Wins $35,000 Valley Classic Grand Prix Presented by The Equinox
at Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, VTJuly 27, 2003-- Lisa Jacquin of Wayne, PA aboard
Justice, owned by Dr. Juan M. Carmona , won the $35,000 Valley Classic
Grand Prix Presented by The Equinox at the Valley Classic, 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.
blustering winds did not deter Jacquin, and on a day where many
were affected by the rain and high winds, she proved herself to
be the best. This year, were used to it, she said
of the weather conditions.
of the starting field of 30 horse-and-rider combinations, Jacquin
was one of only six pairs to go clear over the first round course
designed by Olympian Conrad Homfeld to qualify to ride in the jump-off.
Hes a great horse. It felt really good, she said
of her first round. That gave me the confidence to go a little
faster in the jump-off.
third in the jump-off, Jacquin posted a clear round and the fasted
time of 43.903 seconds to earn the blue ribbon. Hes
a great horse, she said of her mount.
Lisa Jacquin riding Justice on her way to winning the $35,000 Grand
Prix at the Vermont Classic sponsored by The Equinox Resort.
Credit: Photo by Kym Ketcham
the third straight week, Jimmy Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL took
second place in the Grand Prix. With two mounts in the jump-off,
Torano finished second aboard Gibson, owned by Sir Ruly Inc. This
pair crossed through the finish line in a time of 44.650 seconds.
Irishmen Darragh Kerins who is based in Wellington, FL in the United
States, finished third aboard S&L 11th & Bleeker, owned
by S&L Farms.
prior to the Grand Prix, honored horse show guest Governor James
Douglas presented Summer Gay of Ridgefield, CT and Katie Milton
with Leading Lady Rider Awards. Gay was presented with the Leading
Lady Jumper Rider award by the Susan G. Komen Foundation in honor
of Breast Cancer Awareness. The foundation presented Milton with
the Leading Lady Hunter Rider Award. Its quite an honor,
said Milton, who has just recently entered the professional ranks.
Milton works in Bridgehampton, NY at Waterside Farm. I love
working for them, she explained.
in the day, Kenzie Snyder of West Chester, PA aboard her Aquarius
won the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic
Presented by Nutraceutical International Inc. Snyder was one of
only four-horse-and-rider combinations to ride clear over the first
round course to qualify to ride in the jump-off. Going first in
the jump-off, Snyder was the only rider able to produce a fault
free jump-off round, which earned her the blue ribbon. Lara Gay
of Ridgefield, CT aboard RCG Farms Rios Ricarda finished
in second place posting a four fault score in the jump-off in a
time of 33.927 seconds.
the Mexican riders dominated the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic Presented by Nutraceutical International
Inc. Marilly Meyer of Mexico aboard Lexington topped the field of
31 horse-and-rider combinations to win. In the jump-off, Meyer turned
in a clear round in the fastest time of 35.345 seconds. Another
rider from Mexico, Armando Trope finished second aboard Karo As,
owned by Armando Hassey. Armondo Hassey finished third aboard his
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