Take Center Stage on Opening Day of Valley Classic
East Dorset, VTJuly 23, 2003The Vermont Summer Festival
opened its third week of competition, The Valley Classic, July 23-27,
at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
In the morning, Danielle Torano of Fort Lauderdale, FL, who won
the $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic
at the Manchester Classic Horse Show on July 20, piloted Luxor,
owned by Jimmy Torano and Anna Tilestone, to win both of the over
fences classes in the First Year Green Working Hunter Division.
Later in the day, the Manchester Classic Horse Shows Green
Conformation Hunter Champion, Shablis, owned by Nicole Chaney, and
ridden by Rachael Kennedy of Brookeville, MD, continued to win.
This successful pair topped the field of 6 horse-and-rider combinations
winning both over fences classes as well as the under saddle.
Katie Milton rode Danielle Glasss flashy chestnut, Kensington,
to earn the blue ribbon in both of the over fences classes in the
Regular Working Hunter Division. Milton bested a field of nine horse-and-rider
combinations to take the wins.
The Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show. This years event includes
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix to be held on the last day
of each show and five $10,000 Mini Prix to be held on the Friday
of each show. Each of the five weeks also features a $10,000 Show
Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper class, part
of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series which determines
which junior and amateur/owner riders will qualify to ride at the
2003 National Horse Show.
further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, please
call (802) 362-9023, or visit the Vermont Summer Festival website