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The 43rd Hampton Classic Horse Show opened Sunday morning to a pristine blue sky, 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.
Sunday's Harmony Home Concierge Opening Day competition began bright and early in the Grand Prix ring with the smallest of the week's competitors, leadline riders ages two to four, followed by the groups for ages five to seven.
Brianne Goutal and McLain Ward round out the top three after the nail-biting jump-off round. For the third time this week, Daniel Bluman led the victory gallop around the spectacular grand prix field of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, as he topped the list of 31 starters Sunday afternoon, winning the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** presented by SOVARO®. The unofficial end of the summer season, Grand Prix Sunday at the Classic wrapped up a fantastic week of top international show jumping competition. Daniel Bluman receives his awards from Tom and Jeanne Tisbo of SOVARO, together with Hampton Classic Executive Director Shanette Barth-Cohen. © The Book, LLC. With a late draw working in his
Yasmin Rizvi won the $25,000 Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, on the final day of competition of this year's horse show, beating Coco Fath by milliseconds in the two-horse jump-off. Yasmin Rizvi and Lumiere won the $25,000 Campbell Stables Junior-Amateur Show Jumping Derby, presented by Boar's Head. © Shawn McMillen Photography. Rain was expected to make an already challenging jumper course even harder on the last day of the 2017 Hampton Classic Horse Show, but the Grand Prix Ring was spared Sunday morning, as nothing fell from the grey clouds sitting low atop of the spectacular grand prix ring. In spite of this, Yasmin Rizvi, from Greenwich, CT, found herself
Lucador named Grand Hunter Champion Seventeen-year-old Emma Kurtz from Hudson, OH, won the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic Sunday morning at the Hampton Classic, the final hunter competition at the 42nd edition of the horse show. Just seven points separated the top five finishers, illustrating how close and consistent the level of competition was in the Anne Aspinall hunter ring today. Emma Kurtz and Due West won the $10,000 Hermes Hunter Classic at the Hampton Classic. © Shawn McMillen Photography As a light rain fell over the competition, Kurtz piloted Popish Farms' Due West to the head of the class, competing at the 3'6" height level over two rounds. With a first round score of 86, the pair returned second
Ireland's Shane Sweetnam led a six-horse foot race to the finish Saturday at the Hampton Classic, coming out on top in the $50,000 Longines Cup. His partner was Main Road, owned by Sweet Oak Farm and Seabrook LLC. Shane Sweetnam received a Longines watch for winning Saturday's $50,000 Longines Cup at the Hampton Classic. © The Book, LLC. Forty-six started the class over the imposing 1.60 meter course designed by Alan Wade of Tipperary, Ireland. First to go in the jump-off, Andrew Ramsay of the USA set a very quick, clean pace of 35.32 seconds with California 62, which proved difficult to beat while keeping the jumps up. Catherine Tyree was not able to catch Ramsay's time, but was followed by Sweetnam who then
Following two rounds of competition Saturday at the Hampton Classic, Annabel Revers of Weston, MA, came out on top in the $10,000 Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championship. Annabel Revers won the Great Southwest Equestrian Center Equitation Championship at the Hampton Classic. © Shawn McMillen Photography. Revers received a first-round score of 86 and a second-round score of 97, (from which three points were deducted for time penalties) to finish with an overall total of 180 points. Second place was awarded to Madison Goetzmann of Skaneatles, NY, with a final total of 171.5, and third went to Jordyn Rose Freedman of Longmeadow, MA, just a half point behind with 171.0. Returning in reverse
Cooler temperatures didn't deter anyone from attending The Hampton Classic's annual Kids' Day. Always one of the most popular days for families at the Horse Show, children under 12 from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area enjoyed free admission, complimentary pony rides, animals, games, music, exhibits and educational activities. Boar's Head Brand provided insulated snack packs and tasty samples for the whole family. Face painting was a huge hit on Kids' Day at the Hampton Classic. © Michelle Clopp Photo A huge hit throughout the week at the Classic, family attractions included the Long Island Livestock Animals petting farm, painting with The Art Nanny, camp crafts with
For the second day in a row, Daniel Bluman heard the Israeli anthem played in the grand prix ring at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Winners in Thursday's $40,000 SOVARO® Speed Stake, Bluman and Bacara d'Archonfosse flew to the top of the standings in Friday's spectacular $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by Longines, besting the field of 53 entries and topping the ten-horse jump-off. Olympic veteran Bluman had the advantage of qualifying both Ladriano Z and Bacara d'Archonfosse for the jump-off, over the shortened and adjusted track by renowned course designer Alan Wade of Tipperary, Ireland. From that point, strategy and more than a little luck had to take over. Daniel Bluman and
Thanks to their consistent performances in four-over fences classes and an under-saddle class spread over two very intense days at the Hampton Classic, Emma Krutz from Hudson, OH, was rewarded with the title of Large Junior Hunter 16/17 Champion. Krutz accomplished the prestigious goal riding Holly Orlando's Stellar. Emma Krutz with Stellar. © Shawn McMillen Photography "Stellar really shone over fences," said Krutz. "She jumps beautifully from any distance, and she is so pretty going around. She always has such a cute expression, she's happy at her job. I always look forward to coming here. Our preparation really depends on the horse, some of them come out here and they are terrified of the grass because