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Lake Placid Horse Show opens in Adirondacks

LAKE PLACID -- The 44th annual Lake Placid Horse Show is open and will be followed next week by the 36th annual I Love New York Horse Show.
 
The two weeks of competition include the $75,000 Equine Insurance Services/Great American Grand Prix of Lake Placid on Sunday and the $100,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on July 6.
 
The entrants include Olympians Kevin Babington of Ireland, and Margie Engle, Nona Garson, Anne Kursinski and Peter Leone of the U.S. Among the other competitors are Lake Placid Grand Prix Champions Laura Chapot, Charlie Jacobs, Mark Leone, Todd Minikus, Jimmy Torano and Jeffery Welles and show jumping stars Candice King, Hillary Simpson, Callan Solem, Ronan McGuigan of Ireland and Keean White of Canada. 
 
The event features about 700 horses each week and $535,000 in prize money.

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