News & Press Releases

Press Releases after the finish of the 2010 Circuit
  • Six Weeks of Top Competition Wraps Up at Vermont Summer Festival – August 24, 2010 –

    The big winner at the 2010 Vermont Summer Festival proved to be 22-year-old Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ. Throughout the six-week competition that ran from July 7 through August 15, 2010, Dobbs and her mount, Marengo, scored three major victories.


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"Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, and Marengo enjoyed two grand prix victories at the 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Canadians Rewarded at the Vermont Summer Festival – August 22, 2010 –

    For the fifth year, the Vermont Summer Festival proudly offered $10,000 in bonus prize money to its neighbors from the north through the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards, presented by Ariat International, Inc. The six-week Vermont Summer Festival was held from July 7 to August 15, 2010, at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.


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"Lily Russell, shown here riding Allura, was the Hunter winner in the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards, Presented by Ariat International, Inc., at the 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"The presentation for the $10,000 Open Jumper High Score Awards, Presented by Sir Ruly Inc. From left to right: Natalia Torano, being held by Ruly Torano’s godson, Antonio Lorenzo, Darragh Kenny, Danielle Torano, Hillary Dobbs, and Maria Teresa 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 6 - Vermont Summer Celebration
  • Alissa Kinsey and Grisset Work Hard for the Money – August 16, 2010 –

    Alissa Kinsey of Ft. Meyers, FL, and Grisset, her exceptional bay mare, were the big winners in the inaugural $15,000 Vermont Celebration Children’s Adult Jumper Classic on August 15, the final day of competition at the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Alissa Kinsey and Grisset won the inaugural $15,000 Vermont Celebration Children’s Adult Jumper Classic held Sunday, August 15, 2010 to conclude 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Texans Take Final Victory in Vermont – August 15, 2010 –

    Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, TX, riding MTM Timon laid claim to the top prize in the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, presented by Purina, on the final day of the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Tracy Fenney and MTM Timon won the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, presented by Purina, to close out the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT on Sunday, August 15, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Chloe Simon and Arabeska won the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic on Saturday, August 14, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Three-peat for Hillary Dobbs and Marengo – August 13, 2010 –

    Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, and Marengo won the $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, for the third year in a row on Friday, August 13, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Hillary Dobbs and Marengo won the $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Open Welcome Stake, Presented at Manchester Designer Outlets, on August 13, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Grace Jackson and Enrico were named Circuit Champions in the New England Restricted Children’s Hunter Division 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Samantha Perlman Shines in the Pony Divisions – August 11, 2010 –

    Samantha Perlman, 13, of Garrison, NY, is dominating the Vermont Summer Festival Circuit Championship standings in the Children’s Hunter Pony division going into the sixth and final week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.


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"Samantha Perlman of Garrison, NY, and Dressed For Rain dominated the standings for the Children’s Pony Hunter Circuit Award 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 5 - Manchester & the Mountains Horse Show
  • Week Five Belongs to Hillary Dobbs – August 9, 2010 –

    Hillary Dobbs, 22, of Sussex, NJ, and her mount, Marengo, capped off week five at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, by successfully defending their title in the $30,000 Manchester & The Mountains Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 8.


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"Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, riding Marengo won the $30,000 Manchester & The Mountains Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 8, 2010 to conclude week five of 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Hillary Dobbs and Marengo Repeat Winning Performance – August 8, 2010 –

    Hillary Dobbs, 22, of Sussex, NJ, and her mount, Marengo, successfully defended their title to win the $30,000 Manchester & The Mountains Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 8, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Hillary Dobbs of Sussex, NJ, riding Marengo won the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 8, 2010 during the fifth  week of competition 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Sylvia de Toledo and Spock captured their second win in the Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Medal during the fifth week of 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Ian Silitch and Rivano are Top Class – August 6, 2010 –

    Ian Silitch was one of several new arrivals for the fifth week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Ian Silitch and Rivano won the $10,000 Five Seasons/Lilly Pulitzer Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, August 6, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Rain Does Not Deter Eye Spy at the Vermont Summer Festival – August 5, 2010 –

    Courtney Boyd of Wellington, FL, riding Eye Spy won the First Year Green Hunter Championship title on Thursday, August 5, during the fifth of six weeks of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.


