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Strauss also named Junior Jumper Champion Local rider Katherine Strauss won the $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby defeating Cloe Hymowitz, of New York, NY, in a two-horse jump-off from a field of 24 entries at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. "It feels great, said the Southampton, NY, resident. "I have been working with my horse for a long time and it feels really great to have this result. I adjusted my approach to riding him and it's had a great outcome, so I'm really happy." Katherine Strauss and Capacity Win $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Strauss went first in the jump-off on Capacity, owned by Katherine Strauss, LLC, and was on track for a fast clear
Lauren Fischer wins $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic Jordyn Rose Freedman, of Longmeadow, MA, topped a field of 29 entries to win the prestigious Bright Side Farm Equitation Championship at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Lucy Deslauriers of New York, NY, placed second and Mckayla Langmeier of East Granby, CT, finished third. Jordyn Rose Freedman and Finnick Win Bright Side Farm Equitation Championship Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Freedman secured the win on Finnick with two consistently high scores receiving an 88 in the final round and the second best score of 87 in the first. Since the top 15 riders returned in reverse order of merit, Freedman went 14th, which was
Mattias Tromp (USA) trumped the competition to win the $50,000 Longines Cup at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show riding Avon, owned by Beyaert Farm, Inc. Pablo Mejia Villa (COL) was second on his Reglisse Top and Catherine Tyree (USA) was third on Enjoy Louis, owned by Mary and Joseph Tyree. There is an important horse show scheduling update for Sunday. Due to weather forecasts, the horse show is moving the Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby to 9:00 am and the Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Longines, will now start at 12:30 pm. The horse show intends to keep the shopping area open until 5:00 pm. The Hermes Hunter Classic will run as scheduled, at 10:00 am in the Anne Aspinall Ring. Mattias Tromp and
Bridgehampton, NY - September 3, 2016 - The annual Kids' Day, presented by iHeartMEDIA, was one of the most popular days at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Children from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area enjoyed unique exhibitions, games, music, educational activities and more. Photo credit: Liz Soroka Family attractions were presented throughout the week, such as the Long Island Livestock Co. with llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and Pansy & Pigety the pigs, but Saturday featured additional activities. Children of all ages were astounded by the Bellini Family Circus and magic tricks by The Amazing Zola. The Bellini Circus also showcased workshops so that performers
Annabel Revers, 16, of Weston, MA, and Kingpin, owned by Beechwood Stables, LLC, ruled the Anne Aspinall Ring winning the Grand Junior Hunter Championship at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Annabel Revers and Kingpin Photo credit: The Book LLC "It's really exciting," said Revers. "I have never been to the Classic before, so it was really great to come here for the first time, have him do so well here and win." Kingpin won three classes over fences to earn the Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under, Championship and the High Score Junior Hunter Championship. Revers thought that "Bruno," as he is affectionately called around the barn, performed so well because he liked his new surroundings at the Classic.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward edged out 17-year-old Lucy Deslauriers to win the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, presented by Longines for the second consecutive year at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z Win $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Deslauriers went second of the eight who reached the jump-off by riding clear over the Alan Wade-designed first-round course. She set the mark to beat with a clean jump-off ride 40.75 seconds on Hester, owned by Lisa Deslauriers and it looked like she might have the blue ribbon until Ward, going next to last, clipped off more than a second on HH Carlos Z, owned by Double
Lauren Fischer Wins $10,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic Jazz Johnson Merton of Oldwick, NJ, and Ahaveros took top honors in the $10,000 Strong's Marine Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. "It's great, really fun. I'm very happy. I have a great time every time I come here," said Johnson Merton. "He's such a good boy, he really takes care of me. This was a bit of a step up for him, but he did really well. The courses were pretty big and technical. He is such a winner. Honestly, he covers up my mistakes. He likes to win." Judy Richter, Christophe de Menil, and Shanette Barth Cohen Present Firefly Trophy to Jazz Johnson Merton and Ahaveros Photo credit: The Book, LLC The pair
Leslie Howard (USA) and Donna Speciale, owned by Laure Sudreau, went early in the field of 41 competitors from five nations, but the Darien, CT resident managed to hang on to the fastest clear round and win the $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake, the first or four FEI-recognized competitions to be featured at the 41st Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Leslie Howard and Donna Speciale Win $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Howard was fourth in the lineup and watched as each remaining rider failed to beat her score. Howard's time of 62.81 seconds was the fastest of the eight clear rounds, but she thinks it was just good fortune. "I think it was just luck," said Howard. "I went in there for a nice day,
Equis Best Presented Horse Award at Hampton Classic Olympic veteran Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT, and Capito Z won the Equis Best Presented Horse Award, given to the best turned-out horse that is presented by its rider at the FEI horse inspection. Leone received the award at the 41st Annual Hampton Classic, just prior to the start of the first FEI-recognized competition, the $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake. L to R: Peter Leone, Alex West, Capito Z and Valerie Huckstep Photo credit: Shawn McMillen "It is a real honor that my horse, Capito Z, has been awarded the best turned-out horse," said Leone. "All the credit goes to his groom and caretaker, Valerie Huckstep. She is one of the best in the world and I am so happy for
Scott Stewart claims four championships and three reserves Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Levland, owned by The Levland Group, captured the prestigious High Performance Hunter Championship in the Anne Aspinall Ring at the 41st annual Hampton Classic. Scott Stewart and Cameo, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, won the reserve championship. "When you talk about the High Performance division, it takes a special horse and Levland is that horse. He has so much ability. He is very scopey, he's got a big stride and he's careful with very good technique, which is what you want in a horse," said Torano. "It's nice to win. The only time I have ever been champion at the Classic was twenty plus years ago, so to be champion in