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McLain Ward sped to the top in the $30,000 Boar's Head Open Jumper Challenge, presented by Dan's Papers, on opening day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show. The win marked the four-time Olympic veteran's first competition since leading the US team to a silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games. Ward's 2004 gold medal Olympic teammate Peter Wylde was second and Shane Sweetnam of Ireland was third. Ward of Brewster, NY, riding Tina La Boheme, bested a field of 39 by going clear in the fastest time of 59.048 seconds on the Michel Vaillancourt designed course in the beautifully manicured Grand Prix ring. Sweetnam, winner of last year's Longines Rider Challenge as the horse show's leading open jumper rider, went fourth and
Beautiful weather kicked off the Opening Day of the prestigious 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY on August 28. Culminating the Hamptons' famed summer season, this renowned event showcases the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition over eight days at a world-class venue, for horses and riders of all ages and abilities. The opening ceremony officially started the show with Hampton Classic Executive Director Shanette Barth Cohen addressing the crowd. "We are super excited about this year's show and all of the additions to the Hampton Classic," said Cohen. "Today's event, the $30,0000 Boar's Head Open Jumper Challenge, presented by Dan's Papers, features Olympian
Bridgehampton, NY - August 11, 2016 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show, August 28 - September 4, in Bridgehampton, NY, will feature a full week of exhibitions, games, activities and music geared toward children of all ages. Family attractions will be featured throughout the week from 10:00am-2:00pm in the Kids' Area with expanded activities on Saturday, September 3 as part of the Classic's annual Kids' Day, presented by iHeartMEDIA.
Bridgehampton, NY, August 8, 2016 - The Hampton Classic Horse Show is thrilled to announce that it is awarding its annual Long Island Sportsmanship Award to Noël Love Gross, respected horse owner and member of the Hampton Classic Board of Directors. The award, given annually, recognizes a Long Island horseperson for their dedication to and sportsmanship in the horse world.
Top Names in the Sport Set the Stage for Exciting 41st Annual Event
Bridgehampton, NY - August 3, 2016 - A bevy of top names in the sport of international show jumping including Olympic, World and Pan American Games medalists, have confirmed their entries for the 2016 Hampton Classic
Bridgehampton, NY - July 19, 2016 - The 41st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show is excited to announce its inaugural Jump for Charity program. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, The Hampton Classic has a mission to support other charities in the community and has done so in the past for several local non-profit organizations and equestrian-related causes. This year the Classic hopes to give back even more and has introduced a new program called Jump for Charity presented by Noelle Floyd.com that The Classic hopes will continue for years to come.
Bridgehampton, NY – July 12, 2016 – The Hampton Classic Horse Show will once again welcome a tempting array of food vendors for this year; from rich Indian specialties to sweet crepes, there is something for every palate. The Hampton Classic returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 28 – September 4 for its 41st year of world-class equestrian competition, showcasing the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition and offering approximately 200 classes throughout the week for horses and riders of all ages and abilities in six show rings. This year’s Classic will feature 16 gourmet food choices scattered throughout the show grounds giving riders and spectators a culinary variety
Bridgehampton, NY – May 11, 2016 – The 41 st annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, the world renown equestrian event, is pleased to announce new Opening Day competitions as well as a new exciting Thoroughbred Incentive Bonus when the elite event returns to Bridgehampton, NY on August 28-September 4. The Hampton Classic showcases the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition at a world-class venue, offering approximately 200 classes throughout the week for horses and riders of all ages and abilities in six show rings. Opening Day is always exciting at the Hampton Classic and this year’s changes will make it even more so when the show kicks off on Sunday, August 28. New additions to
Bridgehampton, NY – May 3,2016 – The Hampton Classic Horse Show, the elite equestrian competition that draws hundreds of the best hunter and jumper riders from across the nation, has announced that Shannon Lawlor of Alberta, Canada, has been chosen as the official Poster Artist for the 41st annual show when it returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 28-September 4, 2016. Hampton Classic posters often become collector’s items and are one of the hottest-selling items at the show.
Bridgehampton, NY – April 28, 2016 – The Hampton Classic Horse Show, returning to its pristine Bridgehampton, NY, venue on August 28-September 4, is upping the ante in its Open Jumper division for this year’s 41st annual edition. The Classic is adding an Open Jumper class to its Opening Day schedule, adding a fourth FEI class, and increasing prize money in its three featured Grand Prix events, in addition to bringing in world-renown Course Designer Alan Wade.