LAKE PLACID — Amanda Derbyshire of England won the $30,000 Devoucoux Open Jumper Classic by five hundredths of a second Friday at the 43rd annual Lake Placid Horse Show, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
Riding Attack II, owned by David and Becky Gochman, Derbyshire was one of 12 entries from the starting field of 41 to reach the jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump, first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds.
She was the 11th to return for the seven-jump tiebreaker, and she moved into the lead with a fault-free ride in 34.425 seconds.
The day’s final entry was Chelsea Moss of Medford, N.J., and she almost took the win when she finished clean on Lorena 90. But her time of 34.475 seconds left her in second place and gave Derbyshire, 23, the win.
Third place went to Ireland’s Kevin Babington, who finished clean in 34.628 seconds on Mark Q, and Candice King of Wellington, Fla. took fourth with a clean ride in 34.681 seconds on Whistler.
Other winners on Friday included Schuyler Riley on Andretti in the 1.35m Adirondack Flying Service Jumper Class, Paulena Johnson on Marlo in the Deeridge Farms High Amateur-Owner Jumper Class, Charlotte Jacobs on Kachina in the Arbor Hill Farm High Junior Jumper Class, and Laura Chapot on Bradberry in the 1.40m J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines Open Jumper Stake.
The Lake Placid Horse Show continues through Sunday when it culminates with the $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix of Lake Placid. The 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show will run July 3 to 8, highlighted by the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix on July 7. The Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence will awarded to the rider who has won the most combined prize money in Lake Placid’s two Grand Prix.
Saturday, June 30-
Crowne Plaza Resort North American League (NAL) Adult Amateur Jumper Classics; Adirondack Life Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Sidelines Low Junior Jumper Classic; 1.35m Jamaica Tent class; The Hooker Family Children’s Jumper Classes
Sunday, July 1- $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix of Lake Placid, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.; Pepsi Beverages Company Junior Jumper Classic; FarmVet High Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic; Juliam Farm Lead Line Class; C.M. Hadfield’s Saddlery Parade of Champions; Price Chopper NAL and WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; Horse Show Services NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classics