Laura Chapot Starts the 2019 Pennsylvania National Horse Show In Winning Form
Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2019 – Many top jumper riders were first seen in the New Holland Arena at this year’s Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS) Wednesday night competing for a total of $25,000 in the 1.40m Speed Challenge and the 1.45m Dash for the Cash. Among them Triple Crown Feed’s Laura Chapot who kicked off the competition finishing 2nd on California in the $10,000 1.40m Speed Challenge.
Then she returned to the ring to win the $15,000 1.45m Dash for the Cash. Chapot topped a field of 18 riders with Mary Chapot’s Chandon Blue. With a speedy trip of 51.88 seconds.
“(Chandon Blue) is a naturally fast horse,” Chapot said. “He was very excited to be here today. He was prancing and dancing in the schooling area, and I think he was just on fire. Fortunately, he has a really quick way of going and his natural speed is just a bit above what a lot of other horses can do.”
Chapot is familiar with her mount’s natural speed after riding him for more than a year, and her plan for Wednesday’s class was a smooth round. “He’s a great horse for me,” she added. “He suits my style really well. He’s got a lot of energy, and he really wants to go and try hard.”
Chapot plans to have both Calafornia and Chandon Blue compete later in the week in several classes, including the Pennsylvania Big Jump and the Grand Prix de Penn National. She will face off against other riders seen in Wednesday’s opening classes, including Marilyn Little and fellow Olympian Beezie Madden.
$15,000 1.45m Dash for the Cash
1 Laura Chapot and Chandon Blue (USA) | 0/51.88 | $4,950
2 Sydney Shulman and Azilis Du Mesnil (ISR) | 0/51.91 | $3,000
3 Erynn Ballard and Catoki’s Son Z (CAN) | 0/52.63 | $2,250
4 Mario Deslauriers and Uris De La Roque (CAN) | 0/53.89 | $1,500
5 Molly Ashe Cawley and Van De Emma (USA) | 0/54.96 | $900
6 Beezie Madden and Coach (USA) | 0/58.52 | $675
7 Samantha Schaefer and Zarina De Vidau (USA) | 4/50.64 | $450
8 Amy Millar and Truman (CAN) | 4/52.67 | $375
9 Erynn Ballard and Judge Hof Ter Zeedycke (CAN) | 4/54.20 | $300
10 Ali Ramsay and Lutz (CAN) | 4/54.32 | $300
11 Katherine Dinan and Dougie Douglas (USA) | 4/55.19 | $150
12 Peter Lutz and Excellent (USA) | 4/56.25 | $150
$10,000 1.40m Speed Challenge
1 Marilyn Little and Clearwater (USA) | 0/54.15 | $3,300
2 Laura Chapot and Calafornia (USA) | 0/56.58 | $2,000
3 Victoria Birdsall and Djumpsina SFN (USA) | 0/57.32 | $1,500
4 Callan Solem and Imogen de Regor (USA) | 0/57.49 | $1,000
5 Callan Solem and Jasmijn Van De Renthoeve (USA) | 0/60.08 | $600
6 Molly Ashe Cawley and Conrad 119 (USA) | 0/62.85 | $450
7 Beezie Madden and Jiva (USA) | 0/63.10 | $300
8 Katherine Dinan and Atika Des Hauts Vents (USA) | 0/63.50 | $250
9 Samantha Schaefer and Belle Z (USA) | 0/64.18 | $200
10 Susan Horn and Chacca Keeps II (CAN) | 0/64.92 | $200
11 Caitlyn Connors and Bink-a (USA) | 0/65.46 | $100
12 Sharm Wordley and Barnetta (NZL) | 0/65.69 | $100
Triple Crown is proud to sponsor Laura Chapot who feeds Triple Crown Senior and Complete to her barn. Laura shared her feedback about Triple Crown products, “The horses are looking good and they have been really consistent,” she said. “Their energy level has been what we hoped for.” She’s thrilled with the outcome and has transitioned all 16 horses over….. “Triple Crown has a wide range of products. There’s something for every horse,” she said. Learn more about Triple Crown feedline here.