Citys Armando Hassey and Kosmanta Win $10,000 Mini Prix
At the Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, VTAugust 08, 2003The Vermont Summer Festival,
concluding its fifth and final week this Sunday, reached its culmination
with the Vermont Summer Celebration.
Celebrations $10,000 Mini Prix had 20 horse-and-rider combinations
competing over a Buddy Brown designed track. Of those 20 horses,
five turned in fault-free rides and then returned for the timed
jump-off. Three horses produced double clear rounds and speed was
the deciding factor. Armando Hassey of Mexico City and Kosmanta
finished on top after their round was just 0.52 seconds faster than
second placed Makkelijk with Deb Shegog riding.
Equitation, Emily Parker won the ASPCA Maclay Medal while Jaime
Jansen of Pittsford, NY produced a Hat Trick. Jamie,
who attends Skidmore College, won the Ariat Adult Medal, the Adult
Equitation 18-35 Over Fences and the Adult Equitation on the Flat.
Bloom, a chestnut filly out of the 1996 Olympic champion horse Jus
de Pomme, won the Circuit Grand Champion Award for Pre-Green Hunters
with Rob Bielefeld riding. CC Bloom won the two Adult Hunter 18-35
Classes with owner Samantha Hallman of New York, NY. Of her horse
that she bought in Europe last year, Samantha said, Shes
so kind, she would just climb in your lap if she could.
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