East Dorset, Vermont – The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa located in the heart of Manchester, VT, will expand its sponsorship of the 2019 Vermont Summer Festival, which runs for six weeks from July 2 through August 11 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset, VT.
A supporter of the Vermont Summer Festival since 2001, The Equinox Resort will once again step up to support the event as a valued sponsor. New in 2019, the Equinox Resort will sponsor the updated wireless internet services on the Harold Beebe Farm showgrounds. Dedicated to improvement, the Vermont Summer Festival works each year to improve the exhibitor and visitor experience at the horse show. As a result, high-speed wireless internet will be available throughout the showgrounds in 2019.
“The Vermont Summer Festival brings extraordinary athletes to a superb destination in Vermont, and it is a cornerstone festival for the area during the summer months with athletes, families, and the local community coming together,” said Alexandra Zullo, Director of Sales & Marketing at The Equinox Resort. “The event has been bringing numerous people into the local area for 25 years and assists with fueling the restaurants, lodging, and the retail stores. And personally, I think watching the horses and riders compete is incredible.”
The Equinox Resort offers year-round hospitality, decadent dining, and entertaining activities that embrace the charm of southern Vermont. In addition to sponsoring the wireless internet service, The Equinox Resort will host the popular Vermont Summer Festival exhibitor parties on Wednesday, July 10, and Wednesday, August 7, during the second and sixth weeks of competition.
The Vermont Summer Festival is New England’s largest hunter/jumper competition and the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont, offering more than $750,000 in prize money. A 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 was estimated at nearly $15.5 million annually.
Now in its 26th year, the Vermont Summer Festival gives competitors an opportunity to enjoy the wide variety of entertainment, recreation, shopping, and dining options offered in Manchester and the surrounding area.
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).