Articles: Horse News
Darragh Kenny Wins $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix to Conclude 43rd
Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Marty Bauman, 518-523-9625, email@example.com
Lake Placid, New York - July 1, 2012 - Darragh Kenny of Ireland rode Sandor
De La Pomme to victory in the $75,000
Horseware Ireland Grand Prix to conclude the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse
Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
Kenny, 24, who won the class in 2010 on Gael Force, was one of only three
riders from the starting field of 28 to reach the tiebreaking jump-off by
riding without penalty over the 16-jump, first-round course designed by
Steve Stephens at the North Elba Showgrounds. He was the first to return
for the 8-jump tiebreaker and he set the mark to beat with a fault-free ride
in 40.763 seconds on his 10-year-old, Belgian Warmblood.
Callan Solem of Chester Springs, PA followed Kenny in the jump-off and
finished in 43.623 seconds on VDL Torlando but with four faults for a rail
down at the sixth fence. The day's final entry was Kaitlin Campbell of
Upper Black Eddy, PA on Rocky W and she also had four faults and her time of
43.791 seconds placed her behind Solem in third and gave the win to Kenny,
marking the third consecutive year that a rider from Ireland has won,
following Kenny in 2010 and Jonathan McCrea last year.
"I knew the other two would be quick so I knew that I couldn't waste any
time, but I wanted to be sure above all that I was clean," Kenny said.
"Once I cleared the second-to-last jump, I knew I could get over the last
one so I galloped hard to save some time.
"He is a fantastic horse who has done everything I've asked of him. We got
him in February from Peter Wylde. He's naturally quick, very careful and
scopey. I am very lucky to have him."
Other winners on Sunday included Charlotte Jacobs on Kachina in the Pepsi
Beverages Company Junior Jumper Classic; Wesley Newlands on Lapacco in the
FarmVet High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Nina Montross on Caprifol and
Isabella Norton on Carnaval Z in the Price Chopper NAL and WIHS Childrens
Jumper Classics; Margo Stever on Game Point in the Horse Show Services NAL
Adult Amateur Hunter Classic and Caroline Cline on Small Talk in the Horse
Show Services NAL Children's Hunter Classic.
Sunday's action also featured the Juliam Farm Lead Line Class and the
C.M. Hadfields Saddlery Parade of Champions.
The 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show is followed by the 35th annual I Love
New York Horse Show, July 3-8, which is highlighted by the $75,000 Woodlea
Farms Grand Prix, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC., on Saturday, July
7. Following the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana
Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence is awarded to the rider
who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placids two Grand Prix.
The 2012 Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors
include: A Placid Life, Adirondack Flying Service,
Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, Alessandro Albanese,
Animal Planet, Anonymous, Arbor Hill Farm (The Boggio
Family), Bainbridge Companies, LLC, Beacon Hill Farm, Beacon
Hill Horse Transportation, Inc., Cape Air, Carr-Hughes
Productions, Casella Waste Management, Jane Forbes Clark,
Clifton Park Rental Center, C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery, Inc.,
Community Bank, N.A., Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club,
David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der Dau
Custom Made Boots, Devoucoux, Inc, Eastern Hay, Equifit,
Inc., FarmVet, Inc., Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Lakeside
Resort, Hannaford Supermarkets, James Harpel, Hollow Brook
Associates, LLC High Peaks Resort, Horseshoe Trail Farm,
LLC, Horse Show Services, Horse Watch, Intercat, Inc.,
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jamaica Tent Company, Janney
Montgomery Scott, LLC, Juliam Farm, Kistler Buildings, Lake
Placid Lodge, Lake Placid Summit Resort Hotel & Suites,
Meadow Grove Farm, Mirror Lake Inn, Mountain Horse, Bobby &
Melissa Murphy, On A Fence Designs, ORDA - Whiteface
Mountain, P. F. Farm, Parlanti USA, Pepsi Beverages Company,
Price Chopper, Purina Mills, Quiet Hill Farm, ROOST -
LP-Essex County Visitors Bureau, Ruthie's Run, Sam Edelman
Shoes, Sand Castle Farm, Saratoga Eagle, Lora & Michael
Schultz, Sidelines, SmartPak, Storm Ridge Capital, LLC,
Stretton Enterprises, Inc., The Brown Dog Deli & Wine Bar,
The Cottage Cafe, The Hooker Family, The Levy Family, The
Spa @ The Mirror Lake Inn, The Tack Shelter, The Whiteface
Lodge, Time Warner Cable, Town of North Elba Park District,
USA Animo, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5 and Y-106.3.
Admission to the horse shows is just $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on
weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free and discounts are
offered to groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the gate. Show
your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card and get 50% off.
Posted start orders, live results and video clips of all rounds of horse
show competition are available on line at www.ShowNet.biz.
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show
Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit