News & Press Releases

Press Releases prior to the start of the 2018 Circuit

Morgan Ward Speeds to Otter Creek Grand Prix Victory at Vermont Summer Festival – July 21, 2018 –

Morgan Ward of Milford, NJ, had the speed to claim the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix riding Diacord on Saturday, July 21, during the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Morgan Ward won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix riding Diacord on Saturday, July 21, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Katie McVeigh Claims Hunter Derby Victory at Vermont Summer Festival – July 20, 2018 –

Katie McVeigh of Mount Kisco, NY, topped the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 19, during World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs for six weeks through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT

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Katie McVeigh of Mount Kisco, NY, rode Goyard to win the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 19, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Candice King Returns to Vermont Summer Festival on Top – July 19, 2018 –

After a nine-year hiatus, Candice King of Long Valley, NJ, returned to the Vermont Summer Festival this week to win the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake on Thursday, July 19, during the 25th annual circuit running through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Candice King won the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake riding Calisto 26 on Thursday, July 19, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Equitation Riders Thrive at Vermont Summer Festival – July 18, 2018 –

The first three weeks of horse showing at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival have welcomed equitation riders to take center stage during popular Equitation Tuesday competition each week during the six-week circuit, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Carson Ruff of Jackson, MO, qualified for the 2018 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final with a week three Equitation Tuesday victory riding RE Chiste during the Vermont Summer Festival. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Isabelle Song Claims $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic Win at Vermont Summer Festival – July 15, 2018 –

Isabelle Song of Charlotte, NC, won the $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 15, to conclude the second week of the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Isabelle Song and Eminem jumped to victory in the $5,000 Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 15, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Jennifer Kocher Crowned Grand Prix Winner at Vermont Summer Festival – July 14, 2018 –

Jennifer Kocher of Chester, NY, stormed to a victory in the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, presented by The Equinox Resort, riding Carlos on Saturday, July 14, during the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Jennifer Kocher won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, presented by The Equinox Resort, riding Carlos on Saturday, July 14, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Emma Schauder Tops $5,000 Hunter Derby at Vermont Summer Festival – July 13, 2018 –

Emma Schauder of Greenwich, CT, won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 12, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs for six weeks through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Emma Schauder of Greenwich, CT, rode In The Loop to win the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 12, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Matthew Metell Keeps Streak Alive at Vermont Summer Festival – July 12, 2018 –

Matthew Metell of Wellington, FL, earned his third consecutive victory at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival by winning the $10,000 Vineyard Vines Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets on Thursday, July 5, during the six-week circuit running through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Matthew Metell won the $10,000 Vineyard Vines Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, riding Donchalant on Thursday, July 12, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Thoroughbreds Shine at Vermont Summer Festival – July 11, 2018 –

Foolish Games, ridden by Katie Graney, and Southern Charm, ridden by Lainie Wimberly, were named champions of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred divisions during the opening week of the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Southern Charm, ridden by Lainie Wimberly, was named champion of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter Division during opening week of the 2018 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Week 1 - Vermont Summer Special

Jennifer Kocher Tops $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic at Vermont Summer Festival – July 8, 2018 –

Jennifer Kocher of Chester, NY, was victorious in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame (SJHOF) High Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic on Sunday, July 8, during opening week of the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Jennifer Kocher won the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic riding Miss Moneypenny on Sunday, July 8, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Matthew Metell Unbeatable at Vermont Summer Festival – July 7, 2018 –

Matthew Metell of Wellington, FL, won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, presented by Johnson Horse Transportation,
for the second year in a row on Saturday, July 7, during the opening week of competition at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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For the second year in a row, Matthew Metell won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix riding Donchalant on Saturday, July 7, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Morgan Ward Claims $5,000 Hunter Derby Victory at Vermont Summer Festival – July 6, 2018 –

Morgan Ward won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 5, during the first of six weeks of competition at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Morgan Ward of Milford, NJ, riding Cypress won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Eastern Hay, on Thursday, July 5, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Matthew Metell Returns to Winning Ways at Vermont Summer Festival – July 5, 2018 –

