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Steve Stephens Retires as Show Manager of Hampton Classic Horse Show

Bridgehampton, NY--February 26, 2014--With deep appreciation for his 30 years of service, The Hampton Classic Horse Show announces that Steve Stephens is retiring as Horse Show Manager. While Stephens will continue to be associated with the horse show as a member of its Horsemen's Advisory Committee, his retirement as horse show manager is effective immediately. "Steve has played an integral role in the growth of the Hampton Classic into one of the world's most highly regarded horse shows and no words can express the credit he is due," said Dennis Suskind, president of the Hampton Classic Board of Directors. "His efforts have helped the Classic achieve a position of prominence in the horse show world and we

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Kent Farrington Wins $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix

Riding Zafira, he wins the show's biggest prize for the second straight year. Bridgehampton, NY--September 4, 2013--Kent Farrington became just the fifth rider in the 38-year history of the Hampton Classic to successfully defend  his championship in the Classic's featured event, the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier. Farrington topped the star-studded field on Zafira. He won the event in 2012 on Voyeur. Farrington's jump-off time of 38.51 seconds defeated Ireland's Richie Moloney on Slieveanorra (40.00 seconds) and Georgina Bloomberg on Juvina  (44.03 seconds). Moloney was going for his second grand prix victory in two days, having won the $40,000 Longines

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Katherine Strauss Receives the SHALANNO Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic

Junior jumper rider receives award for style. Bridgehampton, NY-September 3, 2013- Katherine Strauss, of Southampton, N.Y., received the 2013 SHALANNO Style of Riding Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. The SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy is awarded to the junior jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation as modeled by Olympic medalists Joe Fargis, Conrad Homfeld and George Morris. The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman. The process for selection of the award is unique in that it includes the jumper judges and horse show personnel such as the starter at the jumper ring in-gate, the jumper stewards

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