June 2, 2015--The 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, will once again host three amazing weeks of top horse show competition this summer set against the beautiful backdrop of the Adirondack Mountains. New footing and increased prize money, combined with a world-class venue and perfect weather, made last year’s Lake Placid, I Love New York and Adirondack Horse Shows a resounding success.
“We’re always excited to welcome back our horse show family and we know they will be very happy with our continued improvements,” said Richard M. Feldman, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association.
The nation’s best horses and riders compete in four show rings at the Lake Placid Horse Shows, which offer over $750,000 in prize money. More than 100 classes of competition are featured each week for all levels of riders ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists.
The Lake Placid Horse Show will run June 23-28, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday, June 28. The I Love New York Horse Show will follow, June 30 – July 5, highlighted by the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition, on Saturday, July 4, along with the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix on Sunday, July 5. The Adirondack Horse Show will conclude show jumping’s three-week stay in the Adirondacks, July 7-11, highlighted by the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Adirondack Grand Prix on Friday, July 10. The Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence along with $2,000 will be awarded to the rider who has competed in and accumulated the most money from all three Grand Prix classes.
Whether you are a rider, supporter or spectator, there is something for everyone at the Lake Placid Horse Shows.
The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame recently honored the Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables LLC, as one of the nation’s top ten horse shows of 2014.
The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame honors excellence in the horse show world by providing recognition, education and appreciation for the achievements of the horsemen and horses who have made the sport so rich in history. The Lake Placid Horse Shows received the prestigious award in recognition of its overall excellence, and was selected as one of the top horse shows in the country by trainers, owners and riders, who voted by ballot.
General Admission for June 23 – July 11, 2015:
Weekdays: $2.00 per person per day
Weekends: $5.00 per person per day
Children under the age of 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Tickets are available at the entrance gate. Advance purchase is not necessary as there is plenty of general seating available.
For a special behind-the-scenes look at the horse shows, take a guided Walking Tour for just $1.00. Tours offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. Meet at the Lake Placid Horse Show’s Retail Booth to begin your tour.
There will be free admittance for anyone you has attended the I Love Barbecue & Music Festival from Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5. All you need to do is bring your ticket stub from the Festival and you will be admitted free at the I Love New York Horse Show.
Additional information on the Lake Placid Horse Show Series, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or by visiting www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.