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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Thursday, August 28, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Thursday, August 28 are Darragh Kenny with 158 points, Richie Moloney with 125, and Shane Sweetnam with 105. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.   LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Morning Session - Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Kenny Jumps To Longines Rider Challenge Lead With Hampton Classic Win

Irish riders shine brightest in the Grand Prix Ring

With a victory in the $10,000 Open Jumper class, Irish rider Darragh Kenny, who lives in Ocala, FL, led an Irish sweep in the Grand Prix Ring at the Hampton Classic. On Gatsby, his jump-off time of 36.629 seconds nipped Shane Sweetnam on Cyklon 1083 (37.45) and Sweetnam again on Buzonder (38.38).

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$30,000 Longines Rider Challenge Standings as of Wednesday, August 27

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Wednesday, August 27 are Darragh Kenny with 140 points, Lillie Keenan with 90, and Shane Sweetnam with 85. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.  Rider Challenge Standings as of Wednesday, August 27

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Longines Leading Rider Challenge Standings as of Tuesday, August 26

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders as of the end of competition Tuesday, August 26 are Darragh Kenny with 90 points, Richie Moloney with 75, and Adam Prudent with 65. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release. Leading Rider Standings as of Tuesday, August 26

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Aylsworth Crowned Hampton Classic's Grand Children's Hunter Champion

Children's divisions take over the hunter rings.

Scarlett Lee Aylsworth of New York City rode Alamo to the Children's Hunter Grand Championship at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. En route to the grand championship among the seven divisions, Aylsworth, 14, and Alamo clinched the tricolor in the Children's Hunter Horse, 14 & Under, Sec. B.

Aylsworth, a sophomore at Birch Wathen Lenox School in New York, has been riding Alamo since February. She leases him from owner Mariah Friedland, who is in college. Friedland rode and showed Alamo during the summer, though, so the Hampton Classic was Aylsworth's first show with the chestnut gelding in a couple of months.

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Leone and Moloney Kick Off Hampton Classic Jumper Action

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).

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Riders With Disabilities Earn Championships At 39th Annual Hampton Classic

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.

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Local Hunter Champions Crowned at 39th Annual Hampton Classic

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.

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ASPCA Offers Animals For Adoption At Hampton Classic

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.

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Hampton Classic's Footing Gets Rave Reviews

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.