frequently asked questions
How can I subscribe to the Hampton Classic's news emails?From time to time we send out an e-mail news alerts. Click here to get on the list!
What are the 2023 show dates?
August 27-September 3, 2023
Do you have polo at your event?
No, there is no polo at the Hampton Classic. Prior to 2015 polo was played in Bridgehampton at Two Trees Farm.
I am interested in working at the Hampton Classic this summer or during the show week.
See our Employment Application.
I am interested in volunteering at the Hampton Classic this summer.
See our Committee/Volunteer form. If you are 16 and under see our Junior Committee form.
I am interested in advertising in the Hampton Classic's Official Show Program.
Please click here for advertising forms and information in our Sponsor section. For more information contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am interested in becoming a sponsor of the Hampton Classic.
Please click here and see our Sponsor section. For more information please email Sponsorship@hamptonclassic.com.
I'd like information about obtaining a VIP Table at this year's Classic. Opening Day VIP Tables may be booked by clicking here. A limited number of week-long VIP tables may be available. For more information or to get on a waiting list to book a week-long table please go here or email Sponsorship@hamptonclassic.com. The Classic does not sell individual tickets to the VIP tents - access is only available by purchasing a full table or as part of a larger sponsorship.
How can I list my house (motel, inn, etc.) on your Accommodations Page? Click here for Accommodations information.
Where can I find hotels, motels, or bed & breakfasts near the Classic?
Our website has an extensive list of accommodations, including houses for rent during the Classic. Click here for Accommodations information.
How can I submit my artwork for next year's poster? Please email email@example.com with "poster submission" in the subject line and attach jpg image(s) of the artwork you would like to be considered. Submissions must be received by March 1 in each year - late submissions will be considered the following year.
Can I buy Hampton Classic posters and souvenirs online?
Yes, there are always posters available, and occasionally we have Hampton Classic souvenirs as well. Click here for a selection of what is available.
I'm interested in having a vendor booth at the Hampton Classic.
Click here for Boutique Vendor Application and Guidelines. Click here for Food Vendor Applications and Guidelines.
Is the Hampton Classic televised? WVVH-TV, Hamptons Television, airs a daily 4-hour telecast live from the Hampton Classic and re-plays that coverage each evening. A live stream of the Grand Prix ring, courtesy of Longines, and the Anne Aspinall Hunter Ring, courtesy of Pacaso, are available on the website during show days. ClipMyHorse.TV produces the coverage for the live stream.
What happens at the Classic if there is bad weather?
Generally, the show goes on, rain or shine. We only cancel or postpone competition if the weather conditions are so severe as to threaten the safety of horses or humans (riders or spectators). Any updates to the schedule will be announces on our social media platforms and on our website.
Can I bring my dog to the show?
Bringing dogs to the show is discouraged because they are not permitted in many areas and may not be left in parked cars. Dogs are permitted at the Hampton Classic only if they are on a leash. They are not permitted in the Boutique Garden or in any food service area. They are also not allowed in the grandstands, VIP tents, or the tent at Jumper Ring II. Dogs or other pets may not be left in any car parked on our showgrounds. If a dog or any animal is found in a parked car, the car will be opened, the pet placed in an off-site holding area, and the owner will be subject to a fine. This rule is for your pet's protection!
Can I bring alcoholic beverages onto the Hampton Classic showgrounds?
No, we do not permit anyone to bring any alcoholic beverages to the Classic. However, there are several licensed bars offering beer, wine and spirits on the showgrounds and anyone of legal drinking age may purchase alcoholic beverages at these designated areas.
Can I bring a picnic or other food to eat at the Classic?
You are welcome to bring your own food to the show, however, we do not permit any caterers to deliver food or beverages to the show grounds.
What food is available on site?
There are several fast food stands and a main spectator food court, all of which offer a wide variety of fast food ranging from hot dogs, burgers and French fries to salads, sandwiches and wraps. There are shaded areas to enjoy your meal. Spectator food is available from very early morning until late afternoon. Our Official Caterer providing food service in our VIP Tents and Corporate Chalets is Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs.
Does the Hampton Classic provide handicapped access and facilities?
The Hampton Classic has marked handicapped parking areas and our main grandstands have a wheelchair-accessible front row. All VIP tents are wheelchair accessible. There are several portable toilets on the showgrounds that are accessible to wheelchairs. Guests who have limited mobility should remember that the Hampton Classic show site is grass and that all roads and most walkways are gravel surfaced. Hampton Classic staff can also provide limited golf cart transportation for mobility-challenged guests. Please call our office in advance if you anticipate needing special assistance.
What should I wear when I attend the Hampton Classic?
The Classic is a casual, country, daytime, outdoor event. "Country Casual" wear is just fine and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, remembering that our showgrounds are grass and our roads and walkways are either grass or gravel-surfaced. Both women and men sometimes have fun wearing "fancy hats", especially Grand Prix Sunday, but this is never a requirement! Please keep in mind that there is very little shade at the Classic and that all grandstand seating is open to the sun.
What is the best time to come to the Hampton Classic?
Most spectators find that by arriving in the mid-to-late morning and staying to mid-or-late-afternoon that they can watch the main show jumping events of the day, visit our Boutiques Garden (shopping area) and our Exhibition Area Kids' Tent, all in a relaxed and enjoyable way. You can see a map of the classic here .
competitor frequently asked questions
How do I place feed orders?
If I have sent in my entry form and need to make a change, how can I do so? You should read the prize list rules very carefully to determine if the changes are permitted and if there is any penalty for changes. In most cases we can work with you to add or delete classes and/or to substitute horses. Please note that we never accept changes by telephone. You should email any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow up by phone, 631-537-3177 (ask for Troy, our Head Show Secretary).
How high are the fences (jumps) at the Hampton Classic?
Fence heights are listed in the Prize List under each class listing.
How do I reserve a stall at the Classic?
Stalls must be ordered through this link, or manually on your entry blank. Demand always exceeds supply for stalls at the Classic so please order early. Stalls are not available for horses only showing on Opening Day, only showing in short stirrup, only showing in low children's hunters, or only showing in low adult hunters. One "spare" (tack, grooming or junk) stall may be ordered for every three competing- horse stalls. Stalls may not be booked for horses that are not competing at the Hampton Classic.
Who are the Show Officials for this year?
See the Prize List for a complete list of show officials.
Are there any changes for this year? The Prize List is available at the end of May. Many changes or updates to the show are highlighted at the beginning of the Prize List, however, it is recommended to read all rules and specifications included in the Prize List, regardless of if it is highlighted or not.
How can I get a Prize List?
Click here for the online Prize List.