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Lake Placid horse shows start June 26

Margie Engle Winning at the Lake Placid Horse Shows.

Margie Engle Winning at the Lake Placid Horse Shows.

— The horses are back in the High Peaks.

The Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows return starting Monday, June 26, and continuing through Sunday, July 8, featuring children under 7 competing in the Juliam Farm Lead Line class to Olympic veterans competing in two $75,000 Grand Prix events. The two-week long horseshow series is one of the most highly regarded stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper circuit.

Along with many highlighted competitions throughout the two weeks, two featured competitions are held which showcase the talent and finesse of many of the nation’s top riders and Olympic veterans. Two $75,000 Grand Prix, the pinnacle of equestrian show jumping competition, are held on Sunday, July 1, and one on Saturday, July 7. Following the second 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 the two Grand Prix.

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Charlie Jacobs Competing at the Lake Placid Horse Shows.

The $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay and Purina Mills, on Sunday, July 8. The Derby, held in the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field, adds a unique spin on traditional hunter classes as participants compete over a course of jumps designed to simulate natural obstacles set in the horse show's large grass Grand Prix field.

“One of the best things about the Lake Placid Horse Shows is that they offer something for everybody,” said Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “Whether you’ve been here multiple times, or this is your first year, there is something for everyone to enjoy. I have no doubt that everyone who comes to Lake Placid will think of it as their best show of the year!”

Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 523-9625 or on line at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.

Left: Margie Engle Winning at the Lake Placid Horse Shows

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