News & Press Releases

Press Releases after the end of the 2014 Circuit

Vermont Summer Festival Wraps Up 2014 Season – August 15, 2014 – Following six weeks of equestrian competition, the Vermont Summer Festival has concluded another highly successful season in East Dorset, VT. Top riders from across the country contested a full schedule of hunter, jumper, and equitation competition from July 1 through August 10, 2014.
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"Julie Welles and Twan were victorious in the grand finale of the Vermont Summer Festival, the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, held August 9, 2014 in East Dorset, VT." Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications
 

Amanda Flint Dominates Sir Ruly, Inc., Open Jumper Awards in Vermont – August 14, 2014 – Amanda Flint of Long Valley, NJ, topped the $10,000 Sir Ruly, Inc., Open Jumper Awards at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Amanda Flint topped the $10,000 Sir Ruly, Inc., Open Jumper Awards, to claim a $5,000 bonus at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT." Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications
 

Vermont Summer Festival Congratulates 2014 Circuit Champions – August 12, 2014 –

A total of 58 outstanding performances were recognized with Circuit Championship titles at the close of this year’s Vermont Summer Festival. The six-week hunter, jumper and equitation competition is the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont.

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"Catherine Wachtell and VDL Theresa Lady claimed the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival Circuit Championship in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division." Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications
 

Week 6 - Vermont Summer Celebration

Alissa Kinsey Takes All in $15,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Child/Adult Classic – August 10, 2014 – Alissa Kinsey of Danville, NH, and Grisset saved the best for last to win the $15,000 Child/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Ariat, on the final day of the Vermont Summer Festival.
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"Alissa Kinsey closed out the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, by winning the $15,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Child/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Ariat, on August 10 with Grisset.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Julie Welles and Twan Triumph in $50,000 Vermont Grand Prix – August 9, 2014 – Julie Welles and Twan triumphed in the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix on August 9 during the final week of the Vermont Summer Festival horse show in East Dorset, VT. She was also third on Ramses du Lavillon.
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"Julie Welles and Twan won the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix on August 9 during the sixth and final week of the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Jennifer Bliss Holds Winning Hand in $15,000 Vermont Hunter Derby – August 8, 2014 –

Jennifer Bliss played to Poker Face’s strengths to win the $15,000 3’3” NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Land Rover Experience, during the sixth and final week of the Vermont Summer Festival.

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"Jennifer Bliss and Poker Face capped off the Vermont Summer Festival by winning the $15,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, presented by Land Rover Experience, on August 7 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Peter Lutz Wins $10,000 Brooks Brothers Welcome Stake – August 7, 2014 –

Peter Lutz made his first appearance at this year’s Vermont Summer Festival count, taking home the win in the $10,000 Brooks Brothers Welcome Stake during the final week of the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

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"Peter Lutz and Robin de Ponthual won the $10,000 Brooks Brothers Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on August 7 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Thoroughbreds Spotlighted in TAKE2 at Vermont Summer Festival – August 6, 2014 –

The Vermont Summer Festival proudly hosted TAKE2 Thoroughbred competition, awarding championships to both hunter and jumper disciplines. Held over four weeks, the TAKE2 divisions hosted 3’ hunter competition and 1m jumper competition.

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"Sundown and Cassidy Niblo earned the TAKE2 Thoroughbred Jumper circuit championship at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Week 5 - Manchester & the Mountains Horse Show

Danielle Torano Takes All In $10,000 High Junior-Amateur Owner Classic – August 3, 2014 – Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Herault were the only rider/horse combination to not lower any rails, and won the SJHoF Jumper Classic over the track set by Canadian course designer Michel Vaillancourt.
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"Danielle Torano and Herault jump to victory in the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday. August 3 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Jimmy Torano and Wannahave Triumph in $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix – August 2, 2014 – Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Wannahave won the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix on Saturday, August 2, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Jimmy Torano and Wannahave won the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix, on August 2 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Marylisa Leffler and Ufonia P Win $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby in Vermont – August 1, 2014 – Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, took home her second hunter derby win in as many weeks, riding Ufonia P to the top finish in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on Friday, August, 1.
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"Marylisa Leffler and Ufonia P are victorious in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on August 1 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Julie Welles Brings Home the Blue in $10,000 Not Your Daughter's Jeans Welcome Stake – July 31, 2014 –

