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

Kids' Day, Presented by iHeartMEDIA, to Highlight a Full Week of Family Activities at the Hampton Classic Horse Show

Bridgehampton, NY - August 11, 2016 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 28 - September 4, in Bridgehampton, NY, will feature a full week of exhibitions, games, activities and music geared toward children of all ages. Family attractions will be featured throughout the week from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Kids' Area with expanded activities on Saturday, September 3 as part of the Classic's annual Kids' Day, presented by iHeartMEDIA.

Kids' Day features a myriad of unique, fun and educational offerings in the Classic's Kids' Area. Free pony rides for the first 500 kids give the little ones the experience of riding at the Hampton Classic, just like their horse show heroes. The Bellini Family Circus will be performing and Magic Tricks with The Amazing Zola will astound kids from 3 to 103.

(c) Priscilla Degan photo

There will be Face Painting by Ruby as well as Face Painting and Airbrush Tattoos by Fancy Faces. Children can collect prizes and try out finger printing with members of the Suffolk County PBA, and there will be plenty of music courtesy of Jarrell Entertainment.

Always a highlight of Kids' Day at the Hampton Classic is The Long Island Livestock Co. which will be there daily (except Monday) with llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and, of course, Pansy & Pigety the pigs.

"The Hampton Classic Horse Show has something to offer to everyone," said ShanetteCohen, Hampton Classic Executive Director. "We pride ourselves on being a fun family event and this year is no different. 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!"

Lenny Stucker photo

While Kids' Day features the most activity for kids and families, the Hampton Classic features a full schedule of entertainment attractions and animal programs throughout the week. Scorpion Farms' pony rides will be on site from 11:00 am until 4:00 p.m. on Opening Day and again Thursday through Grand Prix Sunday.

Below is the tentative daily schedule (check back on www.hamptonclassic.com for updates):

Opening Day, Sunday, August 28:

  • Join the pony club from Caumsett Stables for arts & crafts
  • Cookie decorating with Citarella at 11:00 am
  • Church St. School will be providing horse crafts
  • Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
  • Discover the magic with Barefoot Kids

Monday, August 29:

  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm - The Annual ASPCA Adoption Day will have puppies, kittens and rabbits available for adoption in the pony ride arena
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Horses will be available for adoption in the Anne Aspinall ring

Priscilla Degan photo

Tuesday, August 30:

  • Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
  • Join the pony club from Caumsett Stables for arts & crafts
  • Learn about safety and awareness with the Suffolk County PBA (earn badge, fingerprint kits on hand)
  • Goat On A Boat Puppet Theatre shows
  • "Education Station" hosted by the Palm Beach International Academy

Wednesday, August 31:

  • Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
  • Join the pony club from Caumsett Stables for arts & crafts
  • "Education Station" hosted by the Palm Beach International Academy
  • Discover the magic with Barefoot Kids
  • Arts & crafts with The Bridgehampton Child Care & Recreational Center
  • "Tick Wise" puppet show at 11:00 am with the Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center of Southampton Hospital

Thursday, September 1:

  • Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
  • Erik's Reptile Edventures will bring an assortment of cold blooded reptiles
  • Learn about safety and awareness with the Suffolk County PBA (earn badge, fingerprint kits on hand)
  • "Education Station" hosted by the Palm Beach International Academy
  • Discover the magic with Barefoot Kids

Friday, September 2:

  • Long Island Livestock Co. will have an assortment of fun animals
  • Learn about safety and awareness with the Suffolk County PBA (earn badge, fingerprint kits on hand)
  • Children's activities with Stoney Brook Children's (Pipecleaner Lady!)
  • South Fork Natural History Museum will be bringing an assortment of reptiles and amphibians


The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition at a world-class venue, offering approximately 200 classes throughout the week for horses and riders of all ages and abilities in six show rings.

A wide range of hunter, jumper and equitation classes are offered at all levels, from leadline all the way up to grand prix level. Classes are also featured for riders with disabilities. This year's Classic will also feature 16 gourmet food choices scattered throughout the show grounds and numerous high-end boutiques to shop at during the week.

In addition to the six show rings, the Hampton Classic features a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors for an amazing shopping experience, a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer's Market, all on its immaculate 60-acre show grounds. The Classic is not only one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States and a premier destination for the 'who's who' in the horse show world, but it's also a hot spot for celebrities who enjoy watching the top riders and enjoying the elite atmosphere.

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. Official radio partner WLNG will broadcast live Wednesday-Sunday during the classic also courtesy of LONGINES.

For a link to this coverage and 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.