Articles: Press Release
Jonathan McCrea Wins Crowne Plaza Resort Power and Speed StakeAt 39th Annual Lake
Placid Horse Show
Contact: Marty Bauman (518) 523-9625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake Placid, NY-June 26, 2008-Jonathan McCrea of East Windsor, CT rode Triomphe
De Muze to victory in the Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club Power and Speed Stake
Thursday at the 39th annual Lake Placid Horse Show.
McCrea was one of 10 entries from the 20-horse field to qualify for the timed speed
section of the course at the North Elba Showgrounds by riding without penalty over
the nine-jump power portion. He then rode his mount without penalty over the seven-jump
speed section finishing in 33.104 seconds to claim the win.
Placing second with no faults and a time of 33.373 seconds was Keean White on Maharaja
while third went to Jimmy Torano who had no faults and a time of 34.756 seconds
The fastest time of the day was turned in by Todd Minikus who finished in a blazing
31.492 seconds on Presidente, the mount on whom he won Wednesday's Whiteface Mountain
1.45m Jump-off. However Minikus, who will defend his title Sunday in the week's
featured event, the $75,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid Presented by RV Sales
of Broward, had two rails down for eight faults and a seventh-place finish.
The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday and is followed at the same
site by the 31st annual I Love New York Horse Show which runs July 1-6. Admission
to the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows is $2.00 on weekdays and $5.00
on weekends. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Tickets are available
at the gate.
The 2008 Lake Placid Horse Show and I Love New York Horse Show sponsors includeA
& M Beverages, A Placid Life, Adirondack Life, Adirondack Store, American Grandprix
Association, Animal Planet, Anonymous, Bainbridge Farms LLC, Brandy Parfums, Ltd.,
The Brown Dog Cafe and Wine Bar, Budweiser, Carr-Hughes Productions, Chair 6, Champlain
Valley Equipment, Charlie's Restaurant, Charlotte Bobcats, Jane Forbes Clark, C.M.
Hadfield's Saddlery, Inc., The Cottage Cafe, The Country Saddler, Ltd., Crossroad's
Caterers, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, David R. Fowler Custom Tack Trunks,
Deeridge Farms, Der Dau Custom Boots and Shoes, The Dutta Corp., Ecogold, Equifit,
Farm and Ranch Magazine, Fox Run, Ltd., Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort, Grill 211,
Mr. James Harpel, Hermes, High Peaks Resort, The Hooker Family, Horse Watch, Intercat,
Inc., J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Jake Placid Doghouse, Janney Montgomery Scott,
LLC, Juliam Farm, Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau, The Leone Family, The
Levy Family, Lonesome Landing Garden Center, Mirror Lake Inn, Mountain Horse, Mr.
Mike's Pizza & Pasta, Moss Communications, Bobby & Melissa Murphy, Nicola's
On Main, 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, Sam Edelman Shoes, Sand Castle Farm, Saratoga Living,
Michael & Lora Schultz, Sidelines, Storm Ridge Capital LLC, Stretton Enterprises,
Town of North Elba Park District, Turtle Lane Farm, The Weeks Family, The Whiteface
Lodge, Woodlea Farms, WPTZ News Channel 5, and Y106.3 - Mountain Communications
For more information and schedule details, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show
Association at (518) 523-9625 or visit www.lakeplacidhorseshow.com.