Kids’ Day presented by News 12 returned to the Hampton Classic Saturday, featuring special activities to educate, entertain and delight kids of all ages. Always one of the most popular days for families at the Classic, children under 12 from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area enjoyed free admission, free lunch boxes from News 12, complimentary pony rides, animals, games, music, MAGIC and educational exhibits.

The Hampton Classic's Kids' Day presented by News 12 included face painting and so much more. © Kiely Bates
A huge hit at the Classic, family attractions in the Kids’ Tent throughout the week included the Long Island Livestock Co. Animals petting farm, painting with The Art Nanny, crafts with Barefoot Kids, complimentary pony rides by Steppin’ Out Ponies, safety tips with the Suffolk County PBA, Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, face painting and airbrush tattoos with Fancy Faces and coloring with Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons.

Saturday’s special lineup also included music and dancing with DJ Ray of Jarrell Entertainment, face painting with The Amazing Rubini and healthy snacks with the Wellness Foundation.

Kids' Day presented by News 12 at the Hampton Classic © Kiely Bates
Children of all ages were astounded by the Bellini Family Circus and magic tricks by The Amazing Zola, who was returning to the Hampton Classic for an amazing 25th consecutive year!

“The Hampton Classic offers something for everyone,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, executive director of the Hampton Classic. “We feature the nation’s best horses and riders and a FULL array of attractions for every member of the family.”

Kids' Day presented by News 12 activities included face-painting and pony rides Saturday
September 1st at the Hampton Classic.

The Hampton Classic showcases more than 1,600 horses competing in 200 hunter, jumper and equitation classes in six show rings. The schedule features competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities, ranging from children’s leadline classes all the way up to the grand prix show jumping with Olympic veterans that come from all across the U.S. and abroad. The Classic, which also hosted classes for riders with disabilities earlier in the week, offers five FEI classes, culminating with the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4* Presented by Douglas Elliman on Sunday, September 2.

The Agneta Currey Boutique Garden hosts over 70 vendors offering an extensive selection of wares including luxurious women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, handbags, handmade shoes and boots, art, automobiles, real estate, antiques, home furnishings, furniture, equestrian apparel, horse saddles and tack, photography, and so much more. The Hampton Classic’s own shop features signature clothing, souvenirs and the highly-collectible Hampton Classic posters.

Further information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show is available at the Hampton Classic website at or by calling 631-537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

Kids' Day presented by News 12 at the Hampton Classic © Victor Cangro

Kids' Day presented by News 12 at the Hampton Classic offered kids of all ages the opportunity to have fun and learn new things. © Kiely Bates