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Kids’ Day, Presented by News 12, Delights and Astounds at the 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show

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. 

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Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam takes the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier – CSI**** presented by Longines.

Sweetnam’s Win Earns Approximately $10,000 for the Group for the East End, through the Hampton Classic’s Jump for Charity Program


Ireland’s Shane Sweetnam had the luxury of having two horses in the jump-off in Friday’s $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix-Qualifier CSI4*, presented by Longines. Sweetnam took full advantage of having a second opportunity to ride the course, putting into place changes that would ultimately help him win the class.

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Canada’s Erynn Ballard Sweeps the 7-and-Under Young Horse Jumper Division at the 43rd Hampton Classic

Activity in the jumper rings picked up speed Friday morning at the Hampton Classic, with qualifying classes taking place for those hoping to move forward to the weekend’s finals, and championships being awarded in divisions having taken place throughout the week.

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Leslie Burr-Howard Blazes to Victory in the $40,000 SOVARO®FEI Speed Stake Presented by Lisa & Mario Deslauriers and Lynn Tarnopol

It was Ladies First in Thursday’s $40,000 SOVARO® FEI Speed Stake presented by Lisa & Mario Deslauriers and Lynn Tarnopol, as two-time US Olympic medalist Leslie Burr-Howard and mare Donna Speciale blazed to the top of the class at the 43rd Hampton Classic.

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Champions Crowned in the Hunter Rings at the Hampton Classic

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.

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Molly Ashe-Cawley and Cassandra Beat the Heat in the $10,000 Palm Beach Masters Open Jumper class at the Hampton Classic

With the opening of the FEI division Wednesday at the Hampton Classic, it became very obvious, very quickly that every clean round would be earned and not given. 

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US Olympic Veteran Beezie Madden and Rising Star Kelly Cruciotti Take Top Placings Tuesday at the 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show

Rachel McMullen wins the Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search at her First Hampton Classic


If riders could create a theme song for Tuesday morning’s Open Jumper classes, it would be something like “keep away from fence 10-A.”

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Dogs, Cats and Horses all Searching for Forever Homes on Adoption Day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show

Animal Adoption Day celebrated its eighth year at the Hampton Classic Monday, with rescue dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island and beyond on hand.

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Hampton Classic Horse Show Hosts Year-End Championships For Long Island Riders with Disabilities

It takes perseverance and plain old hard work to chase a Championship title for more than ten years. That’s what Victoria Natale of Bayville, NY, has been doing at the Hampton Classic.

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Local Day at the Hampton Classic Showcases Top Horses and Riders from Long Island

Sunday August 26 was opening day of the 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most prestigious hunter-jumper equestrian events in the nation. Showcasing the highest levels of the sport, the world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from across North America and abroad.