Long Island Livestock Wins Boutique Contest At Hampton Classic
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Celebrity judges name it No. 1 among more than 80 boutiques
Celebrity judges Annette Lauer and Beth Stern chose the Long Island Livestock Company as their favorite boutique among the more than 80 present at the 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show.
"It was very organic and unique. It left everyone else in the dust," said Lauer, wife of "Today Show" host Matt Lauer.
"The Long Island Livestock booth was very inviting-you just wanted to go in there and stay. And it smells so yummy inside!" said Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern.
The Long Island Livestock Company is located in Yaphank, N.Y. Owner Tabetha Haubold-Magee offers a variety of products made from llamas and other livestock-soaps, lotions, socks, scarves and other clothes made of natural livestock fibers. Haubold-Magee also offers livestock shearing and educational programs.
Lauer and Stern chose Handmade On Peconic Bay as the runner-up. Hermes claimed third place.
The 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday, September 1 and features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The Classic features six show rings with 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 all part of the Classic's schedule, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities.
The Classic features an FEI-recognized Grand Prix on three consecutive days - the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm/Young Horse Show Series Grand Prix Qualifier Presented by Longines on Friday, the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday, and the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday. The world-class field of riders will also be looking to win the new Longines Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points in the horse show's Open Jumper division.
The FTI Grand Prix is part of the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge which awards a $200,000 bonus should the same horse-and-rider combination win the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon, $250,000 FTI Grand Prix at the Hampton Classic, and $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show. McLain Ward won the Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon on Rothchild in May and now stands to win the $200,000 bonus should he ride Rothchild to wins in the remaining two events in the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge.
For those who can't make it to the show grounds, 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 telecasts can also be seen online at www.WVVH.com.
Free live webcasts of all Grand Prix Ring competition will be available, courtesy of ShowNet, at www.HamptonClassic.com. Competition in other rings will be available on a pay-per-view basis at www.shownet.biz.
Further 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.
(PHOTO) Judges Beth Stern (left) and Annette Lauer (right) presented the blue ribbon in the Hampton Classic Boutique Contest to Tabetha Haubold.Magee, owner of the Long Island Livestock Company.