Cooler temperatures didn't deter anyone from attending The Hampton Classic's annual Kids' Day. Always one of the most popular days for families at the Horse Show, children under 12 from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area enjoyed free admission, complimentary pony rides, animals, games, music, exhibits and educational activities. Boar's Head Brand provided insulated snack packs and tasty samples for the whole family.


Face painting was a huge hit on Kids' Day at the Hampton Classic. © Michelle Clopp Photo

A huge hit throughout the week at the Classic, family attractions included the Long Island Livestock Animals petting farm, painting with The Art Nanny, camp crafts with Barefoot Kids, pony rides, safety tips with the Suffolk County PBA, and Cornell Cooperative Extension's Save our Seahorses.

Saturday's special lineup also included music with Jarrell Entertainment, face painting with Ruby, face painting and airbrush tattoos with Fancy Faces and healthy snacks with the Wellness Foundation.

Kids' Day at the Hampton Classic featured pony rides and much more. © Michelle Clopp Photo.

Children of all ages were astounded by the Bellini Family Circus and magic tricks by The Amazing Zola.

The South Fork Natural History Museum showcased local marine and freshwater species for a close-up look at the South Fork's fauna.

The Hampton Classic is one of the most spectacular equestrian events in the nation and showcases the highest levels of hunter-jumper competition. The world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from all over the nation and world.

Kids' Day activities at the Hampton Classic. © Michelle Clopp Photo.

From now through September 3, the Classic will feature over 200 horse show 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.

For those who can't make it to the show grounds to watch the horse show, complimentary live webcasts of all Grand Prix ring competitions air on the Hampton Classic website, produced by ShowNet. Most of the Classic's other classes are also available on 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

For complete horse show results and more information on the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.