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Mattias Tromp (USA) trumped the competition to win the $50,000 Longines Cup at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show riding Avon, owned by Beyaert Farm, Inc. Pablo Mejia Villa (COL) was second on his Reglisse Top and Catherine Tyree (USA) was third on Enjoy Louis, owned by Mary and Joseph Tyree. There is an important horse show scheduling update for Sunday. Due to weather forecasts, the horse show is moving the Campbell Stables Show Jumping Derby to 9:00 am and the Hampton Classic Grand Prix, presented by Longines, will now start at 12:30 pm. The horse show intends to keep the shopping area open until 5:00 pm. The Hermes Hunter Classic will run as scheduled, at 10:00 am in the Anne Aspinall Ring. Mattias Tromp and
Bridgehampton, NY - September 3, 2016 - The annual Kids' Day, presented by iHeartMEDIA, was one of the most popular days at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Children from Long Island and all around the New York metropolitan area enjoyed unique exhibitions, games, music, educational activities and more. Photo credit: Liz Soroka Family attractions were presented throughout the week, such as the Long Island Livestock Co. with llamas, alpaca, sheep, goats and Pansy & Pigety the pigs, but Saturday featured additional activities. Children of all ages were astounded by the Bellini Family Circus and magic tricks by The Amazing Zola. The Bellini Circus also showcased workshops so that performers
Annabel Revers, 16, of Weston, MA, and Kingpin, owned by Beechwood Stables, LLC, ruled the Anne Aspinall Ring winning the Grand Junior Hunter Championship at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Annabel Revers and Kingpin Photo credit: The Book LLC "It's really exciting," said Revers. "I have never been to the Classic before, so it was really great to come here for the first time, have him do so well here and win." Kingpin won three classes over fences to earn the Small Junior Hunter, 15 & Under, Championship and the High Score Junior Hunter Championship. Revers thought that "Bruno," as he is affectionately called around the barn, performed so well because he liked his new surroundings at the Classic.
Lauren Fischer Wins $10,000 T & R Development Junior/Amateur-Owner Welcome Stake The student surpassed the teacher when Adrienne Sternlicht beat McLain Ward's clear round time by nearly a second to win the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby, presented by Sotheby's International Realty, at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. "Mclain told me before the class that it was essentially my class to lose," said the 23-year-old resident of Greenwich, CT. "I think he wanted me to beat him, so I was really happy that I was able to execute it." Adrienne Sternlicht and Raia D' Helby Win Merrill Lynch Speed Derby Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Riding Raia D' Helby, owned by Starlight Farms, LLC, Sternlicht mastered
Two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward edged out 17-year-old Lucy Deslauriers to win the $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, presented by Longines for the second consecutive year at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z Win $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Deslauriers went second of the eight who reached the jump-off by riding clear over the Alan Wade-designed first-round course. She set the mark to beat with a clean jump-off ride 40.75 seconds on Hester, owned by Lisa Deslauriers and it looked like she might have the blue ribbon until Ward, going next to last, clipped off more than a second on HH Carlos Z, owned by Double
Lauren Fischer Wins $10,000 Low Junior Jumper Classic Jazz Johnson Merton of Oldwick, NJ, and Ahaveros took top honors in the $10,000 Strong's Marine Low Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic at the 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. "It's great, really fun. I'm very happy. I have a great time every time I come here," said Johnson Merton. "He's such a good boy, he really takes care of me. This was a bit of a step up for him, but he did really well. The courses were pretty big and technical. He is such a winner. Honestly, he covers up my mistakes. He likes to win." Judy Richter, Christophe de Menil, and Shanette Barth Cohen Present Firefly Trophy to Jazz Johnson Merton and Ahaveros Photo credit: The Book, LLC The pair
Leslie Howard (USA) and Donna Speciale, owned by Laure Sudreau, went early in the field of 41 competitors from five nations, but the Darien, CT resident managed to hang on to the fastest clear round and win the $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake, the first or four FEI-recognized competitions to be featured at the 41st Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. Leslie Howard and Donna Speciale Win $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Howard was fourth in the lineup and watched as each remaining rider failed to beat her score. Howard's time of 62.81 seconds was the fastest of the eight clear rounds, but she thinks it was just good fortune. "I think it was just luck," said Howard. "I went in there for a nice day,
Equis Best Presented Horse Award at Hampton Classic Olympic veteran Peter Leone of Greenwich, CT, and Capito Z won the Equis Best Presented Horse Award, given to the best turned-out horse that is presented by its rider at the FEI horse inspection. Leone received the award at the 41st Annual Hampton Classic, just prior to the start of the first FEI-recognized competition, the $40,000 Sovaro Speed Stake. L to R: Peter Leone, Alex West, Capito Z and Valerie Huckstep Photo credit: Shawn McMillen "It is a real honor that my horse, Capito Z, has been awarded the best turned-out horse," said Leone. "All the credit goes to his groom and caretaker, Valerie Huckstep. She is one of the best in the world and I am so happy for
Schoelen won the 15-17 division riding Capone Z and Topping captured the blue ribbon in the 14 & Under division on Perfektionist, owned by Tracey Topping Kylie Schoelen and Capone Z Photo credit: Shawn McMillen Schoelen, of Toms River, NJ, received an 82 in the first round and an 89 in the second to secure her victory in the 15-17 division. The second round score caught her by surprise. "I was amazed. I never received a score that high before," said Schoelen. "I started out in third after the first round and I ended up winning. It feels great." Schoelen has only had her 8-year-old Zangersheide for two years, but she has really enjoyed the experience. "My horse is so awesome. I have had so much fun with him. He
Scott Stewart claims four championships and three reserves Jimmy Torano of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and Levland, owned by The Levland Group, captured the prestigious High Performance Hunter Championship in the Anne Aspinall Ring at the 41st annual Hampton Classic. Scott Stewart and Cameo, owned by Dr. Betsee Parker, won the reserve championship. "When you talk about the High Performance division, it takes a special horse and Levland is that horse. He has so much ability. He is very scopey, he's got a big stride and he's careful with very good technique, which is what you want in a horse," said Torano. "It's nice to win. The only time I have ever been champion at the Classic was twenty plus years ago, so to be champion in