Vermont Summer Festival Competitions Underway
Six weeks of hunter/jumper competition kicked off last week at the Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset. The circuit runs through August 14, and is known for exciting competition, world-renowned course designers, family-friendly exhibitor activities, and more than $750,000 in prize money. Alongside impressive prize money, the management team for the Vermont Summer Festival made a significant effort in 2015 to upgrade ring surfaces to all-new Kruse Cushion Ride footing as well as other property improvements. The effort was met with rave reviews from exhibitors last year and has helped make the 2016 season one of the most popular yet.
“This show has experienced such popularity we have sold out of stabling during most weeks. Exhibitors clearly appreciate our efforts to improve the facility and they have thanked us with overwhelming support of the show as a whole,” said Ruth Lacey, marketing director. “We love seeing returning horses and riders as well as new faces each year and this season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting yet.”
Competition runs weekly from Wednesday through Sunday, beginning each day at 8 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children from Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children, with gate proceeds benefiting the Manchester Community Library and The Dorset Equine Rescue. Visit vt-summerfestival.com for more information.