East Dorset, Vermont – Week six of the 2012 Vermont Summer Festival kicked off on Wednesday, August 8, with its Vermont Summer Celebration Horse Show at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT. The $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m was the highlight class of the day with a win for Tracy Magness, of Hughesville, MD, riding Tarco Van Ter Moude. The Vermont Summer Festival runs July 4 through August 12.
Eric Hasbrouck is the course designer in the grand prix ring this week. In Wednesday’s $5,000 Open Jumper 1.40m, Hasbrouck saw 13 out of 21 entries navigate the first round course without fault. Seven entries went double clear in the jump-off, and Tracy Magness and Tarco Van Ter Moude, owned by M/M John Bartko, had the fastest time of 36.48 seconds for the win.
Second place honors went to Ireland’s Paul O’Shea and Wizz, owned by O’Shea and Daniel Walsh, with a clear jump-off round in 38.16 seconds. Charlotte Jacobs, of East Aurora, NY, grabbed the third and fourth place prizes with her mounts Promised Land and Kachina. Riding Promised Land, owned by Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables, Jacobs stopped the clock in 38.40 seconds to finish third. With Kachina, owned by Deeridge Farms, Jacobs finished in 40.30 seconds to place fourth. Catherine Tyree, of Barrington Hills, IL, jumped double clear with Wetter in a time of 42.07 seconds to place fifth. Ireland’s Darragh Kenny rode North Star’s Umberto and Cyrina Z to double clear rounds as well, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.