Wins 1,500 NAL/WIHS Childrens Jumper Classic
East Dorset, VTJuly 26, 2003Jacqueline Roberts of Pipersville,
PA rode her Liliaceous to win the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Childrens
Jumper Classic at the Valley Classic Horse Show, July 23-27, the
third week of the Vermont Summer Festival, July 9-August 10, held
at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Only ten of the 34 horse-and-rider combinations entered in the class
turned in clear performances in the first round to qualify to ride
over the shortened jump-off course. Going fourth in the jump-off,
Roberts posted a clear round and the fastest time of 37.685 seconds.
Burnstein of Sudbury, MA aboard Turnloomore, owned by Henrietta
Burnstein, turned in a clear performance in the jump-off with a
slightly slower time of 37.762 seconds to finish second. The only
other horse-and-rider combination to produce a clear round in the
jump off was Caitlin Sands, of Lebanon, PA aboard her Rienne De
Rouge. This pair stopped the clock at 38.307 seconds to finish third.
McGrath of Hummelstown, PA rode Euro Pass, owned by Wynwood Farm,
to win the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classic over 27
entered horse-and-rider combinations. Second place in the class
was awarded Sarah Kerins of South Salem, NY, who rode Ulysses, owned
by Darragh Kerrins.
in the day in the Grand Prix ring, Eric Thompson of New York, NY
rode Ower, owned by Twin Lakes Farm, to win the High Preliminary
Jumper Class over the 24 entered horse-and-rider combinations. This
pair was later named High Preliminary Jumper Champion.
Young Rider team member Marilly Meyer rode Lexington, owned by Jorge
Meyer, to win the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Class over 11
horse-and-rider combinations. Her win contributed to her earning
Championship honors in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Division.
the hunter rings at the Valley Classic, Kym Smith of Southampton,
NY rode her Enrique to Championship honors in the Adult Amateur
Hunter for riders ages 18-35 for the third consecutive week. This
combination also teamed up to win the $500 North American League
(NAL)/Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Adult Amateur Hunter
Classic on July 25.
Braswell of Ocala, FL rode her Mistletoe to earn the Champion ribbon
for the Adult Amateur Hunter Division for riders ages 35-45 for
the second time at the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival. Holly Caristo
of Hauppauge, NY rode Blue Skies, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Caristo,
to Championship honors in the Adult Amateur Hunter for riders 46
in the morning, Sara Green of Sherborne, MA topped a field of 33
riders to win the USAE Pony Medal. Victoria Birdsall of Topsfield,
MA finished in second place.
Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show. This years event includes
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix to be held on the last day
of each show and five $10,000 Mini Prix to be held on the Friday
of each show. Each of the five weeks also features a $10,000 Show
Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper class, part
of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series which determines
which junior and amateur/owner riders will qualify to ride at the
2003 National Horse Show.
further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, please
call (802) 362-9023, or visit the Vermont Summer Festival website