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"Courtney Boyd and Eye Spy won the First Year Green Hunter Championship on Thursday, August 5, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Cool Breezes and Hot Competition at the Vermont Summer Festival – August 4, 2010 –

    Tracy Magness not only brought her horses up from Baltimore, MD, she brought the entire family to the Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, the fifth of six weeks of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival, held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.


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"Charlotte Jacobs, 14, riding Kartouche vd Watering, won the first Open Jumper class of her young career on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 4 - Valley Classic Horse Show
  • Vermont Summer Festival – Week Four Wrap-Up – August 3, 2010 –

    Chris Ewanouski and Vertigo claimed victory in the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 1, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Chris Ewanouski and Vertigo won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 1, 2010 during the fourth week of competition 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Chris Ewanouski and Vertigo won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 1, 2010 during the fourth week of competition 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Best Case Scenario is All Blue – July 31, 2010 –

    Vivian Yowan and Best Case Scenario were unbeatable in the Large Pony Hunter division during the fourth of six weeks of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Vivian Yowan and Best Case Scenario were unbeatable in the Large Pony Hunter division on Saturday, July 31, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Charlie Jacobs and Leap Of Joy Soar To Victory – July 30, 2010 –

    Charlie Jacobs of Boston, MA, continued his family’s domination in the Grand Prix ring at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, with his victory aboard Leap Of Joy in the $10,000 Betsey Johnson Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets.


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"Charlie Jacobs and Leap of Joy won the $10,000 Betsey Johnson Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 30, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Tobias and Vipman W Shine – July 29, 2010 –

    Kimberly Tobias was very proud of her young jumper Vipman W, as she left the ring with the top prize in the 1.10 meter jumper class on Thursday, July 29, at the Vermont Summer Festival, held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.


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"Kimberly Tobias and Vipman W won the 1.10 meter jumper class on Thursday, July 29, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Winsom Wins Some for Torano – July 28, 2010 –

    Winsom is helping rider Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, stay at the top of the standings for the $10,000 Open Jumper High Score Award, sponsored by Sir Ruly, Inc., at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Jimmy Torano and Winsom blaze to victory in the 1.40m Open Jumper held July 28, 2010, 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 3 - Manchester Classic Horse Show
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"Proud Parents Louis and Joan Jacobs, holding Fidget and Chulie, congratulate their daughter Charlotte on winning the $10,000 High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic on Sunday, July 25, 2010 during the third week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT. They are joined by Guillaume Jullienne of Devoucoux."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Hat Trick for Louis Jacobs and Kachina – July 25, 2010 –

    Louis Jacobs of East Aurora, NY, and his big chestnut mare Kachina claimed their third victory of the 2010 Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, this time winning the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, on Sunday, July 25.


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"Louis Jacobs and Kachina won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, on Sunday, July 25, 2010 during the third week of competition 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Casey Green and her horse Savannah won every class to earn the Small Junior Hunter Championship, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT on Saturday, July 24, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Louis Jacobs of East Aurora, NY, guided Kachina to victory in the $10,000 Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 23, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Hunters Show Handiness at the Vermont Summer Festival – July 22, 2010 –

    The sound of a horn called the riders to the ring for the $2,500 World Championship Hunter Rider Handy Hunter Challenge held July 22 during the third week of competition in the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Penny Lombardo and Bring It On navigate the gate on their way to winning the $2,500 WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, on July 22, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Sanzibar gave rider Ken Berkley a leg up on the competition towards the World Championship Hunter Rider Award at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, July 21, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Robin Swinderman and INXS received the inaugural Adirondack-Green Mountain Challenge Perpetual Trophy at the conclusion of week two of 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 2 - Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show
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"Hillary Dobbs and Marengo won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by The Equinox Resort, on Sunday, July 18, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Samantha Schaefer and Pioneer won the Pessoa/USEF National Hunter Seat Medal, the ASPCA Maclay Horsemanship Medal, and the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search during week two of the 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Louis Jacobs Flies to Victory at Vermont Summer Festival – July 16, 2010 –

