News & Press Releases 2003

Week 5— Vermont Summer Celebration
Courtney Phibbs, piloting her horse Snepts to her first $35,000 Grand Prix win at the Vermont Summer Festival on August 10, 2003.

Armando Hassey, member of the Mexican Young Riders Team, capturing first place aboard Lizzeppe in the Show Jumping Hall of Fame $10,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Jumper Classic at the Vermont Summer Festival on August 10, 2003.

Courtney Phibbs, her partner Rob Boyd and groom Tiffany Neidhardt savoring her $35,000 Grand Prix Win. Phibbs was presented with an original oil painting by Dorset based artist Terry Lindsey.
 
Week 4— Manchester & the Mountains Horse Show
Bill Lowry riding to victory aboard King, owned by Windsor Fram Sales, Inc. during the $35,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival.

Cindy McGrath piloting Euro Pass to first place in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Adult-Amatuer Jumper Classic for the second consecutive week.

 

Caitlin Sands aboard Rienne De Rouge capturing the win in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Childrens Jumper Classic.


Vermont Governor James Douglas and Mrs Dorothy Douglas visiting with one of the Vermont Summer Festival's Lead Line competitors, five year old Will Kennedy, riding Mae West.
 

Lisa Jacquin aboard Justice having just won the $35,000 Grand Prix at the Vermont Classic. With her are Courtney Lowe, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Equinox Resort, sponsor of the event, Dr. Juan M. Carmona, owner of Justice, the caretaker, and Beverly Furer, owner of Liverymark, presenting Ms Jacquin with a prize scrapbook.
Week 3 — Valley Classic Horse Show
 
Lisa Jacquin riding Justice on her way to winning the $35,000 Grand Prix at the Vermont Classic sponsored by The Equinox Resort. Albert Voorn having just captured the $10,000 Mini Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival aboard Laurenzo's Kairo being presented with a Peter Max print by Linda Frees, owner of The Art of Peter Max. With them are Danielle Torano, representing the owners of Sir Ruly Inc, Laurenzo and Torano, and groom Gerardo Briseno.
 

Jonathan Phillips savoring his first $35,000 Grand Prix win on board Prins.

Week 2 — Manchester Classic Horse Show

 

Kris Hoffman-Kennedy on board Mike Kennedy's Quest D'Or taking top honors in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classic at the Manchester Classic Horse Show on July 19, 2003.

Lucy Husar aboard B & B Saddlery's Kullatosen taking top honors in the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic at the Manchester Classic Horse Show on July 19, 2003.
 

Kristi Smith on board Jennieta capturing her second $10,000 Mini Prix.
 

$35,000 Manchester Summer Festival Grand Prix Winner McLain Ward on Labelle, being presented with the Battenkill Cup by Harold and Jane Beebe of the Beebe Farm, East Dorset, VT, with Ann Meyer owner of LaBelle.

Week 1 — Manchester Summer Festival Horse Show


Lindsay Lewis (Chester Springs, PA), Hopeful Jumper Champion on "Mind Your Manners" Week 1 - Manchester Summer Festival

Press Releases Prior to Show Opening

  • Five Weeks of Equestrian Competition Set To Begin, East Dorset, VT—July 8, 2003—The Manchester Summer Festival, July 9-13, the first week of competition at the Vermont Summer Festival is set to begin. The Vermont Summer Festival, July 9-August 10, is a five week long Horse Show held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

  • 2003 Vermont Summer Festival to Host Weekly Show Jumping Hall of Fame Series Classes for Junior and Amateur-Owner Riders, East Dorset, VT—June 5, 2003—Weeks one, two and three will feature separate Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classics for Junior and Amateur Owner riders. The class, running on Sundays just prior to the $35,000 Grand Prix, offers a $10,000 purse and an opportunity to earn points towards qualifying to ride at the 2003 National Horse Show.

  • Vermont Summer Festival Launches Improved, Informative Website, East Dorset, VT—April 4, 2003—The Vermont Summer Festival, a five week circuit of hunter/jumper shows in scenic southern Vermont, has re-launched their official website www.vt-summerfestival.com, in response to the increased demand for “at your fingertip” information.

  • Equinox Resort and Spa becomes Grand Prix Sponsor, East Dorset, VT—April 4, 2003—The Equinox Resort and Spa, a four diamond resort in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains, has joined forces with the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show in becoming a Grand Prix Sponsor for the second year.