Bridgehampton, NY – September 6, 2019 – The 44th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show featured more than 200 classes of hunter, jumper and equitation classes for approximately 1,500 horses and riders of all ages and abilities. They competed in six beautifully manicured show rings across 65 acres. Riders from ten nations – including Olympic and World Cup champions – competed in five FEI classes, culminating in a brilliant win by Canada’s Olympic and World Cup veteran, Mario Deslauriers.
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The 44th edition of the Hampton Classic Horse Show ended in spectacular fashion Sunday, with two-time Canadian Olympic veteran, Mario Deslauriers, capturing the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix on his mount Bardolina.
Canada's Mario Deslauriers and Bardolina won the $300,000 DOHA.INC Grand Prix CSI4* to close out the 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show. © Shawn McMillen
An annual tradition signaling the end of summer and the famed Hamptons social season, the Classic hosts every level of horse and rider from the smallest lead-line competitor up to World Cup, World and Olympic champions.
Stephanie Danhakl gave it her best shot but couldn’t quite repeat her clean sweep of the top three places in the $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic from 2018. She had to settle for first, second and sixth instead, in the final hunter competition at the 44th edition of the Hampton Classic horse show.
Bronte Gray-Rochon of Toronto, Canada, rode Williamstown Guidam to the win in the $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Show Jumping Derby Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, on the final day of competition of this year’s horse show. The class was open to Amateur-Owner and Junior riders who had competed in the Welcome Stake earlier in the week.