2003 Vermont Summer Festival to Host Weekly Show Jumping
Hall of Fame Series
Classes for Junior and Amateur-Owner Riders
Dorset, VTJune 10, 2003This years Vermont Summer
Festival will host weekly Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic
Series classes for junior and amateur-owner riders during its five-week
run at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, July 9 August
for this year, the Festival will hold separate Hall of Fame classes
for juniors and amateur-owners during each of its first three weeks
of competition. For the final two weeks, the classes will be combined.
Previously, the Festival had hosted combined Hall of Fame classes
splitting the classes for the juniors and amateur-owners, we double
the total prize money available, said Dotty Ammerman, Vermont
Summer Festival Executive Director, But more importantly for
many of our exhibitors is the opportunity to earn coveted Show Jumping
Hall of Fame Series points.
each Sunday just prior to that weeks featured $35,000 Grand
Prix, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame classes at the Vermont Summer
Festival will offer a $10,000 purse and the opportunity to earn
Series points towards qualifying to compete in the Year-End Championship
at the National Horse Show.
Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series classes are held under
Grand Prix rules and specifications. The Series, which is sponsored
in part by a grant from the National Horse Sports Foundation, holds
classes at more than 70 horse shows across the country. It is designed
to give junior and amateur-owner riders an opportunity to compete
at higher levels of competition and serves as a proving ground for
many riders who aspire to someday represent the United States in
international competition. For more information on the Show Jumping
Hall of Fame, please visit www.showjumpinghalloffame.net.
addition to the exciting Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series classes,
the Vermont Summer Festivals five weeks of exciting equestrian
competitionthe Manchester Summer Festival, July 9-13; Manchester
Classic Horse Show, July 16-20; Valley Classic, July 23-27; Manchester
and the Mountains Horse Show, July 30-August 3; and the Vermont
Summer Celebration, August 6-10will be highlighted by a U.S.
Equestrian Team (USET)-recognized Grand Prix as well as a Mini Prix
further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, including
prize lists and entry forms, please visit the Vermont Summer Festival
or email requests for entry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.