and Juste Battle for the Regular Working Hunter Championship
At Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, VTAugust 06, 2003The 2003 Vermont Summer Festival
began its last week, the Vermont Summer Celebration, running through
Sunday, August 10, the final week of the five-week series of horse
show competition at the Harold Beebe Farm.
Juste, ridden by Brian Walker, won the first Regular Working Hunter
Class Over Fences while Kensington, ridden by Katie Milton, won
the second Regular Working Hunter Over Fences Class with a score
of 87 points. Juste won the Regular Working Hunter Under Saddle
Class and Kensington was second. Either of these two competitors
could win the Regular Working Hunter Championship; Thursdays
Regular Working Hunter Classes will decide.
The First Year Green Hunters were dominated by Luxor with Mary Lisa
Leffler riding for owners Jimmy Torano and Anna Tilestone. Luxor
and Leffler won both of the First Year Green Hunters Over Fences
Classes. Robyn with Elizabeth Shoudy riding won the First Year Green
Hunters Under Saddle Class for owner Elizabeth Spielman.
Debbie McCarthy won the Open Jumper Class on Zaharius with the only
double clear round out of the 15 competitors that attempted the
course designed by U.S. Olympic veteran Buddy Brown of Tennessee.
The Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show. This years event includes
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix, held on the last day of
each show, and five $10,000 Mini Prix, 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. For full results, visit the Vermont Summer