Articles: Press Release
Speed Is the Name of the Game At the Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show
Jennifer Ward, 802-362-7548,
East Dorset, VT—August 8, 2002— Meghan Moran of Malvern, PA, proved speed
was no object as she won the $3,000 Open Speed competition at the Vermont
Summer Celebration, part of the 2002 Vermont Summer Festival held at Harold
Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Moran and Z-Max pushed speed to the maximum, clocking in at 65.38 seconds to
claim victory. Moran also placed fourth riding Mr. Happy.
Last week’s winner of the $3,000 Open Speed, Tracy Bartko of Hughesville,
MD, was the runner-up this time around with Argus. Bartko was also fifth
with Cannon Boy.
Breaking up an all-female domination of the top five, Ireland’s Cian
McDermott placed third with D’Accord.
The five-week Vermont Summer Festival, New England’s largest “AA” rated
hunter-jumper horse show circuit, featured the Manchester Summer Festival,
July 10-14, the Manchester Classic, July 17-21, the Valley Classic, July
24-28, and the Manchester and the Mountains Horse Show, July 31-August 4.
International show jumping action concludes with the Vermont Summer
Celebration, August 7-11.
Each week the Vermont Summer Festival features several open jumper classes
including the $35,000 Grand Prix class each Sunday. Friday’s featured event
at the Vermont Summer Celebration will be the $10,000 Mini Prix, sponsored
by Bruce Chovnick LLC. Top riders and horses, both nationally and
internationally, are showcased in these USET-recognized events.
For further information please visit the Vermont Summer Festival website at
www.vt-summerfestival.com or call