Sandy Van Dyke Wins $2,500 Open Jumper Class At
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Dorset, VTJuly 31, 2002 Sandy Van Dyke bested the field
to win Wednesdays $2,500 Open Jumper Class at the Manchester
and the Mountains Horse Show, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival
held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
riders mastered the course set by American course designer, Buddy
Brown, to advance to the jump-off. Riding Roulette Rouge, owned
by Perrin Berkey, Van Dyke of Lake Worth, FL, was the only rider
to post a second fault-free performance to win the competition.
Phillips of Potomac, MD, incurred eight faults in the jump-off to
finish in second position riding Jewels Idaim while third placed
Katie Sykes of Lowell, MI, the only other rider to join the jump-off
ranks riding Rollo, ran into trouble the second time out by incurring
11 jumping and 20 time penalties after having a refusal.
Smith of Rockport, MA, took both fourth and fifth positions with
Jennieta and On The Sly respectively after having four faults in
the first round.
five-week Vermont Summer Festival, New Englands largest AA
rated hunter-jumper horse show circuit, features the Manchester
Classic, July 17-21, The Valley Classic, July 24-28, and the Manchester
and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31-August 4. International horse
sport action culminates with the Vermont Summer Celebration, August
week the Vermont Summer Festival features several open jumper classes
including the $35,000 Grand Prix class each Sunday as part of the
Series, sponsored by the Stratton Mountain Inn, Hand Motors and
the Equinox Resort. Top riders and horses, both nationally and internationally,
are showcased in these USET-recognized events.
further information please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website
or call 802-362-7548.