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WHAT:                      
42nd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show
 
WHEN:                      
Sunday, August 27 through Sunday, September 3, 2017
 
WHERE:                   
240 Snake Hollow Road
Bridgehampton, NY
8:00 am - 5:00 pm     
 
FEATURES:              
The Hampton Classic, August 27-September 3, is one of the world's most prestigious horse shows and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic, World, and World Cup Champions.  The Classic also has competitions for riders with disabilities. The Hampton Classic features more than 200 classes in six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its world-class 60-acre show grounds.
 
Highlighting the Hampton Classic is the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by SOVARO® on Sunday, September 3.  In addition to the Grand Prix title, the world-class field of riders will be looking to win the LONGINES Rider Challenge that awards $30,000 to the rider who accumulates the most points throughout the week in the horse show's Open Jumper division.
 
Located near the Hamptons' famous beaches, nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques, the Hampton Classic is a celebrity hot-spot. Among those who have attended in recent years are many A-listers including Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Matt Lauer, Jerry Seinfeld, Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Sofia Vergara, Mary-Kate Olsen, Julianne Moore and Michael Bloomberg.
 
Sunday, August 27 - Leadline classes, Opening Day Ceremonies and Dressage Exhibition, the $30,000 Boar's Head Jumper Challenge, and $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby. Local hunter classes take place throughout the day as well as Children's and Adult Equitation classes.  Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.
 
Monday, August 28 - The Finals of the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities will be the highlight of competition and the Classic will host its 7th annual Animal Adoption Day.  Adoptable cats and dogs will be in the Kids area from 11:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. and adoptable horses will be showcased in Hunter Ring 2 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. along with refreshments from Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Noosa Yoghurt, and Boar's Head Brand. There is no admission charge on Monday. Competition begins at 10:00 a.m.
 
Tuesday, August 29 - Events include the $10,000 Shamrock Ventures Open Jumper class, the $10,000 Brown Harris Stevens 7 & Under Jumper class, USEF Show Jumping Talent Search, Amateur-Owner and Junior Jumpers, Green Working and High Performance Hunters, and Children's Hunters. The Short-Stirrup divisions will take place in the Annex Ring. Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.  

Wednesday, August 30 - Competition continues in Amateur-Owner, Junior, and Open Jumper divisions including the $10,000 Wölffer Estate Open Jumper class. Amateur-Owner, Junior, and Adult Amateur Hunter classes are also featured, as are the Green and High Performance Hunters and Marshall & Sterling Children's Hunter Classics. Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.
 
Thursday, August 31 - The week's jumper competition continues with $40,000 SOVARO® Speed Stake, as well as Amateur-Owner, Junior, and Children's Jumper classes including the Washington International Equitation Classic, Jumper Phase. Hunter classes will include Small and Large Junior Hunters, and Adult Amateur Hunter Championships and the $2,500 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic.  USEF Adult Equitation and the Pessoa/U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Qualifying class will also take place. Competition begins at 8:00 a.m.  

Friday, September 1 - Events in the Grand Prix Ring, starting at 8:00 a.m., include the $10,000 Junior/Amateur Welcome Stake, the $10,000 SHF Enterprises 7 & Under Jumpers Championship, and the $15,000 Speed Derby. The $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start, will set the jump order for Sunday's $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by SOVARO®. The Boutique Garden will feature extended shopping hours, until 6:30 pm and live music by the Lynn Blue Band beginning at 4:00 pm.
 
Saturday, September 2 - Kids Day will feature activities for the entire family from 
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Children under 12 are admitted free and receive a free pony ride and an insulated snack pack from Boar's Head Brand.  The Grand Prix ring will host the $10,000 Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championship beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the $15,000 Carolex Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic followed by the big event of the day, the $50,000 LONGINES Cup at 2:00 p.m.
 
Sunday, September 3 - The $10,000 Hermès Hunter Classic is among the featured competition on Grand Prix Sunday.  Festivities in the Grand Prix Ring begin with the $25,000 Jumping Derby followed by the grand finale -- the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** Presented by SOVARO®. The winner of the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge will also be presented. Competition starts at 10:00 a..m.
 
 
CONTACT:
Marty Bauman, 631-537-3177 or marty@classic-communications.com
Meg Rivett, 508-698-6810 or meg@classic-communications.com
Nancy Moon, 917-533-8933 or nancy@MoonPR.com