Summer Festival Crowns Hunter Champions
Dorset, VTJuly 10, 2003The Vermont Summer Festival,
July 9-August 10, has crowned the first champions during the Manchester
Summer Festival, July 9-13, which is the first of five weeks of
horse show competition at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset,
their first phases of competition on July 9, the First Year Green
Working Hunter horse-and-rider combinations competed over fences
on July 10 to conclude their division. In the end, it was Cast A
Spell, owned by La Bagatell LLC and ridden by Holly Orlando, who
bested the field of 17 horse-and-rider combinations to earn Championship
honors. The Reserve Champion award went to Good Point, owned by
Karen Long-Dwight and shown by Ken Berkley.
earning two first place awards and a second place on July 9, Louise
Serio on Gray Slipper, owned by Bridget Hallman, continued their
winning ways and took Championship honors in the Second Year Green
Working Hunter Division on July 10. Kate Conover piloted Grace,
owned by Sarah Alvarez, to Reserve Championship honors.
in the day, Louise Serio was again in the winners circle with
another of her mounts. She rode Hat Trick, owned by Sarah Ingle,
to Championship honors in the Green Conformation Hunter. Earning
Reserve Champion honors was Shablis, owned by Nicole Chaney and
ridden by Rachel Kennedy.
the afternoon, Nordic Legacy, owned by Amy Tucci, was awarded the
Championship ribbon in the Regular Working Hunter Division. Jennifer
Hannan rode Nordic Legacy to victory over the course of two days.
Taking Reserve Champion honors was Kensington, owned by Danielle
Glass, and ridden by Katie Milton.
owned by RCG Farms and ridden by Juliana Starbuck, was presented
with the last Champion ribbon of the day. Starbuck and Unique capitalized
on their two blue ribbons on July 9 to earn the Regular Conformation
Hunter Championship. Cathy Grady & Holly Hill Farms Ramsey
took Reserve Championship honors with Caitlin Venezia aboard.
Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show circuit. This years 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
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