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Ferreira Earns Grand Championship At The Hampton Classic

Children’s hunters shine on show’s third day Children’s hunters, both horses and ponies, took over the hunter rings in Tuesday’s edition of the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Erica Ferreira, of Bridgehampton, N.Y., and His Way were named the Grand Champion Children’s Hunter after earning the Children’s Hunter Large Pony Championship. Blu Venture, ridden by Hensley Humphries of Short Hills, N.J., and Simply Magical, ridden by Stella Propp of New York, N.Y., won the championships in the two sections of the Children’s Hunter Small/Medium Pony division. Lilly, ridden by Lili Halterman of New York, N.Y., won the Children’s Hunter Horse, 14 &

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Goutal Wins $10,000 Wolffer Estate Jumper Class At The Hampton Classic

Tromp takes lead in Longines Leading Rider Challenge Brianne Goutal, of New York, N.Y., urged Uata to the fastest time in the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper at the Hampton Classic. Her time of 58.60 seconds just edged Darragh Kenny on Matana (58.99). Chelsea Sundius, on Quiet Lady, claimed third (60.02). A total of 77 horses started in this class, the morning’s feature in the Grand Prix Ring. “I was thinking I might make the top five before I went in,” said Goutal, 24. “I didn’t think the class was that fast, and I really think I could have gone faster. I didn’t go super-fast, but she doesn’t spend a lot of time in the air over the jumps.” Uata is an 11-year-old

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Stewart And Pletcher Score Hunter Titles At Hampton Classic

Each trainer claims two tricolors Scott Stewart has ridden many horses to hunter championships at the Hampton Classic, and this year he added two more titles, riding Everly to the High Performance Hunter Championship and Showman to the Regular Conformation Hunter Championship. Everly also took the reserve championship in the Regular Conformation Hunter division. The courses are always so great here, and it’s really a ‘show’ atmosphere. It’s definitely a special occasion, and we always look forward to coming here,” said Stewart, 49, of Wellington, Fla. He said that his horses usually perform well in the Hampton Classic hunter rings, partly because he aims them specifically

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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