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Young Irish rider scores for first time in the Grand Prix Ring. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2015 - Lorcan Gallagher of Ireland rode Esquina Van Klapscheut to an unbeatable jump-off time that claimed the $20,000 Royalton Farms Jumper Challenge on the first afternoon of show jumping at the 40th annual Hampton Classic. Gallagher's time of 32.07 seconds was more than a second faster than Todd Minikus on Paratrooper (33.13 seconds) and Wilton Porter on Patriot (33.87 seconds). Minikus, a U.S. team veteran, had ridden just before Gallagher in the 12-horse jump-off, and he'd set a mark that looked hard to beat. But Gallagher, riding at the Hampton Classic for the third year in a row since moving from Ireland, decided
Their orange Citroen stands out among the crowd. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2015 -- With its orange vintage Citroen truck blazing the way, the French shoemaker Galet was named the outstanding boutique among the more than 70 boutiques on display at the 40th annual Hampton Classic. "The Citroen is very French and very iconic. We're a French shoe brand, and we do very iconic shoes, so we thought this truck was a great way to represent us here in the United States, " said Jonathan Horemans, one of the company's owners. Horemans and his partners founded Galet in early 2014, and this is their second appearance at the Hampton Classic. Citroen first made these panel trucks in the '50s and kept them almost unchanged for 30
A high school senior and a schoolteacher share the biggest local award. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2015—Chloe Hase, 17, a senior at Southampton High School, and Sue Marder-O’Connor, 65, a teacher at the nearby Springs School, finished in a tie for the South Fork Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the Grand Local Hunter Champion at the 40th annual Hampton Classic. Hase rode Brando, 18, to the Local Junior Hunter, Sec. B, title on her way to the grand championship. Marder-O’Connor rode Tour Guide, 18,to the L.I. Pulse Local Amateur-Owner Championship on her way to the grand championship. “We’ve grown so much in the last few years, and we’ve become so in sync with each other.
Day of education highlights horses, dogs and cats available for adoption. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2015 - Joined by almost a dozen animal-adoption and animal-rescue groups, the annual ASPCA Adoption and Animal-Welfare Day at the 40th annual Hampton Classic offered more animals for adoption than ever before. Valerie Angeli, ASPCA senior director of equine and special projects, and Jill Rappaport, TV host and animal-welfare advocate, welcomed three area horse rescues, which brought seven horses to the presentation in the Anne Aspinall Ring: Our Farm Equine Rescue of Connecticut brought two large ponies; The Kaeli Kramer Foundation of New York brought two Mustangs; and the Squirrelwood Equine Rescue
Riders in three divisions display their skills. Bridgehampton, NY, Aug. 24, 2015- For the 10th 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. The 40th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs Aug. 23-30, in Bridgehampton, N.Y. The Hampton Classic features world-class equestrian competition, with more than 100 classes of competition including jumper, hunter, equitation, short stirrup and leadline classes, as well as competitions for riders with disabilities. Bridgehampton National Bank sponsored the day of competition for riders with disabilities,
More than 1,500 horses gather for eight days of top competition Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2015- Highlighting the Opening Day at the 40h Hampton Classic Horse Show, sponsored by The Atlantic Hotel, was the presentation of the Long Island Sportsmanship Award, given annually to a Long Island horseperson in honor of their years of dedication. Show President Dennis Suskind presented the Long Island Sportsmanship Award to Karen Bocksel of Aquebogue, N.Y., the managing director of the Center for Therapeutic Horseback Riding on the East End (CTREE). Since 2007, the Hampton Classic has presented the Long Island Sportsmanship Award to a Long Island resident who has demonstrated excellence and service in horsemanship
With Vaillero, she tops field of 33 in show's first hunter class. Bridgehampton, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2015 - Victoria Colvin guided Heritage Farm's Vaillero to the top score (182.5) to claim the $50,000 iHeartMedia Hunter Derby, presented by Ghurka, the kick-off hunter class at the 40th annual Hampton Classic. Galloping around two separate courses in the sprawling, grass-covered Grand Prix Ring, Colvin and Vaillero topped Kelly Tropin on Libertas Farms LLC's Chablis (174.0) and Daisy Farish on Heritage Farm's Pioneer (173.0) "I always love to ride on the big grass fields, and these jumps look amazing to me. I especially like that they used the bank in the handy round, so it's a real derby kind of course," said Colvin,
Other Changes to Enhance Classic Experience for Horse and Rider
Bridgehampton, NY - June 10, 2015 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show will host the $10,000 Sam Edelman Equitation Championship in the Classic's famed Grand Prix Ring on Saturday, August 29. In recent years, the Championship was held on Thursday, and this year's move to Saturday will put the nation's leading equitation riders on center stage in front of a large weekend crowd.
Bridgehampton, NY - May 20, 2015 - The 40th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 23-30, to showcase the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition. The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options and a Farmer's Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds.
Bridgehampton, NY - May 14, 2015 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show has announced that Johnathan Hallgrey, a native New Yorker, has been selected as its 2015 poster artist. The selected artwork, "The Three Hunters", is an oil pastel done on paper that Hallgrey created in 1987.