Articles: Press Release
Todd Minikus Wins Turtle Lane Farm Open Jumper Classic CSI 3*
at 38th Annual Lake Placid Horse Show
Lou Jacobs Sweeps Top Two Places in High Amateur-Owner Speed Stake
Marty Bauman 518-523-9625,
Lake Placid, NY-June 29, 2007-Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL rode Olinda to
victory in the $25,000 Turtle Lane Farm Open Jumper Classic CSI 3* at the
38th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
Minikus, one of the four riders chosen to represent the U.S. in show jumping
in the Pan American Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil later this summer, was
one of 10 entries to qualify for a tiebreaking jump-off by riding without
penalty over the 16-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds.
The 2001 U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Horseman of the Year who won Lake
Placid's Hermes Grand Prix in 2004 then completed the eight-jump tiebreaker
without fault in 34.45 seconds to claim the win.
McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, 2004 Olympic team Gold medalist, placed second
on Pinkata de Longpre after finishing the jump-off fault-free in 35.69
seconds. Margie Engle of Wellington, FL and Christine McCrea of Suffield,
CT had the only other clean rides in the jump-off to place third and fourth
respectively. Engle finished in 35.78 seconds Hidden Creek's Calippo 12 and
McCrea finished in 37.38 seconds.
Following the Classic, Lou Jacobs of East Aurora, NY swept the top two
places in the High Amateur-Owner Speed Stake. Jacobs won the one-round
class with a clean ride in 54.026 seconds on Soleil and also placed second
with a clean ride in 54.483 seconds on Kachina.
The 2007 Lake Placid Horse Show concludes Sunday with the $75,000 Budweiser
Grandprix of Lake Placid CSI 3*, presented by RV Sales of Broward. The 30th
annual I Love New York Horse Show, highlighted by the $60,000 Hermes
Grandprix CSI 3* on Saturday, July 7, follows at the same site, July 3-8.
The Whiteface Lodge NAL Adult Amateur Jumper Classics, Adirondack Life Low
Junior Jumper Classic, Sidelines Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, 1.40m
Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club NAL Open Speed Stake, 1.35m A.G. Edwards
Jumper Class, and The Hooker Family Children's Jumper Classes highlight
action on Saturday and the Pepsi Bottling Group High Junior Jumper Classic,
Mirror Lake Inn High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic, Juliam Farm Lead Line
Class, C.M. Hadfield's Saddlery Parade of Champions, Moss Communications NAL
Children's Jumper Classics, and the $75,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake
Placid CSI 3* presented by RV Sales of Broward highlight action on Sunday.
The 2007 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors
include A. G. Edwards, A&M Beverages, A Placid Life, Adirondack Daily
Enterprise, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, Animal Planet, Anonymous,
Bainbridge Farms LLC, Brandy Parfums, Ltd., The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar,
Budweiser, Carr-Hughes Productions, Chair 6, Charlie's Restaurant, Charlotte
Bobcats, Chronicle of the Horse, Jane Forbes Clark, C.M. Hadfield's
Saddlery, Inc., The Cottage Cafe, The Country Saddler, Ltd., Crowne Plaza
Resort & Golf Club, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks, Deeridge Farms, Der
Dau Custom Boots and Shoes, Ecogold, EquiFit, Farm and Ranch Magazine, Fox
Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Grill 211, Mr. James Harpel,
Hermes, Hilton Lake Placid Resort, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Juliam
Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, Lake Placid News, The Leone
Family, The Levy Family, Lonesome Landing Garden Center, The Marantz Family,
Mirror Lake Inn, Moss Communications, Mountain Horse, Mr. Mike's Pizza &
Pasta, Nicola's On Main, North Elba Park District, On a Fence Designs &
Rentals, ORDA/Whiteface Mountain, The Pepsi Bottling Group, The Phillips
Family, Price Chopper, Red-Kap Sales, Royal Reflections, Ruthie's Run, RV
Sales of Broward, Sand Castle Farm, Michael & Lora Schultz, Sidelines,
Stretton Enterprises, Turtle Lane Farm, The Weeks Family, The Whiteface
Lodge, Wild Horse Wines, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y106.3
Mountain Communications LLC.
Live webcasts of all horse show competition is available on line at the
horse show's official website at www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com
or at www.productionseast.com
Admission to the Lake Placid Horse Show is just $5.00 per day on the
weekend. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are
available at the gate. Further information is available by calling the Lake
Placid Horse Show Association at (518) 523-9625 or on line at