Rider, Albert Voorn, Wins $10,000 Open Mini Prix at Valley
Dorset, VTJuly 25, 2003 Dutch rider, Albert Voorn, aboard
Laurenzos Kairo won the $10,000 Open Mini Prix at the Valley
Classic, July 23-27, the third week of the Vermont Summer Festival,
July 9-August 10, at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
and Laurenzos Kairo, owned by Sir Ruly Inc., won the High
Preliminary Jumper class on July 24 and continued their winning
ways to earn the blue ribbon over a field of 25 horse-and-rider
combinations in the Mini Prix. It was amazing, Jimmy
Torano, who is training Voorn while he is in Vermont, said of the
ride. She was amazing. Shes just an amazing horse.
who has placed second in both of the Grand Prix at the 2003 Vermont
Summer Festival, earned second place aboard another of Sir Ruly
Inc.s horses, Aguila. At least I got beat by my own
horse, he laughed.
in the day, Summer Gay of Ridgefield, CT rode Tyler, owned by RCG
Farm, to win the High Junior/Amateur-Owner class. Gay topped a field
of 23 horse-and-rider combinations to earn the blue ribbon. Richard
Hoffend rode his Lancelot Z to finish second.
After a win in the hunter phase of Washington International Horse
Show (WIHS) Equitation Classic on July 24, Gabby Slome of Riverdale,
NY went on to win the jumper phase of the class on July 25. Winning
both phases of the competition, she also earned the overall win
in the class. Tania Hack of New York, NY earned second place overall
later went on to best the field of 37 riders to take top honors
in the ASPCA Maclay. Jackie Ahwood Dupont of Severna Park, MD earned
the hunter rings, Kym Smith of Southampton, NY aboard her Enrique
earned top honors in the $500 North American League (NAL)/Washington
International Horse Show (WIHS) Adult Amateur Hunter Classic. So
far this year, the pair has swept the Championship honors in the
Adult Amateur Hunter Division for riders ages 18-35, earning the
tri-color ribbon during the first and second weeks of the Vermont
Summer Festival. Hes like a big puppy dog, Smith
said. He adores me and I adore him. Virginia Louis aboard
her Behind the Mask earned second place in the classic.
July 25, the Valley Classic named Champions in the Junior Hunter
Divisions. Krista Weisman aboard her Chopard earned Championship
honors in the Small Junior Hunter Division for riders 16-17 years
of age. Maggie McAlary teamed up with Ramsey, owned by Cathy Grady
and Holly Hill Farm, to earn Championship honors in the Small Junior
Hunter Division for riders under the age of 15. Lara Gay rode Diamond
Way, owned by RCG Farm, to the Championship for Large Junior Hunter
Division for riders 16-17 years of age. Nicole Lakin rode Marcel,
owned by Ashley Cole, to Championship honors in the Large Junior
Hunter Division for riders under the age of 15.
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