2015 Vermont Summer Festival Prize List Now Available Online Entries Offered Through Equestrian Connect

April 13, 2015 - East Dorset, Vermont

The prize list for the 2015 Vermont Summer Festival, which runs from June 30 through August 9 in East Dorset, VT, is now available online. To view the 2015 Vermont Summer Festival Prize List, and all other entry and schedule information, click here.

Entries for the six-week hunter and jumper competition can once again be made online through Equestrian Connect. While mail-in entries are still accepted, Equestrian Connect, the one-minute horse show entry service, allows exhibitors to complete their entry forms for all six weeks of the Vermont Summer Festival completely online. No postage, envelopes or trips to the Post Office are required!

Entry Due Dates:
Vermont Summer Festival Weeks 1-3: Entries due Tuesday, June 2
Vermont Summer Festival Weeks 4-6: Entries due Tuesday, June 16

Since its launch in 2010, Equestrian Connect has partnered with some of the most renowned hunter/jumper horse shows in North America, and attracted thousands of users to its convenient services.

“Equestrian Connect streamlines the entry process for both exhibitors and horse show staff alike,” said Ruth Lacey, Marketing Director of the Vermont Summer Festival. “We are very proud to continue our partnership with this innovative service again this year. With all the time they save on filling out entries, exhibitors can focus on preparing for and enjoying all that the Vermont Summer Festival has to offer, including some exciting upgrades and additions made for 2015.”

Equestrian Connect is available for a 45-day free trial at www.equestrianconnect.com. Once the free trial period ends, exhibitors have two pricing options: $49.99 for an annual subscription per horse, or an $8 per entry form for sales horses or horses that show less frequently. Visit www.equestrianconnect.com for more information and to submit entries online for the Vermont Summer Festival.

In addition to a schedule full of exciting offerings for jumper, hunter and equitation riders, the 2015 Vermont Summer Festival will feature all-new Kruse Cushion Ride footing in all competition areas, warm-up rings and lunging pads.

Highlighting ringside action this summer in Vermont, 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 8. High-performance jumpers will also enjoy the weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, each Thursday.

Sundays will feature the NAL Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumpers Classic, as well as Marshall & Sterling Children’s and Adult Jumper Classics, giving junior, amateur and adult jumpers their turn in the grand prix ring.

For hunters, the $5,000 3'3"NEHJA Performance Stake Hunter Derby will return to Thursdays for the first five weeks, culminating with a $15,000 offering during week six.

The popular “Equitation Tuesdays” as well as TAKE2 Thoroughbred Hunter and Jumper divisions, now held throughout all six weeks, will return in 2015. Also making a return to the Vermont Summer Festival, the $10,000 Canadian Circuit Awards will be awarded to top-ranked hunter and jumper Champions and Reserve Champions at the completion of the six-week circuit.

The Vermont Summer Festival is New England’s largest hunter/jumper competition and offers more than $750,000 in prize money, making it the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont. For over 20 years, the Vermont Summer Festival has attracted exhibitors and their families to the Manchester region in southern Vermont for great competition in an ideal summer setting.

The Vermont Summer Festival is a proud member event of the Show Jumping Hall Of Fame, the Marshall & Sterling League, and the North American League (NAL). Please e-mail or visit the website for more information about the Vermont Summer Festival.