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Michael Dorman Dominated $2,500 Open Jumper Class At Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show

East Dorset, VT—July 17, 2002—On 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.

Dorman 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.

Dorman 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. Dorman’s 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.

By 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.

Each 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.

The Vermont Summer Festival, New England’s 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.

For further information, please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website at or call 802-496-4878.


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