LAKE PLACID — Darragh Kenny of Ireland rode Sandor De La Pomme to victory in the $75,000 Woodlea Farms Grand Prix Saturday at the 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show, Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC.
Four of 28 entries advanced to the tiebreaking jump-off by riding without penalty over the 15-jump first-round course at the North Elba Showgrounds designed by Olaf Peterson, Jr.
Kenny was the second to return for the nine-jump jump-off and rode fault-free again, finishing in 45.685 seconds to take the win.
Candice King of Wellington, Fla. placed second on Whistler with a clean jump-off ride in 45.849 seconds. Third place also went to King, who had 4 jump-off faults and a time of 45.284 seconds on her other horse, Kismet. Charlie Jacobs of Boston, Mass. had 4 faults and time of 46.178 seconds on Leap Of Joy to finish fourth.
Kenny said the course won Saturday.
“When I watched Candice, I knew I had to be fast but careful,” Kenny added.
Following the Grand Prix, the Richard and Diana Feldman Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Excellence was awarded to Kenny as the rider who won the most combined prize money in the $75,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix during the Lake Placid Horse Show and Saturday’s Grand Prix.
The 35th annual I Love New York Horse Show concludes today. Highlights will include the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay & Purina Mills; The Levy Family Low Junior Jumper Classic; the Mirror Lake Inn WIHS Adult Jumper Classics; the P.F. Farm NAL & WIHS Children’s Jumper Classics; and the Y106.3 Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.