33rd Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lake Placid, NY June 30, 2002 Mark Leone of Oakland,
NJ won the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by
Jaguar/Land Rover for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy to close
the 33rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
of the first 20 entries was able to master the 16-jump course at
the North Elba Showgrounds until David Raposa of Clinton, NY rode
fault-free on Master Man. Ultimately, five of the 38 entries did
ride fault-free to qualify for the 9-jump tiebreaker course where
faults were converted to penalty seconds.
Raposa, who won the class in 1990 on Shady Lady, received a score
of 56.769 seconds, defending champion Margie Goldstein Engle of
Wellington, FL returned on Hidden Creeks Jones. Engle turned
in what would be the tiebreakers fastest time, 41.411 seconds,
but a rail down at fence 7 added four penalty seconds for a final
score of 45.411.
penalty proved costly when Leone mastered the course without penalty
in 41.461 seconds on Pinkata de Longpre. His penalty-free ride held
up for the win with Engle, the number-two ranked rider on the U.S.
Equestrian Team (USET) Show Jumping Rider List, placing second.
Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL finished third with a score
of 55.317 on Lancier 4 while Raposa finished fourth.
off-days on Monday and Tuesday, the 25th annual I Love New York
Horse Show opens at the North Elba Showgrounds and runs July 3-7.
The highlight of the I Love New York Horse Show is the $50,000 I
Love New York Grandprix on Saturday, July 6.
to the Grandprix, Lauren Bass rode MV Cristal to the win in the
$10,000 Mirror Lake Inn Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic and Alexa Weeks
rode Amiral to victory in the $10,000 Salamander Farm High Junior
Jumper Classic. Both events are part of the Show Jumping Hall of
Fame Jumper Classic Series that determines which junior jumper and
amateur-owner jumper riders will qualify to ride in the 2002 National
Following the two Classics and before the Hadfields Parade
of Champions was the Juliam Farm Leadline Class for riders up to
age seven. All participants received blue ribbons and gift bags
compliments of Juliam Farm. Everyone was then treated to an ice
cream party with a clown, face painting and games in the horse shows
Hall of Fame Club.
highlights of the Lake Placid Horse Show included the Ariat Kids
Day where 100 youngsters from the north country toured the horse
show and participated in seminars conducted by some of the countrys
leading riders, trainers and officials. Contests and games hosted
by John Conlon of Ariat and Janet Rasmussen of The Country Saddler
preceded a pizza lunch and autograph session with Olympic rider
Nona Garson that culminated the days activities.
more than 1300 horses and the nations best show jumping riders
came to Lake Placid to compete for $360,000 prize money at the Lake
Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows. In addition to two AGA Grandprix
Series events and North American League (NAL) classes, the horse
show schedule also includes Adult/Children's Jumper events and Show
Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior riders
and amateur/owner riders. 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.