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Keenan Sets The Pace In $20,000 Hampton Classic Time Challenge

Lutz and Kenny victors in other jumper classes. Lillie Keenan rode her Londinium to a narrow victory in the $20,000 Hampton Classic Time Challenge at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Her time of 57.08 seconds barely eclipsed the time of Todd Minikus on Tuxedo, who stopped the clock in 57.51 seconds. Shane Sweetnam rode Cyklon 1083 to third place in 58.47 seconds. Keenan, 16, New York, N.Y., said she'd watched Minikus go on Tuxedo, and she knew that replicating his performance would be the key. Minikus went 10 horses before Keenan, and he held first place until Keenan beat his time. Minikus also rode two other horses to fourth and sixth places. "I knew that to be any faster, I'd have to take the same track and

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Long Island Livestock Wins Boutique Contest At Hampton Classic

Celebrity judges name it No. 1 among more than 80 boutiques         Celebrity judges Annette Lauer and Beth Stern chose the Long Island Livestock Company as their favorite boutique among the more than 80 present at the 38th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. "It was very organic and unique. It left everyone else in the dust," said Lauer, wife of "Today Show" host Matt Lauer. "The Long Island Livestock booth was very inviting-you just wanted to go in there and stay. And it smells so yummy inside!" said Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern. The Long Island Livestock Company is located in Yaphank, N.Y. Owner Tabetha Haubold-Magee offers a variety of products made from llamas and

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ASPCA Offers Animals For Adoption At Hampton Classic

 Rescued horses, dogs, cats and more made available for new owners Two donkeys named Rose and Violet and a former racehorse named Nate were the most popular animals during ASPCA Adoption Day at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. All three equines were adopted by the Project Sage Horse Rescue, which brought them to the Hampton Classic to be part of the day's activities. The Project Sage Horse Rescue, based in Northport, N.Y., was founded I 2010 by Brittany Rostron and her cousin Steven Katz. Hayley Barnhill, who on Sunday won a Local Professional Hunter Rider championship ribbon, rode Nate around the Anne Aspinall Hunter Ring for about 10 minutes, at all three gaits, to demonstrate his demeanor and

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Local Hunter Champions Awarded At 38th Annual Hampton Classic

Long Island horses shine on show's first day Bridgehampton, NY-Aug. 26, 2013- Horses stabled on Long Island had their day in the spotlight on Sunday, August 25, the first day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show, competing in the five local hunter divisions. They competed in the grass-covered Anne Aspinall Hunter Ring or in Hunter Ring 2. Savannah, ridden by Ashley Raynes and owned by Patricia Raynes, was the day's biggest star, earning the Grand Local Hunter Championship after winning the Local Junior Hunter Championship by jumping to first place in one over-fences class and the second place in the other. Windchime, ridden by Hannah Benhamo, was reserve champion in the Local Junior Hunter Division, in which 31

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Riders With Disabilities Earn Championships At 38th Annual Hampton Classic

Riders in three divisions show their skills. Bridgehampton, NY—Aug. 26, 2013— For the eighth 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. Bridgehampton National Bank sponsored the day of competition for riders with disabilities, and Kevin O’Connor, the bank’s CEO and president, handed out the ribbons and trophies. USEF-licensed judge Gary Duffy awarded the following championships: Advanced Equitation Spotter/Independent—Joe Penzel, of Huntington, N.Y. , riding Connect The Dots. Tied for reserve

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Victoria Press Tops $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby

Junior rider beats 42-horse field to open 38th Annual Hampton Classic. Bridgehampton, NY-August 25, 2013 - Victoria Press, of New York, N.Y., rode her horse Mayfair to victory in the $50,000 Hampton Classic Hunter Derby, presented by Meadow View Farms, on the opening day of the Hampton Classic Horse Show. Press-at 14 the youngest rider in the 42-horse starting field-confidently guided Mayfair to the best score of the second round to claim the blue ribbon and the $15,000 prize with a two-round score of 178.5. Darragh Kenny urged O'Ryan (171.0) to second place and a $10,000 prize, and Molly Ashe-Crawley claimed the $7,500 third-place prize on Ennzo (170.0). Ennzo won this class in 2012, while Kenny rode four more

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Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities Returns to the Hampton Classic.

Bridgehampton, NY - August 15, 2013 -The Hampton Classic Horse Show, returning to Bridgehampton, NY, August 25 - September 1, is proud to once again host the Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders with Disabilities (LIHSSRD) Championships. PRESS RELEASE August 15, 2013 For Immediate Release Contact: Meg Schermerhorn meg@classic-communications.com Classic Communications The Hampton Classic Horse Show features more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages. In addition to competitions for riders with disabilities, the

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Hampton Classic Horse Show Offers Fun for the Whole Family.

Bridgehampton, NY -- August 6, 2013-  In addition to world-class equestrian competition, the Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 25-September 1, 2013 in Bridgehampton, NY, hosts a variety of activities sure to entertain every member of the family. Full Schedule of Kids and Family Activities Add to World-Class Horse Show Competition The Hampton Classic features 6 show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, all on its 60-acre show grounds. The Classic's competition attracts many of the nation's top professional and amateur riders, and its Hamptons charm and schedule of family attractions make it the perfect destination for anybody looking for something

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Samuel Lynne Galleries: The Official Fine Art Sponsor of the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show.

DALLAS, TEXAS —July 31, 2013—Samuel Lynne Galleries has been selected as the premier fine art sponsor of the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show. Having fostered long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with multiple clients and partners from the Hamptons and the surrounding areas, Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to officially become part of the Hamptons community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marty Bauman, 508-698-6810 or marty@classic-communications.com The Hampton Classic returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August

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Hampton Classic Horse Show Welcomes Longines as New Partner

Bridgehampton, NY —July 29, 2013—The Hampton Classic Horse Show is excited to welcome Longines as a major partner. The Classic returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 25 – September 1, for its 38th year of world-class equestrian competition, shopping and entertainment.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marty Bauman, Hampton Classic Press Chief, 508-698-6810 or marty@classic-communications.com Longines International Public Relations, publicrelations@longines.com