Hampton Classic to Host $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship

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.

Hampton Classic Horse Show Returns for the 40th Year

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.

Poster Artist Selected for 40th Hampton Classic Horse Show

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.

Babington Victorious In The $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix

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.

Danhakl Dominates Hampton Classic's $10,000 Hermes Junior/Amateur-Owner Hunter Classic

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.

Gierkink Wins $25,000 Marder's Show Jumping Derby at 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.

$30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge Final Standings - 2014

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

Passarelli and Gochman Lead Pony Hunters At the Hampton Classic

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.

Kenny Clocks The Fastest Time in $40,000 Longines Cup At The Hampton Classic

His speed earns him a signature watch.

Darragh Kenny of Ireland galloped Picolo to the fastest jump-off time to claim the $40,000 Longines Cup, presented by the Crown Family, at the Hampton Classic.

Optimum® Kid's Day Popular At 39th Annual Hampton Classic

Thousands of children enjoy animals and other activities.

Optimum® Kids Day proved once again to be a huge hit at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. More than 1,000 children, from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area, enjoyed pony rides, a petting zoo, wildlife exhibits, musical entertainment and dancing, magic acts and much more, just a few steps from the action in the Grand Prix Ring and in the hunter rings.