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More than 1,500 horses gather for eight days of top competition Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2015- Highlighting the Opening Day at the 40h Hampton Classic Horse Show, sponsored by The Atlantic Hotel, was the presentation of the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a Long Island horseperson in honor of their years of dedication. Show President Dennis Suskind presented the Long Island Sportsmanship Award to Karen Bocksel of Aquebogue, N.Y., the managing director of the Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding on the East End (CTREE). Since 2007, the Hampton Classic has presented the Long Island Sportsmanship Award to a Long Island resident who has demonstrated excellence and service in horsemanship
With Vaillero, she tops field of 33 in show's first hunter class. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2015 - Victoria Colvin guided Heritage Farm's Vaillero to the top score (182.5) to claim the $50,000 iHeartMedia Hunter Derby, presented by Ghurka, the kick-off hunter class at the 40th annual Hampton Classic. Galloping around two separate courses in the sprawling, grass-covered Grand Prix Ring, Colvin and Vaillero topped Kelly Tropin on Libertas Farms LLC's Chablis (174.0) and Daisy Farish on Heritage Farm's Pioneer (173.0) "I always love to ride on the big grass fields, and these jumps look amazing to me. I especially like that they used the bank in the handy round, so it's a real derby kind of course," said Colvin,
Other Changes to Enhance Classic Experience for Horse and Rider
Bridgehampton, NY - June 10, 2015 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show will host the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship in the Classic's famed Grand Prix Ring on Saturday, August 29. In recent years, the Championship was held on Thursday, and this year's move to Saturday will put the nation's leading equitation riders on center stage in front of a large weekend crowd.
Bridgehampton, NY - May 20, 2015 - The 40th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 23-30, to showcase the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition. The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer's Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds.
Bridgehampton, NY - May 14, 2015 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show has announced that Johnathan Hallgrey, a native New Yorker, has been selected as its 2015 poster artist. The selected artwork, "The Three Hunters", is an oil pastel done on paper that Hallgrey created in 1987.
On Shorapur, he tops the four-horse jump-off.
Kevin Babington of Ireland guided the young mare Shorapur to the fastest fault-free jump-off time (39.16 seconds) to claim the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Land Rover, in an exciting climax to the 39th Annual Hampton Classic.
Brianne Goutal of New York City rode Nice De Prissy to second place (0 faults/40.34 seconds), and Richie Moloney of Ireland rode Freestyle De Muze to third place, with 4 faults in 44.26 seconds. Ramiro Quintana of Argentina guided Whitney to fourth place, with 8 faults in 38.58 seconds.
California rider guides Golden Rule and Enough Said to top ribbons.
Stephanie Danhakl of Pacific Palisades, CA, rode her horses Golden Rule and Enough Said to first and second places in the $10,000 Hermes Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic, the final hunter class of the 39th Annual Hampton Classic.
On Promised Land, she earns the top prize.
Just two of the 30 horses that started the $25,000 Marder's Show Jumping Derby at the Hampton Classic could qualify for the jump-off, where Promised Land, with Addison Gierkink aboard, defeated Chamonix H, with Kelli Cruciotti aboard.
The rider who accumulated the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. This year the winner of the Longines Rider Challenge, with 300 points, is Irish rider Richie Moloney. Darragh Kenny also of Ireland was 2nd with 283 points, and Ramiro Quintana of Argentina was 3rd with 195 points. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge - Final Standings for 2014
They win division's biggest prizes.
Caroline Passarelli of High Falls, NY, and Sophie Gochman of New York City notched the highest honors in the pony division at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic.