To the editor:
This is the time of the year when as a community and particularly as a business community, we should reflect upon how fortunate we are to have one of the premier horse shows in the world coming to our area.
The first week of the show (starting June, 29) would be a relatively slow and difficult week without the horse show, Even the second week with July 4, could very well be less than optimum. The presence of the horse show pretty much guarantees that both these weeks will be economically productive for Lake Placid/North Elba. This is absolutely the most important event we host all year.
In return for this good fortune (especially in this year of high and escalating cost), as a community, we should sincerely open our arms and welcome all the participants (workers, trainers, grooms exhibitors, riders) and make each and every one of them feel as if we consider them to be the most important person in the world, or as Ruth Newburry put it back in the 70s, “You’ve come and we’re delighted.”
To all the participants in the year’s horse show, thank you for being here.
Edwin Weibrecht Jr.
Owner, operator of the Mirror Lake Inn