Vermont Summer Festival
Prepares For A Summer Of Equestrian Excitement
14, 2002The return of the five-week Vermont Summer
Festival, July 10 - August 11, will once again bring exciting equestrian
competition to the Northeast.
For the first time, all five of the Festivals weekly horse shows
held at the same venue, Harold Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT. A new
all-weather Grand Prix and Jumper field, an additional third all-weather
hunter ring, and three additional all-weather riding/schooling areas have
been added for this years competition.
The Vermont Summer Festival, which is New Englands largest AA
hunter-jumper horse show circuit, kicks off with the Manchester Summer
Festival, July 10-14. The action continues with the Manchester Classic,
17-21, The Valley Classic, July 24-28, and the Manchester and the Mountains
Horse Show, July 31-August 4. The action culminates with the Vermont Summer
Celebration, August 7-11.
We are very excited to have the entire Festival in Manchester,
D. Ammerman, producer of the Vermont Summer Festival. The new additions
the horse show grounds make this a fabulous location for equestrian fans
competitors and we think everyone will be thrilled with the showing
experience at this facility.
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 will also feature a $10,000 Show Jumping Hall Of
High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper class, part of the Show Jumping Hall
Fame Jumper Classic Series which determines which junior and amateur/owner
riders will qualify to ride at the 2002 National Horse Show. There will
also be Marshall & Sterling and North American League Child/Adult
and a NAL Open Speed class.
For further information on the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival, please call
802-496-4878, or visit the Vermont Summer Festival website at