Downeast Medal Finals
August 2021
Downeast Medal Finals
September 16-19, 2021
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Message from the President
Welcome to August! Congratulations to all of our qualifiers and those who are continuing to gather points. We are live on! Rumor has it we already have our first entries!

We would like to welcome Dr. Jeff Vigue and North Star Veterinary Services as the official vet of DMF 2021. You can read about his practice below. 

If your name is in red on the points page please contact Kate or Katie and give them your contact information so that they can be sure to award you your qualifying medal. 

The class list is up online along with all necessary forms that need to be completely filled in before your entries will be accepted. Please be sure to read page 11 thoroughly before sending in your entries. One big change is that ALL classes must be entered on the entry blank including all warmups. There will be NO ADDS at the show. We will accept scratches but they must be completed by 4:30 PM the previous day. All paperwork needs to be complete for your entries to be accepted, phone numbers, addresses, signatures, Covid Releases, and stall form. Thank you for your help in accomplishing this. Also, please remember to call McCarthy Enterprises early to reserve your shavings and stall mats so that everything will be at your stalls when you arrive. 

Another big change for this year is that you can ship in on Wednesday! That information can be found on page 11 of the class list as well. 

If you have not reserved a room please do so soon as rooms are a bit hard to come by this year. There are Airbnbs in the area, and of course we have plenty of camper spaces, just fill out the form and send it in to reserve your spot. 

We have 6 awesome scholarships this year. Applications should be sent August 1 and the closing date is August 12th. Please be sure to send in all of the information for the application to be accepted. 

September is getting closer, and we are very excited to see everyone. A huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, please be sure to support them if you can!
North Star Veterinary Services
Downeast Medal Finals would like to welcome North Star Veterinary Services as the 2021 DMF Horse Show Vet!

Dr. Jeff Vigue is the owner and sole practitioner at North Star Veterinary Services. He hails from Whitefield, ME where he grew up on his family’s beef cattle farm. After graduating from Cony High School, Dr. Vigue attended the University of Maine where he received his bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, he accepted admittance and attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Go Hokies!) where he specialized in large animal and production medicine. After receiving his DVM, Dr. Vigue returned to his hometown where he started his own large animal practice. Outside of work, he is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys spending time hiking with his two Great Danes and partner Nick, or can be found riding or driving his own horses.
True Blue Thrush Solution
We are a local company based in Kennebunk, Maine. We develop effective, environmentally friendly solutions for bacterial conditions such as equine thrush and white line disease. 

Backed by an independent lab study, Our True Blue Thrush Solution is a fast acting, all natural blend of organic acids and salts that is safe for horses, humans, and the environment – all without stain, sting, or stink! Everyone who has tried it, including farriers, has claimed that it’s the best product for thrush and white line disease they have ever tried. We know you and your horse will love it too.

True Blue Thrush Solution is now available at many local tack and feed stores as well as on our website and on Facebook. Please have a look and like us on Facebook.
Dennis & Rosemary Smithyman and of course, Nelson!
Upcoming Shows with 2021 DMF Qualifying Classes
Aug. 1 Lupine FarmVassalboro, ME
Aug. 7 Life’s A Ride Summer Show Series Saco, ME
Aug. 7 NHHJA Fremont, NH
Aug. 8 Kane Kountry Farm SeaCoast Classic Scarborough, ME
Aug. 15 Castle Neck FarmStratham, NH
Aug. 15 East Ridge StablesCharleston, ME
Aug. 19 Back Bay FarmIpswich, MA
Aug. 21 NHHJA Fremont, NH
Aug. 22 CornerstoneHaverhill, MA
Aug. 22 Lucky Clover StablesSanford, ME
Aug. 28 Seacoast Show Series Fremont, NH
Aug. 29 Acton Fair Acton, ME
Aug. 29 North Shore
Aug. 29 Stonewall Stables at West Neck FarmNobleboro, ME

Want to see your show listed here? Fill out our Downeast Classes Form to host our classes!
Become a Downeast Medal Finals Sponsor:
All levels accepted and appreciated! 
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For more information or to become a sponsor, please email Ginger at

Thank you to Spotted Vision Photography and Riitta Fortier for providing us with many wonderful photographs from the Downeast Medal Finals.
Bernard Klingenstein/Euclide Albert Memorial
The Cash Family
The Family of Charles K. Thayer
Lucky Clover Stables
Maggie Mae Memorial
My Horse Heroes Memorial
Peter N. Thompson Memorial
SeaHorse Stables
Seery Hill
Diamond Hill
The Family of Betsy Milliken Giustra
Betsy Bee Farm