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Hampton Classic Horse Show Investing in Ring Improvements

Changes Should Have a Major Impact on Footing in Grand Prix and Other Rings.


Bridgehampton, NY - May 07, 2014 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show is making a number of significant improvements to the grass rings at its show grounds. After careful study and consultation with renowned experts, the Classic is instituting several changes including new aeration and top dressing protocols, improved drainage, and new mowing and watering schedules in all competition rings with the exception of the Jumper Annex which has an all-weather surface rather than grass.

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Hampton Classic Selects 2014 Poster Artist.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show Selects 2014 Poster Artist


 Bridgehampton, NY - April 21, 2014 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show is pleased to announce that Julie Freund, a native of Westtown, New York, has been selected as its 2014 poster artist. The announcement of the artist is eagerly anticipated each year, as the posters are highly sought-after souvenirs of the historic Hampton Classic Horse Show.

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Steve Stephens Retires as Show Manager of Hampton Classic Horse Show

Bridgehampton, NY--February 26, 2014--With deep appreciation for his 30 years of service, The Hampton Classic Horse Show announces that Steve Stephens is retiring as Horse Show Manager. While Stephens will continue to be associated with the horse show as a member of its Horsemen's Advisory Committee, his retirement as horse show manager is effective immediately. "Steve has played an integral role in the growth of the Hampton Classic into one of the world's most highly regarded horse shows and no words can express the credit he is due," said Dennis Suskind, president of the Hampton Classic Board of Directors. "His efforts have helped the Classic achieve a position of prominence in the horse show world and we

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Kent Farrington Wins $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix

Riding Zafira, he wins the show's biggest prize for the second straight year. Bridgehampton, NY--September 4, 2013--Kent Farrington became just the fifth rider in the 38-year history of the Hampton Classic to successfully defend  his championship in the Classic's featured event, the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix and FEI World Cup™ Qualifier. Farrington topped the star-studded field on Zafira. He won the event in 2012 on Voyeur. Farrington's jump-off time of 38.51 seconds defeated Ireland's Richie Moloney on Slieveanorra (40.00 seconds) and Georgina Bloomberg on Juvina  (44.03 seconds). Moloney was going for his second grand prix victory in two days, having won the $40,000 Longines

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Katherine Strauss Receives the SHALANNO Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic

Junior jumper rider receives award for style. Bridgehampton, NY-September 3, 2013- Katherine Strauss, of Southampton, N.Y., received the 2013 SHALANNO Style of Riding Award at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. The SHALANNO Style of Riding Trophy is awarded to the junior jumper rider who best exemplifies the American style of equitation as modeled by Olympic medalists Joe Fargis, Conrad Homfeld and George Morris. The award recipient must have the respectful, dignified, courteous and workmanlike manner of a true sportsman. The process for selection of the award is unique in that it includes the jumper judges and horse show personnel such as the starter at the jumper ring in-gate, the jumper stewards

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Farrington Victorious In $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix At The Hampton Classic

On Zafira, he wins the show’s finale once again For the second straight year, Kent Farrington stopped the jump-off timers faster than anyone else in the $250,000 FTI Consulting Grand Prix, this time on Zafira. He won the event in 2012 on Voyeur. Farrington’s time of 38.51seconds defeated Richie Moloney on Slieveanorra (40.00 seconds) and Georgina Bloomberg on Juvina (44.03 seconds). Moloney was going for his second grand prix victory in two days, having won the $40,000 Longines Cup on Saturday with Carrabis Z. Moloney, of Riverhead, N.Y., also rode Slieveanorra to second place in Friday’s $50,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix Qualifier, and those three performances propelled him to the top

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Moloney Scores In Longines Cup At The Hampton Classic

On Carrabis Z, he wins Saturday’s $40,000 feature. Richie Moloney and Carrabis Z won the $40,000 Longines Cup at the 38th Hampton Classic as the only one of three pairs in the jump-off to finish faultlessly. In front of a crowd of several thousand surrounding the Grand Prix Ring, Catherine Pasmore rode Zaragosa to second place (4 faults/41.01 seconds), and Ronan McGuigan rode Capall Zidane to third place (4 faults/42.08 seconds). Moloney and Carrabis Z completed their round in 43.86 seconds. Victory in the Longines Cup vaulted Moloney, a 31-year-old Irishman who lives in Riverhead, N.Y., to second place in the standings for the $30,000 Longines Leading Rider Challenge, with 149 points. He also won a Longines

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Optimum® Kid's Day Popular At 38th Hampton Classic

Thousands of children enjoy the show Optimum® Kids Day proved once again to be a huge hit at the 38th 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 and much more, just a few steps from the action in the Grand Prix Ring and in the hunter rings. In addition to the free pony rides for children under 12, activities included The Pop Ups performing on stage, the Bellini Family Circus & Friends, magic by the Amazing Zola, face painting by Ruby, air-brush tattoos by Kathy, llamas and other production animals from the Long Island Livestock Company, a birds of prey demonstration from the Wildlife

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Ward Jumps To First And Third At The Hampton Classic

He sets the mark in $50,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix Qualifier As the first rider in the jump-off, McLain Ward, of Brewster, N.Y., set a time no one else could surpass in the $50,000 Spy Coast Farm Grand Prix Qualifier at the 38th Annual Hampton Classic. Riding Rothchild, he stopped the timers in 38.40 seconds, and then he climaxed the jump-off by riding Zander to third place, in 39.62 seconds. In between, Richie Maloney urged Slieveanorra across the finish line in 39.07 seconds, to claim second place. None of the 13 other horses in the jump-off could finish faster than Rothchild, although seven others completed the shortened course without jumping faults. A total of 64 horses started in the FEI-sanctioned class,