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

Dogs, Cats, and Horses...Oh My!
Hampton Classic Horse Show to Host
7th Annual Animal Adoption Day


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!

Providing support and helping to make this extraordinary event possible is international show jumping star Georgina Bloomberg, a long-time animal rights advocate, and her Gotham Enterprizes. The EQUUS Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the adoptable horses portion of the day.

Dogs and cats available for adoption will be featured in the Classic's "Kids Area" from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The dog and cat rescues include: Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF), Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, Last Chance Animal Rescue, Happy Tails Dog Rescue, Gimme Shelter, and Tails of Courage.

Visitors can meet and mingle with the adoptable horses, including miniature horses, and have the opportunity to meet the EQUUS Foundation's "EQUUStar" Georgina Bloomberg and Animal Welfare VIP's in Hunter Ring 2 from 1:00-2:00 PM. The horse rescues include: New Beginnings Thoroughbreds, North Shore Horse Rescue, Our Farm Equine Rescue, ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, Rising Starr Horse Rescue, and more! Refreshments will be available as well, courtesy of Noosa Yoghurt, Boar's Head, and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

"Our Hampton Classic Animal Adoption Day is a very special event," said Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show's Executive Director. "It's the greatest feeling in the world to help homeless animals find new homes. It puts a smile on your face and gives you a wonderful feeling!" 

"We are so grateful to the Hampton Classic for providing the opportunity for spectators and competitors, and their friends and families, to meet and mingle with adoptable horses and learn their stories from the equine adoption and rescue groups that will be joining us," said Valerie Angeli, Vice President-Communications for the EQUUS Foundation. "These groups are shining examples of what we can do for horses at risk in the United States when we work together with best intentions and best practices."

In addition to Animal Adoption Day, Monday, August 28 will feature the Finals of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities, beginning at 10:00 AM. Spectators are also invited to shop in the Boutique Garden or visit the Exhibition Tent. There is no admission charge on this day.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show is one of the most spectacular events in the nation with competition taking place in six show rings. The event showcases hundreds of top riders and horses of all ages competing in more than 200 classes. Hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered. Spectators can watch tiny tots in lead-line classes as well as Olympic and World Champions compete in the top events, including the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Sovaro.

The 65-acre immaculate Hampton Classic showgrounds is also a shopping and dining Mecca with something for everyone. There is a wide variety of food choices, daily kids' activities, and the luxurious Boutique Garden and Stable Row feature more than 70 vendors, so you can shop 'til you drop.

About the EQUUS Foundation

The EQUUS Foundation, also known as Horse Charities of America, is the only national charity in the United States solely dedicated to horse welfare and fostering the horse-human bond. Our efforts are focused on closing the gap for America's horses currently at risk, and those potentially at risk when their competitive careers are over by funding programs focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and re-training, and re-homing of America's horses in need, and on increasing job opportunities for horses, including those serving the special needs and veterans communities. The EQUUS Foundation provides resources to over 1,000 equine organizations in the United States and financial support to the organizations operating at the highest standards for horse care and use. For more information, visit www.equusfoundation.org.

For more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.