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Animal Adoption Day celebrated its seventh 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. Participating rescues for small animals were Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, Last Chance Animal Rescue, Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Second Chance Rescue, Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation and Tails of Courage. Katie McEntee, Director of Adoptions at the Southampton Animal Foundation, was here both as a shelter, and as a sponsor of the Hampton Classic. "Being part of Animal Adoption Day at the Classic is such an important part of our local outreach. It really helps us showcase our shelter dogs
Most riders would blanch at the thought of getting on a new horse, that they have never met, just minutes before entering the competition ring at the Hampton Classic, one of the world's most prestigious equestrian events. Not Tyler Armak, just 15 years old, from Long Beach, NY. Armak arrived at the Hampton Classic Monday morning as defending Champion in the Independent Equitation division of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD), to find out his own horse had fallen ill and he would have to ride a replacement horse named Favola. Fortunately, the pair clicked and as a result, Armak is now the 2017 Champion as well. L-R Phillip DeVita; Paris Winston, Hermes; Priscilla Smith-Gremilion,
Riders who brought their "A" Game to Sunday's Opening Day at the 42nd Hampton Classic were rewarded financially, with all fifteen fault-free rounds finishing in the money in the $30,000 Boar's Head Jumper Challenge presented by Dan's Papers. Topping the leaderboard of the 60 starters in the one-round, 1.40 meter speed class was Great Britain's Amanda Derbyshire with Lady Maria BH, an 11-year-old Holsteiner mare owned by Gochman Sport Horse LLC, who has been Derbyshire's partner for just two years. The pair shaved seconds off their time by leaving out strides to finish in a time of 58.467 seconds. Amanda Derbyshire and Lady Maria BH won Sunday's $30,000 Boar's Head Jumper Challenge presented by Dan's Papers.
Sunday August 27 was opening day of the 42nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most spectacular 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 all over the world. Opening day at the Classic is always reserved for Long Island's very own equestrian community. 'Local Day' is open exclusively to horses who are stabled in Nassau or Suffolk County for at least 75 days since January of the calendar year, and hosts hunter divisions for amateurs and professionals alike. Bridgehampton's own Laura Bowery won the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby with Catrine Golia's Royal Expectation. "I've ridden
The 42nd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday under a sunny sky, a sure sign of the near end of the famed Hamptons summer season. For the next eight days, however, this spectacular annual equestrian event will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest local "leadline" riders all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show welcomes them all. From now through September 3, the Classic will feature over 200 classes in six beautifully manicured show rings; a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors for shopping, and a wide selection of dining options on the world-class 60-acre showground. Sunday's
The Hampton Classic, August 27-September 3, is one of the world's most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions. The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds.
Bridgehampton, NY - August 14, 2017 - The prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show, a spectacular equestrian event like no other, will feature a wide range of exciting competition and attractions, including a new dressage exhibition, when the 42nd annual event returns to its world-class venue in Bridgehampton, NY, August 27-September 3.
Bridgehampton, NY - August 8, 2017 - Some of the most elite names international show jumping have confirmed their entries for the 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the world's most prestigious events, returning to its pristine show grounds in Bridgehampton, NY, August 27-September 3. A star-studded lineup of Olympic, Pan American, and World Cup Champions will contend for top prize money and titles throughout the week, culminating in the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by SOVARO®.
Bridgehampton, NY - July 31, 2017 - The 2017 Hampton Classic Horse Show will host its 7th annual Animal Adoption Day on Monday, August 28 during its world-class event being held at its pristine show grounds in Bridgehampton, NY, August 27 - September 3. This special event has helped hundreds of at-risk dogs, cats, and horses find forever homes, and a visit to the Hampton Classic on Animal Adoption Day is the perfect way to find a new four-footed friend!
Bridgehampton, NY - July 6, 2017 - The 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 27-September 3, is excited to announce the return of its Jump for Charity. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in its own right, The Hampton Classic also works to support other charities' efforts. This year the Classic continues its tradition of giving back to local non-profit organizations and equestrian-related causes by hosting its second annual Jump for Charity presented by Sea Shore Stables.