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Long Island rider now in contention for $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge
Richie Moloney won his second class this week at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic, guiding Asvid to the top prize in the $10,000 Royalton Farm Open Jumper during the Wednesday morning session. His jump-off time of 39.173 seconds nipped Ramiro Quintana on Versus (39.562) and Michael Hughes on MacArthur (41.462).
And Goetzman wins EnTrust Junior Jumper Classic.
Christina Firestone, of Wellington, FL, rode Zodiac to victory in the $5,000 Strong's Marine Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic with a jump-off time of 26.769.
The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Thursday, August 28 are Darragh Kenny with 158 points, Richie Moloney with 125, and Shane Sweetnam with 105. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Thursday, August 28, 2014
Irish riders shine brightest in the Grand Prix Ring
With a victory in the $10,000 Open Jumper class, Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who lives in Ocala, FL, led an Irish sweep in the Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic. On Gatsby, his jump-off time of 36.629 seconds nipped Shane Sweetnam on Cyklon 1083 (37.45) and Sweetnam again on Buzonder (38.38).
The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Wednesday, August 27 are Darragh Kenny with 140 points, Lillie Keenan with 90, and Shane Sweetnam with 85. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. Rider Challenge Standings as of Wednesday, August 27
The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Tuesday, August 26 are Darragh Kenny with 90 points, Richie Moloney with 75, and Adam Prudent with 65. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. Leading Rider Standings as of Tuesday, August 26
Children's divisions take over the hunter rings.
Scarlett Lee Aylsworth of New York City rode Alamo to the Children's Hunter Grand Championship at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. En route to the grand championship among the seven divisions, Aylsworth, 14, and Alamo clinched the tricolor in the Children's Hunter Horse, 14 & Under, Sec. B.
Aylsworth, a sophomore at Birch Wathen Lenox School in New York, has been riding Alamo since February. She leases him from owner Mariah Friedland, who is in college. Friedland rode and showed Alamo during the summer, though, so the Hampton Classic was Aylsworth's first show with the chestnut gelding in a couple of months.
They score victories in Legacy Stables and Newsday classes.
Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT, expertly guided Jewel's Exclusive Touch to victory in the $10,000 Legacy Stables Open Jumper class on the first day of jumper competition at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. His time of 55.519 seconds nipped Adam Prudent on Vasco (56.091) and Anne Kursinski on Diva (56.295).
Riders in three divisions show their skills.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Hampton Classic hosted the championship finals for the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities on Monday, with riders in three divisions competing for year-end titles.
Long Island horses shine on the show's Opening Day.
Horses stabled on Long Island had their day in the spotlight on Sunday, Aug. 24, The Atlantic Opening Day at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. The locally stabled horses competed in five restricted hunter divisions, jumping on the grass in the Anne Aspinall Hunter Ring or next door in Hunter Ring 2.