The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame has named the Lake Placid Horse Shows as one of the nation’s top-ten horse shows and top-six Derbys of 2016, a double honor bestowed upon them for the second consecutive year.
“We are delighted to be honored with these prestigious awards again!” said Richard M. Feldman, chairman of the Lake Placid Horse Show Association. “We work very hard all year-round to ensure that our shows are one of the best in the nation. It’s extremely rewarding to know that our efforts are being recognized by top equestrians on the national circuit, who specifically come to compete at our horse shows.”
For over 48 years, the Lake Placid Horse Shows have hosted the nation’s top horses and riders at their world-class facility. The 2017 Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farm, will take place June 27 – July 9, hosting two weeks of world-class competition for all levels, ranging from young children on ponies to grand prix competitors and Olympic medalists. Each show is USEF ‘AA’ rated for hunters and 6* rated for Jumpers and offers more than 100 classes of competition. This year’s shows offer over $535,000 in prize money!
The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame honors excellence by providing recognition, education and appreciation for the achievements of the horsemen and horses who have made the sport of show hunters so rich in history. The Lake Placid Horse Shows were selected as one of the top horse shows and Derbys in the country by trainers, owners and riders who voted by ballot in recognition of its overall excellence. Lake Placid was named one of the nation’s top-ten horse shows of 2014, 2015 and 2016, and one of the top-six Derbys in 2015 and 2016.
The Lake Placid Horse Show will take place June 27- July 2, highlighted by the $75,000 Devoucoux Grand Prix on Sunday, July 2. The I Love New York Horse Show will follow on July 4-9, featuring the $100,000 Great American Insurance Group Grand Prix on Saturday, July 8 followed by the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay & Grain and Purina Animal Nutrition on Sunday, July 9.
Well known as the ‘Best Two Weeks of a Horseman’s Summer,’ the Lake Placid Horse Shows offers top competition in a vacation-like setting, making it fun for the whole family. Some of the best shopping in the Adirondacks can be found right in the horse show’s vendor area, including local Adirondack artists, products, clothing and apparel, as well as real estate, photography, a variety of equine related shops, a booth with official Lake Placid Horse Shows commemorative sportswear, and many selections of culinary delights.
The Lake Placid region offers a wide range of family activities from which to choose, making it the ideal vacation spot for families coming to the horse shows. Outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, boating, cycling, paddling, rock climbing and swimming. The quaint, historic town offers a great variety of shops and restaurants.