Orvis Company becomes a Grand Prix Sponsor of the Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, Vermont, July 8, 2004 - The Orvis Company, the nations
oldest mail order company, will be a Grand Prix Sponsor of the Vermont
Summer Festival Horse Show. The five week long event will be held
at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, Vermont, July 14 through
August 15, 2004.
marks the third summer that the entire Vermont Summer Festival circuit
will be based in the Manchester area, after many years of a multi-venue
event. Its gratifying to have a Manchester-based company
with the international reputation of Orvis show their support in
such a generous way, stated Dotty Ammerman, Vermont Summer
Festival Executive Director. Orvis is renowned for their unique
commitment to both quality products and to the environment, two
values that our competitors understand and appreciate.
Grand Prix sponsor is the highest level of sponsor possible for
the show. As part of their sponsorship, Orvis will have an on-site
retail location at the Harold Beebe Farm for the duration of the
show circuit. In addition, Vermont Summer Festival division champions
will be granted Orvis Gift Cards as part of their prize package.
from the Orvis Company will present prizes totaling $35,000 at a
ceremony following the Grand Prix on July 18, between 3PM and 4
Orvis Company headquarters have been in Manchester, Vermont, since
the company was founded in 1856. British and English equine style
and culture have always influenced Orvis, so the Vermont Summer
Festival was a natural fit for the nations finest distinctive
country lifestyle brand.
Vermont Summer Festival is New Englands largest AA
rated hunter/jumper horse show circuit. This years event includes
five USET-recognized $35,000 Grand Prix and five $10,000 Mini Prix.
Each of the five weeks will also feature 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
2004 National Horse Show.