Jeffery Welles Wins the $35,000 Mount Equinox Grand
Prix, Sponsored by Nutraceutical, at the Vermont Summer Festival Horse
Dorset, VTJuly 28, 2002Jeffery Wells of Pound Ridge,
NY, won the $35,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix on Sunday, sponsored
by Nutraceutical, riding Penelope, owned by M/M Douglas Durst in
the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show at Harold Beebe Farm, East
Sztyrle of Bridgehampton, NY, came in second, riding Caya, owned
by Sag Pond Farm and Michael Dorman of Jamison, PA, aboard Enzo
La Mulotiere, owned by Caroline Lloyd, came in third. Presenting
the award to the winners was Mr. and Mrs. Harold Beebe, hosts of
the Vermont Summer Festival.
it rained all morning, the weather cooperated and stopped just in
time for the Grand Prix, leaving the field of thirty unaffected
and coming through with six clean rounds for an exciting jump-off.
Welles was the last to go in the jump-off and time was of the essence
as four out of the five before him went clear. Sztyrle and Caya,
who were second in the jump-off set the time to beat at 36.263 seconds.
Welles shaved off nearly a second to clinch the victory in 35.732
and gave all the credit to Penelope.
just a really fast horse, said Welles. Sometimes her
speed gets her into trouble, but when she gets it together, shes
hard to beat.
is on a roll in Vermont, winning five open jumper classes in the
last five days, including the $10,000 Bruce Chovnick LLC Mini Prix
on Friday, July 26.
special award was presented to Vanessa Stevenson of Southampton,
NY on behalf of the Komen Vermont Race for the Cure to the Leading
Lady Rider, following the Mount Equinox Grand Prix. Stevenson accumulated
the highest number of points in the Open Jumper and Grand Prix divisions
during the first three weeks of the Vermont Summer Festival. The
Race for the Cure took place in Manchester earlier in the day with
close to 4,000 participants. The proceeds will go to breast cancer
Vermont Summer Festival, New Englands largest AA
rated hunter-jumper horse show circuit, continues with the Manchester
and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31 - August 4 and culminates
with the Vermont Summer Celebration, August 7 - 11.
further information, please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website
or call 802-362-7548.