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Vermont Summer Festival Congratulates 2019 Circuit Champions

August 16, 2019 - East Dorset, VT

Savonna Adell took home two circuit champion honors with Spellbound (pictured) in the Large Pony Hunter division and Laugh Out Loud in the Medium Pony Hunter division.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
Canada’s Alexanne Thibault collected the tricolor ribbon in the High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper division riding Sanjay at the conclusion of the six-week Vermont Summer Festival.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
Arturo B, owned by Caroline Brufsky and ridden by Christian Coyle, was named champion of the 3’6” Performance Working Hunter division during the Vermont Summer Festival.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography
Kevin McCarthy, hailing from Cazenovia, NY, pictured aboard Catch a Star HSS, topped the $10,000 Open Jumper Awards, presented by World Equestrian Center, during the Vermont Summer Festival in East Dorset, VT.
Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

The Vermont Summer Festival concluded its 26th season by naming the 2019 circuit champions following six weeks of competition held from July 2 through August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.

A total of 56 champions were crowned in hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions offered throughout the circuit. The 2019 Vermont Summer Festival Circuit Champions are:

DIVISION

HORSE

OWNER

RIDER

Novice Adult Hunter

Raziel De Cor

Nancy Katz

Nancy Katz

Restricted Children’s Hunter

Highness

Elisabeth Shea

Elisabeth Shea

Pre-Green Pony

Not Negotiable

Madison Moore

India Nye Wenner

Schooling Hunter

Quay

Brigadoon Show Stables

Lainie Wimberly

High Performance Hunter

Diadora

Barbara Lestage

Kristen Bumpus

3’3″ Performance Working Hunter

Corto Des Dames

Brigadoon Show Stables

Lainie Wimberly

3’6″ Performance Working Hunter

Arturo B

Caroline Brufsky

Christian Coyle

Baby Green Hunter

Sungold

Cynsie Broda

Cynsie Broda

Low Hunter

Demi

Linda Orton

Linda Orton

3′ Green Hunter

Westminster

Kimi Hochstein

Marylisa Leffler

3’3″ Green Hunter

Hollywood

Wolver Hollow

Morgan Ward

3’6″ Green Hunter

Red C

Terrapin Hill Farm

Megan Young

3’9″ Green Hunter

Ajaccio

Mount Fair Equine

Megan Young

TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter

Storyville

Sharon Maloney

Sharon Maloney

Small Junior Hunter

Cupidon

Amanda Hurley

Lindsey Hurley

Large Junior Hunter

Consanto

Adelaide Toensing

Lily Toensing

3’3″ Junior Hunter

Daisimai

Jacqueline Stroehmann

Alexandra Sica

Modified Children’s Hunter

Donegue

Emma Willsky

Jacqueline Priest

Modified Adult Hunter (TIE)

PS It’s Rudimentary

Elizabeth Simons

Elizabeth Simons

Good As Gold

Jacquelyn Ventorino

Jacquelyn Ventorino

Adult Amateur Hunter 18-35

Zippo

Degenmoor Farm

Devon Degen

Adult Amateur Hunter 36-49

Checkmate

Heather Palmucci

Heather Palmucci

Adult Amateur Hunter 50 & Over

Abena K

Mount Fair Equine

Dudley Macfarlane

Short Stirrup Hunter

Oompa Loompa

Double G Stables

Maddy Taylor

Long Stirrup Hunter

Summer’s Lace

Elizabeth Becker

Elizabeth Becker

3’3″ Amateur-Owner Hunter 18-35

Campari

Taylor Bodson

Taylor Bodson

3’3″ Amateur-Owner Hunter 36+

Foligno’s Legend

Firefly Farm

Kristina Watkins

Amateur-Owner 18-35

Certainty

Nicole Lyvere

Nicole Lyvere

Amateur-Owner 36 & Over

On Tap

Firefly Farm

Kristina Watkins

Green Pony

Not Negotiable

Madison Moore

India Nye-Wenner

Small Pony Hunter

Splash Of Color

Michelle McComb-Hewitt

Hayley Hewitt

Medium Pony Hunter

Laugh Out Loud

Savonna Adell

Savonna Adell

Large Pony Hunter

Spellbound

Ponies & Palms Show Stables

Savonna Adell

Children’s Hunter 14 & Under

By Proxy

Tess Gilmartin

Tess Gilmartin

Children’s Hunter 15-17

Sienna

Reagan Williams

Reagan Williams

Children’s Hunter Pony Small/Medium

Fiona

Sophia Ercolano

Sophia Ercolano

Children’s Hunter Pony Large

Clean Slate

Caitlyn Hill

Caitlyn Hill

Short Stirrup Equitation

Oompa Loompa

Double G Stables Llc

Maddy Taylor

Limit Equitation

Qikar

Sarah Hogue

Caroline Palmer

Maiden Equitation

Beni

Katie Crabtree

Katie Crabtree

Novice Equitation

Annahof’s Lawello

Alexandra Sharp

Hannah Ellinwood

.90m Jumper

Winter Solstice

Mimi Zahavi

Mimi Zahavi

1.00m Jumper

Spy D 28

Lori Archambault

Lori Archambault

1.10m Jumper

Orion

Matt Nye

Matt Nye

1.15m Jumper

Bandadane

Keely O’Hara

Keely O’Hara

1.20m Jumper

Graf Joe

Sarah Hunter

Leann Kelly

1.30m Jumper

Gwen MC 1

Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

Children’s Jumper Low

Guitar Hero

Mia Poppinga

Mia Poppinga

Adult Amateur Jumper Low

Angelina

Bella Ryb

Bella Ryb

Children’s Jumpers High

The Bodyguard

Budovsky Investments

Morgan Budovsky

Adult Amateur Jumper High

Penn

Katie Austensen

Hannah Showell

Junior/Amateur-­Owner Jumper Low

Carlos

Amy Shafmaster

Amy Shafmaster

Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Medium (Tie)

Calvin Van’t Aneldonkz

Halo Capital

Donovan Ross

Notaris

Maya Nayyar Llc

Maya Nayyar

Junior/Amateur-­Owner Jumper High

Sanjay

Alexanne Thibault

Alexanne Thibault

TAKE2 Thoroughbred Jumper

Vala de Plata

Shadow Rock Farm

Maggie Gillis

In addition to circuit championship honors, the $10,000 Open Jumper Awards, presented by World Equestrian Center, returned to the Vermont Summer Festival in for the 2019 season. Throughout the six-week circuit, riders accumulated points based on their performances in the weekly 1.40m open jumpers, Manchester Designer Outlets Open Welcome Stakes, and grand prix classes.

Taking top call was Ireland’s Kevin McCarthy with a banner season that included two grand prix wins and four Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake victories. Following McCarthy was fellow Irish rider Kevin Mealiff in second and Kirk Webby of New Zealand in third.

The Vermont Summer Festival will return to Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, from June 30 through August 9, 2020, with a dynamic competition schedule, while also giving competitors an opportunity to enjoy the wide variety of local entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining options. A recent study conducted by the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont cited that the total direct spending of visitors frequenting Vermont for equine-related activities is estimated at nearly $15.5 million annually.

The Vermont Summer Festival is a proud member of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, the Marshall & Sterling League, and the North American League (NAL). For more information on the Vermont Summer Festival, please visit www.vt-summerfestival.com.