Top riders in the world set to return to Lake Placid next week

LAKE PLACID-The excitement of the Intercat, Inc. Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is set to return to the Lake Placid, with the Lake Placid Horse Show running from June 28 through July 3 and the I Love New York Horse Show running from July 5 until July 10.

The shows feature every level of competition from children under 7 competing in the Juliam Farm Lead Line class to Olympic veterans competing in two Grand Prix - the pinnacle of show jumping competition.

Highlighting the two weeks of world-class competition are the $75,000 Mirror Lake Inn Grand Prix of Lake Placid, presented by Intercat, Inc., which returns on Sunday, July 3; and the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, presented by Intercat, Inc., which returns on Saturday, July 9.

These Grand Prix events at the Lake Placid Horse Shows regularly attract many of the nation's top riders such as Olympic veterans Margie Engle, Joe Fargis, Nona Garson, Lisa Jacquin, Anne Kursinski, Peter Leone and Chris Kappler.

Following the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence is awarded to the rider who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placid's two Grand Prix.

Also returning is the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay and Purina Mills, on Sunday, July 10, in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. The Derby, which was an instant favorite when it made its debut at last year's horse show, adds a fun and unique spin on traditional hunter classes as Derby participants compete over a course of jumps designed to simulate natural obstacles set in the horse show's large grass Grand Prix field.

In addition to its pristine Grand Prix Field, there are many aspects of the Lake Placid Horse Shows that make them a rider's dream come true. With its first-class horse show facilities, internationally respected management, nearly half a million dollars in prize money and long-standing horse show traditions, the Intercat, Inc. Lake Placid Horse Shows remain among of the nation's most beloved equestrian events. In addition to the non-stop equestrian action, shows also offer a full schedule of family activities, many of which have become popular horse show traditions. Whether you're a family full of horse lovers, or just looking for a fun way to spend a summer afternoon, you are certain to find something you'll love that will keep you and your family coming back year after year.

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