News & Press Releases

Press Releases after the finish of the 2006 Circuit
Week 5— Vermont Summer Celebration

“Keri Potter guides Rockford I to victory in the $50,000
Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix on the final day of the Vermont Summer Festival."
Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.


“Vermont Governor Jim Douglas and his wife Dorothy
congratulate Keri Potter after she and her horse Rockford I won the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix on the final day of the Vermont Summer Celebration."
Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“Kelly Adams and Primeur won the $2,500 NAL/WIHS Adult Amateur Jumper Classic during the final week of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“Shaine Brooks guides EquiFit Pizarro in the $10,000 Mini Prix sponsored by the Giorgio Armani General Store and Manchesters Designer Outlets during the final week of the Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
  • Hospitality is a Highlight of the Vermont Summer Festival - For competitors, the annual Vermont Summer Festival, this year held July 12-August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont, is much more than simply a horse show. August 9, 2006.

    “Vermont Summer Festival organizers, Dotty and John Ammerman, offer gracious hospitality to all horse show competitors." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“California's Zazou Hoffman, 14, rode Little Foot to victory in the USEF Talent Search during the final week of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
Week 4— Manchester & the Mountains
  • Kent Farrington Flies to Victory in $30,000 Grand Prix at Vermont Summer Festival - Kent Farrington of Greenwich, Connecticut, made his second trip to the winner's circle during Week 4 of the Vermont Summer Festival running July 12 to August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont. Hot off his win in Friday's $10,000 Tumi Outlet Store Mini Prix, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, riding Loriot, Farrington once again topped the field, this time aboard Titus, to win the $30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix on Sunday, August 6, 2006.
  • Tromp Tops NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic at Vermont Summer Festival - The starting field was stacked with stiff competition, but 11-year-old Mattias Tromp of North Salem, New York, bested them all to claim the $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic during Week 4 of the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show running July 12 to August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont. August 5, 2006

“Kent Farrington and Titus jump to victory in the
$30,000 Manchester & the Mountains Grand Prix during week 4 of the Vermont Summer Festival."
Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“Mattias Tromp topped $1,500 NAL/WIHS Children's Jumper Classic riding Amelia during week 4 of the Vermont Summer Festival, August 5, 2006." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.


Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“Kent Farrington guides Loriot to victory in the $10,000 Tumi Outlet Store Mini Prix, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, during Week 4 of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
  • Emma Lipman Tops USEF Show Jumping Talent Search - In her fourth week competing in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search at the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show running July 12 to August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont, 16-year-old Emma Lipman made her first trip to the winner's circle. August 3, 2006

“Emma Lipman, 16, and In Pursuit won the USEF Talent Search during Week 4 of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“The Vermont Summer Festival, which pumps $15 million into the local Vermont economy, is a sporting event enjoyed by the entire community. Pictured here, Vermont Governor James Douglas and his wife, Dorothy, congratulate a young competitor." Photo Courtesy of Vermont Summer Festival.
Photo may be used free of charge in relation to the above press release. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

Week 3— Valley Classic Horse Show
  • Jimmy Torano Takes $30,000 Mt. Equinox Grand Prix at Vermont Summer Festival - No stranger to the winner's circle at the Vermont Summer Festival, Jimmy Torano of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, piloted Ralvesther to the win in the $30,000 Mt. Equinox Grand Prix, Sponsored by Equinox Resort & Spa, during Week 3 of the Vermont Summer Festival running July 12 to August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont. July 30, 2006

Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Jimmy Torano and Ralvesther celebrated victory in the $30,000 Mt. Equinox Grand Prix, Sponsored by Equinox Resort & Spa, during Week 3 of the Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Lissa Bachner of Baltimore, Maryland, has won the first three NAL Adult Amateur Hunter Classics during the five-week Vermont Summer Festival horse show in East Dorset, Vermont." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

  • Alan Korotkin Rockets to Victory in Vermont's $10,000 Mini Prix - Alan Korotkin of Wellington, Florida, and Rocketman made another trip the winner's circle at the Vermont Summer Festival, claiming the $10,000 Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones Factory Store Mini Prix, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets. The five-week Vermont Summer Festival runs July 12 to August 13 in East Dorset, Vermont. July 28, 2006


"Alan Korotkin and Rocketman on their way to victory in the $10,000 Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones Factory Store Mini Prix, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, during Week 3 of the Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.


