LAKE PLACID, N.Y.--Laura Chapot swept the top three places in the $5,000, 1.40m Speed Challenge Thursday, Jue 30 at thefirst of the two Lake Placid Horse Shows.
One of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse show circuit, the Lake Placid Horse Shows run June 28-July 10, offering a full schedule of world-class competition with more than $600,000 in prize money.
Chapot rode three of the seven horses that managed to go clean over the one-round course designed by Nick Granat and turned in the three fastest times!
She claimed the win on Gideon with a time of 55.284 seconds while placing second on Calafornia with a time of 56.546 seconds and taking third on Out of Ireland with a time of 56.569 seconds.
In the $2,000 Hampton Inn 1.35m Jumper Class, Alexanne Thibault won on Cidanos Z.
Thibault was one of three entries to go clean and her time of 60.931 seconds gave her the win over Corinne Sweeney, who was second with a time of 62.767 seconds on Tara M, and Alex Matz, who was third with a time of 64.610 seconds on GK Finette.