Pickett and Turbo Win the NAL/WIHS Childrens Jumper
Classic by 9/10ths of a Second At Vermont Summer Festival
Dorset, VT - August 09, 2003 The Vermont Summer Celebration
continues through Sunday as part of the 5-week series, the Vermont
The Adult Amateur Hunters, 36-45 Years, concluded with Jouet winning
both over fence classes with owner/rider Teresa Elron from New Canaan,
CT. Teresa and Jouet ended this week as Reserve Champion while Walter,
ridden by Regi Baker for owners Regi Baker/Avatar Farm, took the
Championship Adult Hunter Award. Mistletoe owned and ridden by Anne
Braswell was named Circuit Grand Hunter Champion in the Adult Amateur
Hunters 36-45 Years.
In the Marshall & Sterling Adult Hunter Classic, Ann Disarro,
from Schenectady, NY, was victorious with her horse Mardi Gras.
Ann and Mardi Gras finished with a two-round total of 165 points.
Teresa Elron was second riding Jouet. Pacemaker with owner/rider
Mary Ellen Sardella was third.
The North American League/WIHS Childrens Jumper Classic had
14 horse-and-rider combinations competing. Only 2 horses had fault-free
rounds in the timed jump-off. Turbo with owner Chris Pickett won
in a time of 39.092 seconds. In second place, with a time of 40.185
seconds, was Gina Lola Bridigitta with owner and rider, Chelsea
Jordon. Sammy Grasso finished in third and fourth place with horses
Bijou and Notorious B.I.G. respectively.
This final week of the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival held a $2,500
Junior/Amateur Hunter Special, which proved to be a very competitive
class. Of the 16 horses entered, six scored 85 points or above.
Marcel, a bay horse, with rider Ashley Cole from Lutherville, MD,
was the winner. Clair Munoz from Dallas, TX was second with Chilly.
In third place was Milltown ridden by Kenzie Snyder from West Chester,
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 held on the last day of
each show and five $10,000 Mini Prix 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
For further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, please
call (802) 362-9023. For full results, visit the Vermont Summer