For Immediate Release

Devin Ryan Wins $30,000 FarmVet Open Jumper Classic at 48th Annual Lake Placid Horse Shows

Laura Chapot Wins $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Jumper Class

Lake Placid, NY – July 6, 2017 – Devin Ryan rode Eddie Blue to victory in the $30,000 FarmVet Open Jumper Classic Thursday at the 48th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm.
Seven of 24 horses qualified for the jump-off by riding fault-free over the 15-effort, first-round course designed by 2016 Rio Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge. Riding third over the eight-effort jump-off course, Shawn Casady turned in the first clean ride to take the lead, finishing in 36.063 seconds on Valinski S.
Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue
Casady’s lead held until the final ride when Ryan and Eddie Blue snatched away the win with a clean ride in 35.623 seconds, dropping Casady to second place. Finishing third was Callan Solem who had the only other clean jump-off ride; she finished in 42.939 seconds on Davidson.
Devin Ryan and Eddie Blue receive their awards
In the $5,000 Hollow Brook Wealth Management 1.40m Jumper Class, Laura Chapot won on Out of Ireland for the second straight day. She completed the 13-effot, one-round course fault-free in 57.737 seconds to claim the win.  Jimmy Torano, winner of Sunday’s $75,000 Devoucoux Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix of Lake Placid, finished second with a clean ride in 58.661 seconds on Armageddon. Chapot took the next two places, finishing third on Shooting Star with a clean ride in 59.508 seconds and fourth with a clean ride in 60.708 seconds on Calafornia.
Laura Chapot and Out of Ireland receive their awards 
The I Love New York Horse Show runs through Sunday featuring the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm on Saturday, July 8. Saturday also features the horse shows’ 25th annual Doggie Costume Contest, sponsored by the Lake Placid Lodge. All leashed dogs are invited to participate in the contest which is free of charge! The competition takes place at 12:00 noon near the Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Contest participants receive free admission to the horse show that day and all canine contestants receive special doggie treats!
The Lake Placid Horse Shows offer over $535,000 in prize money and feature the nation’s best horses and riders competing in four show rings. The horse shows offers more than 100 classes of competition each week for all levels of competition ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic competitors and medalists. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers.
Admission to the horse show is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For a behind the scenes look at the horse show, guided walking tours are offered on Friday at 11:30 a.m. The tour groups meet at the horse show retail booth. The tour costs just $1.00 and lasts approximately one hour.
Upcoming highlights of the I Love New York Horse Show include:
Friday, July 7 – $1,500 Milagro Tequila 1.35m Jumper Class; $20,000 Deeridge Farms 1.40m Open Jumper Stake; The National PHA Equitation; U.S. Adult Equitation; Ariat Adult Medal; Marshall & Sterling U.S. Pony Equitation – Small, Medium, and Large; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes; Horse Club Junior Day (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Saturday, July 8 – $10,000 Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Doggie Costume Contest sponsored by Lake Placid Lodge(12:00 PM); The Clothes Horse Parade of Champions (1:30 PM); $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm (2:00 PM); $5,000 The Wild Center Children’s Jumper Classic; THIS National Children’s Medal; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Sunday, July 9 – $7,500 Taylor Rental & New Holland Low Amateur Owner Jumper Classic; $5,000 J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Adult Jumper Classic; Kathy Scholl Equitation Championship presented by Kate Levy & Family (8:00 AM); $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Animal Nutrition; Pony Hunter Classic; Various Hunter & Jumper Classes
Thank you to this year’s list of generous sponsors including 17 Hands Gallery, Adirondack Life, Bainbridge Farm, Beacon Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Michael & Barbara Bitterman, Debbie & Jim Burrows, C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery, Inc., Carolina Arena Equipment, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark, Clifton Park Rental, CMJ Sporthorse, Community Bank NA, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Dartbrook Rustic Goods, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc., Eastern Hay & Grain, Equestrian Connect, FarmVet, Inc., Featherlite Coaches, Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Great American Insurance Group, Hampton Inn, High Peaks Resort, Milagro Tequila/Empire Merchants North, Hollow Brook Wealth Management, LLC, Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Horseshoe Trail Farm, LLC, Hunt, Ltd., iEquine Media Inc., J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Juliam Farm, Kate Levy & Family, Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), Lake Placid Lodge, The Morrissey Family, Morrissey Management Group , Mirror Lake Inn / The Cottage Cafe, NBC 5, North Star, On A Fence Designs, Pepsi Beverages Company, Prevost, Pure Placid, Purina Animal Nutrition, RobinsonRidge, Ruthies Run, Sagamore Farm, Sage Hill Farm, Michael Schultz, Sea Shore Stables, LLC, Dennis Sisco & Alexine Lesko, ShowNet, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC, Stretton Enterprises, Inc., Taylor Rental/New Holland, The Clothes Horse, The Wild Center, Town of North Elba Park District, Village of Lake Placid, The Whiteface Lodge, and Woodlea Farms.
Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or visit online at