Julie Welles of Wellington, FL, and Warren, VT, rode Twan to first place in the $10,000 Not Your Daughter’s Jeans Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Thursday, July 31, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

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"Julie Welles & Twan won the Not Your Daughter's Jeans Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on July 31 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

NCAA Equestrian Athletes Stay in Top Form at Vermont Summer Festival – July 30, 2014 – Collegiate athletes Kimmy Saul, Ashley Foster, and Sahara Reiz all ride for division one equestrian teams during the school year, but in the off-season they stay in top form at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Ashley Foster, pictured aboard Light Edition, maintains the competitive edge necessary for NCAA competition thanks to spending her summers at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. Foster is a member of the Division I Equestrian Team at Auburn University."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Week 4 - Valley Classic Horse Show

Kathryn Callaghan Claims $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children's Classic – July 27, 2014 –

Kathryn Callaghan of Long Island, NY, and Gentle Red won the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 27, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

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"Kathryn Callaghan and Gentle Red jump to victory in the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children's Jumper Classic on July 27 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Colombia's Manuel Torres Writes Fairytale Ending in Vermont Grand Prix – July 26, 2014 –

Five-time Olympian Manuel Torres of Colombia and Cinderella won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, presented by Purina Horse Feed, on Saturday, July 26, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

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"Manuel Torres and Cinderella won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, presented by the Purina Horse Feed, on July 26 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to athe above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Marylisa Leffler and Zivago Win $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby in Vermont – July 25, 2014 – Marylisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD, and Zivago won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby held Thursday evening, July 24, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Marylisa Leffler and Zivago jump to victory in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on July 24 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Sloane Coles Claims $10,000 Overland Sheepskin Company Welcome Stake – July 24, 2014 – Sloane Coles of The Plains, VA, and Baloucat won the $10,000 Overland Sheepskin Company Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Thursday, July 24, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Sloane Coles and Baloucat won the Overland Sheepskin Co. Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on July 24 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Vermont Summer Festival Hosts Successful Week of World Championship Hunter Rider Competition – July 23, 2014 –

The Vermont Summer Festival hosted World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week, showcasing several of the country’s top hunter riders and horses, from July 16 to 20.

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"Jennifer Bliss and Sugarman, pictured competing in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby, were division champions in the Pre-Green Hunter 3’3” division during World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) competition at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Week 3 - Manchester Classic Horse Show

Alice Howland Wins $5,000 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic – July 20, 2014 – Alice Howland, 22, of Boston, MA, and Bucourlos won the $5,000 North American League (NAL) Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 20, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Alice Howland and Bucourlos celebrate their win in the $5,000 NAL Low Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on July 20 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Danielle Torano and Woodstock Top $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix – July 19, 2014 – Danielle Torano and Woodstock won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, presented by Hand Motors, on Saturday, July 19, at the Vermont Summer Festival. Torano won the same event in 2011 riding Capitano.
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"Danielle Torano and Woodstock won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, presented by the Hand Motors, on July 19 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to athe above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Jennifer Bliss and Poker Face Hold Winning Hand in Vermont Hunter Derby – July 18, 2014 – Jennifer Bliss of South Salem, NY, and Poker Face won the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby held Thursday evening, July 17, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Jennifer Bliss and Poker Face jump to victory in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on July 17 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Amanda Strain Victorious in $10,000 Marimekko Welcome Stake – July 17, 2014 – Amanda Strain of Deep River, CT, topped the $10,000 Marimekko Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, held July 17 at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Amanda Strain and Carrara 11 won the $10,000 Marimekko Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on July 17 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Elle Young Claims 2014 Adirondack-Green Mountain Challenge – July 16, 2014 –

Elle Young of Salina, KS, took home the Adirondack – Green Mountain Challenge title on Saturday, July 12, at the Vermont Summer Festival. Young rode to first place in the Small Junior Hunter 16-17 division aboard Boris.

