Articles: Press Release
Lowry Wins $35,000 Manchester & The
Mountains Grand Prix at Vermont Summer Festival
Contact: Marty Bauman, (508) 698-6810
Courtney Boova, (802) 362-9023
East Dorset, VT-August 3, 2003 - Bill Lowry of North Scituate, RI aboard
King, owned by Windsor Farm Sales Inc, won the $35,000 Manchester & The
Mountains Grand Prix at the Manchester & The Mountains Horse Show, July
30-August 3, the fourth week of the Vermont Summer Festival, July
9-August 10, held at the Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
Lowry was one of six horse-and-rider combinations to ride clear over
course designer Ken Krome's first round course to qualify to ride over
the shortened jump off course. Going second in the jump-off, Lowry and
King proved to be the fastest clear round in a time of 40.385 seconds.
Lowry has been partnered with King, an eleven-year-old Dutch Warmblood,
gelding, who he bought off of a pig farm in Holland, for seven years
now. This rider gave his horse much of the credit for their performance
in the jump-off. "He was excellent. He helped me out a lot," Lowry
said. "He's really, really smart-very very intelligent."
Mary Lisa Leffler of Brookeville, MD finished in second place by only
fractions of a second. Leffler piloted Graf Rossini, owned by Bruce
Chovnick LLC, to a clear round in a time of 40.393 seconds to finish
Another Grand Prix Winner at the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, Lisa
Jacquin of Wayne, PA finished in third place aboard Sandro, owned by
Shannonnell Farm & Flintwoode Farm. Jacquin, who qualified two mounts
for the jump-off, and Sandro completed the jump-off round with no
jumping faults in a time of 48.983 seconds. Exceeding the time allowed
of 48 seconds, Jacquin incurred one time penalty to put her into third
Earlier in the day, the Grand Prix ring highlighted Junior and Amateur
Show Jumping action. Joy Slater of Unionville, PA aboard Shindig, owned
by Fat Chance Farm, won the combined $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame
Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic. Slater was one of 12
horse-and-rider combinations out of the starting field of 28 to ride
clear over the first round course to qualify for the jump-off. In the
end, Slater and her mount crossed through the timers with a winning time
of 39.293 seconds.
Kenzie Snyder of West Chester, PA aboard her Aquarius, who won the
$10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior Jumper Classic Presented by
Nutraceutical International Inc. at the Valley Classic Horse Show on
July 27 finished in second place. Synder posted a time of 42.247
seconds to earn the red ribbon. Third place honors were awarded to
Mexican rider, Marilly Meyer aboard Jorge Meyer's Lexington.
The Vermont Summer Festival is New England's largest "AA" rated
hunter/jumper horse show. This year's 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
For further information on the 2003 Vermont Summer Festival, please call
(802) 362-9023. For full results, visit the Vermont Summer Festival
website at www.vt-summerfestival.com.