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Contact: Marty Bauman: 508-698-6810, marty@classic-communications.com

 

Bridgehampton, NY-August 08, 2014-The Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 24-31, has top equestrian competition and hosts a variety of activities sure to entertain every member of the family.

 The Hampton Classic's Bridgehampton, NY show grounds feature 6 pristine show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 80 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its 60-acre show grounds. The Classic's competition attracts many of the nation's top professional and amateur riders. The Hamptons charm and family-friendly schedule make the Classic the ultimate stop for anyone looking to close their summer with an unforgettable experience.

 "There is always an activity or event for anyone attending the Hampton Classic, and this year is no different," said Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. "In addition to our world-class equestrian competition, we have a great selection of dining, shopping and family activities available. This is sure to be the best Classic yet!"

 In addition to shopping at the Classic's famed Boutique Garden and the gourmet food options scattered throughout the grounds and in the International Food Court, there's lot of great fun in store for kids. The Long Island Livestock Co. will be in the Kids Area on Opening Day and Tuesday through Saturday with llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and Pansy and Piggety pigs. Citarella will also be on hand providing cookies for decorating on Opening Day.

The line-up of attractions and entertainment at this year's Hampton Classic includes:

 

The Atlantic Opening Day, Sunday, August 24:

Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live

In the Kids Area:

    • Cookie decorating with Citarella
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Church St. School providing crafts and music

Monday, August 25:

  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm - The Annual ASPCA Adoption Day will feature local dog, cat, and horse rescue groups with animals available for adoption. The event will feature VIP hosts Jill Rappaport, NBC's award-winning animal advocate and bestselling author, along with ASPCA Equine Welfare Ambassador Georgina Bloomberg
    • Participating rescue groups include: Gimme Shelter Animal Rescue, Ruff House Rescue, Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, The Little Shelter in Huntington, BeFreegle Foundation
    • Participating horse rescue groups include Project Sage Horse Rescue, Kaeli Kramer Foundation Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, North Shore Horse Rescue, Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc., and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Foundation. There will be a live, interactive program with adoptable horses and horse rescue groups in the Anne Aspinall Ring from 12:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 26:

  • People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted for free
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Paper Engineering - kids will construct paper animal masks
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals

Wednesday, August 27:

  • People who come to the horse show with three or more items to donate to the Sag Harbor Food Pantry will have their entire car-load admitted free
  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • The Bridgehampton Child Care Center & Recreational Center will host activities
    • The Art Farm will be bringing crafts, as well as bunnies and chickens
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals

Thursday, August 28:

  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Wing It Project - kids will build their own wearable fabric wings

Friday, August 29:

  • WLNG Radio will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Erik's Reptile Edventures on the Kid's Stage
    • Stony Brook Children's will be entertaining with multiple activities

Saturday, August 30:

  • Optimum® Kids Day
  • Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Music by Jarrell Entertainment
    • Bellini Family Circus & Friends
    • Face Painting by Ruby & Airbrush Tattoos by Fancy Faces
    • Crafts with Children's Museum of the East End
    • Magic by The Amazing Zola
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey
    • Long Island Livestock Co. with an assortment of fun animals
    • Free pony rides for children under 12

Sunday, August 31: Grand Prix Sunday

  • Official Radio Station WPPB will broadcast live
  • In the Kids Area:
    • Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons will present birds of prey

The Hampton Classic features more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. A wide range of jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes are part of the Classic's schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.

The Classic's world-class field of Grand Prix riders competes daily in the Classic's open jumper division, which features an FEI-recognized Grand Prix on three consecutive days, Friday through Sunday, August 29-31 - the $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by LONGINES on Friday, the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday, and Sunday's $250,000 Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier, presented by Land Rover, a qualifying competition for the 2015 Longines FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas next April. The rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show's Open Jumper division wins the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge.

For those who can't make it to the show grounds, a complimentary live webcast of all Grand Prix ring classes will air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet and courtesy of LONGINES. In addition, WVVH-TV, the official Long Island television station of the Hampton Classic, broadcasts up to five hours of competition and highlights each day during the Classic. These broadcasts can also be seen on line at www.wvvh.tv. Most of the Classic's other classes will also be available on ShowNet.biz.

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