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"2013 winner Thea Chaffe presents the 2014 Adirondack-Green Mountain Challenge prize to this year’s winner, Elle Young and her horse Boris on Saturday, July 12, 2014. From left to right: Adele Einhorn, Executive Director of the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show, Thea Chaffee, Elle Young, and Bobby Braswell, who trains Young.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Week 2 - Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show

Alissa Kinsey and Grisset Top $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Classic – July 13, 2014 – Alissa Kinsey of Danville, NH, and her 17-year-old Hanoverian mare Grisset won the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 13, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Alissa Kinsey and Grisset jump to victory in the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic on July 13 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Flint Clinches Another Vermont Victory in $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix – July 12, 2014 – Amanda Flint of Long Valley, NJ, added a fourth victory to her string of wins at the Vermont Summer Festival by claiming the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, presented by the Inns at Equinox, on Saturday, July 12.
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"Amanda Flint, pictured on Superbad, tied herself for the win in the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, presented by the Inns at Equinox, on July 12 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to athe above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Sweet Victory for Wimberly and Choco Mousse in Vermont Hunter Derby – July 11, 2014 –

Lainie Wimberly rode Choco Mousse to the first hunter derby victory of the horse’s career, taking home the blue ribbon the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby held Thursday evening, July 1.

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"Lainie Wimberly and Choco Mousse jump to victory in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on July 10 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Amanda Flint Rides Hot Streak at Vermont Summer Festival – July 10, 2014 – Amanda Flint of Long Valley, NJ, continued her winning ways at the Vermont Summer Festival on Thursday, July 10 capturing the $10,000 Vineyard Vines Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets.
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"Amanda Flint rides Chester VDL to victory in the $10,000 Vineyard Vines Open Welcome, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on July 10 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Courtney O'Connell Makes the Most of Summer Break at Vermont Summer Festival – July 9, 2014 –

Courtney O’Connell, 23, has been a competitor at the Vermont Summer Festival since she was eight years old. She’s returned faithfully each year to Vermont but now tailors her show schedule around busy days interning for veterinarian Dr. Robert Barber.

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"Courtney O'Connell examines a horse's eye at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, where she is a veterinary intern with Team Barber.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Week 1 - Vermont Summer Special

Catherine Wachtell Wins $10,000 High Classic in Vermont – July 6, 2014 – Catherine Wachtell of Chatham, NJ, won the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/AmateurOwner Jumper Classic to wrap up week one of the Vermont Summer Festival.
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"Catherine Wachtell and VDL Theresa Lady won the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic on July 6 to wrap up week one of the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Superbad is Super Great for Amanda Flint in $30,000 Vermont Grand Prix – July 5, 2014 – Superbad failed to live up to his name, carrying Amanda Flint to victory in the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, on July 5 at the Vermont Summer Festival.
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"Amanda Flint and Superbad won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, on Saturday, July 5, at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications

Kristen Bumpus and Delorean Claim $5,000 Hunter Derby in Vermont – July 4, 2014 –

Kristen Bumpus of Concord, MA, claimed the first $5,000 3’3” NEHJA Hunter Derby of the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.

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"Kirsten Bumpus and Delorean claimed victory for owner Catherine Mooney in the $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby on July 3 at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Amanda Flint Dominates $10,000 Open Welcome in Vermont – July 3, 2014 – Amanda Flint of Long Valley, NJ, took the top two spots to dominate the $10,000 Open Welcome, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, held Thursday, July 3, at the Vermont Summer Festival.
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"Amanda Flint riding Newlight VDL won the $10,000 Open Welcome, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Opening Day at the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival – July 2, 2014 – The 2014 Vermont Summer Festival opened at Harold Beebe Farm, marking the beginning of another spectacular six weeks of equestrian competition in East Dorset, VT.
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"Jackie McQuade and Final Judgement compete in the $5,000 1.40m Open Jumper competition to kick off the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival on July 2 in East Dorset, VT.”  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Press Releases prior to the start of the 2014 Circuit

