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The Hampton Classic represents the culmination of the outdoor season for many show hunters in America. Top hunters are crowned and now begin their preparations for the indoor fall events.
Win extends her lead in the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge.
Adrienne Sternlicht claimed the $10,000 Wölffer Estate Open Jumper 1.40m speed class, with Fantast, their third win in a row at the Hampton Classic. They stopped the clock in a time of 55.868 seconds. Ireland’s Richie Moloney was second with Merqusio on a time of 57.121 seconds and Molly Ashe-Cawley and Berdien were third, in a time of 57.255 seconds.
Elli Yeager of Wellington, FL took top honors Tuesday afternoon in the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search presented by The Atlantic Southampton.
The Hampton Classic celebrates elegance and beauty not only on the competition field but across all areas of the 65-acre showgrounds.
Animal Welfare and Adoption Day celebrated its ninth year at the Hampton Classic Monday, welcoming dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island and beyond.
The 2019 Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Championship Finals were held at the Hampton Classic Monday, with 19 riders across three divisions competing for the year-end titles, generously presented by BNB Bank.
Local Day at the Hampton Classic Showcases Top Horses and Riders from Long Island
Sunday, August 25 was opening day of the 44thAnnual Hampton Classic Horse Show, one of the most prestigious hunter-jumper equestrian events in the nation. Showcasing the highest levels of the sport, the world-class event hosts hundreds of top riders and horses from across North America and abroad.
Fantast was fantastic to open the 44th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, taking Adrienne Sternlicht to top spot in the $30,000 Land Rover Jumper Challenge presented by Jaguar, Sunday afternoon. They bested fellow American Molly Ashe-Cawley and Berdien by a mere four one-thousandths of a second, stopping the clock in 63.661 seconds to Cawley’s 63.665.
The 44th Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning under breezy and cool conditions, welcoming horses and riders from near and far to this spectacular annual equestrian and social event. For the next seven days the Hampton Classic will host the highest levels of competition for hunter-jumper horses and riders of all ages and abilities. From the youngest leadline riders (ages 2+) all the way to Olympic and World Champions, the prestigious Hampton Classic Horse Show attracts the best of the best.