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Vermont Summer Festival

East Dorset, Vermont — The Vermont Summer Festival will return to Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, for six consecutive weeks of competitive and spectator-friendly hunter, jumper, and equitation events from July 4 through August 13, 2017.

In 2016, the Vermont Summer Festival experienced one of the most popular seasons in its 24-year history, and expects similar success in 2017. Entries will be processed in the order in which they are received, and exhibitors are encouraged to submit entries before the closing date to ensure acceptance. The prize list for the 2017 Vermont Summer Festival is available online here, and entries for all six weeks of competition must be postmarked by June 6 and received by June 9. Entries may be mailed or filled out online and submitted electronically through the services provided by Equestrian Connect.

“We are very proud of the growing popularity at the Vermont Summer Festival,” said Ruth Lacey, Marketing Director of the Vermont Summer Festival. “It is very exciting to see returning exhibitors as well as new faces settle in for a summer in Southern Vermont. We do our best to offer competitive events, and to also encourage our riders and their families to enjoy their time in Vermont.”

The Vermont Summer Festival proudly offers competition that spans all levels from leadline and short-stirrup classes to weekly grand prix offerings. Highlighting top jumper competition in 2017, the first five Saturdays will feature a $30,000 Grand Prix. The $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix will close the season on a high note during the sixth and final week of competition on Saturday, August 12. Jumper competitors will also enjoy the weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, each Thursday. All classes in the grand prix ring will be built by world-renowned course designers, including Ireland’s Alan Wade, who was the course designer at the 2017 World Cup Final in Omaha, NE, and has been tapped to design the tracks at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC.

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