Phibbs and Snepts Win $35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand
Prix To Culminate 2003 Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, VTAugust 10, 2003 Courtney Phibbs and Snepts
won the $35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, closing event
of the Vermont Summer Celebration, which was the final horse show
of the 5-week Vermont Summer Festival.
$35,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix drew a field of 22
entries. U.S. Olympic veteran rider Buddy Brown designed the course
and 9 horses had fault-free rounds to qualify for the timed jump-off.
timed jump-off consisted of eight jumping efforts and a time allowed
of 48 seconds. First back in the order was Equifit Pizarro with
Meredith Taylor riding a clean round but incurring 2 time faults.
The next fault-free round was the third in the order, Leann Flavin
and Julius who finished in a time of 47.118 seconds.
next five horses each incurred either jumping faults or time faults.
Finally, the last to go was Snepts with Courtney Phibbs riding for
the Court-Lin Frae Farm. Courtney and Snepts proved that the last
was the best, producing a fault-free round in a time of 45.772 seconds
and taking the victory. Leann Flavin and Julius were second placed.
Belynda Bond riding Seacove for owner, Kim Semyan, finished in third
Hassey riding Lizzeppe won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame $10,000
Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic. Armando and Lizzeppe beat a
field of 19 horses, of which 9 returned for the timed jump-off.
Only three horses had double clean rounds.
Toon won both the older Amateur Owner Hunter Over Fences Classes
riding Alexia for JT Farm and ended her stay in Vermont as the Circuit
Grand Champion in the Amateur Owner Hunters 36 Years and Over division.
Reserve Champion was Lion De Ore for owner and rider Dee Thomas.
the Amateur Owner Hunter 18-35, Storyteller with owner/rider Robin
Swinderman was 2nd placed in the first over fence class and won
the second over fence class. Robin and Storyteller from Norristown,
FL were Circuit Grand Hunter Champion in the Amateur Owner Hunters
18-35 Years. Candlelight with Megan McGuire of Whitehouse Station,
NJ, was Champion in the younger Amateur Owner Hunters for the week
while Storyteller and Robin were Reserve Champion.
Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show. This years event included
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix held on the last day of
each show and five $10,000 Mini Prix held on the Friday of each
show. Each of the five weeks also featured 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. For full results, visit the Vermont Summer