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Five Weeks of Equestrian Competition Set To Begin in Vermont

East Dorset, VT—July 8, 2003—The Manchester Summer Festival, July 9-13, the first week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival is set to begin. The Vermont Summer Festival, July 9-August 10, is a five week long Horse Show held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

Competition will begin July 9 at 7:30 am with the Green Conformation Model and the Regular Conformation Model. At 8:00 am, all five rings will open and will feature top level hunter and jumper action throughout the day.

The Regular Working Hunter Division along with the Regular Conformation Hunter Division will highlight the day’s activity in the hunter rings. In the jumper rings the Preliminary Jumper Division will get the jumper competition underway and the afternoon’s $2,500 Open Jumper Class will kick off a week of top level show jumping competition in the Grand Prix ring.

The first week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival will be followed by the Manchester Classic, July 16-20; the Valley Classic, July 23-27; the Manchester and the Mountains Show, July 30-August 3; and the Vermont Summer Celebration, August 6-10.

The Vermont Summer Festival is New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter/jumper horse show circuit. This year’s event includes five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix and five $10,000 Mini Prix to be held on the last day of each show. Each of the five weeks will also feature 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.

For further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, please call (802) 362-9023, or visit the Vermont Summer Festival website at

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