Corrigan, Chapot jump to Horse Show victories
LAKE PLACID – Laura Chapot, of Neshanic Station, N.J., and Johnathan Corrigan, of Oyster Bay, won the two sections of the Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.35m jump-off classes Wednesday in the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Chapot rode Umberto to two fault-free rides and a jump-off time of 35.012 seconds to claim her win over Canadian Olympian Mario Deslauriers of New York City who finished in 38.594 seconds on Ardeche van Dezelm. United States Olympic veteran Anne Kursinski finished third with four jump-off faults and a time of 35.994 seconds on Diva.
In the other section, Corrigan rode Olympic de Chamant to a time of 31.044 seconds to edge Chapot who finished in 32.225 seconds 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 on Antigone Quality. The day’s other winners included Spencer Smith 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 vying for more than $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8 a.m. each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.
The Lake Placid Horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds, and will be followed by the 36th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.
Highlighting the two weeks of competition are the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on Saturday, July 6.
For a behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, guided walking tours are offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour costs $1 and starts at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s retail booth.
More information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.