Callan Solem Wins Holiday Inn Lake Placid Resort NAL
Speed Stake at
35th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Placid, NYJuly 2, 2004Callan Solem of Colts Neck,
NJ rode Warsaw to victory in the Holiday Inn Lake Placid Resort
North American League (NAL) Open Speed Stake Friday at the 35th
annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
was the 13th of 21 entries to ride over the 12-jump, one-round course
at the North Elba Showgrounds in Lake Placid. She and Warsaw completed
the course fault-free in 52.911 seconds to take the class lead.
next rider, Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ, then beat Solems
time, finishing in 51.042 seconds. However, her mount, Three Coins,
lowered a rail at the second-to-last fence adding four penalty seconds
to their time and leaving them in second place with an adjusted
score of 55.042. It marked the second straight day that Chapot finished
second. Third place went to Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT who
finished clean in 55.566 seconds on Rioletto.
North American League (NAL) runs season-long series in six hunter
and jumper divisions Childrens Hunter, Childrens
Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper, and Open Jumper
Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA, in October. Riders need not
be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but
only current members earn points toward year-end finals. For more
information and a list of qualifying competitions for 2004, please
visit the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.
2004 Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday when it culminates
with its main event, the $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid
for the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy. The Whitney Perpetual
Challenge Trophy was donated to the Lake Placid Horse Shows by Mary
Lou Whitney, whose horse Birdstone upset Smarty Jones to win the
Belmont Stakes and deny the popular Smarty Jones his bid to win
racings Triple Crown. Horse show competition starts at 8:00
a.m. daily and continues till about 5:00 p.m. each afternoon. Tickets
are available at the gate.
the special features of the 2004 Lake Placid Horse Shows are Show
Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic series events for junior and
amateur-owner riders. At the Lake Placid Horse Show, the Shamrock
Ventures LLC 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 Shamrock Ventures LLC High
Junior Jumper Classic and the Charlotte Bobcats $10,000 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, in November.
2004 Lake Placid Horse Show schedule also includes classes such
as the 1.40m Hilton Lake Placid Resort Open Jumper Stake, the Adirondack
Store 1.35m Time First Jump-off, The Hooker Family Childrens
Jumper class, and the 1.45m Whiteface Mountain Open Jumper class.
Saturdays schedule features the Charlotte Bobcats $7,500 Low
Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, The Phelps School NAL Adult Amateur
Jumper Classic, the Adirondack Life Low Junior Jumper Classic, the
Golden Arrow 1.45m Open Jumper class, and the Sidelines NAL Childrens
Jumper Classic, and finishing the week at the Lake Placid Horse
Show is the Juliam Farm Lead Line and C.M. Hadfields Saddlery
Parade of Champions, as well as the Practical Horseman Day of Hunter
Classics on Sunday, July 4, prior to the $50,000 Budweiser Grand
Prix of Lake Placid. The Lake Placid Horse Show also features a
Large Junior Working Hunter section, sponsored by the Tytel Family.
2004 I Love New York Horse Show follows the Lake Placid Horse Show,
July 7-11, and its schedule includes the Trelawny Farm 1.45m Open
Jumper Stake and the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.35m Time First Jump-Off
on Wednesday, July 7; the 1.40m Wild Horse Winery NAL Open Jumper
Speed Stake and the 1.50m Pin Oak Farm Open Jumper Stake on Thursday,
July 8; the Nicolas Family Restaurants 1.45m Open Jumper class,
the Price Chopper 1.40m Speed Challenge, and The Hooker Family Childrens
Jumper class on Friday, July 9; the Woodlea Farms Parade of Champions
on Saturday, July 10; and finishing the week at the I Love New York
Horse Show is the Pepsi Pony Hunter Classic, the Muirfield Insurance
Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, the Levy Family Low Junior Jumper
Classic, as well as the Lake Placid Lodge WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper
Classic and the Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau WIHS Childrens
Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 11. Both the Adult Amateur and the
Childrens Jumper Classics 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. The
I Love New York Horse Show also features a Large Junior Working
Hunter section, sponsored by the Tytel Family.
Saturdays featured event, the $50,000 Hermès I Love
New York 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 Lake Placids 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.
2004 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors
include A& M Beverages, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, American
Grandprix Association, Anonymous, Ariat International, Inc., Barbara
& Michael Bitterman, Brandy Parfums, Ltd., The Brown Dog Café
and Wine Bar, Budweiser, The Charlotte Bobcats, Jane Forbes Clark,
C.M. Hadfields Saddlery, Inc., The Cottage Café, The
Country Saddler, Ltd., David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Der Dau
Custom Boots and Shoes, Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Hotel, Hermès,
Hilton Lake Placid Resort, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, James
Leslie Parker Photography, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid Lodge, Lake
Placid Resort Hotel & Golf Club, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors
Bureau, The Levy Family, Lonesome Landing Garden Center, M&M
Mars, McDonalds, Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Mountain
Horse, Mr. Mikes Pizza & Pasta, Muirfield Insurance, Inc.,
Nicolas Over Main, North Elba Park District, On a Fence Designs
& Rentals, ORDA/Whiteface Mountain, The Pepsi Bottling Group,
The Phelps School, The Phillips Family, Pin Oak Farm, Practical
Horseman, Price Chopper, Red-Kap Sales, Ruthies Run, Sidelines,
Shamrock Ventures LLC, SLVR by Aerogear, Trelawny Farm, Turtle Lane
Farm, The Tytel Family, Unusual Silver, U.S. Olympic Spirit Store,
Wild Horse Wines, Woodlea Farms and WPTZ News Channel 5.
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 when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available
at the gate. For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse
Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.