World-Class Equestrian Competition Set to Return at 2022 Lake Placid Horse Shows
The Lake Placid Horse Shows, Sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC, and Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC, is one of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse show circuit and features many of the nation’s top riders and horses. The Lake Placid Horse Shows are set to return June 28-July 10, offering a full schedule of world-class competition with more than $600,000 in prize money.
Located in the historic Olympic town of Lake Placid, New York, the Lake Placid Horse Shows (LPHS) offer two weeks of exciting equestrian competition in a setting no other horse show can match. The meticulously landscaped North Elba Showgrounds are surrounded by breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains. Celebrating 53 years of equestrian tradition, LPHS hosts competitions for riders of all levels and ages ranging from young children on polished ponies, to glistening hunters, to Olympic veterans aboard their grand prix mounts. Each show is USEF ‘Premier-6’ rated for both jumpers and hunters.
Each show day, the LPHS action starts at either 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. with classes running simultaneously in four show rings until approximately 5:00 p.m. The Lake Placid Horse Show, June 28-July 3, is highlighted by the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix Presented by Alliant Private Client on Sunday, July 3. The I Love New York Horse Show follows on July 5-10, with highlights including the $100,000 Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix on Saturday, July 9, and the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship North Presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 10.
“We are continuing to respond to exhibitor feedback with improvements to our show grounds,” said Philip Richter, Chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association Board of Directors. “We have finished upgrading the electricity in the stabling area which is now complete with new panel boxes and increased voltage. We are really looking forward to a spectacular summer of show jumping in Lake Placid!”
A USEF Heritage Competition, the LPHS shows are part of the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Awards Program and feature classes that are part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series, North American League (NAL) and Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) series.
With a variety of things to do for the entire family both on and off the showgrounds, it’s no wonder that Lake Placid is one of exhibitors’ favorite shows and is known as the “Best Two Weeks of a Horseman’s Summer!”Fun Activities at the Horse Show
The LPHS offers superb shopping in the boutique vendor area. Local Adirondack artists, products, clothing and apparel are featured, as well as real estate, photography, a variety of equine-related shops, a booth with official Lake Placid Horse Shows commemorative sportswear and merchandise, and an assortment of dining options with culinary delights. Many special events also take place throughout the horse shows that are entertaining for the whole family. The LPHS features the Juliam Farm Leadline Class during week one, while week two features the longstanding tradition of the highly popular Doggie Costume Contest Sponsored by Man and Beast.
There are endless activities to do away from the horse show while in the Lake Placid region, making it the ideal vacation spot for families coming to the horse shows. Outdoor activities include kayaking, tubing, hiking, fishing, boating, cycling, paddling, rock climbing, swimming, golf and so much more. The quaint town of Lake Placid also has a great variety of shops and a plethora of restaurants. The Fourth of July celebrations are famous in Lake Placid with a parade down Main Street followed by electrifying fireworks over Mirror Lake.
Further information on the Lake Placid Horse Shows is available by calling the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at 518-523-9625 or online at www.lakeplacidhorseshows.org