LAKE PLACID, N.Y.--Laura Chapot continued her winning ways on Wednesday, July 6, sweeping the top two places in the $5,000 1.40m Jump-off Class at the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of the 2022 Lake Placid Horse Shows.
Chapot rode two of the eight entries who reached the jump-off by going clean over the first-round course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral, course designer for next year’s FEI World Cup Finals in Omaha.
She then turned in the two fastest clean rounds in the jump-off, winning on Calafornia with a time of 34.628 seconds and placing second with a time of 34.667 seconds on Gideon.
Third went to Gracie Allen who had a clean jump-off ride in 35.021 seconds on Jelster Van Stal Romano.
Sarah Scheiring rode Jessica’s Dream to win the $1,500 1.35m Jump-off Class.
She was one of four entries to go clean in the first round and then had the fastest clean jump-off round, finishing with a time of 41.251 seconds to win.
ON THE first day of the I Love N.Y. show, Michael Desiderio of Bedminster, N.J., won the 1.35m class.
Riding Sterrehof’s Edinus, Desiderio was one of six starters to go clean over the one-round course designed by Cabral, and he won with the fastest time of 61.656 seconds.
The others who turned in clean rounds were Nicky Galligan on Hermione De L’Holdez, who finished second with a clean round in 63.301.
Linda Sheridan on Vantina HPF was third, clean in 63.945, Peter Leone on A Walk in the Park was fourth in 65.594, Galligan on Javas Miss Jordan was also fifth in 69.39, and McLain Ward, just back from CHIO Aachen where was named Leading Rider, on Quinn was sixth in 74.790.