News & Press Releases

Press Releases after the finish of the 2011 Circuit
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"Darragh Kenny of Ireland receives his bonus from the Torano family for topping the $10,000 Open Jumper High Score Awards, Presented by Sir Ruly, Inc., at the conclusion of the 2011 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.

  • Nora Gray and Alyssa MacEachern Top Canadians at Vermont Summer Festival – August 19, 2011 –

    Nora Gray and Alyssa MacEachern were crowned champions when the Canadian Circuit Awards were dispersed at the conclusion of the Vermont Summer Festival.  The six-week equestrian competition was held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont, from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Nora Gray, 16, of Owen Sound, ON, won $3,000 for being the top jumper rider in the Canadian Circuit Awards at the 2011 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.

Week 6 - Vermont Summer Celebration
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"Shane and Kaley Pratt won the $15,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, Presented by Parlanti, on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Darragh Kenny of Ireland and Obelix won the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix, Presented by Purina Feeds, on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Kaley Pratt rode Shane to victory in the $2,500 Marshall & Sterling Adult Jumper Classic on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Darragh Kenny and Wannahave won the $10,000 Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Keri Kampsen On Top Again at Vermont Summer Festival – August 11, 2011 –

    Keri Kampsen riding Two Goals Farm’s On Top treated the crowd to a repeat performance as they took the top prize in the popular $5,000 Hunter Derby held Thursday, August 11, during the final week of the six-week Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.


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"Keri Kampsen and Two Goals Farm’s On Top won the $5,000 Hunter Derby on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Oughton Limited Ensures Vermont Circuit Champions Travel In Style – August 9, 2011 –

    This year’s Vermont Summer Festival Circuit Champions - those horse and rider combinations who have garnered the most points in their division over the six weeks of the Festival - will receive a special prize, an equestrian chic tote bag from well-known equestrian lifestyle company OUGHTON LIMITED, located in Pawlet, VT.


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"Circuit Champions at the 2011 Vermont Summer Festival will receive this custom designed travel bag from OUGHTON LIMITED"  Photo credit – Oughton Limited.  Photograph may be used one time only in relation to the above news item.  For high resolution photograph, please email Daphne Markrow at Oughton Limited.

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"Alissa Kinsey and Grisset are leading the standings for the $15,000 Vermont Celebration Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Parlanti, at the Vermont Summer Festival, 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 5 - Manchester & the Mountains Horse Show
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"Darragh Kenny of Ireland and Obelix won the $30,000 Manchester and the Mountains Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Sylvia de Toledo Shines at Vermont Summer Festival – August 6, 2011 –

    Sylvia de Toledo of New York, New York, has encountered some major changes in her equestrian life over the past year, but the results have remained constant.  Last year de Toledo dominated the equitation ring at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont, and in 2011 she has continued that trend.


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"Sylvia de Toledo and Micah won the USEF/Pessoa Medal at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Marylisa Leffler and Zivago won the $5,000 Hunter Derby on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Darragh Kenny and Obelix won the $10,000 Kenneth Cole Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Hillary Dobbs and Marengo won the 1.30 Meter Jumper class on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Kim Tobias aboard Vipman W is the current standings leader for elegibility for the $15,000 Vermont Celebration Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Parlanti, at the Vermont Summer Festival, 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 4 - Valley Classic Horse Show
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"Darren Graziano and Vernal won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Nina Montross Lands a One-Two Punch at Vermont Summer Festival – July 30, 2011 –

    Nina Montross won and placed second in the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic, a qualifying competition for the $15,000 Vermont Celebration Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic, presented by Parlanti.  The $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic was held Saturday, July 30, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont.


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"Nina Montross and Voigtsdorfs Ohio won the $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival, 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Darragh Kenny and Castello Win In Style at Vermont Summer Festival – July 29, 2011 –

    Ireland’s Darragh Kenny riding Castello claimed victory in the $10,000 Giorgio Armani Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, held Friday, July 29, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Darragh Kenny and Castello won the $10,000 Giorgio Armani Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Jeffrey Ayers and Abercrombie won the $5,000 Hunter Derby on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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  • Jimmy Torano and Katina Top Open Jumpers at Vermont Summer Festival – July 27, 2011 –

    Following two days of rest and relaxation in the beautiful Green Mountains, horses and riders returned to the show grounds for the fourth week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.