    Louis Jacobs of East Aurora, NY, won the $10,000 Vermont Bird Place Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 16, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Louis Jacobs of East Aurora, NY, and Kachina won the $10,000 The Vermont Bird Place Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 16, 2010 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Lisa Balaz of Oakville, ON, pictured here riding Athens, is currently sitting in second place in the jumper standings for the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards, presented by Ariat International, Inc., 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Competitors at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, pump approximately $18 million into the local economy during the event’s six-week run."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 1 - Vermont Summer Special
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"Addison Phillips and Teirra won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, Presented by Johnson Horse Transportation at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT on July 11, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Hannah Piersiak rode Bell Captain to victories in the THIS Children’s Medal and the NAL/WIHS Children’s Classic, at the Vermont Summer Festival, on Saturday July 10, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Judy Garofalo Torres and the evergreen Oliver won the $10,000 Giorgio Armani Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Desigern Outlets the Vermont Summer Festival, July 9, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Lillie Keenan and Valedictorian won the WIHS Equitation Classic on Thursday, July 8, at the Vermont Summer Festival, July 8, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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  • Opening Day at the Vermont Summer Festival – July 7, 2010 –

    The annual Vermont Summer Festival horse show officially opened on Wednesday, July 7, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont, kicking off six weeks of top hunter and jumper competition.



"A competitor with her horse on opening day at the Vermont Summer Festival, July 7, 2010."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Press Releases prior to the start of the 2010 Circuit
  • Circuit Awards Up for Grabs at Vermont Summer Festival – July 1, 2010 –

    The Vermont Summer Festival will once again feature two prestigious circuit awards, the $10,000 Open Jumper High Score Awards, Presented by Sir Ruly, Inc., and the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards, presented by Ariat International, Inc.


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"Canada’s Angela Covert-Lawrence has been a multiple winner of the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards, presented by Ariat International, Inc."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Palona won the $30,000 Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, at the 2009 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Elizabeth Hazelton of Betsey Johnson presents the award to Ireland's Darragh Kenny for winning the $10,000 Five Seasons/Lilly Pulitzer Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, at the 2009 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Top Course Designers at 2010 Vermont Summer Festival – June 7, 2010 –

    Six of the best course designers in the business will be showcasing their work in the all-weather grand prix ring during the Vermont Summer Festival running July 7 through August 15, 2010, in East Dorset, Vermont.


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"Course designer Anthony D’Ambrosio measures the course at the 2009 World Cup Final in Las Vegas."  Photo credit –  Cealy Tetley.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Mary Verrandeaux Selected as Vermont Summer Festival Poster Artist – May 21, 2010 –

    Nationally renowned painter Mary Verrandeaux of Ocala, FL, has been selected as the artist of this year's Vermont Summer Festival official poster. The Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show will take place from July 7 through August 15, 2010, in East Dorset, VT.


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“Mary Verrandeaux’s painting of Hillary Dobbs will be the official poster of the 2010 Vermont Summer Festival.”  Image Credit – Courtesy of the Vermont Summer Festival.  Image may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show to Host WCHR Hunter Event – May 14, 2010 –

    The Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show, held from July 7 to August 15 in East Dorset, VT, was recently selected by the American Hunter Jumper Federation (AHJF) to host a World Championship Hunter Rider Event (WCHR) during the third week of competition.


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"Amanda Steege, pictured here riding Harvard during the 2009 Vermont Summer Festival, will be among the contenders vying for the WCHR Award during the third week of competition at this year’s 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"The Vermont Summer Festival horse show was named one of Vermonts Top Ten Summer Events by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Vermont Summer Festival Prize List Available Online – March 28, 2010 –

    The 2010 Vermont Summer Festival Prize List is available for download.  Entries are due before June 11, 2010 for weeks 1, 2 & 3 and before June 25, 2010 for weeks 4, 5, & 6.  Stabling is limited to insure the best possible showing experience. Stalls are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.  Stalls may sell out.


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"Ireland’s Darragh Kenny dominated last year’s Vermont Summer Festival, winning several events including the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, riding Palona."  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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.