Champions Crowned in the Hunter Rings at the Hampton Classic
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The Hampton Classic represents the culmination of the outdoor season for many show hunters in America. Top hunters are crowned and now begin their preparations for the indoor fall events.
While hunter competitions continue through Sunday, a number of divisions have awarded Champion and Reserve Champion to this point:
Holly Orlando and True Story swept the division to take the Championship title in the Green Conformation Hunters at
the Hampton Classic. © Shawn McMillen
Green Conformation Hunter
Sponsored by Evermore, Inc.
CH: True Story ridden by Holly Orlando, owned by Cathy Zicherman
RES: Harvard Hall ridden by Scott Stewart, owned by Betsee Parker
Green Hunter 3’6”
Sponsored by Springhill Farm
"Ever So Dark" Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Noel Love Gross & Dark Horse Farm
CH: Moonshot ridden by Sandra Ferrell, owned by Stephanie Bulger
RES: Sports Page ridden by Scott Stewart, owned by Krista & Alexa Weisman
Green Hunter 3’9” / High Performance Hunter 4’
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. John Ingram
CH: Catch Me ridden by Scott Stewart, owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC
RES: Exclusive ridden by Jimmy Torano, owned by Isalou, Inc.
High Performance Hunter
Sponsored by Betsy L. Battle
CH: Private Life ridden by Scott Stewart, owned by Betsee Parker
RES: Best Regards ridden by Holly Orlando owned by Patricia Fulchino
Scott Stewart and Private Life won the High Performance Conformation Hunter Championship
at the Hampton Classic. © Shawn McMillen
Children’s Hunter 14 & Under
Sponsored by Gerald & Kelli Ford
Trophy & Cooler sponsored by Scarlett Lee Aylsworth
CH: Flirt ridden by Baylee McKeever, owned by McLain Ward
RES: Bonaparte owned & ridden by Romy Lauer
Children’s Hunter Horse 15-17
Sponsored by The Moskowitz Family
CH: Braveheart ridden by Eva Romanoff, owned by First Blue LLC
RES: Brooklyn owned & ridden by Anna Perlow
Children’s Hunter Large Pony
Sponsored by The Zuaiter Family
CH: Cassius Clay ridden by Kaitlyn Kiely, owned by Kiely Equestrian LLC
RES: MT Pockets ridden by Cady Ryan, owned by Townline Equestrian LLC
Children’s Hunter Sm/Med Pony
Sponsored by Silver Tide Stables
CH: Trademark ridden by Harper Phipps, owned by Katherine Lebaron
RES: Saltwood Tuscany ridden by Cady Ryan, owned by Joe Currais
For full results please visit www.hamptonclassic.com.
Update on the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge:
Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam has climbed the ranks to sit atop the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge list with 135 points. Georgina Bloomberg is just behind with 128 points and Molly Ashe-Cawley moved up to third with 120 points. The Challenge continues throughout the week and will be awarded Sunday.
Thursday’s jumper action will feature the $40,000 SOVARO Speed Stake and the Citarella Adult Amateur Jumpers. Hunters will continue with Adult Amateurs, Juniors and the Dover Saddlery / USEF Hunter Seat Medal Qualifiers.