Vermont Summer Festival Rewards Riders with Weekly Exhibitor Parties – June 30, 2014 – The Vermont Summer Festival continues its tradition of family-friendly fun for everyone with another exciting series of six exhibitor parties planned for 2014.
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“The Dorset Field Club is the newest addition to an exciting line-up of weekly parties, hosting Vermont Summer Festival exhibitors on Wednesday, July 23.”  Photo Credit – Courtesy of Dorset Field Club.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Sir Ruly Open Jumper Awards Return to Vermont Summer Festival – June 26, 2014 – The $10,000 Sir Ruly Open Jumper Awards return to the Vermont Summer Festival for the eighth year in a row, celebrating Raul “Ruly” Torano’s love for horses while rewarding the top jumper riders of the six-week circuit.
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"Mark Bluman celebrates topping the $10,000 Sir Ruly Open Jumper Awards at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival with the Torano Family.  From left to right: Danielle Torano, Natalia Torano,Maria Teresa Torano, Mark Bluman, and Jimmy Torano."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Vermont Summer Festival Welcomes New Sponsors Ariat® and Land Rover Experience Driving School – June 20, 2014 – The Vermont Summer Festival is supported by world class sponsors for each year of competition, and 2014 will be no different. Ariat® and Land Rover Experience Driving School join an impressive list of presenting sponsors in 2014.
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"McKayla Langmeier celebrates her $15,000 NEHJA Derby win riding Czar-Z at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival.  Langmeier, 13, is pictured with her parents, Kenny and Linda Langmeier, and Czar-Z’s groom, Rachel Thayer."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Manchester Designer Outlets Returns as Presenting Sponsor at Vermont Summer Festival – June 17, 2014 – Manchester Designer Outlets and the retail brands it represents will return for the ninth year as title sponsor of the weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake Series at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
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"Cory Hardy and Camelot 105 won the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Open Welcome Stake, presented by Marimekko, during the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Equitation Tuesdays and TAKE2 Thoroughbred Divisions Return to Vermont Summer Festival in 2014 – June 13, 2014 – The extremely popular “Equitation Tuesday” classes will return to the Vermont Summer Festival in 2014, along with the TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper divisions.
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"John Porter and Kennebec, pictured here at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival, went on to win the Taylor Harris Insurance Service National Children’s Medal Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show after riding to multiple blue ribbons in Equitation Tuesday classes."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Vermont Summer Festival’s Lodging Partners Foster Family Atmosphere – June 10, 2014 – The Vermont Summer Festival’s lodging partners are gearing up to welcome the thousands of competitors and spectators that will descend on the Manchester area for the popular equestrian competition, which runs from July 1 through August 10, 2014 at Harold Beebe Farm.
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“The outdoor dining area at Barrows House, one of the Vermont Summer Festival’s official lodging partners.”  Photo Credit – Courtesy of Barrows House.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Vermont Summer Festival Features Work of Photographer Carol Hill – June 6, 2014 – Professional photographer Carol Hill of South Dartmouth, MA, captured the image that will be featured as the artwork of the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival.
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“Carol Hill’s photograph of grand prix competitor David Jennings riding Billy The Kid will grace the cover of the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival’s Official Program and Visitor’s Guide as well as the annual Show Poster.”  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

Vermont Summer Festival Accepting Entries with Equestrian Connect – June 3, 2014 – Entries for the first three weeks of the Vermont Summer Festival are due Friday, June 6, and can easily be completed online using Equestrian Connect. Exhibitors are encouraged to complete their entries with Equestrian Connect’s electronic entry software.
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Impressive Roster of Course Designers Return to Vermont Summer Festival – May 13, 2014 – The world’s best course designers will return to Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, this summer for the Vermont Summer Festival. The six-week show circuit prides itself on the high caliber of designers, with six top names on the schedule for 2014
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"Ken Krome got his start designing grand prix courses 20 years ago at the Vermont Summer Festival."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.

2014 Vermont Summer Festival Prize List Now Available – April 7, 2014 – The prize list for the 2014 Vermont Summer Festival is now available online and electronic entries will again be accepted thanks to a continuing partnership with Equestrian Connect.
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"Mark Bluman of Colombia, pictured here riding G&C Blue, was a frequent visitor to the winner’s circle at the 2013 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT."  Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Starting Gate Communications.