Bennington Banner Newspaper Archives Jul 2 1966, Page 5

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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - July 2, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Bennington Banner saturday july 2, 1966�?5 friends and members of the horse Shote committee above work diligently through the heat of the Day in the officials tent. From left they Are Tom Mcavoy Pauline Beaudoin Sherry Wellspeak Helen Grennon Ruth Vachon and Margaret saus Ville. Below Cornelius to Vansteemburg of Stamford announces class events and gives directions to the equestrians Means of a Public address unit. Some Sisters of St. Joseph watch attentively As Jeanne Farrell of Troy a �?T., urges her horse Over a hurdle. Members of the order of the Sisters of St. Joseph teach at chs. The chs horse show a cooperative Effort John Ira b., Ridden Hargot h Oley of South Burlington in picture at left won first place in the regular working Hunter stake class and was awarded the father Vincent Spinelli trophy. The trophy was donated the chs Guild and presented James j. Kelly Center a Guild officer. Holding ribbons at right is Pamela Vachon. In picture above Miki Ann Cook of South Burlington poses with her horse dutch master and the Silver towers trophy which she won in Junior working Hunter stake class. Trophy was presented Bennington elks club. A horse in a jumper class makes a two Point Landing with Tail flying while his rider holds on tight. Although Many different elements were combined in the staging of the successful fifth annual Bennington Catholic High school horse show dedicated this year to the Rev. Vincent Spinelli the main and most productive ingredient was old fashioned cooperation a cooperation Between rider and horse among contestants Between contestants and officials among the officials themselves but especially among the Many people who organized the event. The intense activity at planning meetings preceding the event and on the Sun baked Field at Fairdale farms last sunday hummed with the pleasant sound of scores of people working together. For months prior to the big Day the horse show committee headed the Rev. Thaddeus Swertz c.s.c., chs principal Laid careful plans and solicited donations and help. During the week before the show chs Stu dents holy Cross novices father Swertz show conductor Dick Vachon his wife Ruth and his son Tom worked at the site to get the Field in shape. On the Day of the show Catholic High mothers and friends prepared and sold refreshments typed results and kept the prizes in order while their husbands directed traffic and their sons raised and lowered hurdles according to the judges directions. Local businessmen and friends of the school did their part buying ads in the program and contributing prize Money. The result was a Well run show fun and hard work. And the end of the Day a lot of tired sweat soaked people and horses could derive considerable satisfaction from the substantial amount of Money raised for the school. The pictures on this Page show various aspects of the event and try to capture the spirit of cooperation that permeated it. During the equitation Competition of the class events judge Alfred Cox and ring mistress Pamela Vachon scrutinize the horses and their riders. Mary Denure of misty Hills in Troy a rides in the background. Photos Pat Prandini and Warren Buckler while judge Richard Mcavoy Waits in Center background Chuck Holland right chairman of the jump Crew and John Holland adjust the bars of a jump. Horses from John Hamlin a Helicon farm in Shaftsbury enjoy a Hay break while awaiting their turn to enter the ring. Hamlin a Windcrest Prima Dona was later judged to the outstanding Morgan horse in the show and won the governors cup presented this year for the first time

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