Chapot sweeps Horse Show featured classes

LAKE PLACID – Laura Chapot had another big day Thursday after sweeping both featured classes at the 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.

Chapot rode Bradberry to victory in the High Peaks Resort 1.40 meter speed class and then followed that up with a win on Umberto in the WPTZ News Channel 5 1.30 meter class. That came on the heels of Wednesday’s victory in the 1.35m competition.

The horse show continues through Sunday at the North Elba Show Grounds, before giving way to the 36th annual I Love New York Horse Show, July 2-7.

In Thursday’s 1.40 meter class, Chapot completed the 11-jump, one-round course fault-free in 45.765 seconds to claim the win over Todd Minikus who finished in 46.331 seconds on Tuxedo. In the 1.30 meter class, she topped of field of 54 horses by covering the 12-jump course fault-free in 56.202 seconds. Minikus again placed second, finishing in 56.701 seconds on Romeo.

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 more than $535,000 in prizes. The horse show begins at 8 a.m. each day, with competition running in four rings simultaneously.

Admission to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is $2 on weekdays and $5 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available at the gate.

The Lake Placid Horse Show is presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.