Continues to Dominate at Vermont Summer Festival
East Dorset, VTJuly 17, 2003For the second straight
week, Louise Serio of Kennett Square, PA earned Championship honors
in the Second Year Green Working Hunter Division at the Vermont
Summer Festival, July 9-August 10, at the Harold Beebe Farm in East
Serio piloted Primo, owned by ARL Farm LLC, to victory at the Manchester
Classic Horse Show, July 16-20. This well known hunter rider took
over the reins for Primos usual rider Caitlin Venezia after
Venezia had a mishap in the schooling ring, which kept her from
showing the horse.
a wonderful jumper, and hes really come a long way,
Serio said of the gelding, who she showed a few times in Florida
over the winter.
Earlier in the day, Serio also added a Championship in the First
Year Green Working Hunter division to her list of wins in East Dorset.
She rode Laissez Faire, owned by Bridget Hallman, to earn the tri-color
ribbon over the divisions 12 entries. Hes been
so consistent this week. Hes a beautiful jumper and really
fun to ride, she said of her mount.
Other hunter champions included Shablis, owned by Nicole Chaney
and ridden by Rachael B. Kennedy of Brookeville, MD who earned the
tri-color in the Green Conformation Hunter Division. Jennifer Hannan
rode Nordic Legacy for owner Amy Tucci to Championship honors in
the Regular Working Hunter Division.
McCay of Ocala, FL dominated the equitation classes, which got underway
on July 17. Early in the day, she took top honors in the BET/USET
Show Jumping Talent Search Class Presented by Sooner Trailers. McCay
proved herself over fences as well as on the flat where riders were
asked to demonstrate their skills at a walk, trot, and canter.
in the morning, McCay continued her winning ways and bested a field
of 60 horse-and-rider combinations to earn the blue ribbon in the
hunter phase of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation
Classic. Tania Hack of New York, NY took second place in the class.
her second place finish, Hack went on to earn first place honors
in the USAE Medal topping a field of 46 horse-and-rider combinations.
the Grand Prix ring, Gabby Slome of Riverdale, NY earned the blue
ribbon in the high Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Class aboard Espina
du Manior, owned by North Run & Double H Farm. Slome topped
the field of 22 horse-and-rider combinations to earn the win. Joy
Slater rode Salvia Ferincia, owned by Fat Chance Farm, to a second
Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show. This years event includes
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix to be held on the last day
of each show and five $10,000 Mini Prix to be held on the Friday
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