East Dorset, Vermont — The Vermont Summer Festival is pleased to welcome back Devoucoux as a Grand Prix sponsor of the six-week show jumping competition taking place July 1 to August 9, 2009, in East Dorset, Vermont.
Devoucoux, French producers of handcrafted saddles, will sponsor the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, held Sunday, July 12. Some of the biggest names in show jumping, including past champions Jimmy Torano (2006), Holly Orlando (2007) and Lisa Rex (2008), will gather to take on the test set by renowned American course designer, Anthony D’Ambrosio.
“The Vermont Summer Festival is one of the year’s premiere shows for us, and we are very pleased to continue to support such a beautiful and well-organized event,” said Patrick Legros of Devoucoux. “The atmosphere that surrounds this event is truly unique, and we are looking forward to greeting our current clients and meeting new customers during the six-week horse show.”
Throughout the six-week Vermont Summer Festival, Devoucoux will have an on-site sales booth making it easy for prospective buyers to 'try before they buy' in order to ensure the most comfortable fit for themselves and their horses. Devoucoux currently offers custom made saddles to satisfy the needs of the horse and the tastes of even the most discriminating rider. They are renowned for high quality saddles for optimum balance, weight distribution, and fit for both horse and rider.
“We are thrilled to once again have the support of Devoucoux as the presenting sponsor of the $30,000 Battenkill Grand Prix,” said Ruth Lacey, Marketing Director for the Vermont Summer Festival. “Their products are of the highest caliber, and having Devoucoux representatives on-site for all six weeks of the Vermont Summer Festival is evidence of their outstanding commitment to customer service. Devoucoux's investment in the Vermont Summer Festival is one that our exhibitors will truly appreciate.”
Visit Devoucoux's extensive website for more information, including its full line of products. Devoucoux saddles are the saddle of choice for many top international riders including Laura Kraut, Norman Dello Joio, Jeffery Welles and Kevin Babington as well as Hunter riders Scott Stewart, Tim Goguen, Sandy Ferrell and John French.
The Vermont Summer Festival is New England’s largest “AA” rated hunter/jumper horse show circuit. This year’s competition features a weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake, five USEF-recognized $30,000 Grand Prix events and a USEF-recognized $50,000 Grand Prix on August 9, the final day of competition.
Each of the six weeks also feature a $10,000 Show Jumping Hall Of Fame High Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper class, part of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series which determines which junior and amateur-owner riders qualify to compete at the 2009 National Horse Show. There will also be Marshall & Sterling and North American League (NAL) Child/Adult Classics and NAL Open Speed classes. Visit our website for more information on the 2009 Vermont Summer Festival, e-mail or call (802) 496-9667.