Devoucoux Renews Grand Prix Sponsorship for the 2010 Vermont Summer Festival

Sunday, June 20, 2010
Posted by Jennifer Ward, Starting Gate Communications


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 7 to August 15, 2010, in East Dorset, Vermont.
Devoucoux, French producers of handcrafted saddles, will sponsor the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, held Sunday, July 25. Some of the brightest luminaries in show jumping sport will be looking to add their name to the winner’s list, joining past champions such as Wilhelm Grave (2006), Holly Orlando (2007), Louis Jacobs (2008), and Ireland’s Darragh Kenny (2009). Kenny Krome of Westminster, Maryland, will be the course designer for the $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux.

“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 David Attal 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 Otter Creek 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 truly appreciate.”

Visit Devoucoux's extensive website at for more information, including its full line of products. Devoucoux saddles are the saddle of choice for many top international riders including Laura Kraut, Eric Lamaze, Norman Dello Joio, Jeffery Welles, James Benedetto and Kevin Babington as well as Hunter riders Scott Stewart, Tim Goguen, Sandy Ferrell and John French.

The Vermont Summer Festival is the richest sporting event based on purse in the state of Vermont, awarding more than $750,000 in prize money over the six-week circuit. The first five Sundays of the Vermont Summer Festival feature a $30,000 Grand Prix, culminating with the $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix on Sunday, August 15. Weekly $10,000 Open Welcome Stake classes, presented by Manchester Designer Outlets, and weekly $10,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Junior/Amateur-Owner Classics are also hotly contested. New for 2010, the Vermont Summer Festival will host a World Championship Hunter Rider qualifying event during week three.

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). For more information about the Vermont Summer Festival, please e-mail: or visit

Photo: Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Palona won the $30,000 Grand Prix, Presented by Devoucoux, at the 2009 Vermont Summer Festival Horse Show. Photo credit - David Mullinix Photography