"Jimmy Torano and Katina won the $5,000 Open Jumper Stake, on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 3 - Manchester Classic Horse Show
  • Danielle Torano and Capitano Triumph at Vermont Summer Festival – July 24, 2011 –

    Danielle Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Capitano won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, on Sunday, July 24, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Danielle Torano and Capitano won the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux Saddles, on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Susannah Wise Wins Again at Vermont Summer Festival – July 23, 2011 –

    Although she changed horses from last week, the result was still the same for Susannah Wise, as she piloted her mount Grace to victory in the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic, on Saturday, July 23, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  Wise took top honors in the same class last week with Tanzanite.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Susannah Wise and Grace won the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Jumper Classic on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Megan Young Returns to Claim $10,000 Betsey Johnson Open Welcome Stake – July 22, 2011 –

    Megan Young of Mandarin, Florida, guided Calvados to victory in the $10,000 Betsey Johnson Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 22, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Megan Young and Calvados won the $10,000 Betsey Johnson Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 22 , 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Keri Kampsen and On Top won the $2,500 WCHR Handy Hunter Challenge at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT, on July 21, 2011."  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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"Jordan Stiller, 12, of Needham, Massachusetts, and her pony, Bucceal Eire, are presented with the Adirondack-Green Mountain Challenge Perpetual Trophy by Adele Einhorn, Executive Director of the Saratoga Classic Horse Show, 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
  • Darragh Kenny Dashes to Grand Prix Victory at Vermont Summer Festival – July 17, 2011 –

    Ireland’s Darragh Kenny won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, on Sunday, July 17, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Darragh Kenny and Bazooka de Muze won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by Johnson Horse Transportation, on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"McKayla Langmeier and Czar Z won the $5,000 Hunter Derby during week two of the 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Kaitlin Campbell Claims Open Welcome at Vermont Summer Festival – July 15, 2011 –

    Kaitlin Campbell won the $10,000 Five Seasons Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 15, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.
     


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"Kaitlin Campbell and Rocky W won the $10,000 Five Seasons Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Ramsay Hanson Dominates Hunter Competition at Vermont Summer Festival – July 14, 2011 –

    Ramsay Hanson was a double champion in the hunter divisions, taking home the Adult Amateur Hunter and the Adult Amateur Equitation championship titles during opening week of the Vermont Summer Festival running July 6 to August 14 in East Dorset, Vermont.


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"“Old Fashioned and rider Ramsay Hanson during the awards presentation at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Jimmy Torano riding Winner placed 2nd in the 1.4m Open Jumper class.  He also won the 1.3m riding Katina, on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Week 1 - Vermont Summer Special
  • Devin Ryan Races to Grand Prix Victory in Vermont – July 10, 2011 –

    Devin Ryan and Roman Saluut won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, presented by The Equinox Resort and Spa, on Sunday, July 10, Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.


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"Devin Ryan and Roman Saluut won $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix, Presented by The Equinox Resort and Spa, on Sunday, July 10, 2011, 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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"Serena Gerry and Tanavelle won the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children’s Jumper Classic on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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"Devin Ryan and No Worries won the $10,000 Vermont Bird Place Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

  • Emma Schauder Scores Victory at the Vermont Summer Festival – July 7, 2011 –

    Emma Schauder of Greenwich, CT, won the WIHS Equitation Classic on Thursday, July 7, at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition is running at Harold Beebe Farm from July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Emma Schauder of Greenwich, CT, won the WIHS Equitation Classic on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Vermont Summer Festival horse show 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

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  • Opening Day at the Vermont Summer Festival – July 6, 2011 –

    The annual Vermont Summer Festival opened on Wednesday, July 6, at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.  The six-week equestrian competition runs from July 6 through August 14, 2011.



"Opening day of the 2011 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show, Held July 6 through August 14, 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 Jennifer Ward at Starting Gate Communications.

Press Releases prior to the start of the 2011 Circuit
  • 2011 Vermont Summer Festival Opens July 6th – June 27, 2011 –

    The annual Vermont Summer Festival horse show once again returns to East Dorset, Vermont, for six consecutive weeks of show jumping competition running July 6 through August 14, 2011.


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"Addison Phillips riding Teirra won the $30,000 Vermont Summer Special Grand Prix 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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"Judy Garofalo Torres and Oliver won the $10,000 Giorgio Armani Open Welcome Stake, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, 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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  • Vermont Summer Festival Returns with Six Weeks of Show Jumping Competition – April 28, 2011 –

    The annual Vermont Summer Festival will return to East Dorset, Vermont, for six consecutive weeks of competition running July 6 through August 14, 2011.  New England’s largest hunter/jumper competition, the 2011 Vermont Summer Festival will offer more than $750,000 in prize money, making it the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont.


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"First time Grand Prix Champion Chris Ewanouski and Vertigo won the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix, Presented by Hand Motors, on Sunday, August 1, 2010 during last year's 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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  • John D. Ammerman Inducted into Show Jumping Hall of Fame – April 15, 2011 –

    John D. Ammerman was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame on April 9, 2011, in Tampa, FL.  There are now 70 inductees in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, all formally recognized by their peers as having had a significant impact on the equestrian community.



“John D. Ammerman, left, with Jane Clark and George Morris, was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame during the $200,000 American Invitational at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL, on April 9, 2011.”
Photo credit – Kenneth Kraus, PhelpsSports.com  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.