Michael Dorman Dominated $2,500 Open Jumper Class At
Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Dorset, VTJuly 17, 2002On Wednesday, Michael Dorman
of Jamison, PA, dominated the $2,500 Open Jumper Class riding four
horses and coming in first, fourth and sixth place at the Manchester
Classic Horse Show, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival at
Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
had plenty of opportunities to get to know the course by the time
he rode his fourth horse and ultimate winner, Enzo La Mulotiere,
owned by Caroline Lloyd.
set the pace with a clear round going first in the class on Eliot
Du Quesnoy, owned by Erica Pritz, but came up with four faults in
the jump-off. His next mount was Femalin, owned by Caroline Lloyd.
The pair had a double clear round and a jump-off time of 36.255
seconds. Dormans third chance in the class was on Felix des
Vents, owned by Wyndmont, Inc. This time Dorman had another double
clear, but a slower jump-off time of 40.912.
the time Dorman went into the ring on his final charge, there were
five double clears with John Brennan riding Espina Du Manoir holding
the top spot with the fastest jump-off time of 34.173 seconds. Although
the pressure was on, Dorman came through with a double clear in
the fastest time of 33.813.
week the Vermont Summer Festival features several open jumper classes
with the featured $35,000 Grand Prix class each Sunday as part of
the Series, sponsored by the Stratton Mountain Inn, Hand Motors
and the Equinox Resort. Top riders and horses, both nationally and
internationally, are showcased in these USET-recognized events.
Vermont Summer Festival, New Englands largest AA
rated hunter-jumper horse show circuit, continues with the Manchester
Classic, July 17-21, The Valley Classic, July 24-28, and the Manchester
and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31-August 4. The action culminates
with the Vermont Summer Celebration, August 7-11.
further information, please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website
or call 802-496-4878.