After his competitive finish in the class, McLain Ward (USA) still leads the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge with 418 points. Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) holds second place with 260 points, and Adrienne Sternlicht (USA) is just behind him with 225 points. The Challenge will be awarded after Sunday’s $300,000 LONGINES Hampton Classic Grand Prix Presented by Land Rover.
The LONGINES Cup was also part of the Jump for JustWorld Program. With this partnership, LONGINES donated meals through JustWorld International to children in need for every clear jump over the LONGINES obstacle. By the time the class ended, a total of 5,000 meals were donated.
In the hunter rings, highlights included the $2,500 Pony Hunter Classic, won by Clara Propp of New York, N.Y., aboard Aquitaine Equine’s News Day. Propp took home the Horse Haven Trophy for her successful performance. Agatha Lignelli, also of New York, N.Y., rode her Chiccobello to a second-place finish.
Airport 48, owned by John & Stephanie Ingram LLC and ridden by Martha Ingram of Nashville, Tenn., won the Whitman Team Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter, 18-35 Years Championship and the Breitling Trophy sponsored by MeadowView Farm. The Human Touch Amateur-Owner 3’3” Hunter, 36+ Years Championship went to Arriana Boardman of Palm Beach, Fla., and her Adelina.