The Plaid Horse: East Dorset, Vermont – Hunter and jumper Thoroughbred divisions will return to the Vermont Summer Festival for the fourth consecutive year thanks to a generous sponsorship from the TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program. Held at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT, the six-week Vermont Summer Festival, running July 5 through August 14, is the richest sporting event based on purse in Vermont with more than $750,000 in prize money on offer.
This year’s Vermont Summer Festival will feature a $500 Thoroughbred Hunter Division and a $1,400 Thoroughbred Jumper Division during each of the six weeks of competition.
Founded by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, in collaboration with the New York Thoroughbred Breeders and New York Racing Association, TAKE2 offers hunter and jumper classes for registered Thoroughbreds nationwide. In addition, members of the TAKE2 Thoroughbred League have an opportunity to win a total of $30,000 in year-end awards. This year’s TAKE2 high-point hunter and jumper awards will be presented at the Capital Challenge Horse Show held October 1-9, 2016, in Upper Marlboro, MD.