Matthew Metell returned to familiar territory by winning the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake on Thursday, July 5, during the first of six weeks of competition at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Matthew Metell won the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake riding Donchalant on Thursday, July 5, at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

25th Anniversary Vermont Summer Festival Underway – July 4, 2018 –

The 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival officially kicked off a milestone season on Wednesday, July 4, with six weeks of family-friendly hunter, jumper, and equitation competition slated to run for six weeks from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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The 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival officially kicked off on Wednesday, July 4, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Press Releases prior to the start of the 2018 Circuit

Exhibitor Party Roster Finalized for 2018 Vermont Summer Festival – July 3, 2018 –

A popular line-up of weekly exhibitor parties has been confirmed for the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs for six weeks from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Vermont Summer Festival competitors at the family-friendly Mountain Adventure Park at Bromley Mountain Resort, host of two exhibitor parties in 2018. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

New and Returning Sponsors Support 25th Anniversary Vermont Summer Festival – June 29, 2018 –

Prominent industry and Vermont-area sponsors have dedicated their support to the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, which runs for six weeks from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Meghan Kaupp and Sansouci, joined by groom Martha Briseno (left) and trainer Beth Congel (right), were presented as the winners of the $15,000 3'3” NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Land Rover Experience, by Jennifer Hinman (center) of Hammond & Hinman, at the 2017 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Manchester Designer Outlets Returns to Sponsor $10,000 Open Welcome Stake Series at Vermont Summer Festival – June 27, 2018 –

The Manchester Designer Outlets (MDO) will continue its support of the 25th anniversary Vermont Summer Festival by sponsoring the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake each Thursday throughout the six-week circuit, running from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Denise Zdobnikow (left) and Shaylee Foley (right) of Manchester Designer Outlets presented David Jennings (pictured aboard Aventador) with his awards following his victory in the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake during the first week of competition at the 2017 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Vermont Summer Festival Partners with Local Hotels, Inns, and Resorts – June 20, 2018 –

The Vermont Summer Festival, running for six consecutive weeks from July 3 through August 12, has partnered with Manchester-area hotels, inns, and resorts to offer competitors the opportunity to experience Vermont hospitality while participating at the 25th anniversary event.

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The Equinox Resort, located in Manchester and a lodging partner of the Vermont Summer Festival, is one option for luxury accommodations during the 25th anniversary event at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. Photo courtesy of the Equinox Resort

Vermont Summer Festival Unveils New Footing for 25th Anniversary Season – June 15, 2018 –

The Vermont Summer Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, this summer with new footing in all competition, schooling, and lunging rings.

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Extensive work on the Vermont Summer Festival footing began in early spring and will result in new footing in all competition, schooling, and lunging rings for the 25th anniversary event at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. Photo courtesy of Vermont Summer Festival

Vermont Summer Festival Prize List Now Available – May 7, 2018 –

The prize list for the Vermont Summer Festival’s 25th anniversary event running from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, is now available.

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The Vermont Summer Festival offers competition for hunter, jumper, and equitation riders spanning all levels. Photo by Jump Media

Vermont Summer Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary – April 16, 2018 –

The Vermont Summer Festival, a horse show that originally started in the parking lot of the Killington Ski Resort, is celebrating 25 years of growth, success, and excellent sport under the direction of John and Dotty Ammerman at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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The Vermont Summer Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary season this summer at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Photo by Lisa Cueman Photography

William "Billy" Glass Retires from Vermont Summer Festival – March 14, 2018 –

William ‘Billy’ Glass has announced his retirement from the Vermont Summer Festival following 35 years of tireless dedication. Glass served as technical coordinator for the six-week Vermont Summer Festival, which this year runs from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Internationally-Acclaimed Course Designers Announced – February 23, 2018 –

A group of the world’s top course designers have been invited to set the tracks at the 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival, running for six weeks from July 3 through August 12, 2018, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

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Canada’s Michel Vaillancourt is among the world-renowned course designers who will be featured at the 2018 Vermont Summer Festival held July 3 through August 12 in East Dorset, VT.  Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography