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$30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge Final Standings - 2014

The rider who accumulated the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. This year the winner of the Longines Rider Challenge, with 300 points, is Irish rider Richie Moloney. Darragh Kenny also of Ireland was 2nd with 283 points, and Ramiro Quintana of Argentina was 3rd with 195 points.  Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.   $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge - Final Standings for 2014

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Passarelli and Gochman Lead Pony Hunters At the Hampton Classic

They win division's biggest prizes.

Caroline Passarelli of High Falls, NY, and Sophie Gochman of New York City notched the highest honors in the pony division at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic.

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Kenny Clocks The Fastest Time in $40,000 Longines Cup At The Hampton Classic

His speed earns him a signature watch.

Darragh Kenny of Ireland galloped Picolo to the fastest jump-off time to claim the $40,000 Longines Cup, presented by the Crown Family, at the Hampton Classic.

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Optimum® Kid's Day Popular At 39th Annual Hampton Classic

Thousands of children enjoy animals and other activities.


Optimum® Kids Day proved once again to be a huge hit at the 39th Annual 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, musical entertainment and dancing, magic acts and much more, just a few steps from the action in the Grand Prix Ring and in the hunter rings.

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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Saturday, August 30, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after competition on Saturday, August 30 are Darragh Kenny with 283 points, Richie Moloney with 230, and Shane Sweetnam with 177.5. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.  LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Young Jumpers Shine In Hampton Classic Grand Prix Ring

Eddie Blue and Imerald Van Het Voorhof win age-group titles.

Devin Ryan rode Eddie Blue to victory in the $20,000 SHF Enterprises YJC 5-Year-Old Final, presented by North Star, and Cody Auer rode Imerald Van Het Voorhof to victory in the $30,000 Split Rock Farm YJC 6-Year-Old Final  at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic. 

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Colvin Stars In Junior Hunter Ring at Hampton Classic

Florida-based rider wins Grand Champion Junior Hunter Rider title.

Victoria Colvin of Loxahatchee, FL, earned the most awards in the Junior Hunter division at the Hampton Classic.

Colvin, 16, was named the Grand Champion Junior Hunter Rider after winning the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17, Championship and Reserve Championship awards, the Large Junior Hunter, 16-17, Reserve Championship, and she ode two of the three horses who tied for the Junior Hunter High-Score Award.

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Ashe-Cawley Captures $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier at Hampton Classic

Carissimo victorious in Grand Prix Ring.

Molly Ashe-Cawley and Carissimo scored a comeback victory in the $50,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, presented by Longines, at the Hampton Classic. Their jump-off time of 43.80 seconds defeated Karen Polle, representing Japan, on With Wings (44.38) and Ronan McGuigan, representing Ireland, on Capall Zidane (46.99).

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LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

The rider accumulating the most points in the Open Jumper Classes will receive a $30,000 cash prize and a Longines timepiece. The three leading riders after morning competitions on Friday, August 29 are Darragh Kenny with 208 points, Richie Moloney with 200, and Shane Sweetnam with 177.5. Full standings can be viewed by downloading the attachment to this release.   LONGINES Rider Challenge Standings After Afternoon Session - Friday, August 29, 2014

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Kenny Claims $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby at Hampton Classic

Victory keeps him leading the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge.

With a scorching round on Gatsby in the $15,000 Merrill Lynch Speed Derby, Darragh Kenny padded his lead in the $30,000 Longines Rider Challenge, the bonus that goes to the rider who earns the most open jumper points during the Hampton Classic.

Gatsby's time of 71.765 seconds created a gap of more than 1 second between him and KM What Ever RV (Jeffery Welles/72.664) and Fineman (Shane Sweetnam/72.997).