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Chapot and Corrigan Win Wednesday Feature Classes at Lake Placid Horse Show

RELEASE: June 27, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Classic Communications

Lake Placid, NY
- Laura Chapot of Neshanic Station, NJ and Johnathan Corrigan of Oyster Bay, NY won the two sections of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.35m jump-off classes, Wednesday's main events at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC. The show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Showgrounds before giving way to the 36thannual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

Chapot rode Umberto to two fault-free rides and a jump-off time of 35.012s to claim her win over Mario Deslauriers of New York, NY who finished in 38.594s on Ardeche van Dezelm.  U.S. Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, NJ finished third with four jump-off faults and a time of 35.994s on Diva.

In the other section, Corrigan rode Olympic de Chamant to a time of 31.044s to edge Chapot who finished in 32.225s on her other mount, Shooting Star. Deslauriers was third with a time of 33.145 on Hester.

The Wild Center 1.30m Jumper Class was run in three sections which were won by Chapot on Castellana, Corrigan on Avenir L and Candice King of Wellington, FL on Antigone Quality. The day's other winners included Spencer Smith of Wellington, FL on Courant in the Platinum Performance Show Jumping Talent Search.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows host all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists, all competing for over $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8:00 am each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 30, and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6, both presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.  

Another highlighted competition is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition. This event, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field on Sunday, July 7, features jumps that resemble natural obstacles seen in the hunt field with a variety of challenges including stone walls, hedges, logs, banks and ditches.

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