In WCHR competition for amateur hunter riders, Lee Kellogg-Sadrian, of Summit, NJ, dominated the amateur-owner divisions. Kellogg-Sadrian was champion in the 3’6” Amateur-Owner Hunter division, riding Sochi, as well as in the 3’3” Amateur-Owner Hunter 36 and Over division, riding Comex Gold.
The WCHR program was founded in 1992 to recognize and celebrate the hunter rider. Since the inaugural WCHR Professional Finals in 1992, the WCHR program has expanded to include coveted year-end awards for professionals, developing professionals, amateur owners, adult amateurs, juniors, children, and pony riders. Each year, after gaining points at member horse shows across the nation, including the Vermont Summer Festival, the top 10 nationally-ranked riders and top six regionally-ranked riders in each category go head-to-head in the WCHR Finals at the Capital Challenge Horse Show, taking place this year from September 29 through October 8 in Upper Marlboro, MD.
With a goal of qualifying for the WCHR Finals, Kellogg-Sadrian returned to the Vermont Summer Festival for the first time in six years.
Competition at the 2017 Vermont Summer Festival runs weekly from Wednesday through Sunday, beginning each day at 8 am. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children from Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children, with 100% of all gate proceeds benefiting the Manchester Community Library, Meals on Wheels of Bennington County, and the Rotary Club of Manchester.
For more information email or visit www.vt-summerfestival.com.