Articles: Press Release
Rain-Cancelled $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix
of Lake Placid Rescheduled for July 4
Marty Bauman, 518-523-9625
July 2, 2001
LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK-The $50,000 Budweiser Grandprix of Lake Placid for
the Whitney Perpetual Challenge Trophy, cancelled because of rain on Sunday,
has been rescheduled as part of a July 4 opening day extravaganza at the
24th annual I Love New York Horse Show.
Sunday’s cancellation was the first time that a Grandprix had been cancelled
in 24 years of Grandprix competition at the Lake Placid and I Love New York
Horse Shows. Although Lake Placid will host another Grandprix, the $50,000
Supracor I Love New York Grandprix on Saturday, July 7, Lake Placid Horse
Show Association Chairman Richard M. Feldman was determined to hold the
rained-out Grandprix for the benefit of the sport’s riders and fans.
“This country’s best riders make an effort to come to Lake Placid and I want
to be sure that their support of the Lake Placid horse shows is rewarded,”
Feldman said. “And I can think of no better reward for our local fans of
the horse shows than to present show jumping at its best with a Grandprix on
the Fourth of July.”
Feldman received special permission Monday from the American Horse Shows
Association (AHSA) to reschedule the Grandprix and also received word from
the American Grandprix Association (AGA) that the Grandprix will still be
recognized as part of the AGA Series.
Admission for the Grandprix, which is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m., will
be just $2.00 for adults with children under 12 admitted free. The
admission price includes the full day of horse show competition which starts
at 8:00 a.m. and runs till about 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be available at the
gate at the North Elba Show Grounds on Route 73 in Lake Placid across from
the ski jumps.
For more information, please call the Lake Placid Horse Show Association at
(518) 523-9625 or visit the horse show web site at