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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.
Rescued horses, dogs, cats and more find new homes at the horse show.
Monday was ASPCA Adoption and Animal Welfare Day at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. But activities to support the welfare of New York horses, dog, cats and other animals will continue throughout the weeklong show.
Six local rescue groups brought dogs and cats to the ASPCA Adoption Day— and for one family adopting a cat at the Hampton Classic was the climax of a yearlong plan.
Grand Prix Ring's Bank Needs More Settling and Will Not Be Used This Year
The Hampton Classic has received rave reviews for the footing in its grass rings following the first day of this year’s horse show. The Classic went to great lengths to improve its footing following last year’s horse show. It was used for the first time on Sunday and was complimented extensively by riders and trainers.
However, following the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby, the lone class held in the Grand Prix Ring on opening day, it was determined that the Grand Prix Ring's new Derby Bank needs to settle more and, in the interest of safety, will not be used during the rest of this year's horse show.
Black Label's blue ribbon kicks off the show.
Patricia Griffith, riding Black Label, won the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Derby, presented by Meadow View Farm, on The Atlantic Opening Day at the Hampton Classic.
Black Label scored a total of 179 points over the two rounds to defeat Carrico (Callie Seaman, 171) and Pioneer (Victoria Colvin, 165). Some 30 horses started in the first round, with the top 12 returning for the second round.
More than 1,500 horses gather for week-long competition
Highlighting The Atlantic Opening Day at the 39th Hampton Classic Horse Show was the presentation of the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a Long Island horseperson who has demonstrated excellence in sportsmanship over a long period of years.
Show President Dennis Suskind and Vice President Emily Aspinall presented the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, sponsored by the East Hampton Grill, to highly respected farrier Dave Birdsall in the Grand Prix Ring.
Bridgehampton, NY - August 14, 2014 - The 39th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, starting with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday, August 24. The Classic, which runs August 24-31, features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions.
Full Schedule of Kids and Family Activities Add to World-Class Horse Show Competition
Bridgehampton, NY- July 24, 2014 - The Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Championship is proud to return to the Hampton Classic Horse Show to celebrate its ninth anniversary at the event. The championship classes, sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank, are held for qualifying adult and junior riders from the 2013-2014 Show Series with a documented disability and will run on Monday, August 25. Three divisions will be included-one for riders requiring the assistance of a leader, one for riders requiring a spotter at the beginner independent level, and one for more advanced independent riders.