"Tom Lenz, Manager of the Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones Factory Store, congratulates Alan Korotkin riding Rocketman on his victory in the $10,000 Hickey Freeman/Bobby Jones Factory Store Mini Prix, Presented by Manchester Designer Outlets." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Katie McDaniel and Casino won the USEF Talent Search during week 3 of the Vermont Summer Festival on July 27, 2006." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
Week 2— Manchester Classic Horse Show

"Wilhelm Grave leaps to victory on Oselli, capturing the
Otter Creek Grand Prix sponsored by Devoucoux, ending week 2 of the Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Abigail Crowell guides Bennington to the win in the Show Circuit Magazine Children's Medal during week 2 of the Vermont Summer Festival, July 22, 2006." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Jimmy Torano aboard Marlo won the $10,000 Escada Mini Prix during Week 2 of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.


"Christi McQuaker races to a win aboard Ella in the Open NAL Speed class during Week 2 of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.


"California's Dick Carvin and Hazel won the $2,500 Open Jumper during Week 2 of the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

Week 1— Manchester Summer Festival

 

"Alan Korotkin and Rocketman won the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix sponsored by Hand Motors at the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
  • Jimmy Torano and Ralvesther Claim Victory in $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Mini Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival - Jimmy Torano notched another win aboard Ralvesther at the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival, claiming victory in the $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Mini Prix on Friday, the first in the series of five Mini Prix events presented by Manchester Designer Outlets. The $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Mini Prix was the featured Friday class of Week 1, the 'Manchester Summer Festival' (July 12-16), of the five-week Vermont Summer Festival at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont. In addition to the $3,000 prize money awarded to the Mini Prix winner, Torano received a $1,000 gift card that can be used at any Polo Ralph Lauren store nationwide. July 14, 2006


"Sarah Flink and Aracona Z won the Show Circuit Magazine Children's Medal at the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

"Jimmy Torano and Ralvesther won the $10,000 Polo Ralph Lauren Mini Prix at the 2006 Vermont Summer Festival." July 14th, 2006 Photo Credit: David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

 

  • Julie Welles Wins USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and USEF Medal at Vermont Summer Festival - Julie Welles, 18, of West Simsbury, Connecticut, riding Littlefoot logged two major victories today at the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, Vermont, winning both the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search and the USEF Medal. “It was a good day, I’m happy,” said Welles, and credited her horse, “He was very good. It’s a good feeling.” July 13, 2006

“Jimmy Torano aboard Ralvesther captured the top prize in the Open Jumper class on opening day of the Vermont Summer Festival", July 12, 2006. Photo credit: David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“Julie Welles on Littlefoot rides to a win in the USEF Show Jumping Talent Search during week 1 of the Vermont Summer Festival", July 13th, 2006 Photo Credit: David Mullinix Photography. Available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.
Press Releases prior to the start of the 2006 Circuit


“Danielle Torano and Lojana won the amateur-owner division of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame during Week One and Week Three of the 2005 Vermont Summer Festival." Photo Credit – Flashpoint. Photo also available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.

“ Olympic Medallist Norman Dello Joio, who recently won the $180,000 CN WorldWide Grand Prix in Wellington, FL, riding in a Devoucoux saddle, is a regular competitor at the Vermont Summer Festival. Photo Credit – Flashpoint. Photo also available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.. “Angela Covert-Lawrence riding Tomboy Major was the most recent Canadian to claim a Grand Prix event at the Vermont Summer Festival, winning the $35,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix in 2004.” Photo Credit – Flashpoint. Photo also available in high resolution, please e-mail: jward@startinggate.ca. Please advise of links to web postings.